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'Mars Mission' Crew Emerges From Yearlong Simulation In Hawaii

12 hours 47 min ago

Six people spent that time living in a dome on a rocky volcanic plain on the island of Hawaii. The NASA-funded experiment was meant to simulate a long-term settlement on Mars.

Maker Of EpiPen To Sell Generic Version For Half The Price

13 hours 34 min ago

Mylan's move comes amid pressure from consumers and Congress to lower the allergy drug's price. In less than 10 years, the price has risen from about $100 to more than $600 for an injector two-pack.

Hear A Wondrous New Bon Iver Song

13 hours 56 min ago

"33 'God,'" from the upcoming album 22, A Million, starts as a dewy piano ballad before erupting into a disjointed, drum-and-bass-heavy strutter.

Dilma Rousseff Defends Herself Before Brazil's Senate

15 hours 53 min ago

Impeachment proceedings against Brazil's suspended president are nearing an end. The final vote is widely expected to result in Rousseff's ouster. But first, she's delivering a dramatic address.

Top Stories: Deadly Yemen Bombing; Apparent Arson At Brussels Crime Lab

16 hours 13 min ago

Also: Donald Trump says he'll give an immigration speech this week; a tropical depression builds off Florida's Gulf coast; and scientists finish a year in a dome on Hawaii, testing Mars conditions.

Brussels Crime Lab Torched In Apparent Attempt To Destroy Evidence

16 hours 56 min ago

Investigators say the perpetrators rammed a car through a gate at Belgium's national crime institute and then set a fire in the lab.

Suicide Bombing In Yemen Kills At Least 45; Attack Claimed By Islamic State

17 hours 38 min ago

The bombing struck the southern city of Aden, the temporary home of Yemen's government. An ISIS-affiliated news outlet says the attack targeted a military recruitment center.

Is There Such A Thing As Scientific Luck?

17 hours 43 min ago

We should be wary of declaring some people better or more brilliant scientists when our basis for doing so is, to a large extent, grounded in factors outside their control, says Tania Lombrozo.

ITV Hoped To Roust Coach Potatoes By Shutting Down For An Hour

17 hours 53 min ago

The British network shut down for one hour Saturday morning. It was part of a national event aimed at boosting Britons' fitness levels. Some claimed the blackout was the network's finest programming.

A Beautiful Edition Of The Abridged 'Erudition'

17 hours 54 min ago

A new translation of the 14th century Egyptian scholar Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri's magnum opus, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition, is a priceless glimpse at the medieval Muslim world.

Baggage Claim Nightmare: Look-A-Like Luggage

18 hours 31 min ago

When the British Olympic team landed back after Rio, they quickly realized at baggage claim that their patriotism had a downside. There were rows of bright red suitcases.

Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging

19 hours 54 min ago

Federal audits of 37 Medicare Advantage health plans cited 35 for overbilling the government. Many plans, for example, claimed patients with depression or diabetes were sicker than they actually were.

Politics In The News: Trump On Immigration; Clinton's Emails

19 hours 54 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review and a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

As Summer Wanes, Action To Begin At Tennis Season's Final Grand Slam

19 hours 54 min ago

Tennis matches get started on Monday at the U.S. Open in New York. Renee Montagne talks to Courtney Nguyen, senior writer at WTA Insider, who offers a preview on what to look for.

Syrian Government In Control After Rebels Evacuate Daraya

19 hours 54 min ago

A small suburb of Damascus that was a symbol of resistance is no more. Daraya is all but a ghost town. After years of opposition to the Syrian regime, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave.

Long-Running Controversy Over Drinking Water In N.C. Private Wells Continues

19 hours 54 min ago

In North Carolina's capital Raleigh, sparks have been flying between scientists and politicians over possible carcinogens in the public water supply, from nearby coal ash pits. The state's top epidemiologist quit earlier this month, angry over the way the administration attacked her colleague in the press.

Cheaper Gas Means More Americans Are On The Road

19 hours 54 min ago

U.S. drivers are set to break a 2007 record for gasoline consumption. With relatively low gas prices, Americans are driving more and buying bigger vehicles again.

ISIS Officials In Libya Work To Expand Their Territory

19 hours 54 min ago

David Greene talks to Washington Post Cairo Bureau Chief Sudarsan Raghavan about how the Islamic State is pushing to expand its self-proclaimed caliphate to Libya.

Italian Quake Victims Question Who's To Blame For Buildings' Failure

19 hours 54 min ago

The law in Italy provides primary homeowners special funds to make dwellings safer in the event of a quake. But it doesn't apply to second homes. The majority of homes in Amatrice were second homes.

In Brazil, Dilma Rousseff To Take The Stand In Her Impeachment Trial

19 hours 54 min ago

Suspended president Dilma Rousseff testifies Monday before lawmakers in the trial over her alleged fiscal mismanagement and corruption. She's accused of making the economy look better than it was




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