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Energy-Producing States Cope With Falling Oil Tax Revenue

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:12am

Oil tax money pays for everything from roads to education in Texas. With prices slumping badly, how bad could it get?

President Obama Visits Mosque In Quest To Combat Anti-Islamic Sentiment

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:06am

The leader of a mosque in Michigan shares his thoughts on the president's visit and the issue of anti-Muslim sentiment.

Army, Marine Corps Generals Say Women Should Have To Register For The Draft

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:05am

That's in light of the recent decision to lift restrictions on women in all combat positions. The two military leaders made the remarks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

Why Nepal Has One Of The World's Fastest-Growing Christian Populations

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:59am

The census showed no Christians in 1951. Today there are nearly 400,000. One reason: Some evangelical groups offer aid — desperately needed after the earthquake — and also seek converts.

In Free Cake For Every Creature's New Video, Love Is A Floating Doughnut

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:28am

If your twee-dar's going off, it's because the Philly band's "For You" video is as cute as a one-inch button pinned to a thrift-store jacket.

Babies With Genes From Three People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:27am

The National Academy of Sciences says the experimental procedure needs to be proven safe, and even then should only be tried with male embryos because of concerns about passing down genetic errors.

Politics Podcast: Tossing Coins In Iowa And Ted Cruz's Win

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:38am

Ted Cruz emerged victorious from the Iowa Republican caucuses. But what happened between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? Was it a win or a tie?

Top Stories: Utility Charged In Methane Leak; 'Serial' Inmate Seeks New Trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:34am

Also: President Obama will visit a mosque in Baltimore today; the FBI is investigating the Flint water contamination crisis; and DNA traces are found from Marines killed in two helicopter crashes.

In The Conversation About Diversity In Hollywood, Where Does Sundance Fit In?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:22am

Sundance may be just one part of a much bigger puzzle, but filmmakers of color say it has an important role to play.

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Fame Appears In Court To Seek New Trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:22am

At Wednesday's hearing, lawyers for the convicted murderer are set to present an alibi witness and inconsistencies in cellphone data — issues with his case that were revealed by the popular podcast.

What We Know So Far About Sexual Transmission Of Zika Virus

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:07am

The CDC reported the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the U.S. related to the current outbreak. It's happened before. Here's what we know about how the virus could move between people.

Rand Paul Drops Out Of White House Race

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:34am

The Kentucky Republican senator is suspending his campaign after a disappointing finish in Iowa to focus on his Senate re-election.

Evaluating Our Importance In The Universe

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:12am

The next time you hear a scientist say something like "The more we know about the universe, the less important we become," beg to differ: The reality is precisely the opposite, says Marcelo Gleiser.

Songs We Love: Bombino, 'Akhar Zaman (This Moment)'

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:00am

The virtuoso singer-guitarist from Niger returns with a rocking "desert blues" eulogy for traditional Tuareg ways.

California Utility Faces Criminal Charges Over Ongoing Gas Leak

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 7:59am

The leaking well near Porter Ranch, Calif., has been spewing methane gas into the air for months now. The company already faces civil suits; now, prosecutors are filing misdemeanor criminal charges.

The Education Secretary Calls For Fewer, Better Tests

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:12am

"Simplistic or poorly constructed tests," says John King, "just take away from critical learning time."

Zika Virus Prompts Tata Motors To Rename New Car

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:03am

The new hatchback, which hasn't been launched yet, was named Zica. That was before the virus by the same name exploded as a public health emergency.

A Writer Straddles Jerusalem's Two Worlds In 'Native'

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:00am

With wit and subtle anecdote, Sayed Kashua explores the meaning of identity, prejudice and everyday life as an Arab-Israeli newspaper writer living in Jerusalem.

British Village Under Attack By Swans

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 5:58am

Since swans have enjoyed royal protection for more than 800 years, there's not a lot locals can do. Some villagers are fending off the swans with hoses, according to Metro UK.

Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 5:00am

Intel is revealing more details about its diversity goals — the ones the chipmaker has met and failed to meet — than any other Silicon Valley giant to date.

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