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San Francisco wants to give long-term residents of a historically African-American area preference in a lottery for new affordable units. Federal officials say that would violate fair housing laws.

The aim is to make clinical trial data available to volunteers and scientists, even if a drug or therapy being tested turns out to be a failure. That could help identify serious side effects.

The Democratic vice presidential nominee said many Trump backers have "transitional anxiety" over societal and economic changes, but over time "you realize...these demographic changes aren't bad."

The immigrants rights organizer turned comedian won't impersonate his parents' Indian accents. For many people, he says, "immigrants are funny voices," and he's not interested in playing into that.

The Erie Canal was once one of the country's most important trade routes. Some are questioning whether this historical relic is still worth the tens of millions of dollars needed to maintain it.

The surprising history of electronic toll collection can be traced back to the theremin, and a Russian spy program. It's still in use, even as toll booths are being eliminated.

Synthetic chemicals have been found in Colorado water supplies. The Pentagon is examining hundreds of military sites for possible contamination by PFCs, which have been linked to health problems.

Jack Daniel learned how to make whiskey from a preacher. That's how the story goes. But a new figure is gaining prominence in the brand's corporate history.

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out, says Blood at the Root author Patrick Phillips.

Natalie Hampton knows what it's like to have no one to sit with during school lunch. So she's created Sit With Us, an app that helps kids find friendly harbors in the crowd.

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