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One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest: hand-washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs....
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Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as A Flag for Sunrise and Dog Soldiers...
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President Obama wants to require companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked. He also wants to prevent companies from selling student data to third parties....
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It was 15 feet long, with a snout shaped like a dolphin's. This newly identified meat-eater swam the seas near the Isle of Skye in the time of dinosaurs....
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When President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost in last week's elections, he said he looked forward to "the peaceful transition of power." But the new government says he tried for a last-minute power grab....
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A.K. Verma left his desk at the Central Public Works Department in 1990 and never came back. It finally caught up with him....
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Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns....
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Divers went down Monday to the bottom of the Java Sea and retrieved part of the so-called "black box" from the wreckage of the Airbus A320....
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At a free screening of the film in Selma, Ala., many in the audience — both black and white — had firsthand connections to the history portrayed on the screen....
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The Swedish-born actress' most famous role was as Sylvia in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita. She died outside Rome this morning....
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