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  • Stuart Rothenberg: Is Ben Carson really a viable presidential candidate?

    Just because something has not happened before doesn't mean it can't happen in the future. Barack Obama and Barry Goldwater proved that point, and Hillary Rodham Clinton could soon be added to the list. Could Ben Carson, as well? There has been plenty...
  • Terry Savage: Falling gas prices offer a rare opportunity to save

    It can't have escaped your notice that it costs about half as much to fill your gas tank as it did a year ago. That's a huge benefit for the average American consumer an average savings of about $60 a month for most families, and far more if two family...
  • HEALTHBEAT: Years of behind-the-scenes twists, turns lead to large-scale test of Ebola vaccine

    It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail. "A case of resuscitation more than once," is how the National Institutes of Health researcher...
  • Self-driving cars could reduce need for extra vehicles

    DETROIT Self-driving cars could reduce the number of vehicles a household needs and open up new commuting options for Americans, according to a report released Monday by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. By analyzing data from...
  • Obama should gut it out; ditching Keystone is a no-brainer!

    Ditching the Keystone XL pipeline should be a no-brainer. The 1,179-mile pipeline extension would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. And it shouldn't be necessary to repeat this,...
  • Torn apart by Tiananmen, father and son still fight for free speech in China

    BEIJING He spends his days under house arrest in a grungy west Beijing apartment block. Government minders track his every move and communication. At age 82, Bao Tong has every right to be bitter. He once was a top dog in China's Communist Party, but for...
  • Mercury levels rising in Pacific yellowfin tuna, study says

    Mercury levels rising in Pacific yellowfin tuna, study says
    Mercury levels in yellowfin tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean have been rising at a 3.8% annual rate since 1998, according to a new study. The findings, published online Monday in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, add to evidence that...
  • One small attempt at tax reform illustrates the challenges ahead

    One small attempt at tax reform illustrates the challenges ahead
    Both the White House and new Republican leaders have mentioned tax reform as an area of possible progress in the new Congress, but the short life and unhappy fate of one small provision the Obama administration proposed shows why that talk is unlikely...
  • Stevenson teacher developing app for AP exams

    Stevenson teacher developing app for AP exams
    Geography can look like a boring subject, considering that the entire surface of the Earth has been mapped for centuries. But this spring, one small group of high school geography teachers are going to hit a new level of excitement — and tension...
  • Editorial: Risk of falling keeps rising for Baby Boomer generation

    If you are age 65 or care about someone who is, here’s another fact of life to cause grief. Baby Boomers are at-risk from the same debilitating event, though it’s not cancer or heart disease. And the risk is getting worse. In 2012, the 2.4...
  • Class a better standard for affirmative action than race

    Class a better standard for affirmative action than race
    The widespread practice of counting race in deciding who gets into college is under legal and political attack. Several states, educating almost one-third of American students, have banned racial preferences at public universities. The U.S. Supreme...