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  • In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near'

    In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near'
    Fear blew in fierce over a patch of West Texas late last year, falling fast and without warning through gray skies to alight on the shoulders of men and women who depend on oil for their livelihoods. Oil that was once $100 a barrel started selling for...
  • 'Snowiest decade' in a half century? Not exactly, scientists say

    'Snowiest decade' in a half century? Not exactly, scientists say
    News outlets pegged it as the "historic" blizzard of 2015. Snow was supposed to reach unprecedented levels. Flights were canceled, driving bans enforced. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned his city to "prepare for the worst." For New York and New...
  • House passes new Obamacare repeal, directing creation of replacement law

    House passes new Obamacare repeal, directing creation of replacement law
    Pledging anew to replace the federal health law that President Obama signed five years ago, House Republicans passed yet another bill Tuesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The repeal bill, the first of the new Congress, faces an uncertain future in...
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says she's no Eric Holder

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says she's no Eric Holder
    In her confirmation hearing Wednesday, would-be attorney general Loretta Lynch managed to subtly distance herself on the issue of immigration from controversial current Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., while still backing her boss, the president. As the...
  • At Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., servers carry pistols as they work

    Chris Christensen, a rough-hewn cowboy beneath a big brown hat, finished up his M-16 burrito and took a slug of coffee. Waitresses glided past, balancing trays of bacon and eggs on their shoulders while sleek black pistols bounced on their hips. "It's...
  • Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal

    Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal
    It had been years since Sloan Sulham had heard from any of his men in Iraq. But the soft voice and Philippine accent on the phone were immediately recognizable: Spc. Reyes. "Arvin," Reyes reminded his former platoon sergeant. Sulham wasn't likely to...
  • Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California

    Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California
    The pledge Tuesday by the Mormon Church to oppose housing and job discrimination against gays follows years of piercing church losses in California over gay rights, including one last week. The church opposed a new rule to bar California judges from...
  • Migrant college students face more stress than their peers, study says

    Migrant college students face more stress than their peers, study says
    Recent federal policies to limit deportations and state programs to expand financial aid have benefited college students who entered the country illegally, but those young people still face emotional, educational and money problems, according to a new...
  • Colorado seeks permission to grow pot at state universities

    Colorado seeks permission to grow pot at state universities
    After years of trying to stamp out marijuana use on college campuses, Colorado officials are now asking the federal government to allow its state universities to grow their own pot. The reason, they say, is that the legalization of the drug here has...
  • Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive

    Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive
    Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Peter Piot was on a team of scientists in the Belgian city of Antwerp that discovered the Ebola virus. An airline pilot had delivered a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in the central African...
  • UC regents table proposal to link coaches' bonuses to athletes' grades

    UC regents table proposal to link coaches' bonuses to athletes' grades
    After spirited debate over how to improve student athletes' classroom performance, the University of California regents on Thursday blocked a proposed new policy that would have linked coaches' compensation to their teams' grades and graduation rates....