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As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don't show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.
Jun. 18, 2018
An overdose is a wake-up call for many people with addiction. So why aren't patients being offered medications that could keep them from looking for the next dangerous hit of drugs?
Jun. 18, 2018
The U.S. lags behind other countries in workforce participation because more opioids are prescribed in this country, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Jun. 18, 2018
South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?
Jun. 18, 2018
The president wants a "separate but equal branch" of the military to watch over the final frontier, but only Congress can make it happen.
Jun. 18, 2018
Apple says it's working with a startup to automatically share the locations of iPhone users with 911 operators in an emergency. Only 911 centers will have access to the information, Apple said.
Jun. 18, 2018
Homosexuality isn't illegal in Egypt but human rights groups say other laws have been used to target LGBT Egyptians. "Prison killed me. It destroyed me," says an Egyptian woman jailed after a concert.
Jun. 18, 2018
Under the legislation, children would be held in the same place as their parents if the parents are detained. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., says he'd back a compromise bill.
Jun. 18, 2018
If this weekend's big matches had one lesson, it was that even great teams don't win every game. The Davids were stronger than expected, and the Goliaths were weighed down by sky-high expectations.
Jun. 18, 2018
The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.
Jun. 18, 2018
Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived "not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper."
Jun. 18, 2018
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof of its effectiveness.
Jun. 18, 2018
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went before reporters at the White House to defend the controversial practice, as more Republicans joined Democrats in criticizing the administration.
Jun. 18, 2018
Congress is giving states $380 million to bolster the security of the 2018 elections. But getting that money out to local election officials has been a slow and laborious process.
Jun. 18, 2018
The SUV topped 100 mph before the driver lost control and more than a dozen passengers were ejected from the mangled vehicle. Officials said nearly everyone involved is undocumented.
Jun. 18, 2018

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