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  • Was a Texas student really expelled for refusing to wear a tracking chip?

    The Texas school district that began requiring its students to wear radio-frequency identification (RIFD) tracking chips this year is now facing a fight in federal court.

    December 4, 2012

  • Dollar_coin_medium.jpg Could the dollar bill be on its way out?

    Although the dollar bill isn’t the almighty standalone currency it used to be in terms of value, there’s something about that army-green, leather-smelling piece of paper that serves consumers well. But what if the dollar was removed from U.S. currency altogether, and we only used coins to represent it?

    December 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • Stover rides Man walks 300 miles to D.C. - a third time - for coal

    David "Bugs" Stover, circuit clerk for Wyoming Co., West Virginia, once again walked 300 miles to Washington, D.C., to support the coal industry. While Stover didn't get a White House invitation for his one-man march, three supportive members of the West Virginia congressional delegation happily greeted him.

    December 4, 2012 3 Photos

  • Target.jpg Strategies for Black Friday success

    Black Friday is Election Day for retailers. There are winners and losers. Strategies that work and ones that don't.

    November 20, 2012 1 Photo 3 Stories

  • 1223098_23845457.jpg Slate's Explainer: How do you get into a marijuana study?

    Marijuana advocates point to 6,000 studies on cannabis in the past three years, some of which show medical promise and little risk for adults. How do you get into a marijuana study?

    November 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • 1301414_54320559.jpg Same-sex marriage and the book of Leviticus

    Amid concerns about voter intimidation, little mention has been made of Leviticus, that strong-arm book of the Bible that for years has tried to dictate my thoughts and actions through fear and guilt, and on Tuesday dogged my every step to the polls.

    November 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • insomnia.jpg Insomnia doubles risk of heart attack, stroke, research shows

    Sleep difficulties, a problem for as many as 70 million Americans, can double one's risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a study.

    November 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • LAWSCHOOL71.jpg Law school grads find supply exceeds demand for new lawyers

    In 2011, more than 44,000 students graduated from the 200-odd U.S. law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. Nine months after graduation, only a bit more than half had found full-time jobs as lawyers.

    November 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • 128678_2992.jpg Energy-drinking troops experience sleepiness on the job

    U.S. service members in Afghanistan battle zones who consumed three or more caffeine-charged energy drinks a day were prone to sleepiness and dozing off while on guard duty, according to a report.

    November 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • obama.jpg Obama seeks to avoid Katrina comparison with Sandy response

    President Barack Obama on Thursday promised residents of New York and New Jersey hit by superstorm Sandy that they will get a coordinated federal, state and local effort to rebuild their devastated neighborhoods.

    November 16, 2012 1 Photo

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