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Two Chinese heavyweight boxers are changing the face of boxing in the United States. More
Current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest recorded -- more than 600 people have died from the disease over the past four months | As It Is More
The final in a four part series on state nicknames | WORDS AND THEIR STORIES More
Many Americans enjoy making jokes about political leaders in the United States. Even those leaders often laugh about themselves. But North Koreans see such humor differently. They say jokes about their Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, threaten their country. More
Thailand’s military rulers have written a temporary constitution that lets the army keep a great deal of power. The army chief could also become the country’s next prime minister under the measure. The army chief now controls the government and the legislature. More
Maryland’s so-called 'Ice Cream Trail' is 460 kilometers long. The state's agriculture secretary says itl brings valuable attention to the state’s dairy farms | American Mosaic More
Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war. More
Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report More
Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More
The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course. More