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Conservatives Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test U.S. presidential waters in New Hampshire

(This April 12 story was corrected to change name of organizing group in the third paragraph to Americans for Prosperity Foundation from Americans for Prosperity) By Gabriel Debenedetti MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz tested the 2016 presidential waters at an event on Saturday in the influential state of New Hampshire at which potential opponents from the more moderate wing of the party did not appear. ...

First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

Womb Service

Ever-changing laws leave Italian couples mystified as the Catholic Church does battle with the fertility doctors.

Congress Must Protect the Press

The press isn’t free if it has fear of prosecution for leaks. It’s time to give reporters the same type of privilege attorneys and doctors have.

You Pay Higher Taxes Than Boeing

Feeling the sting of Tax Day today? Prepare to feel even worse—with a look at the 26 U.S. corporations who pay no federal corporate income tax at all.

All Aboard the Orient Express

When a rail line opened connecting Paris to Istanbul, the world was changed forever, allowing people from faraway places to embark on a romanic adventure to see how the others lived.

Who Pays the Most Income Taxes?

It’s April 15 and your taxes are done—or at least they should be. Check out an interactive Brookings Institution map for more about tax rates at the county level across the nation.

Win Women, Win the Midterms

The female vote gave the House to Republicans in 2010 and to Democrats in 2006. No wonder we’re talking about pay equality six months before Election Day.

WTF Is Up With Measles?

If you’re vaccinated against measles, you have nothing to worry about, right? Wrong.

Joffrey's No. 1 Victim Speaks

The young woman who’s received the brunt of the evil boy-king’s wrath opens up about why he’s the worst, how the real Jack Gleeson is, and what’s next.

Life After TV Death

‘Game of Thrones' didn't invent the surprise death, but it’s hard not to feel like we’re in the renaissance of dramatic house-cleaning. Abrupt exits can do wonders for shows.

Gay Marriage: Good for Your Health

A recent report says that same-sex marriage results in better health care, and less anxiety, depression, and mental health issues.

The KC Klansman’s Missing Years

White supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller, arrested in three killings Sunday, turned white opportunist when facing decades in prison—testifying against his fellow haters in two trials.

Billy Bob’s Cruelest Bad Guy Yet

Thornton’s turn as a ruthless killer on a rampage that stains Minnesota’s snow-white landscape blood red in ‘Fargo’ proves why he’s Hollywood’s most reliable bad guy.

Is the ‘Ambien Defense’ BS?

The theory claims people under the influence of the drug—like the Fort Hood shooter—act recklessly or violently with no recollection. But research doesn’t back it up.

White Supremacists Reject Miller

Don Black, founder of the online hate forum Stormfront.org, says white nationalists have long shunned the alleged killer—and it’s people like him who give the movement a bad name.

Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.

CBO lowers U.S. deficit estimates as health subsidies fall

By David Lawder and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will cost slightly less than previously thought, helping to slow down the forecast growth of U.S. deficits over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday. The non-partisan CBO, in revisions to its annual budget estimates, said the reduced subsidy cost estimates partly reflect lower premiums now being charged in government-run "Obamacare" exchanges and accommodations that allow previously canceled health plans to be extended. The reduced health cost estimates made up the bulk of a $286 billion reduction in CBO's cumulative deficit forecast for fiscal years 2015 through 2024, compared with a forecast in February, to $7.62 trillion.