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North Korean tablet has 'Gone With the Wind'
There's almost no Internet access in North Korea, but that hasn't stopped the isolated nation from producing its version of an iPad, called the Samjiyon.
Worker-rights case asks court to define 'clothes'
A seemingly simple phrase can sometimes become stubbornly opaque when the lawyers at the Supreme Court get to it, and that was the case Monday when the justices examined what "changing clothes" means.
Sign of consciousness in 'vegetative state' patient
A patient in a seemingly vegetative state, unable to move or speak, showed signs of attentive awareness that had not been detected before, a new study reveals.
For health care consumers, sticker shock leads to anger
Americans who face higher insurance costs under President Barack Obama's health-care law are angrily complaining about "sticker shock," threatening to become a new political force opposing the law even as the White House struggles to convince other consumers that they will benefit from it.
Coaches grapple with line between discipline and abuse
The outrage was visceral last spring when ESPN aired the damning video showing Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice shoving his players, hurling gay slurs and throwing basketballs at their heads.
5 myths about the Affordable Care Act
As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act continues, let's look at some of the most persistent myths about the law — and some new ones that have cropped up.
Anonymity is fleeting when people are tweeting
In the ego-driven game of Twitter, Jofi Joseph was, for a while, one of the winners. But what did it get him? While Twitter has launched many once-obscure wits to social prominence, Joseph — the National Security Council staffer fired this week when he was revealed as the secret author of @natsecwonk — could never benefit from a growing fan base.
Craft beer, or crafty pretenders?
Perched in the beer aisle, with their foil-wrapped necks and labels sporting tranquil nature scenes, Golden Knot and Crimson Crossing look like refugees from the wine shelf, misplaced by a supermarket clerk.
New stamp honors famous postage goof
Tiny works of art, postage stamps tell the stories of our country and our world. And now there's a new stamp that tells the story of a postal mishap that happened in 1918.
12 words you should stop using right now
If you want a list of words to incorporate into your conversation to make you sound more intelligent, this is not the place.
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