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World Jul 18Why was MH17’s flight path over a conflict zone?
The downing of flight MH17 by a missile has raised a lot of questions about why a commercial plane was flying over Crimea and whether whoever shot the missile could tell it was a passenger flight.
World Jul 17Analysis: Likely no accident that Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down
Charles Duelfer is an Iraq expert who spent more than 25 years in the national security agencies of the U.S. government. He studied the Korean Airlines flight 007 that was shot down in 1983 by a Soviet interceptor in the…
Nation Jun 18Children cost an hour of leisure every day
Employed adults in a household with children under six spend a full hour less per day on leisure activities than other employed adults. This is according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual report on how Americans spend their time.
World Jun 16Goal-line technology begins to clear controversial goals
Line technology is almost a staple now in any sport involving a ball, a line and questionable calls. FIFA, however, has long resisted using goalline technology in their World Cup matches until 2014. A goal – according to FIFA –…
Nation May 15FCC approves net neutrality proposal but paves the way for paid “fast lanes”
Should all legal information on the internet be treated equally? Or is there room for broadband providers to charge clients such as Netflix and YouTube for faster service? The Federal Communications Commission has been grappling with these questions and, in…
Nation May 08‘But what about our boys?’ The other gender equity crisis
Be a man. Man up. Don’t cry. Phrases boys hear their whole lives. They’re echoed in the opening lines of “The Mask You Live In,” a new documentary from filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom that examines the mixed messages we send…
Nation May 07How do we help boys close the academic gender gap?
Sit still. Read quietly to yourself. Stop fidgeting. Such warnings are often directed at boys, but you may as well be asking them to do advanced calculus. Girls are more attentive, more organized and perform better socially and academically, according…
Nation May 07Best and worst states to be a working mom
Parents have an increasing number of items to juggle, so striking the right work-life balance can be tricky. Women in particular seek balance -- they comprise of half the workforce but still perform the majority of housework and child care.
Nation Mar 20Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84
The founder of an independent Baptist church known for anti-gay protests and picketing military funerals has died at the age of 84.