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The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:32:48 -0400

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.

The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:52:00 -0400

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

Police Release Videos Of Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man in El Cajon, Calif.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:06:00 -0400

After days of progressively larger and angrier protests in a San Diego suburb, local officials released surveillance and witness video in an effort to bring calm.

Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:58:00 -0400

The 63-year-old Libertarian presidential nominee has run 17 marathons and four Ironman Triathlons. He doesn't drink or smoke cigarettes, though his doctor doesn't address his past marijuana use.

Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:13:00 -0400

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.

New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:00 -0400

The new maps mean flood insurance for these areas is optional. But with half the city at or below sea level and memories of post-Hurricane Katrina flooding, some worry they send the wrong message.

Texas Pulls Out Of Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:42:00 -0400

Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement means that aid agencies will have to deal directly with the federal government. State services and benefits for refugees in Texas are expected to end in January.

For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:40:00 -0400

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.

MUSIC: Why A River's Sad But Beautiful Song Is Big On Social Media

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:18:00 -0400

In times of drought — like now — two neighboring states argue over rights to the Cauvery River's water. A musician wrote a song about what the river thinks of all this.

Samsung's Latest Headache: Reports That Washing Machines May Explode

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:57:00 -0400

Samsung is advising owners of certain top-loading washers to use only the delicate cycle when washing bulky items because "affected units may experience abnormal vibrations."

Feminist Bookstore Slams 'Portlandia' And Says Show Can No Longer Film There

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:20:00 -0400

The staff of In Other Words says the TV comedy is "diametrically opposed to our politics and the vision of society we're organizing to realize."

The People's Guide To Navigating Racial Awkwardness

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:04:00 -0400

What are the best strategies for responding to uncomfortable racial comments? We asked, you delivered. Here are some of our favorite ideas.

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:40:00 -0400

Men who may have Zika should wait at least six months before having unprotected sex with partners trying to conceive, regardless of whether the men ever developed any symptoms, the CDC now says.

Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended For Rest Of Term Over Gay Marriage Stance

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:53:00 -0400

The head of the state's Supreme Court loses his judicial ethics case and is ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings against him.

Zika Mystery: How Did A 73-Year-Old Man Infect His Son?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:35:00 -0400

And there's another mystery. Why was the father suffering from such a severe case that he eventually died?