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What a shot! 25 sports photos

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:31:14 EDT
The week in 33 photos

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:38:49 EDT
Why this ballpark lasted a century

Living around Wrigley Field has always felt magical to diehard Chicago Cubs fan Deb Gordils, who was born and raised in Wrigleyville, just blocks away from the famed ballpark.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:14:01 EDT
Huge iceberg splits off Antarctica

A massive iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the ocean off Antarctica and could threaten shipping during the Antarctic winter, scientists say.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:13:48 EDT
Boy finds mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:47:16 EDT
Earth-like planet circles distant star

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:49:09 EDT
Putin strategy: Good cop/bad cop

Alexander Motyl says as Russian President Putin snarled at Ukraine, his foreign minister was signing a conciliatory accord with the West. Whatever the game, the accord is a major stand down by Russia

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:18:14 EDT
Why Common Core tests are bad

Nicholas Tampio says teachers should not be pressured to teach to the Common Core tests and drain school budgets.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:39:56 EDT
Pilot: Teen got ride of his life

Les Abend says at every turn, the stowaway teen defied the odds of discovery and survival. What pilot would have thought to look for a person in the wheel well?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:46:01 EDT
Why middle class can't make rent

Robert Hickey says most new housing development is high-end, catering to high earners.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:56:09 EDT
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