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  • Camping resets your internal clock, say researchers

    Getting away from artificial light can recalibrate your sleep cycles so that they are more similar to those of our ancestors, researchers suggest.

  • Global trendsetter? Uruguay moves to legalize marijuana. (+video)

    Marijuana legalization: Uruguay's lower house of parliament set a global first last night by voting to give the state control of marijuana production, distribution, and sales. 

  • Views on abortion in US: regional differences grow wider (+video)

    Opposition to abortion in the South has grown markedly in the past 20 years even as other parts of the nation – such as New England – have seen support rise, reflecting political polarization.

  • Drones: FAA warns public not to shoot at unmanned aircraft

    In response to a local ordinance under consideration in Deer Trail, Colo., which would issue hunting permits to shoot drones, the Federal Aviation Administration cautioned against shooting at aircraft, manned or unmanned, which could result in fines or jail time.

  • Aurora shooting anniversary: Is rhetoric mightier than the gun?

    Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Aurora, Colorado, shooting which killed 12 people and wounded many more. Since then, there have been both advances and setbacks in gun control.

  • FISA 101: 10 key dates in the evolution of NSA surveillance

    When news of the PRISM data collection and surveillance program broke in early June 2013, it shook up the cyber security debate, and called into question just how much information the US government is authorized to collect. But government data collection isn’t something that just sprang up out of nowhere – it just sprang into national attention after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked government documents about the secret government agency. Here’s a brief list of post-9/11 legislation and surveillance programs to add a historical perspective to the current government surveillance debate.

  • Manitou Springs mudslide closes road in Coloroado

    Manitou Springs mudslide: A four-mile stretch of US 24 in Colorado was closed Wednesday afternoon after a thunderstorm sent rocks, mud, debris, and running water rushing down part of a canyon. No injuries have been immediately reported from the Manitou Springs mudslide.

  • Yarnell fire: How to save lives as wildfires intensify in Arizona and beyond?

    Wildfires are becoming more intense and more destructive, experts say, and devastating blazes like the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona, which took the lives of 19 firefighters, are increasingly common.

  • Year after drought, wettest Midwest spring in 40 years delays crop planting

    Last year, Midwest farmers struggled with drought; this year, it's heavy rain and sodden farmlands, which have pushed back the planting season. By contrast, farmers in the South worry about too little rain.

  • Arizona firefighters report progress; mourn fallen

    While struggling to put out a wildfire outside the town of Yarnell, Arizona on Wednesday, firefighters took a moment to remember the 19 Hotshot crew members who died there. The fire is now nearly 50 percent contained and an investigation into the events leading up to the deaths is underway.