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Gambling in Macau: A Reversal of Fortune ... And Values

From a quiet backwater, the former Portuguese colony of Macau has developed a sparkling skyline and 35 casinos with revenue six times that of Las Vegas and more on the way.

IN IMAGES: A Violent Day For Hong Kong's Occupiers

A group of pro-Beijing demonstrators attacked activists who have staged a week of civil disobedience calling for greater freedom.

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Scientists hyping synthetic biology say it may one day give us biofuels, drugs and organisms that will solve hefty global problems. But synthetic biology food is already here, and causing controversy.

Make Room, Food Trucks. Mobile Fashion Stores Have Hit The Streets.

Entrepreneurs who want to launch a retail business in the fashion industry have found a more affordable way to do it by launching food-truck-inspired rolling boutiques.

Fire Breaks Out At Site Of Flight 93 National Memorial

The fire left three administrative buildings badly burned. The memorial marks the spot where United Flight 93 crashed during the terrorist attacks of September 11.

As Populations Shift, Democrats Hope To Paint The Sun Belt Blue

Democrats see an opportunity in the South's changing demographics particularly in states with growing Hispanic communities, lots of unregistered black voters and migration from other states.

New 15-Year Mortgage May Open Homeownership Door For More Buyers

The 30-year mortgage is the foundation of the real estate market. But some advocates are proposing a new type of 15-year loan that would allow people to own more of their home more quickly.

Understated Justice Department Lawyer Emerges As Key Player

Stuart Delery stayed out of the limelight even as he argued controversial cases. A recent promotion makes him the highest-ranking openly gay lawyer in the Justice Department.

Behind The Sunglasses: The Lives Of Secret Service Agents

This week, following a series of security lapses, the Secret Service director resigned. For a look at the agency beyond the scandal, author Ben Dolnick recommends the novel Big If by Mark Costello.

In New Video, Islamic State Beheads British Citizen

The video is made in the same style of others, and a masked man warns that the Sunni militant group has captured another American citizen.