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Sen. Mitch McConnell Has More Than Most Riding On Midterm Elections

If the GOP takes over the Senate, the man expected to become majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to win a sixth term in a state where his popularity has been sagging.

Hyundai, Kia Fined $100 Million Over Misleading Gas Mileage Figures

The companies misstated how efficient 1.2 million of its cars were. The Justice Department, which brought complaints under the Clean Air Act, called the settlement "unprecedented."

A Non-GMO Way To Get More, Tastier Tomatoes

Farmers want tomato varieties that yield more fruit. Consumers want tastier ones. How to resolve that tension? A new genetic toolkit could help growers maximize the best of both worlds.

New Reports Question Whether CDC Contractor On Elevator With Obama Was Felon

Now unemployed, he tells The New York Times that what begun as one of the most remarkable days of his life turned into a "nightmare."

Key Function Deployed Early Before SpaceShipTwo's Crash

The Virgin Galactic spacecraft deployed a "feathering" system, designed to help it descend back to Earth, was deployed too early. The crash killed one pilot and injured another.

New Clock May End Time As We Know It

Scientists working to create the perfect atomic clock have a fundamental problem: Right now, on the ceiling, time is passing just a bit faster than it is on the floor.

Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia

Drugs can tamp down the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia, but at a cost. A newer approach to treatment aims to teach people to tune out the distractions instead.

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