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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Gas prices are falling and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.

Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss and the nature of human connection.

Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Landfall In Bermuda As A Category 3 Storm

With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, the hurricane gave Bermuda a direct blow. There were reports that 80 percent of the island chain had lost power.

Houston Narrows The Scope Of Controversial Subpoena Of Pastors' Sermons

The subpoenas at the crossroads of church and state and born out of a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance drew ire from national organizations and Sen. Ted Cruz.

Dallas Hospital Chief Shares Lessons Learned In Battle With Ebola

Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief of the Dallas hospital that treated index patient Thomas Duncan, says the entire hospital carries the weight of the mistakes that led to the infection of two of its nurses.

Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can't spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn't a threat.

Egality N'est Pas La Ralit: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.

Citing Previous Rulings, Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona Gay-Marriage Ban

The decision was only four pages long and said the appeals court and the Supreme Court have given clear guidance that bans of this type are unconstitutional.

The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education

The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.

Florida 'Loud Music' Shooter Michael Dunn Gets Life In Prison

Dunn was convicted earlier this month in a second trial for the fatal shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis in 2012.

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