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U.S. Adds More Screening For Visitors Who Don't Need Visas

The changes came about because authorities are concerned about people who hold Western passports but may have become radicalized.

On The Trail To Preserve Appalachia's Bounty Of Heirloom Crops

With some 1,500 heirloom fruits and vegetables under cultivation, Appalachia is the most diverse foodshed in the U.S., Canada and northern Mexico. Among them is a beloved corn called Bloody Butcher.

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.

As Planned, Right-To-Die Advocate Brittany Maynard Ends Her Life

The 29-year-old was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and moved to Oregon because it allows terminally ill people to end their lives with the assistance of a doctor.

Contemplating Brittany Maynard's Final Choice

People who choose assisted suicide tend to be over 65, white and well-educated. And they want to feel in control of their fate. When a young person chooses that route, it draws fresh questions.

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."

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.

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