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An Algorithm Is A Curator At The Sept. 11 Museum

Curators at the September 11 Memorial and Museum came up with a novel solution to the problem of interpreting the tragedy. They put a computer algorithm in charge of an exhibit. But is it objective?

France's Former President Sarkozy Taken Into Custody

Suspicions about Nicolas Sarkozy's fundraising activities also touch on late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the heiress to the L'Oreal fortune.

Thousands Rally In Hong Kong To Call For Democratic Vote

Activists are threatening to blockade the city's financial district unless China allows a free and fair vote to elect Hong Kong's leader.

Israel Kills Man In Raid As Troops Seek Teens' Abductors

The operation was part of the search for two Palestinians suspected in the deaths of three Israeli teens whose bodies were found Monday.

VA Offers Doctor's Appointment To Man Who Died In 2012

A Massachusetts woman got a letter saying that a Veterans Affairs hospital was ready to see her husband, a Vietnam veteran who died of a brain tumor nearly two years ago.

IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce

The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual prowess on Jeopardy. Now after analyzing a massive number of recipes, Watson has come up with its own sauce.

Lead Exposure May Cause Depression And Anxiety In Children

Lead exposure lowers children's IQ and causes aggression. But children exposed to low levels of lead show different symptoms, including more depression and anxiety, a study of preschoolers finds.

Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions

The justices ruled 5-4 to allow workers who don't join the union and don't pay any fees to get the same benefits as those who do pay union dues.

Obama Orders 200 More Troops To Iraq

The president had previously deployed about 300 military advisers to assist Iraqi security forces and he sent 275 troops to guard the embassy.

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