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Do you know what you've agreed to? (Left: NY - http://nyphotographic.com; Right: Public Domain)
Do you know what you've agreed to? (Left: NY - http://nyphotographic.com; Right: Public Domain)

Have you ever used a credit card? Or signed up for a phone plan? Opened a bank account? Chances are, you also agreed to never...

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    As National Park Service Turns 100, It Highlights 16 of the Most Stunning Park Images

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the National Park Service’s Aug. 25 centennial just in time for summer vacation letter-writing by issuing a pane... Read more

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    Pilot Surprises Soldier Son on Flight Back From Deployment

    A soldier on a flight back to the U.S. from an overseas deployment received a unique surprise on board. His father, Captain Mario Lopes, a... Read more

  • Congressional Hearing: Best and Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government

    WASHINGTON—For the fourth consecutive year among the largest federal agencies, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ranked number one in employee commitment and satisfaction, while... Read more

  • Reggy Colby, a 30-year-old recovering heroin addict, displays a bag of heroin sold in Camden, N.J., on Aug. 21, 2013. Colby says he got out of jail two days ago, where he was forced to get clean while serving a 30 day sentence. According to Colby, he was in jail for for stealing food after getting hungry. Colby says he grew up in a "Leave it to Beaver" home in Cherry Hill, an afluent city nearby, and originally went to college for architecture before dropping out. After leaving school, he moved to Florida, where he got married and had a daughter, Colby says. He joined the army in 2007, trained as a field artilery specialist and served in Afghanistan in 2009 through 2010, until he was injured in an improvised explosive device, which peppered his body with shrapnel, Colby says. It was while recovering from his injuries that he became addicted to heroin, a drug he had also tried as a teen. Since becoming addicted, he has been dishonorably discharged from the Army, divorced, and estranged from his daughter, and has become homeless in Camden. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Science of Addiction Holds Promise for Fight

    ORLANDO, Fla.—He was 40 years old, a father of three and an Orlando house painter, clean and sober for eight years. One night last summer,... Read more

  • Nearly 100 confiscated illegal firearms rests on a table on Oct. 12, 2012, before a news conference with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance in New York. While the vast majority of guns used in crimes were originally sold legally, what happens with such weapons after their initial sale is difficult to track and even harder to prevent: criminals getting guns from friends and family, or on the street. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Tracking the Flow of Guns Used in Crime Is Inexact Science

    SMYRNA, Ga.—Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an... Read more

  • Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is sworn in during his inauguration ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 9, 2013. Armenia was holding a referendum Sunday on proposed constitutional changes that would give more powers to the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the president, who would become largely a figurehead, but the opposition has seen the reform as an attempt by President Serzh Sargsyan to extend his rule. (Davit Hakobyan/PanArmenian via AP)

    Armenian President Sargsyan Visits the US

    Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visited MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 29. Several weeks before that date, his press attaché invited a small group of... Read more

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    Domino’s Delivers Pizza to Man on Train

    When hunger strikes, forget a snicker bar, call domino’s—at least that’s what producer DJ Artwork, a member of the Magnetic Man project, did on his way from... Read more

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    Georgia Waiter Feeds Handless Man at Restaurant

    Alex Ruiz, 22, a waiter at Cinco de Mayo restaurant in Douglasville, Georgia, went out of his way to feed a man without hands on... Read more

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    Police Officer Buys Child Seat for a Struggling Father

    LaVonte Dell was on his way to Westland mall in Michigan the afternoon of April 18 with his 3-year-old in the backseat when officer Joshua... Read more

  • Bryan Thouvenel gives his daughter Harmony Thouvenel, a kiss while standing for a portrait in front of their home in Myrtle Creek, Ore on April 2, 2016,. They had been apart nearly two years when Thouvenel, thanks to a tip from a friend, found his daughter and estranged ex-girlfriend at a Salvation Army homeless shelter in Spokane, Wash. (Katie Alaimo/The News-Review via AP)

    Father Found Daughter in Homeless Shelter After Being Separated for 2 Years

    Bryan Thouvenel of Oregon is finally reunited with his now 5-year-old daughter, Harmony—after being separated from her for about two years. Thouvenel’s ex-girlfriend, who remains... Read more

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    Man Puts Dream Boat Aside, Plans to Pay for Kindergartners’ College Education Instead

    A stranger is planning to pay college tuition for 26 kindergartners at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim, California. Marty Burbank, an attorney and Navy... Read more

  • Yin Liping testifies before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, April 14, on "China's Pervasive Use of Torture." Ms. Yin is a Falun Gong practitioner who survived torture, forced labor, and sexual violence in Masanjia and other forced labor camps in China. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    China’s Systemic Use of Torture Put Under Congressional Scrutiny

    WASHINGTON—The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)’s hearing on April 14 on systematic torture commonly used in Communist China’s detention facilities was sobering and disturbing. The... Read more

  • A juvenile offender studies in a reading class at Circleville Youth Center in Circleville, Ohio, on Feb. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

    Ohio Proves It: Rehabilitation Works

    You might not guess it from the Republican governor or GOP-dominated legislature, but Ohio is proving itself the most progressive state in the union when... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president who made headlines in June when her race came into question. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

    Rachel Dolezal Has ‘No Regrets’ Identifying Herself as a Black Woman, Plans to Write Book on Racial Identity

    Rachel Dolezal, who sparked a lot of controversial debates due to a misrepresentation of her race, says she doesn’t “have any regrets” with how she... Read more

  • Kristen with her newborn babies: Micah and Madelyn (Courtesy of Kristen Miller)

    Tennessee Mom Gives Birth to Twins—5 Weeks Apart

    High school sweethearts Kristen and Ian Miller found out they were expecting twins just a few months after they celebrated their first wedding anniversary in... Read more

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    Baby Smiles Seeing Mom For The First Time With New Glasses

    For the first four months of his life, Leopold Wilbur Reppond suffered from a rare disorder called oculocutaneous albinism. The condition affects the color of... Read more

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