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East about to be overrun by billions of cicadas
Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast.
Bashful? Buy the little blue pill online
Men who are bashful about needing help in the bedroom no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill.
Solar plane leaves Calif. on cross-country trip
A solar-powered airplane left Northern California on Friday for the first leg of a planned cross-country trip that its co-pilot described as a “milestone” in aviation history.
May Day activists cheer state immigration laws
As Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S. illegally has picked up momentum across the country.
Police: 3 more in custody in Boston bombings
Three more suspects were taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who came to the U.S. from Kazakhstan, officials said Wednesday.
FDA lowers age for buyers of Plan B pill to 15
In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand — Plan B One-Step — and will let it be sold over the counter.
Hachette Book Group expands library e-catalog
The standoff between publishers and libraries over e-books is rapidly easing.
Laying bare your finances to apply for health care
After a storm of complaints, the Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled simplified forms to apply for insurance under the president’s new health care law. You won’t have to lay bare your medical history but you will have to detail your finances.
’I’m gay’: NBA player Jason Collins breaks barrier
Last summer, NBA veteran Jason Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston’s gay pride parade.
US consumers keep spending despite higher taxes
This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase.
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