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Eldest of 19 Duggar kids hired by D.C. lobbying group
After three decades of fighting the culture wars from within the Washington establishment, the conservative Family Research Council decided that it needed a fresh, new face to reach outside and cultivate the grass roots.
State photo-ID databases become troves for police
The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver's-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices and even innocent bystanders in a wide range of criminal investigations.
National parks to offer healthier food under new standards
The consumption of rubbery hot dogs and cellophane-wrapped sandwiches of indeterminate age is a time-honored rite of passage for generations of families making the trek to national parks around the country.
'Don't be creepy': Google Glass won't allow face recognition
Imagine being able to pull up someone's name, social-media profile and Google search results just by looking at them while wearing a pair of smart glasses. Now stop imagining it. Google says face-recognition apps won't be allowed on Google Glass anytime soon.
Are households better off with one parent at home?
And sometimes when both parents are sitting down to do these at the end of the day one does start to wonder whether it might be easier if one parent did the working and the other did everything else.
Father's Day gifts: Think outside the box
Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 16, and rather than going with the typical gifts of ties, socks and work shirts, try to get a little creative this year.
Viral campaign targets Facebook groups celebrating violence against women
Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it would take immediate steps to monitor pages and posts that celebrated violence against women. The catalyst? A viral campaign by several feminist groups that, within seven days, turned Facebook's seediest underbelly into a public outrage.
World's flight paths artfully mapped
This gorgeous map, designed by a young Canadian GIS consultant named Michael Markieta, traces some 60,000 flight routes on major and regional airlines around the globe.
Roaches evolve to avoid sugary bait
The pest control industry may have to go back to the drawing board after a discovery by researchers at North Carolina State University revealed that some cockroaches have evolved to avoid sugary bait.
Help for fearful flyers: A chicken's guide to wingin' it
I love to travel. But I hate to fly. My overactive imagination doesn't help with my fear of flying. All I have to do is shut my eyes, and the Parade of Horror commences.
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