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The three-judge panel threw out a lower court ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. Congress has passed a law that will change the collection process in a few months.

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If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

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When human remains turn up at the bottom of the lake or in the trunk of a car, often its the bones that hold the answer. One of the best places to learn to read these clues is in Tennessee.

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A Colombian Kingpin Gets The 'Goodfellas' Treatment In 'Narcos'

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A new Netflix series offers a fictionalized account of how smuggler Pablo Escobar built his cocaine empire. The show is compelling and complex — especially for fans of classic crime stories.

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'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

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Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.

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Tropical Storm Erika Heads For Hispaniola, With Florida Still In Its Sight

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Erika unleashed heavy rains in Dominica, leaving at least four people dead. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Erika could threaten South Florida by Monday morning.

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'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

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One of this fall's most anticipated books is about a transgender fourth-grader. Publisher Scholastic is employing some of the same marketing techniques it used for megahits like The Hunger Games.

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Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

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Herman Heyn has stood on a Baltimore street corner with a telescope almost nightly for 27 years. He does it for tips, for love of the stars — and for the hope he may inspire the same love in others.

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Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

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Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.

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George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans To Remember Katrina

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A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits one of the schools that was nearly wiped out.

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First Watch: Rodrigo Amarante, 'I'm Ready'

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If you never heard Rodrigo Amarante, here's a song from one of Bob Boilen's top three albums of 2014, Cavalo, performed in a single take in Portugal. "I'm Ready" is haunting and lovely.

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Wal-Mart To End Sales Of Some Semi-Automatic Rifles, Citing Low Demand

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The retail giant says that because of a drop in customer demand, it will focus on other hunting and sportsmen's firearms.

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

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With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."

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Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees

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The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.

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Decade After Hurricane Katrina, Obama Celebrates New Orleans' Resilience

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President Obama visits New Orleans Thursday, on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.

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How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic

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Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.

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