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Learning A Skill? Raw Talent Might Trump Hard Work

When we practice, it doesn't improve parts of the brain, according to a new study. Researchers say raw talent is a bit more important than we thought.

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One Dead As Migrants Storm Eurotunnel Terminal

One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence.

US Court Says Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails The Smell Test

US court in Chicago says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test; wrong nearly half the time.

Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience with dedicated zones for performers

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Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

Judge to consider sale of LA convent that Katy Perry wants to buy from disapproving nuns

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

FDA approves medical balloon to treat obesity by filling up stomach

Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

Oklahoma day care closes doors after mother reports her 2 children severely sunburned

Facebook stock slides even as 2Q results soar

Facebook's 2nd-quarter results surpass expectations on all fronts, stock still slides

Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

Environmentalists, union members protest Pacific trade pact being negotiated at Maui resort

California to release June water-savings report amid drought

California to release June water-savings report for first month of mandatory drought cutbacks

Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border

Hike to richly colored geological upheaval along Arizona-Utah border not without danger

Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

Tapestry honors John Lennon; depicts Manhattan as yellow submarine with him as pilot

Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

Olympic Vote: Beijing goes in as favorite against Almaty in contest for 2022 Winter Games

Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

Then & Now: Over 50 years, Medicare and Medicaid have changed as they changed the nation

Panel scales back new oil rules for North Dakota reservation

Tribal panel eases additional oil drilling regulations on part of North Dakota reservation

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Listen up: Devices using voice-recognition technology, microphones bring more privacy concerns

Renault profit rises in 1st half on European rebound

Renault profit rises in 1st half as European car market recovery advances

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Quotations in the News

Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes went from happy boy to mass killer

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Slave drama 'Underground' snares John Legend to handle music

John Legend to handle score, soundtrack for 2016 slave TV drama series 'Underground'

Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

Asian Football Confederation chief praises Platini's candidature for FIFA presidency

Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

Scientists have long used human fetal tissue for research; stem cells haven't replaced it yet

US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

Vilsack: US cost to pay farmers for dead birds in bird flu outbreak expected to reach $191M

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Listen up: Devices using voice-recognition technology, microphones bring more privacy concerns

Deutsche Bank profits rise, but hurt by litigation costs

Deutsche bank sees higher costs for legal penalties, new CEO says results not satisfactory

Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge

Top officials critical of Ohio police officer charged with murder in traffic stop case

California beaches remain open as source of oil slick sought

California beaches remain open as Coast Guard seeks source of oil slick drifting offshore

2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque

'Meth lab not included': 2 houses featured in 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque

A look at trainer Bob Baffert's record 7 wins in Haskell

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah could give Baffert 8th Haskell Invitational win

Correction: Lake Erie Algae story

Correction: Lake Erie Algae story