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  1. Horses with Hearts breaks ground at new facilityRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 6 | The Wichita Eagle

    Established nine years ago, Horses with Hearts is a nonprofit organization that provides equine-assisted activities for those with special needs, whether physical, mental or emotional.


  2. Ancient gene aids Tibetans with high altitudeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 2 | The Wichita Eagle

    Past research has concluded that a particular gene helps people live in the thin air of the Tibetan plateau.


  3. Sitka campers sound it out with beatboxingRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 29 | The Wichita Eagle

    Those are the first words they learned when they signed up for Austin Willacy's course at the middle school camp.


  4. Survey: Number of millionaires up 2M to recordRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 19 | The Wichita Eagle

    The increase raised the number of millionaires to a record 13.7 million. A report from consultant Capgemini and the Royal Bank of Canada estimated the combined net worth of millionaires at $53 trillion in 2013.


  5. Giving increases for some sectors, not for othersRead the original story

    Monday Jun 16 | The Wichita Eagle

    The Giving USA report, being released Tuesday, said Americans gave an estimated $335.17 billion to charity in 2013, up 3 percent from 2012 after adjustment for inflation.


  6. Safety board faults key device in BP oil spillRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    The report issued Thursday by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board zeroes in on what went wrong with the blowout preventer and blames bad management and operations.


  7. How Google got states to legalize driverless carsRead the original story

    May 29, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal. And yet this week, Google said it wants to give Californians access to a small fleet of prototypes it will make without a steering wheel or pedals.


  8. New service creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people's DNARead the original story

    May 19, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    What if you could see what your future baby will look like before it is even conceived? Well, a new company called GenePeeks is offering a service that does exactly that, by virtually mixing two people's DNA and creating a digital embryo, reports New Scientist.


  9. Jupiter's Great Red Spot shrinking before our eyesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    This undated composite handout image provided by NASA, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the planet Jupiter and the The Great Red Spot in 2014, left; in 1995, top right; 2009, center right; and 2014, bottom right.


  10. 2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core mathRead the original story

    May 15, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears.


  11. As college students walk, speakers walk awayRead the original story

    May 14, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    From Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the head of the International Monetary Fund and the former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, the list of commencement speakers backing out following student and faculty protests continues to grow. 1 comment

  12. School superintendent candidates at a glanceRead the original story

    May 3, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    EXPERIENCE: State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2010-present; state Assembly, 2008-2010, 1996-2000; state Senate, 2000-2008; Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1996; Antioch City Council, 1978-1980; high school science teacher, Mt.


  13. 55 colleges face federal sex assault investigationRead the original story

    May 1, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is one of only a handful of schools named by federal officials Thursday to publicly reveal anything about why the department is investigating.


  14. Poll: Big Bang a big question for most AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    This March 2, file 2013 file photo shows a woman smoking a cigarette while sitting in her truck in Hayneville, Ala.


  15. Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yetRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable spots outside our solar system.


  16. Rand Paul criticizes Obama, others over spyingRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    The Republican senator from Kentucky on Wednesday used his platform at the historically liberal campus to chide "the nation's first African-American president" for allowing the alleged spying abuses to occur with "no compunction," even though Martin Luther King Jr. and other black heroes were once targets of illegal government surveillance.


  17. Yellen and husband: A tight economic partnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, file photo, Janet Yellen, followed by her husband, Nobel Prize winning economist George Akerlof, smiles as she walks into a room of applause by staff members before she is administered the oath of office as Federal Reserve Board chair, at the Federal Reserve in Washington.


  18. California officials warn of measles exposureRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    Public health officials said Thursday they confirmed that the student in his 20s was not vaccinated, and was likely infected with measles during a recent trip abroad.


  19. Pinning her hopes on genome testing: Teen gets explanation for her...Read the original story

    Jan 24, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    The night of the game - a come-from-behind victory for the La Jolla High School Vikings - she rode around the school's field in a Jeep.


  20. Study: Climbing income ladder hasn't grown harderRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    The study, published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, runs counter to the widespread belief that a widening gap between rich and poor has made it harder to climb the economic ladder.


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