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Scientists debate national minimum drinking age law

On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.

AK-47s becoming hot commodity after U.S. sanctions Russian trade

Here's a surprising effect of the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia: a run on AK-47s. Among the companies sanctioned this week was Kalashnikov Concern, the maker of the automatic weapon.

Growing number of U.S. cities making it 'illegal to be homeless'

A growing number of cities across the country are making it "illegal to be homeless," according to a new report.

What's it like to motorcycle solo through Iran as a woman?

"You! You have moto, yes?" An elderly woman, her craggy face peering out from the folds of her voluminous black chador, demands my attention.

Would you order this $78 taco?

Caviar is the new condiment.

How high heels are harmful to women's health

High heels have long been a fashion staple, and while they may look good, what they can do to your body is not so good.

8 greatest city mascots around the world

They have tours designed around them, statues erected in their honor and fans so rabid many a sports team would envy them.

Wisconsin startup makes virtual doctor's vists possible

House calls from doctors are mostly a thing of the past. However, a Wisconsin company has created what might be the next best thing.

Trying to sell an old house? Some buyers want 'time capsule houses'

It looks straight out of "Mad Men."

Study says more than 70% of U.S. firefighters overweight or obese

The need for firefighters to be fit seems obvious: A fire ax weighs around 20 pounds and an oxygen tank can be up to 50.