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DNA sequencing company 23andMe has decided to suspend its testing services following a complaint from the Food and Drug Administration questioning the accuracy of the service and its effects on self-diagnosis.
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Speaking in Seoul on Friday, following his meeting with Chinese leadership, Joe Biden said that the United States would not recognize Chinese jurisdiction over an air defense zone they established in the East China Sea.
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A new oral history of BlackBerry—formerly RIM, the Canadian smartphone pioneer—reveals a number of anecdotes about how the company got to its current state, now mostly known for bringing up the rear in the smartphone market.
Dec 5, 2013 9:34PM ET
President Obama sat down with passionate fan and MSNBC host Chris Matthews tonight for an interview that was either "crucial" or "fairly insignificant," depending on who you read.
Dec 5, 2013 5:58PM ET
Late today, the Academy the remaining contenders in the Visual Effects category, but we all know what's going to win this one, don't we? Sorry, The Lone Ranger.
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Dec 5, 2013 4:51PM ET
"I don't think there is much history can say about me," Mandela said during one of several memorable speeches in a singular, world-changing life that came to an end today. "I just want to be remembered as part of the collective." But there is, and he will be. Stay tuned here for the latest updates and remembrances.
Dec 5, 2013 3:54PM ET
Republicans who have opposed Obamacare with every breath since it passed in 2010 are in an uncomfortable position. How do they fix the problems their constituents are seeing without helping a policy they always hated?
Dec 5, 2013 3:28PM ET
What will become of us in this aerially threatening near future? How will we keep the machines from taking over our pristine skies?
Dec 5, 2013 2:53PM ET
U.S. authorities have charged 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses with conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, alleging that they stole $1.5 million from the American government via a years-long medicaid scam.
Dec 5, 2013 2:32PM ET
Duelling columns from New York Jonathan Chait and the National Review's Quin Hillyer distill an enduring debate: how and when race and power conflict. Hillyer's response reinforces a larger point — that racism will always be part of the protection of powerful interests.
Dec 5, 2013 2:30PM ET
The Writers Guild of America TV nominations did little to settle whether the debate as to whether Orange Is the New Black should be considered a comedy or drama, giving it a nod in the comedy category.
Dec 5, 2013 2:22PM ET
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged after a police investigation into an alleged sexual assault last year, ESPN reports.
Dec 5, 2013 2:11PM ET
Following U.N. approval for military action in the country, French president Francois Hollande announced "immediate" military action in the Central African Republic on Thursday.
Dec 5, 2013 1:52PM ET
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will release a terrifying new TV commercial as the one year anniversary of Newtown fast approaches.
Dec 5, 2013 1:45PM ET
This is totally a depiction of a sexual organ right?
Dec 5, 2013 1:00PM ET
Walmart is set to annoy the hell out of you during NBC's live broadcast of the Sound of Music tonight.
Dec 5, 2013 12:40PM ET
In a bind, you probably wouldn't think twice about recharging your cell phone in the nearest public outlet. But what if the battery that's running low happens to be in your electric car?
Dec 5, 2013 12:06PM ET
Now that the state believes it is safe from legal challenges to the state's death penalty procedures, Tennessee's Attorney General Robert Cooper recently asked the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for 10 death row prisoners all at once.
Dec 5, 2013 11:57AM ET
Courtesy of NASA NASA released an unprecedented color-filtered moving image of Saturn showing a six-sided jet stream, known as the 'hexagon,' on Wednesday, using footage collected by the Cassini Solstice mission.
Dec 5, 2013 11:55AM ET
One of the patient protections built into the Affordable Care Act prevents hospitals from overcharging for services and requires them to examine a patient's financial situation before filing a lawsuit. As Steven Brill reported in Time magazine, however, that isn't happening.
Dec 5, 2013 11:10AM ET
In NBC's live production of The Sound of Music tonight, Carrie Underwood may be taking on the role popularized by Julie Andrews, but in the grand history of Rogers and Hammerstein's musical it's not just Carrie versus Julie.
Dec 5, 2013 10:33AM ET
Sometime within the next year, it won't be surprising if perpetual pretend politician Donald Trump tells us that he's letting plenty of Republicans down and has decided not to run for governor of New York — a fitting end to a draft campaign that he allegedly started himself.
Dec 5, 2013 10:24AM ET
GOP Chair Reince Priebus confirms that, yes, the GOP has begun doing research for a possible race against Hillary. According to our mysterious sources, that effort began in, like, 1991.
Dec 5, 2013 10:21AM ET
Former New York City Police chief William Bratton is coming back to take his old job again, replacing Ray Kelly as Commissioner under soon-to-be-Mayor Bill DeBlasio
Dec 5, 2013 10:14AM ET
Last night's Daily Show set about covering a shocking, if rather dry, financial scandal—and taking the rest of the media to task for ignoring it.
Dec 5, 2013 10:00AM ET
Jonathan Chait on racism in the Obama era, Ross Douthat on the hopeless race conversation, Alex Roarty on Obamacare and white women, Kevin Glass on the "wonk gap," and Vauhini Vara on lower-middle-class families.
Dec 5, 2013 9:58AM ET
A congressman from Virginia launched an internal campaign to block support for gay candidates. House leadership is running a program on how not to offend women. The GOP war between economic conservatives and social ones is just getting underway.
Dec 5, 2013 9:55AM ET
Twitter's Board of Directors is no longer 100 percent men, after the company announced the appointment of former publishing CEO Marjorie Scardino to its ranks.
Dec 5, 2013 9:26AM ET
There's a lot going in the first official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marc Webb's follow up to 2012's surprisingly great reboot of the not-long-dead superhero franchise.
Dec 5, 2013 9:05AM ET
An American teacher working in Benghazi, Libya was shot and killed in the city, according to multiple media reports citing Libyan officials