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The 2016 Race: How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages

The U.S.C/Los Angeles Times poll has consistently been an outlier, showing Donald Trump in the lead or near the lead.

F.B.I. Takes Over Investigation Into Fatal Plane Crash in Connecticut

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday that its initial inquiry determined that the crash in East Hartford was the result of an intentional act.

Tim Tebow Comforts Man Who Collapses After Game

After his Arizona Fall League debut, Tebow spent time with a man who appeared to have a seizure while waiting for his autograph.

Donald Trump Is ‘Dangerous’ for Global Stability, U.N. Rights Chief Says

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights, doubled down on remarks he gave last month condemning “nationalist demagogues.”

Group’s Tactic on Hillary Clinton: Sue Her Again and Again

The nonprofit organization Judicial Watch has more than 20 active lawsuits involving the Democratic nominee, and has focused on the Clintons since its formation in 1994.

Worries Over King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Health Shake Thailand

The country’s prime minister returned abruptly to Bangkok and well-wishers waited at the hospital where the 88-year-old monarch was being treated.

Sports of The Times: In the Cubs’ Clubhouse, No Worries About a Curse or...

The Chicago Cubs last won a world championship in 1908, when Teddy Roosevelt was president.

Toyota and Suzuki Say They Are Considering an Alliance

The Japanese car manufacturers were vague about what might happen but said that they were discussing a wide-ranging business partnership.

Facebook Helped Drive a Voter Registration Surge, Election Officials Say

A 17-word reminder displayed for four days in September contributed to substantial increases in online registration across the country.

A New Weapon in Russia’s Arsenal, and It’s Inflatable

The Russian military is using life-size decoy tanks, jets and missile launchers for disguise and deception.

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Whales and dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures and societies

Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study has linked the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.