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Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos

Mon, 2015-02-09 23:35

It's no secret that most state and federal legislators in Texas aren't fans of Obamacare. But insurers and Texan cities are successfully marketing plans on HealthCare.gov without the state's help.

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The French Debate: Free Speech Versus Hate Speech

Mon, 2015-02-09 23:33

Since the attack on a French satirical magazine, dozens have been arrested for condoning terrorism and inciting hatred. Many are wondering if the crackdown on hate speech is compromising free speech.

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Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

Mon, 2015-02-09 23:33

Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.

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Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Mon, 2015-02-09 23:30

After being diagnosed with cancer, the first question people have is, "How long do I have?" Doctors usually overestimate the time, and patients often don't understand it's a range, not one number.

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Qualcomm Hit With Record Fine In Chinese Anti-Monopoly Case

Mon, 2015-02-09 23:23

China fined chipmaker Qualcomm $975 million in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies. The San Diego-based company said it will not contest the matter.

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Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films, Dies At 98

Mon, 2015-02-09 21:49

Ed Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films, from 1964-1995, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards.

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WATCH: A Robot That Just Won't Quit Even When It's Kicked

Mon, 2015-02-09 16:51

Boston Dynamics is known for making some scary looking robots. But its new creation, Spot, a four-legged creature that can take a kick, might be the scariest of all.

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If Apple Made iMilk And Nike Sold Fruit: Designer Groceries As Art

Mon, 2015-02-09 14:04

A designer has reimagined a host of everyday edibles as high-end grocery items. It's a project that explores how branding influences our purchases — and where the ethical boundaries lie for designers.

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Jail Time For Unpaid Court Fines And Fees Can Create Cycle Of Poverty

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:38

Lawsuits filed in Ferguson and Jennings, Mo., seek justice for impoverished people who are jailed, sometimes for weeks, for not being able to pay what they owe the cities.

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Better Bath Rituals Is One Way Bangladesh Is Saving Its Newborns

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:26

Babies need a lot of help. And they don't always get it in low- and middle-income countries, where child mortality rates are high. A Bangladeshi doctor tells how his country is making strides.

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Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of Earth

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:16

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.

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Samsung's Privacy Policy Warns Customers Their Smart TVs Are Listening

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:04

Samsung warned its customers that their TVs are sending reports to third parties and that could include sensitive information spoken by the owners. The policy has drawn comparisons to Orwell's 1984.

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Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Marriages In Alabama

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:01

The move sent the strongest signal to date that the justices are on the verge of legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

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In West Africa, Fewer New Ebola Cases But Epidemic Still Uncontained

Mon, 2015-02-09 12:55

Robert Siegel speaks with Brice de le Vingne, director of operations dealing with the Ebola outbreak for Doctors without Borders.

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Kenji Ekuan's Enduring Legacy Lives On Restaurant Tables

Mon, 2015-02-09 12:47

Ekuan created the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961 and also designed the bullet train which connects Tokyo and northern Japan, among other things. He died this weekend at the age of 85.

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Alabama Joins 36 States In Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Mon, 2015-02-09 12:31

Same-sex couples in the conservative state married for the first time on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a federal judge's ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Obama, Merkel Downplay Disagreement Over Ukraine Aid

Mon, 2015-02-09 12:26

With the Ukraine crisis spiraling, President Obama and Germany's leader Angela Merkel met in Washington, D.C.

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Gitmo Trial For Sept. 11 Suspects Resumes — Then Abruptly Halted

Mon, 2015-02-09 12:26

The trial of five men accused in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resumed on Monday at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and then was abruptly halted. Defendants in the case protested that one of the court interpreters at the hearing had been present years before at secret sites where the men had been held and, they claim, tortured. The judge ordered a recess to look into the matter.

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Authorities Probe Alleged Hate Crime Against Native American Kids

Mon, 2015-02-09 12:26

Racial tensions are high in Rapid City, S.D. as police investigate an incident where white men allegedly shouted racial slurs and dumped beer on a group of Native Americans at a recent hockey game.

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Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

Mon, 2015-02-09 12:26

Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour in order to help its 800,000 residents in poverty. But no major city has yet raised its wage this dramatically and this fast.

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