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In California, Life With Parole Increasingly Leads To Freedom

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:06

Until recently, inmates with life sentences — most for murder — were rarely released from prison, regardless of their behavior. But a 2008 court case and a new governor have changed their odds.

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Brad Paisley Leaves 'Southern Comfort Zone' For Troops In Afghanistan

Mon, 2014-05-26 10:54

The country music star rescheduled an Iowa gig so he could travel to Bagram Airfield with the president. Paisley's change of plans turned out to be a boon for vendors at the Tree Town Music Festival.

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Parents Of Elliot Rodger Heard Of Attack As They Tried To Stop Him

Mon, 2014-05-26 10:03

The 22-year-old's parents were rushing to stop him from hurting anyone Friday night when they heard news of a shooting and feared their son was involved.

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White House Mistakenly Blows Cover Of CIA Officer In Afghanistan

Mon, 2014-05-26 07:55

A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.

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Wash And Deliver: Startups Aim To Solve First World Problems

Mon, 2014-05-26 07:49

With services that pick up your laundry, deliver you gourmet food, take you on a cheap ride — all with the tap of an app — many of the hassles of life are disappearing. But can these companies last?

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Dad Catches Son's Home Run Ball At Minor League Game

Mon, 2014-05-26 06:33

Conrad Gregor thanked his parents for making a five-hour drive to watch him play by driving a home run over the wall to where his father was standing.

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Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

Mon, 2014-05-26 05:45

Whether for philosophical or health reasons, pet owners are whipping up batches of pet food for their beloved animals. But veterinarians warn that these meals need to be nutritionally balanced.

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Ukraine's Poroshenko Says He'll Restore Peace In East

Mon, 2014-05-26 05:37

Ukraine's projected new president Petro Poroshenko welcomed his victory Monday by pledging to speed up operations to quell pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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Killed The Mockingbird? American Classics Cut From British Reading List

Mon, 2014-05-26 04:47

U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.

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World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division

Mon, 2014-05-26 02:37

In Gainesville, Texas, on Monday, World War II vets from a unit known as the Cactus Division will remember their fallen comrades. These veterans helped liberate Germany's Dachau concentration camp.

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Killer's Family Tried To Intervene Before Rampage

Mon, 2014-05-26 00:31

By the time Elliot Rodger's mother and father arrived, it was too late: their son had killed six people and then, authorities say, himself.

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Early Returns Show Candy Tycoon Poroshenko Winning Ukraine Vote

Mon, 2014-05-26 00:23

Billionaire Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting, according to early returns. He claimed victory after exit polls showed him with a commanding lead.

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One Of Many: Remembering A Fallen Son On Memorial Day

Mon, 2014-05-26 00:04

Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.

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Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:53

Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.

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Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:44

The children of parents who struggle with anxiety are much more likely to develop it themselves. Therapy for both parents and children can help keep the often-debilitating disorder at bay.

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Egyptians Vote To Elect Country's Next President

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:39

The man who removed the elected president, retired military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, is practically assured of a victory in the vote, which is being held over two days, Monday and Tuesday.

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Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's Last Communist Leader, Dies At 90

Sun, 2014-05-25 23:21

The general in tinted glasses, who was best known for his 1981 martial law crackdown on the Solidarity union, died Sunday after a long struggle with cancer and a recent stroke.

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Hunter-Reay Holds Off Castroneves To Win Indy 500

Sun, 2014-05-25 22:05

America has its first Indianapolis 500 winner in eight years. Ryan Hunter-Reay made a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win Sunday's race in the second-closest finish in history.

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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sun, 2014-05-25 15:36

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

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Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet

Sun, 2014-05-25 14:54

There's much more to the Internet than what you can stumble upon with Google. Hidden sites can market drugs and weapons illegally, but they also provide anonymity for political dissidents.

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