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Creepy or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

Wed, 2015-06-10 15:13

The government is trying to strike a balance between doing too little and doing too much to stop an outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome. But has it stepped over a line?

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Libertarian Magazine 'Reason' Target Of Federal Subpoena

Wed, 2015-06-10 14:03

Federal prosecutors want the magazine to turn over the identities of six users who posted threatening comments against the federal judge in the Silk Road case.

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Missouri Slow To Advance A Post-Ferguson Agenda

Wed, 2015-06-10 13:47

While several states have passed new laws aimed to curb excessive force by police, there's been surprisingly little traction in Missouri, where Michael Brown's death spurred international protests.

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Freedom, Not Fries? Texas Official Wants Deep Fryers Back In Schools

Wed, 2015-06-10 12:44

The agricultural commissioner wants to roll back a decade-old ban on soda machines and deep fryers in schools. He says it's not about giving kids a treat but about giving school districts the choice.

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Bernie Sanders: 'We Are The Underdog'

Wed, 2015-06-10 12:39

The presidential candidate, who has emerged as the leading critic to Hillary Clinton,sat down with WAMU's Diane Rehm to talk about his campaign, policies and his chances.

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'Some Indication' That NY Escapees Might Have Headed To Vermont

Wed, 2015-06-10 12:18

More than 450 personnel are going door-to-door, conducting car searches and gathering information to try to find escaped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt.

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Saturn's Dark And Mysterious Outer Ring Is Even Bigger Than Expected

Wed, 2015-06-10 12:07

Scientists say the Phoebe ring is more than 200 times as big across as Saturn itself. They used a special infrared space telescope to get the best look yet at the massive ring of black dust.

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Jeb Bush And Florida's 'Scarlet Letter Law,' Explained

Wed, 2015-06-10 11:56

While Jeb Bush was governor, Florida had a law requiring some women to list their sexual encounters in the newspaper. What's the controversy all about, and what did Bush have to do with it, exactly?

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'His Emotions Got The Best Of Him' At Pool, Officer's Attorney Says

Wed, 2015-06-10 11:32

The lawyer representing resigned Cpl. Eric Casebolt says that last Friday, "His first call was a suicide at an apartment complex." That incident added to "an emotional toll," his attorney says.

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Nobel Laureate In Hot Water For 'Trouble With Girls' In Labs

Wed, 2015-06-10 11:10

"Three things happen when they are in the lab," biochemist Tim Hunt said at a large conference. "You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry."

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It's Spawning Season: Are Horseshoe Crabs Down For the Count?

Wed, 2015-06-10 11:03

Migratory birds and humans have long relied on the odd creatures, and scientists now fear they're on the decline. Based on counts along the Mid-Atlantic coast, we can learn how to set harvest limits.

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Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs

Wed, 2015-06-10 10:55

Research shows that, even with health insurance, many people put off expensive surgery, medicine and tests because they can't afford the high deductibles or copays. A few states hope to change that.

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More Evidence That Parents' Ages Could Influence Autism Risk

Wed, 2015-06-10 10:13

A large, international study found that kids born to older parents had higher rates of autism. Having a teen mom or parents with a large gap between their ages also increased the autism odds.

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After Nearly 30 Years, Librarian Of Congress Is Calling It Quits

Wed, 2015-06-10 09:41

James Billington helped usher the world's largest library into the digital age. The Library of Congress says he will step down on Jan. 1, 2016.

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Like Us, Chimps Go Bananas For Booze

Wed, 2015-06-10 09:39

Scientists have spotted chimpanzees routinely sipping palm wine from trees in Guinea. The study supports a theory that our common relatives evolved the ability to digest alcohol millions of years ago.

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Cleveland Officials: Police Are Being Retrained On Interacting With The Public

Wed, 2015-06-10 08:35

Officers are getting new training on interacting with youth and the use of force. "We are guardians of this community," Police Chief Calvin Williams said. "And we are part of this community."

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Israel-Linked Spy Virus Discovered At Hotels Used For Iran Nuclear Talks

Wed, 2015-06-10 08:15

The cybersecurity firm Kaspersky discovered the malware on one of their computers first. When they searched millions of computers for the virus, they found it at three key luxury hotels.

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During Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Was Not On Cellphone, According To NTSB

Wed, 2015-06-10 07:28

Federal investigators reported that engineer Brandon Bostian was not using his cellphone ahead of the May 12 derailment in Philadelphia. The train accident killed eight people and injured dozens more.

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Vatican Establishes Tribunal To Investigate Bishops In Abuse Cases

Wed, 2015-06-10 07:14

Pope Francis sets up a tribunal to hear cases against senior clergy accused of not protecting children who were abused by priests. A victims' group says the Vatican isn't going far enough.

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Amtrak Engineer Not On Cellphone Before Philadelphia Derailment, NTSB Says

Wed, 2015-06-10 06:23

An investigation found no evidence that the engineer was distracted by calls or texts ahead of the May 12 accident in which eight people died and some 200 others were injured.

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