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Arizona 1st In Nation To Require High Schoolers To Pass Civics Test

Fri, 2015-01-16 06:48

The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.

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Head Of Medicare, Who Oversaw Obamacare Rollout, Will Step Down

Fri, 2015-01-16 06:11

Marilyn Tavenner said she was stepping down in February. She joined the Obama administration in 2010 and oversaw the problematic rollout of the President Obama's signature domestic program.

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Iowa's Sen. Ernst Grabs Spotlight That's Often Proven Too Hot

Fri, 2015-01-16 06:06

As often as not, the opportunity to speak right after the president has been the kiss of death for aspiring politicians — especially for the GOP during the Obama years.

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Saudis Postpone 2nd Round Of Public Flogging For Jailed Blogger Raif Badawi

Fri, 2015-01-16 05:44

A doctor who examined Badawi found his wounds from last Friday's public flogging hadn't healed and he would be unable to withstand another round. The punishment could be carried out next Friday.

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Pope, On Visit To Philippines, Defends Catholic Ban On Contraception

Fri, 2015-01-16 05:38

Francis, on the second day of his visit to the predominately Catholic nation, called for families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."

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Long-Lost British Spacecraft Spotted By NASA Probe Orbiting Mars

Fri, 2015-01-16 04:10

The Beagle 2 Mars Lander was lost Christmas day 2003. Today, British scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of Mars.

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More Than Two Dozen Arrested In France, Belgium In Anti-Terror Raids

Fri, 2015-01-16 02:45

In Belgium, police say they disrupted a major attack when they arrested 13 suspects and seized guns, munitions and explosives.

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Released From Prison After 22 Years, But Still 'Locked Up'

Fri, 2015-01-16 01:10

Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn left office, he granted clemency for Tyrone Hood, who had served more than two decades for a murder Hood says he did not commit. Now Hood is fighting to clear his name.

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By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

Jason Comely's fear of rejection was so strong that he'd become completely isolated. So he set out to get himself rejected at least once a day, every day. Funny thing is, it worked.

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NYPD Disciplinary Problems Linked To A 'Failure Of Accountability'

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

The New York Police Department is one of the most sophisticated in the world, with advanced systems for fighting crime. But it's not so good at policing its own officers, criminal justice experts say.

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Tech Giants Will Pay $415 Million To Settle Employees' Lawsuit

Thu, 2015-01-15 20:42

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.

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Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:20

The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.

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Oklahoma Executes An Inmate For First Time Since Lethal Injection Disaster In April

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:18

Charles Frederick Warner's execution had been postponed while Oklahoma revamped its drug combination and procedures.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Won't Be Fired For Shooting Robbery Suspect

Thu, 2015-01-15 15:53

A Papa John's driver who shot a robbery suspect in the face will not be fired, despite her violation of the company's policy against employees carrying guns. The employee will now work inside a store.

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Hero Of Kosher Grocery Siege Will Become A French Citizen

Thu, 2015-01-15 14:24

Like Amedy Coulibaly, the man who authorities say carried out the deadly attack in Paris, Lassana Bathily is a Muslim with ties to Mali. Last week, he saved several people from Coulibaly.

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After Saying Yes, Duke Nixes Muslim Call To Prayer From Chapel Bell Tower

Thu, 2015-01-15 14:01

The school had announced it would allow the traditional call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The decision was excoriated, and today the private university in Durham, N.C., reversed course.

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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

Thu, 2015-01-15 13:55

In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

Thu, 2015-01-15 13:20

California is seen as an Obamacare success story. But tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state have only one insurer available on the health plan exchange.

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Is U.S. Gaining Or Losing Ground Against ISIS?

Thu, 2015-01-15 13:12

Is the U.S. gaining or losing ground in its bombing campaign against ISIS? Audie Cornish puts the question to Jennifer Cafarella, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of War.

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Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

Thu, 2015-01-15 13:08

A new study finds that the academic disciplines most associated with "geniuses" are also the fields in which women are under-represented.

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