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Amelia Boynton Robinson, Survivor Of 'Bloody Sunday,' Dies At 104

Wed, 2015-08-26 09:20

In 50 years, Amelia Boynton Robinson went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside the president of the United States.

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'Merkel' Has Become A Verb In German Youth Vernacular

Wed, 2015-08-26 09:20

The German chancellor's last name is used locally as a word of action ... which ironically means to not act at all.

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Texting Helps Diabetes Patients Fine Tune Insulin Dosing

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:52

Many low-income patients can't make multiple visits to the doctor, which is a problem if you're a diabetic trying to get insulin dosing just right. A text-based system made remote reports possible.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Is Now On 75 Million Devices, Company Says

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:37

Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi announced Tuesday that the new operating system is running in 192 countries, and on a wide range of devices, including ones made as early as 2007.

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Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested Is Named After Her

Wed, 2015-08-26 07:49

Bland's mother and other supporters were present for last night's city council vote. The roadway named in her honor leads to the college where she was about to begin a new job.

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2 Journalists Killed In Shooting During Live Broadcast In Virginia

Wed, 2015-08-26 05:54

Police are looking for the suspect who shot reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photojournalist Adam Ward, 27, at a shopping plaza Wednesday morning.

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Puerto Rico Under Tropical Storm Warning As Erika Gains Steam

Wed, 2015-08-26 04:13

The tropical cyclone is forecast to strengthen as it moves west toward the East Coast of the United States. Erika is expected to be just off the Florida coast by early Monday.

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Before There Was The Donald, There Was Arnold

Wed, 2015-08-26 03:03

Donald Trump's foray into politics has had some scratching their heads. But not in California, where celebrity candidates like former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger are, like, so 12 years ago.

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Univision's Jorge Ramos: 'I've Never Been Kicked Out Of A Press Conference'

Wed, 2015-08-26 02:55

The anchor of Univision's nightly news was thrown out of a press conference by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ramos said he was just doing his job — asking questions of the powerful.

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Why Thick Flour Tortillas Never Made It Big And Thin Tortillas Did

Wed, 2015-08-26 02:38

Flour tortillas thick as pancakes and dotted with brown blisters are a beloved Southwestern staple. So why haven't they broken out of the region and become available at supermarkets nationwide?

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China's Missteps Tarnish A Reputation For Economic Management

Wed, 2015-08-26 01:06

China's leaders were, until recently, seen as highly competent in managing the economy. But a bungled currency devaluation and a stock market collapse have challenged the conventional wisdom.

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Homeowners In Washington Wildfire Country Try To Reduce Risk

Wed, 2015-08-26 01:06

The Okanogan fire burning in central Washington is the largest wildfire in the state's history. Some area homeowners have cleared brush to keep the fire away. One built a nonflammable concrete home.

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Why French Winemakers Are Seeing The World Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

Wed, 2015-08-26 01:06

Many vintners in southern France used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. But demand for the pale, dry wine has skyrocketed, transforming the lives of the region's winemakers.

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Beyond Jane Fonda Tapes: Home Workouts Go Virtual

Wed, 2015-08-26 00:58

In New York City, an instructor leads an indoor spinning class while cyclists at home around the country ride along — and compete with other riders — on special bikes outfitted with tablets.

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A Hero Of French Train Attack Will Receive U.S. Army Medal

Tue, 2015-08-25 16:18

Announcing Alek Skarlatos' award, senior Army officials called the Soldiers Medal the service's "highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy."

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Justin Wilson, IndyCar Driver Who Died Monday, Helps 6 People With Organ Donations

Tue, 2015-08-25 15:48

The 37-year-old racer and father of two died Monday, after suffering a head injury in Sunday's race in Pennsylvania.

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Ted Cruz Rallies Evangelicals In Campaign To Defund Planned Parenthood

Tue, 2015-08-25 14:22

Religious voters are a key for Republicans running for president. One candidate — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — is making a bold play for them, promising to campaign on defunding Planned Parenthood.

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White House Fence Jumper Killed In Pennsylvania Courthouse

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:53

Curtis Smith, 34 was arrested for scaling a wall at the White House in March and was killed after allegedly trying to attack a sheriff's deputy at a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday.

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Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:06

Expulsions and suspensions were much higher for African-American students, researchers found.

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Lebanon's Cabinet Rejects Bid That Might Have Eased Garbage Crisis

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:00

Protesters from a group that's translated as either "You Stink" or "You Reek" criticized the bid for being too expensive and the government for being too corrupt.

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