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The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

Wed, 2015-03-04 11:30

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.

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Senate Fails In Bid To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

Wed, 2015-03-04 11:02

The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.

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Programs Help Students Cut Back On Booze, But Not For Long

Wed, 2015-03-04 10:42

Most colleges have some sort of alcohol education program. One-time interventions do cut drinking, but only short term. They tend to work better for women, with with no benefit for men in frats.

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Few Clues On Health Law's Future Emerge In Supreme Court Arguments

Wed, 2015-03-04 10:40

Will the Supreme Court strike down tax credits that help moderate-income Americans afford coverage in the three dozen states where the marketplace is being run by the federal government?

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Jawbone Fossil Fills Big Gap In Human Evolution, Scientists Say

Wed, 2015-03-04 10:37

Writing in Science, scientists say the 2.8-million-year-old fossil appears to belong to an individual from the beginning of the ancestral line that led to humans.

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Ferguson Report: Justice Dept. Says Wilson Won't Face Civil Rights Charges

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:32

The report concludes "that Darren Wilson's actions do not constitute prosecutable violations under the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute."

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UK Government Is Selling Its Share Of Eurostar

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:07

The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by the year 2020.

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People With Eczema Are Itching For Better Health Care

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:01

Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.

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The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:55

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of 'Jihadi John,' drawing criticism that it defends terror.

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Turkish Airlines' Near-Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:51

What do you do when a plane crash-lands at your country's only international airport and you have no equipment to move it out of the way? Nepalese airport officials are grappling with that question.

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Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:50

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

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Putin Speaks About The Killing Of Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:11

Russia's president said Nemtsov's death was a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. His supporters blame the Russian authorities.

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The Magic Trick That Could Shorten The FAFSA

Wed, 2015-03-04 07:36

The IRS and the Education Department already have the power to make the FAFSA easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?

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A Few Reactions to the DOJ's 'Scathing' Report on Ferguson Cops And Racial Bias

Wed, 2015-03-04 07:33

Racists emails and shocking statistics will be on display when the Justice Department (officially) releases a report about the Ferguson Police Department.

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What's A Patient To Do When Hospital Ratings Disagree?

Wed, 2015-03-04 06:25

Many people check up on hospitals before they check in as patients. But there's a catch. A hospital that gets lauded by one group can be panned by another.

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Born In 1898: World's Oldest Living Person Celebrates Birthday

Wed, 2015-03-04 06:25

Misao Okawa of Japan is now 117. She has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.

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Japanese World War II Battleship Musashi Found, Billionaire Paul Allen Says

Wed, 2015-03-04 06:01

The Microsoft co-founder says his team found the ship's wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines. The vessel was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

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Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

Wed, 2015-03-04 05:50

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.

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Man's Identity Questioned In LAPD Skid Row Shooting

Wed, 2015-03-04 05:12

Officials say the man killed Sunday was the subject of a federal warrant for violating probation for a 2000 bank robbery. There's also word that he lived under a stolen identity.

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For U.S. Children, Minorities Will Be The Majority By 2020, Census Says

Wed, 2015-03-04 04:05

America is heading toward the day when whites will no longer make up the majority of the population. And U.S. children will get there soon, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

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