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Anxious About China, Asian Nations Buy More U.S. Military Hardware

Tue, 2015-06-09 11:36

The shopping spree by Southeast Asian nations is expected to total around $40 billion over the next year. But the U.S. has competition, from Russia, Europe and other countries in Asia.

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Abortion Restriction Law Is Backed By Federal Court In Texas

Tue, 2015-06-09 10:52

A federal appeals court has backed key parts of Texas' controversial 2013 law that critics say would put some clinics at risk of closing.

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Tampa Bay Takes 2-1 Lead Over Chicago In Stanley Cup Final

Tue, 2015-06-09 10:49

Cedric Paquette scored for the game-winning goal late in the third period, with help from defenseman Victor Hedman.

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A Gender Revolution Hits The Streets, Two Wheels At A Time

Tue, 2015-06-09 10:00

On one ride, a guy knocked one of the girls off her bike. But it didn't discourage these Afghan teens from cruising around Kabul every Friday and challenging the view that woman shouldn't bike.

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Using Obscure Law, Cleveland Residents Seek Arrest Of Police Officers

Tue, 2015-06-09 09:59

The residents want two police officers arrested over the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was playing with a pellet gun in a public park last November.

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As American As Iced Tea: A Brief, Sometimes Boozy History

Tue, 2015-06-09 09:57

At least as early as Colonial times, Americans were drinking iced tea, though early alcohol-laden recipes had more in common with the cocktail from Long Island than the stuff sold by Lipton.

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Guess Which State Has The Best High School Graduation Rate?

Tue, 2015-06-09 09:08

The national graduation rate has hit a remarkable 81 percent. Why the steep rise in recent years? Exhibit A: Iowa.

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Hogwarts Hops The Pond: Rowling Reveals U.S. Version Of Wizards' School

Tue, 2015-06-09 09:01

In a series of tweets with fans, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling confirmed that Americans have their own version of the legendary school of witchcraft and wizardry.

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Hundreds March In McKinney's Streets To Protest Police Action

Tue, 2015-06-09 09:00

The protest came after the town's police department said that it's investigating Friday's incident. An officer who forced a teenage girl to the ground and briefly drew his gun is on leave.

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Luminaries Across Political Spectrum Filed Support Letters For Gen. Petraeus

Tue, 2015-06-09 08:23

In letters of support, Republicans and Democrats pleaded with a judge to keep Gen. David Petraeus from jail, after he pleaded guilty to revealing government secrets to his biographer.

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To Beat Insomnia, Try Therapy For The Underlying Cause Instead Of Pills

Tue, 2015-06-09 08:19

A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.

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Virginia Court Is Ordered To Reconsider Injunction In Sweet Briar College Case

Tue, 2015-06-09 08:16

The legal battle over Sweet Briar's fate has been fast-moving — the private women's school is slated to close on Aug. 25.

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Here's How Inflation Has Eroded American Workers' Overtime Eligibility

Tue, 2015-06-09 08:06

The Obama administration might soon make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime, but experts disagree over how the new rules should look.

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The Battles Of A Civil War Re-Enactress

Tue, 2015-06-09 06:33

Refused at first as a re-enactor, J.R. Hardman turned to historic, real-life pioneers for inspiration.

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Vincent Bugliosi, Manson Prosecutor And 'Helter Skelter' Author, Dies

Tue, 2015-06-09 06:01

After the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others thrust Bugliosi into the spotlight, he won convictions against Charles Manson and his followers.

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Federal Judge Orders Release Of Last 'Angola 3' Prisoner

Tue, 2015-06-09 04:26

Albert Woodfox has spent four decades in solitary confinement after he was convicted in the stabbing death of a prison guard. Woodfox's conviction was overturned.

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High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous

Tue, 2015-06-09 03:49

From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.

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Dennis Hastert To Appear In A Chicago Courthouse For Arraignment

Tue, 2015-06-09 02:58

Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury in May over allegations of paying hush money and lying to the FBI. This would be his first public appearance since the charges became public.

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Some States Make Obamacare Backup Plans, As Supreme Court Decision Looms

Mon, 2015-06-08 23:47

A Supreme Court ruling could threaten health insurance subsidies in about three dozen states. But many states aren't sharing contingency plans lest they be seen as supporting Obamacare.

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This Summer, The Cafeteria Comes To The Kids

Mon, 2015-06-08 23:42

Twenty-one million kids eat free and reduced-price meals throughout the school year, but getting them fed during the summer is a challenge.

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