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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Tue, 2015-03-03 23:32

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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Alabama Supreme Court Again Halts Gay Marriage

Tue, 2015-03-03 17:14

In a 134-page opinion, the court issued an order that goes against what higher courts has decided. The decision once again will pit the state against the federal judiciary.

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Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

Tue, 2015-03-03 15:51

The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.

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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Tue, 2015-03-03 15:12

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.

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Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

Tue, 2015-03-03 14:53

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.

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Round Two: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

Tue, 2015-03-03 13:59

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare opponents are challenging it again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

Tue, 2015-03-03 13:26

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court today from being strangled by legal weeds.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

Tue, 2015-03-03 13:20

The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

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FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings On Testosterone

Tue, 2015-03-03 13:03

The agency says the labels for testosterone drugs must state that aren't approved to fight aging and do increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes.

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Official Says FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control

Tue, 2015-03-03 12:51

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

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In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

Tue, 2015-03-03 12:34

An estimated 40 percent of France's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris, many of them in the poor suburbs. It's hard to escape the banlieues, even for those who work or attend school elsewhere.

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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

Tue, 2015-03-03 12:34

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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Internet Memes And 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

Tue, 2015-03-03 12:32

Becoming Internet-famous is a gold mine for some, a nightmare for others. The world of memes can pit free speech against the desire for privacy. And laws generally aren't keeping up, an expert says.

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Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

Tue, 2015-03-03 12:24

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.

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Even Some Doctors Fear These 10 Questions

Tue, 2015-03-03 12:04

Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.

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Indian State Bans The Slaughter, Sale And Consumption Of Beef

Tue, 2015-03-03 11:13

Anyone found breaking the new law in Maharashtra state could face up to five years in prison.

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Psst, We'll Pay You A Bribe If You Read This Story

Tue, 2015-03-03 11:12

An estimated 1.6 billion people — many of them in the developing world — pay bribes for public services, according to a new book. The alternative may be no health care and no education.

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After Netanyahu's Speech, A Reality Check

Tue, 2015-03-03 10:38

The Israeli prime minister has warned about the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program for two decades. He has shaped the debate, but will he influence the final outcome?

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Source: Probe Of Ferguson Police Uncovers Racist Comment About Obama

Tue, 2015-03-03 10:30

The Justice Department found that the department violated the Constitution with discriminatory policing practices. It found blacks disproportionately targeted by the police and the justice system.

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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Tue, 2015-03-03 10:03

"The erosion is steady. That's a steady downward line on a graph. And there's no sign that it's being turned around."Bill McDiarmid, Dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina

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