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America's Search For Meming

Mon, 2014-06-30 07:11

Images of the past remind us of memes of the present. And vice versa.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

Mon, 2014-06-30 06:21

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.

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Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Mon, 2014-06-30 06:19

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

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Emergency Slide Deploys Inside U.S. Jetliner, Forcing A Landing

Mon, 2014-06-30 05:34

The plane had been heading from Chicago to Southern California; instead, the scary incident forced startled passengers to spend Sunday night in Wichita.

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Two American Men Will Likely Face Trial In North Korea

Mon, 2014-06-30 04:03

A trial date for the two, who were traveling separately when they were arrested this spring, hasn't yet been announced.

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ISIS Declares Caliphate As Iraq Fights To Retake Tikrit

Mon, 2014-06-30 03:24

The plan was unveiled one day before the Iraqi parliament will hold its first meeting since the April 30 national elections.

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In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

Sun, 2014-06-29 23:43

Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.

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Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters

Sun, 2014-06-29 23:28

The father of one of the 19 firefighters who died a year ago in the Yarnell Hill Fire wants to create shelters that better shield against direct flames.

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Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

Sun, 2014-06-29 23:26

When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid.

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Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

Sun, 2014-06-29 23:25

In Texas and elsewhere, guns are playing major roles this campaign season. Politicians have opened fire in ads, literally, and embraced the gun as a symbol of their conservative street cred.

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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Sun, 2014-06-29 23:25

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.

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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

Sun, 2014-06-29 23:23

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.

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'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:19

Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom Designing Women and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer, his agent said.

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GM Crash Victim Payment Plan Won't Have A Limit

Sun, 2014-06-29 22:13

Kenneth Feinberg, the country's most well-known compensation expert, is scheduled to reveal the terms Monday, and GM CEO Mary Barra has said there will be no cap on payments.

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For Iraqis, A Ramadan Filled With Fear And Uncertainty

Sun, 2014-06-29 17:53

It's typically a holy month of reflection for Muslims, but Iraqis face a bleak Ramadan this year. Extremists have taken over much of the country and show no sign of easing their fighting.

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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

Sun, 2014-06-29 14:45

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.

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For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions

Sun, 2014-06-29 13:03

In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.

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Obama To Nominate Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Head VA

Sun, 2014-06-29 12:17

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently in a sea of trouble. A White House report said its "corrosive culture" led to systematic failures.

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Should Saying Someone Is 'Off The Reservation' Be Off-Limits?

Sun, 2014-06-29 11:41

The term dates back to the 19th century when white traders would swap "firewater" for Indian goods and "off the reservation" was "a lonely and dangerous place for an aboriginal American to be."

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Sunni Extremist Group ISIS Declares New Islamic Caliphate

Sun, 2014-06-29 11:03

Some analysts says the move may signal the birth of a new era of transnational jihadism. ISIS also announced a name change: It will now be known simply as The Islamic State.

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