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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:29

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:16

The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.

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Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:05

The city has seen some positive changes in recent years, including a reconnection with the city's rural past. The pastime has given youth an outlet in a region that's at the center of gang violence.

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He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:05

The epicenter of the quake that struck Nepal was in the district of Gorkha, a few hours drive from the capital of Kathmandu. We're just beginning to see the extent of the damage in villages there.

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Political Story On Breast Cancer Screenings Was Missing Some Science

Thu, 2015-04-30 13:16

A story on mammogram recommendations quotes only the opposing views in Congress.

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Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Turn To Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:46

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough asisstance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.

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Documents Show FAA Questioned Mental Fitness of Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:32

Newly released documents show the FAA initially declined to give Andreas Lubitz a medical certificate for his U.S. pilot's license because of his history of depression.

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The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:27

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?

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The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:18

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.

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'Uprising' Or 'Riot'? Depends Who's Watching

Thu, 2015-04-30 11:37

West Baltimore protests spark debate over how media portrays conflict.

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Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

Thu, 2015-04-30 11:26

People convicted of minor crimes years ago are suing to overturn a Pennsylvania law that bars them from working full time in nursing homes, locking them out of a fast-growing sector in the economy.

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Health System Took Control To Make Joint Replacement More Profitable

Thu, 2015-04-30 11:21

Baptist Health System in San Antonio made money doing what used to be industry heresy: reducing patients' use of medical care.

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Why We Can't Take Chipotle's GMO Announcement All That Seriously

Thu, 2015-04-30 11:09

Chipotle says providing "food with integrity" means dropping genetically modified ingredients. But critics say the company's new policy is inconsistent and even dishonest.

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Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

Thu, 2015-04-30 10:46

One aim of Obamacare was to ease the financial strain on nonprofit hospitals that provide medical care to people who lack insurance and can't pay their bills. That plan is working, hospitals say.

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Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents

Thu, 2015-04-30 10:36

Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. "It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it's the urbanite against the almond," he says.

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Small Plague Outbreak In People Tracked To Pit Bull

Thu, 2015-04-30 10:12

A woman who caught pneumonic plague in Colorado last summer likely contracted it from her friend or his dog. Antibiotics limited the outbreak to four people and cured them.

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How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful

Thu, 2015-04-30 09:58

In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.

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#TBT: Hoping For Presidency, Former Senator Throws Rock In Water

Thu, 2015-04-30 08:41

The 2008 presidential race was the first in the post-YouTube era. Candidates tried all kinds of things to break through, including former Sen. Mike Gravel simply throwing a rock in water.

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Baltimore Police Hand Freddie Gray Investigation Report To Prosecutors

Thu, 2015-04-30 08:36

A Baltimore Police Department task force found the van transporting Gray made one more stop than originally thought.

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Kill The Messenger: NASA Orbiter Set To Crash Into Mercury Thursday

Thu, 2015-04-30 07:41

Messenger was launched from Earth back in 2004. After 4,104 orbits of Mercury and billions of miles of space travel, the orbiter will end its mission with a quiet bang Thursday.

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