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Obama Administration Acts To Ease Family Detentions

Wed, 2015-06-24 14:22

Families detained after illegal border crossings will be allowed to post bond, but that doesn't please either side of the immigration debate.

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Texas Abortion Curbs Go Into Effect Soon, Unless Supreme Court Acts

Wed, 2015-06-24 14:09

A controversial 2013 law, which will likely leave just nine clinics open in the state, is set to go into effect July 1. Abortion rights supporters have asked the Supreme Court to intervene.

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Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Wed, 2015-06-24 13:51

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds. Here are other foods that, when eaten together, pack a more nutritious punch.

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Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation 60-38

Wed, 2015-06-24 12:50

The vote is a victory for President Obama, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.

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OSHA Launches Program To Protect Nursing Employees

Wed, 2015-06-24 12:40

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcing safe patient handling practices to prevent hospital workers from suffering debilitating injuries.

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OPM Chief Again Grilled On Data Hack

Wed, 2015-06-24 12:27

Katherine Archuleta says she is "not comfortable" with estimates more than 18 million current and former federal workers could be affected.

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For Sale: 1.6 Percent Of Australia, Including World Biggest Cattle Ranch

Wed, 2015-06-24 12:00

The parcel, along with the company that owns it, is on the market for more than $300 million. To sweeten the deal, the buyer would also get about 160,000 head of cattle.

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Are You Flossing Or Just Lying About Flossing? The Dentist Knows

Wed, 2015-06-24 11:58

A survey says one quarter of adults lie to their dentist about flossing. That number seemed low to us. So we called up some periodontists. And they laughed.

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Gmail Now Features A Way To Ease Sender's Remorse

Wed, 2015-06-24 11:53

Once tucked away in Google's "Labs" space for beta testing, the "Undo Send" option now gives users 5 to 30 seconds after sending an email to change their minds.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

Wed, 2015-06-24 11:08

Jindal joins a crowded Republican field, and polls show him trailing the other presidential hopefuls.

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U.S. Slips In World Well-Being Rankings; Panama Is No. 1

Wed, 2015-06-24 10:37

As a region, the Americas fare quite well in Gallup's new global index of personal well-being — but the U.S. fell from No. 12 to No. 23 worldwide.

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The Reason Cervantes Asked To Be Buried In A Convent

Wed, 2015-06-24 09:56

Tests have confirmed the bones under a Madrid convent belong to Spain's most famous writer. He wished to be buried there because the nuns raised money and paid a ransom when he was captive in Africa.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apologizes To Victims, Families Of Boston Marathon Bombing

Wed, 2015-06-24 09:55

"I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, and the damage that I've done," Tsarnaev told the court today in Boston.

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A Good Read: A White Woman On "Being An Excuse" For Deadly Racism

Wed, 2015-06-24 09:38

A new piece in The New Republic — written by a white woman — digs into how white femininity gets used as an excuse for white supremacy, with deadly consequences.

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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

Wed, 2015-06-24 09:04

The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil holds clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.

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Alabama Governor Orders Removal Of Confederate Flags From Capitol

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:49

The decision is part of a growing backlash against symbols of the Confederacy following last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina.

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U.S. Clarifies Hostage Policy, Saying It Won't Prosecute Families Over Ransom

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:22

The Obama administration says the U.S. will continue to try to prevent hostage situations — and the Justice Department says it "does not intend to add to families' pain" if they pay ransoms.

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Hillary Clinton's Three-Word Gaffe: 'All Lives Matter'

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:08

Speaking about her mother at a church on Tuesday, Clinton said what had kept her mother going was "kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered. All lives matter."

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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:08

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.

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Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Wed, 2015-06-24 07:51

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.

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