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The Sen. Menendez Indictment In Five Excerpts

Wed, 2015-04-01 16:01

The indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez alleges he took hundreds of thousands of dollars and extravagant gifts from a friend and donor in exchange for political favors.

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Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Wed, 2015-04-01 14:03

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:32

Some of the largest, most established walkathons and similar events that raise cash for charity aren't doing as well as they used to. There's more competition, fundraisers say, for money and time.

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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:26

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.

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Justice Department Won't Charge IRS' Lois Lerner With Criminal Contempt

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:25

At issue is whether the former IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she made an opening statement proclaiming her innocence over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

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With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:25

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.

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In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of City

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:20

The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR's Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.

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Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:18

The indictment alleges that Menendez abused his office to benefit a friend and donor. The New Jersey senator has always maintained his innocence.

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Justice Department Indicts Sen. Robert Menendez On Corruption

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:18

The indictment alleges that Menendez abused his office to benefit a friend and donor. The New Jersey Senator has always maintained his innocence.

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California Governor Issues 1st-Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:09

Cities in drought-stricken California will have to reduce their water usage by 25 percent. In a news conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said the "historic drought demands unprecedented action."

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California Governor Issues 1st-Ever Statewide Manadatory Water Reductions

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:09

Cities in drought-stricken California will have to reduce their water usage by 25 percent. In a news conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said the "historic drought demands unprecedented action."

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A Virus In Your Mouth Helps Fight The Flu

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:20

It's related to herpes. And it infects most of the world — about half of Americans, nearly all the developing world. But don't go out and get infected. The virus has a dark side, too.

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Trevor Noah Is A Quarter Jewish. Does That Make His Anti-Semitic Jokes OK?

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:13

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart's replacement. Now he's in hot water over some old tweets.

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Diagnosing A Sinus Infection Can Be A DIY Project

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:11

The nation's ear, nose and throat doctors want people to diagnose sinus infections themselves in an effort to reduce overuse of antibiotics. They're telling you how.

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Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of Tikrit

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:10

Iraqi flags are flying over government buildings again in Tikrit, one month into a major offensive to reclaim the city from fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Matamoros Becomes Ground Zero As Drug War Shifts On Mexican Border

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:55

Violence has descended on the once-laid-back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.

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Madison Council Votes To Ban Discrimination Against Atheism

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:49

In what's believed to be a first in the United States, the common council of Madison, Wis., has amended the city's equal opportunities ordinance "to add nonreligion as a protected class."

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11 Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:12

All but one of the 12 educators charged with racketeering were found to guilty by a Georgia jury. The scandal involved dozens of schools and dozens of teachers who had previously taken plea deals.

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:15

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

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'Girl Drifter' Race Driver Freaks Out Instructors In Prank

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:37

Leona Chin stalled her high-powered car in first gear and randomly turned the wipers on — before unleashing the skills she has honed as a professional driver. Havoc, and some panic, ensued.

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