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Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family'

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:51

Frank was severely depressed when he left his wife and three children to live on his own in 2009. But at his oldest son's baseball game two years later, he realized he couldn't stay away any longer.

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Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:46

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:45

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:45

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:42

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:41

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.

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White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:38

The White House is asking Congress to pass privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement probe.

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LA NAACP President Resigns Over Move To Honor Sterling

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:33

Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP chapter resigned Thursday following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

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Microsoft Releases Fix For Critical Internet Explorer Bug

Thu, 2014-05-01 16:44

The Department of Homeland Security had told Americans to stop using the browser until a fix was issued.

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When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help

Thu, 2014-05-01 16:31

The White House is cracking down on colleges to improve how they handle sexual assault complaints. But critics say schools are in over their heads, and that these cases are meant for the courts.

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NBA Panel Moves Forward With Attempt To Oust Clippers Owner

Thu, 2014-05-01 16:11

The Advisory/Finance Committee voted unanimously to "move forward as expeditiously as possible" to strip Donald Sterling of his team.

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Mamma Mia! Italian Chains Make Fast-Food Fare Look Light

Thu, 2014-05-01 14:11

A new report details the diet-busting fare at popular Italian chains, like Maggiano's 1,680-calorie shrimp scampi pasta dish. It has about three times the calories of one Big Mac.

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Oklahoma Issues Timeline Of Botched Execution

Thu, 2014-05-01 14:04

The timeline shows that on the day of the execution, Clayton D. Lockett cut himself and was hit with a stun gun. It took a phlebotomist 51 minutes to find a vein, before settling on one in his groin.

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Doctors Think The Other Guy Often Prescribes Unnecessary Care

Thu, 2014-05-01 13:22

Three out of 4 physicians say that their fellow doctors order wasteful tests or procedures at least once a week, a nationwide poll finds.

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France's Far-Right's High Hopes On May Day Display

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:58

The National Front party traditionally rallies in support of its anti-immigrant, nationalist ideals on May 1, International Workers Day. The far right is growing stronger throughout much of Europe.

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Reproductive Learning

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:50

[2014-05-01 13:00:00] When scientific researchers study evolution, they frequently start by inspecting the differences between a given species’ sex organs. We’ll find out this hour what we can learn from animals’ private parts with evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of Nature’s Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity and Ourselves (Viking Adult).

For The Children

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:49

[2014-05-01 12:00:00] Children in Bangladesh, Haiti and other impoverished countries face challenges their first-world counterparts can’t imagine. And yet, these kids have inspiring stories of perseverance to tell. We’ll hear some of them this hour from Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Her new book is I Believe in ZERO: Learning From the World’s Children (St. Martin’s Press).

Ending 5-Year Dispute, New York Reaches Deal With Teachers Union

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:44

Teachers in the largest public school system in the country had been working without a contract since 2009. Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "landmark" labor deal.

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How The Supreme Court Could Reshape The Tech Patent Landscape

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:43

A fight over patents is unfolding between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom. But a case before the Supreme Court could change the concept of intellectual property in information technology.

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Contagious Aphrodisiac? Virus Makes Crickets Have More Sex

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:11

Researchers have stumbled upon a virus that makes crickets horny before it kills them. Inducing your host to mate more is a great way for a virus to spread its own genes.

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