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California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:29

A judge ruled Tuesday that California's laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education.

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With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:29

Veterans Affairs has a budget of $160 billion, the second largest in government. Some veterans groups say this isn't enough to meet the rapidly expanding demands placed on the VA health system.

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Moms And Tykes Should Eat More Fish Low In Mercury, Says FDA

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:21

Many mothers-to-be and breastfeeding women were turned off of fish out of mercury concerns. A study finds many of these women now eat too little fish, so two agencies are recommending they eat more.

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Rescue Of German Cave Researcher Could Take Days, Officials Say

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:15

The 52-year-old man has been trapped since Sunday about three-quarters of a mile below ground.

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Massachusetts Inches Toward Health Insurance For All

Tue, 2014-06-10 10:44

The state is close to having most of its eligible residents covered. But a failed website has delayed the processing of applications, and some of those waiting may yet decide not to buy health plans.

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A London Summit Tackles A Problem As Old As War Itself

Tue, 2014-06-10 09:30

Wartime rape has often been treated as something that's inevitable. A global summit in London looks for ways to stop the abuses and hold perpetrators responsible for sexual violence in conflict zones.

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Immigrant Who Sought Sanctuary In Arizona Church Can Stay In U.S.

Tue, 2014-06-10 09:04

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, was ordered to prepare to leave the U.S. after a traffic stop revealed he wasn't here legally. He has lived in Tucson for 14 years.

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Children Flood U.S.-Mexico Border, Overwhelm Patrol Agency

Tue, 2014-06-10 08:53

There's been a dramatic influx of unaccompanied minors showing up at the border. Dianne Solis of The Dallas Morning News talks about what's behind the numbers.

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Student, Suspect Dead In Oregon High School Shooting

Tue, 2014-06-10 08:17

Police said the shooter entered Reynolds High School with a rifle, killing a student and injuring a teacher. Police later found the shooter dead; the circumstances are unclear.

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The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space

Tue, 2014-06-10 08:04

With the help of grow lights and air exchange fans, NASA is growing lettuce on the International Space Station. The scheme could help keep food costs down — and keep astronauts happy tending plants.

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Giving School Nurses Access To Medical Records Improves Care

Tue, 2014-06-10 07:41

Students come to the school nurse for help with asthma, epilepsy and other chronic problems. Some health systems are letting school nurses read student medical records to help coordinate care.

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From Genes To Fangs: Snake Venom Recipes Remain Mysterious

Tue, 2014-06-10 07:17

The search for a universal treatment for snakebites is complicated by the fact that each species has a very different cocktail of toxins. Even knowing a snake's DNA might not help much.

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Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled

Tue, 2014-06-10 07:11

Kenya is heavily reliant on tourism, but advisories by the U.S., Britain and others have contributed to fewer visitors and job losses. Kenyans say the West is punishing them as much as the terrorists.

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With Concern For Environment, Illinois Bans Microbeads

Tue, 2014-06-10 06:51

The tiny, plastic bits are used in consumer products such as skin exfoliants and soap. Environmentalists say when microbeads wash down the drain, they become food to fish and other wildlife.

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Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

Tue, 2014-06-10 06:12

Under a waiver, energy giant BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oil fields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.

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Insurgent Group Claims Large Part Of Major Iraqi City

Tue, 2014-06-10 05:22

The run on Mosul was a reminder of the precarious situation of Iraq's central government and raises serious questions about the government's ability to fight terrorism in Iraq.

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Gunmen Stage Second Assault Near Karachi Airport

Tue, 2014-06-10 03:56

A short-lived attack near Karachi's airport interrupted prayers for security officers who died in Sunday's violence at the facility. Flights were halted temporarily.

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Possible Friendly-Fire Incident Kills 5 Americans In Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-06-10 03:00

Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. NATO says the attack is still under investigation.

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Hillary Clinton: I Helped Restore U.S. Leadership In The World

Tue, 2014-06-10 01:53

To hear the former secretary of state and once and maybe future Democratic presidential candidate tell it, her new book, Hard Choices, isn't the kickoff to a 2016 campaign.

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Clinton Sought 'Tougher Deal,' But Won't Second-Guess Bergdahl Swap

Tue, 2014-06-10 01:50

NPR's Renee Montagne sat down for a conversation with Hillary Clinton. Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, will be published on Tuesday.

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