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NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

Tue, 2015-04-28 11:10

The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League's 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.

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A Rural Police Chief Asks Citizens To Help Pick Up Used Syringes

Tue, 2015-04-28 10:59

The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can't keep up, so they've asked residents to help.

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'Go Home. Please': 'Wire' Creator David Simon Urges Calm In Baltimore

Tue, 2015-04-28 10:20

In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be "argued, debated, addressed ... this moment ... can still, in the end, "prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city."

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'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

Tue, 2015-04-28 09:56

The president said "there's no excuse for the kind of violence" that has erupted after peaceful protests following the death of a black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

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Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tue, 2015-04-28 08:57

Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?

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Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just The Richter Scale

Tue, 2015-04-28 08:49

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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Tensions Running High In Baltimore After Night Of Rioting

Tue, 2015-04-28 08:24

National Guard troops fanned out across parts of Baltimore following violence in which about a dozen buildings were burned. Nearly 200 people were arrested.

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"Ain't no way you can sit here and be silent"

Tue, 2015-04-28 08:14

Peaceful demonstrations on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray were overshadowed by violence in the streets of Baltimore.

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How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:54

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:43

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.

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A 10-Year-Old's View Of The Nepal Earthquake

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:41

"It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival," a fearful Lucas told his mother the journalist.

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Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:29

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.

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Activists Urge States To Protect The Civil Rights Of LGBT People

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:26

The Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Tuesday. But in many states, a person can marry someone of the same gender and still be fired for being gay.

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Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Tue, 2015-04-28 06:11

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

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How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

Tue, 2015-04-28 05:54

If marriage is on the horizon, it might be wise to set aside some money for the taxman. An increase in family income after the vows can trigger repayment of a health insurance credit.

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'Bali 9' Pair Will Face Indonesian Firing Squad, After Last Appeals Denied

Tue, 2015-04-28 04:34

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" group that sought to smuggle heroin.

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Delinquent. Dropout. At-Risk. What's In A Name?

Tue, 2015-04-28 04:03

How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.

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Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Tue, 2015-04-28 01:00

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

Tue, 2015-04-28 01:00

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.

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On The Streets Of Baltimore, Trying To Understand The Anger

Tue, 2015-04-28 00:53

On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence.

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