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Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:28

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been leading Boy Scout Troop 780 in South Central LA. Where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.

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Eyes In The Sky: Styrofoam Drones Keep Watch On Rainforest Trees

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:28

The autopilot toy planes, equipped with cameras, help conservationists detect illegal logging and mining earlier in the remote parts of the Amazon basin.

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A 10-Year-Old Makes A Video So We 'Don't Forget Nepal'

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:08

Lucas Zutt has lived in Nepal since 2013. It's "where I belong," he says. He made a video so the world will have a close-up — and personal — view of the earthquake's impact.

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60 Percent: Record Number Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage In Poll

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:08

It's a far cry from 1996, the first year in which Gallup posed the question to Americans. Back then, 68 percent of respondents said same-sex marriages should not be valid.

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As Congress Haggles Over Patriot Act, We Answer 6 Basic Questions

Tue, 2015-05-19 11:44

If you haven't been paying attention, here's a primer on the changes Congress is considering making to U.S. surveillance practices.

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Takata Agrees To Declare Air Bags In Nearly 34M Vehicles Defective

Tue, 2015-05-19 10:39

The problem lies with Takata air bags that can potentially explode, sending metal shards flying into the compartment. The recall is believed to be the largest in NHTSA's history.

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Reporting On Rape Kit Backlog Leads To New Law And Arrests In Ohio

Tue, 2015-05-19 10:04

While researching sexual assaults for Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, Rachel Dissell unearthed a backlog of untested rape kits dating back to 1993. Ohio has since mandated the testing of these kits.

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Patriots To 'Accept Reluctantly' NFL's 'Deflategate' Punishment

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:52

The NFL fined the team $1 million and stripped it of draft picks in connection with the scandal involving underinflated footballs. Quarterback Tom Brady is appealing his four-game suspension.

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An English 'Family Business,' Dedicated To A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Fort

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:08

Andrew Birley first visited Vindolanda, a Roman fort near the Scottish border, when he was still in his mother's womb. Now, he's the latest Birley to lead excavations at the site rich in artifacts.

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Dense Breasts Are Just One Part Of The Cancer Risk Calculus

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:06

Women with dense breasts are more likely to get cancer and less likely to catch it early on a mammogram. But degree of density matters too, a study finds, as do other factors like family history.

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Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:03

The Bradford boasted sweet flesh so coveted, 19th-century growers turned to guns and poison to thwart thieves. The melon all but vanished by the 1920s. Now a descendant of its creator is reviving it.

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Plan Bee: White House Unveils Strategy To Protect Pollinators

Tue, 2015-05-19 08:35

The national strategy addresses the alarming decline in honeybee populations. It calls for more bee habitat and more research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides.

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Biker Shootout Update: 7 Remain In Hospital; Uninvited Gang Had Come To Meeting

Tue, 2015-05-19 08:30

Giving an update on Sunday's violence, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton dismisses media reports that law enforcement officers had killed four bikers.

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British Police Arrest 7 Over Audacious Easter Jewelry Heist

Tue, 2015-05-19 07:00

"A number of large bags containing significant amounts of high value property have been recovered from one address," Scotland Yard says.

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How Medicare Advantage Investors Profited From Loose Government Lips

Tue, 2015-05-19 06:54

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a memo to insurers saying government audit policies could be relaxed, investors privy to the news pounced, sending shares upward.

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The Repast Is Not Even Past: Old L.A. Menus

Tue, 2015-05-19 06:33

Culling through the culinary offerings of thousands of old menus in the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, we can learn a lot about a city and its history.

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Longtime 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Announces He's Quitting

Tue, 2015-05-19 05:33

"I will no longer be Charlie Hebdo, but I will always be Charlie," says Renald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz.

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Judge Sends 11 Afghan Policemen To Prison Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Tue, 2015-05-19 02:49

The case of Farkhunda has prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It has resulted in rare sentences. Eight police officers implicated in the case were released.

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What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets?

Tue, 2015-05-19 02:38

Stress ducks, Hokki Stools, and other classroom strategies for students who need to move to learn.

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Conservative, Catholic Ireland Votes On Same-Sex Marriage

Mon, 2015-05-18 23:25

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

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