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Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:16

The nation's top Internet companies are officially pressing for broad regulation to maintain free and equal access to the Internet.

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Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:05

Host Michel Martin speaks with religious leaders about how faith organizations are responding to the recent surge of immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:56

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has drawn renewed attention to the plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April, but their release appears no more imminent.

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Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:19

More than 20 years after first allowing women to serve as priests, the church voted to ordain women as bishops. A similar proposal had been narrowly defeated in 2012.

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Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:07

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:05

We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? One travel doctor explains what he does to keep from bringing home microbial stowaways.

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Why Are Obstetricians Top Billers For Group Therapy In Illinois?

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:03

Illinois leads the U.S. in group psychotherapy sessions for Medicare patients. Some top billers aren't mental health specialists. The state's Medicaid program has cracked down, but the feds haven't.

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Another Former Champion Abandons Tour De France After Crash

Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56

Alberto Contador apparently hit something in the road, sending him into a crash so violent that it tore his shoe apart.

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Former Captive Bergdahl Will Return To Regular Duty In Army

Mon, 2014-07-14 06:50

The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange in May, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas.

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Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up

Mon, 2014-07-14 06:38

Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning Chronicler Of Apartheid, Dies

Mon, 2014-07-14 06:10

Gordimer found her central theme exploring the human effects of racial injustice, but her work continued long after South Africa's apartheid regime had ended.

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Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover

Mon, 2014-07-14 05:59

The purchase would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America. The deal's value is estimated at around $1.5 billion.

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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Mon, 2014-07-14 05:28

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.

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Israel Shoots Down Drone As Clash With Hamas Continues

Mon, 2014-07-14 04:18

One week after violence broke out between Israel and militants in Gaza, the Palestinian death toll is being reported at 172; no Israelis have reportedly died in the fighting.

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Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better

Mon, 2014-07-14 04:17

A big national study of Head Start programs shows that focusing on preschoolers' social and emotional skills can help them better engage in learning.

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Citigroup Agrees To Pay $7 Billion To Resolve Mortgage Probe

Mon, 2014-07-14 03:40

The deal frees Citi from potential liability for collateralized debt obligations as well as mortgage-backed securities issued, structured or underwritten by the company between 2003 and 2008.

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Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Floats Again, After 2 Years

Mon, 2014-07-14 03:05

Salvage workers plan to move the Costa Condordia from the spot of its deadly wreck off the Italian coast this week. The ship will eventually be used for scrap.

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To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

Mon, 2014-07-14 00:28

To get his young patients moving, Dr. Robert Zarr whips out his pad and prescribes a park. And not just any park. One chosen for the child from a 380-park database.

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Israel Downs Drone As Gaza Conflict Enters 7th Day

Mon, 2014-07-14 00:18

Israel's military said it downed a drone along its southern coastline on Monday, the first time it encountered such a weapon since its campaign against the Gaza Strip militants began last week.

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Switzerland's Lindt To Buy Russell Stover Candies

Sun, 2014-07-13 23:55

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Lindt says it will become the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America.

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