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Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

Thu, 2014-06-19 03:20

Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.

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NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground States, Obama Ratings Lag

Thu, 2014-06-19 01:01

According to a new NPR poll, in the 12 states with competitive Senate races this fall, only 38 percent of likely voters said they approved of the way the president is handling his job.

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National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools

Thu, 2014-06-19 01:00

A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.

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U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

Wed, 2014-06-18 23:01

Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.

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Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:59

Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.

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Kershaw Throws No-Hitter, Dodgers Rout Rockies 8-0

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:29

Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the victory over Colorado.

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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Wed, 2014-06-18 20:04

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C. according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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3rd Inmate Executed After April's Botched Lethal Injection

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:01

John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.

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Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:51

Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.

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Grappling With Gangs, Salt Lake City Turns To Racketeering Laws

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:04

Law enforcement in Utah's capital is using federal organized-crime charges to try to rein in groups like the Tongan Crips. One officer says it's sometimes the only way to send a message to criminals.

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Iraq's Meltdown Troubles U.S. Political Waters

Wed, 2014-06-18 14:44

Iraq has a long history of roiling American politics. And that doesn't appear likely to change anytime soon.

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Warnings Against Antidepressants For Teens May Have Backfired

Wed, 2014-06-18 14:34

After the Food and Drug Administration said that antidepressants could spur suicidal thinking in teens, doctors prescribed the drugs less often. The change may have led to more suicides.

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National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:59

A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.

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Michigan's High Court Limits The Fees Billed To Defendants

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:32

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that local courts cannot charge indiscriminate fees to defendants.

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Amazon Raises The Curtain On A Fire Of Its Own

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:26

At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."

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Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:20

A study found that people who consumed broccoli sprouts excreted two air pollutants faster than usual. So does that mean there's something to detoxing with cruciferous veggies? Scientists say maybe.

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Defending Champ Spain Knocked Out Of World Cup

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:16

Spain, a tournament favorite, lost 2-0 to outsiders Chile in group play of the soccer tournament Wednesday. Chile now advances to the next stage, along with the Netherlands, who beat Australia 3-2.

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Afghan Presidential Candidate Alleges Vote Fraud

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:32

Abdullah Abdullah has accused election officials of allowing ballot-box stuffing and other irregularities in the June 14 poll.

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GM Chief Makes A Return Trip To The Hill, Where A Grilling Awaits

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced another grueling hearing on Capitol Hill, two weeks after a critical internal report blasted the company's handling of defective ignition switches as incompetent. GM has recalled 20 million vehicles already this year and has set aside $700 million to cover repairs related to the recall.

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From Ukraine's President, A Promise Of Truce — With Conditions

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

Ukraine's new president says he will declare a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. The announcement comes after months of fighting between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.

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