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Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created The Ghettos

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:16

Historian Richard Rothstein studies residential segregation in America. His conclusion: "federal, state and local governments purposely created racial boundaries in these cities."

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What NATO Diplomats Do On Their Downtime: Sing 'We Are The World'

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:00

NATO foreign ministers in Antalya, Turkey, were persuaded at the end of their meeting this week to join in a rendition of the '80s-era pop anthem. At last check, they were all keeping their day jobs.

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Greece Says It Won't Take U.K. To Court For Return Of Elgin Marbles

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:41

Athens says taking the matter to the International Criminal Court would take too long and the outcome would be uncertain. Instead he says Greece will use diplomatic channels for their return.

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VIDEO: Migrants Adrift In Andaman Sea After Thailand Turns Them Away

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:33

Malaysia and Indonesia have also turned away the Rohingya who have fled persecution in Myanmar. The migrants also include Bangladeshis who are escaping poverty in their country.

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Lawmakers Spar Over Whether Amtrak Funding Cut Matters

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:27

"It's not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit," said House Speaker John Boehner. Democrats advocated for an amendment that would fund advanced technology.

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Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:04

Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because he figured out what communities needed in a neighborhood store.

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Jeb Bush Fully Walks Back On Iraq: 'I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq'

Thu, 2015-05-14 09:51

After days of shifting positions on whether he would have gone to war in Iraq, even knowing what we know now, Jeb Bush did an about-face, saying definitively that he would not have gone in.

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The Curious World Of Baseball Re-Enactors

Thu, 2015-05-14 09:03

When John Coray and other vintage "ballists" gather to compete using 19th century rules and trappings, the base ball diamond becomes a field of dreamers.

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A Fungus Causes More Unexpected Illnesses In Montana

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:50

The infectious disease world is not short on surprises. Take the people in Montana and Idaho who looked like they had pneumonia. It turned out they had a fungal disease never before seen there.

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Nepal's Peaceful Revolution: Citizens Rise Up To Aid Mountain Villages

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:43

Villages and towns in the Himalayan foothills are the hardest hit. This week's aftershock made it even more challenging to get aid to those in need. But ordinary folks are figuring out how to help.

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Death Toll In Amtrak Derailment Rises To 8, As Another Body Is Found

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:23

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick J. V. Sawyer said another body had been found by crews on Thursday morning. All people believed aboard the train have now been accounted for.

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Why Do Most Galaxies Die? It's A Case Of Strangulation, Scientists Say

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:23

A team in England looked at thousands of galaxies that had stopped forming stars and determined that the vast majority of them showed signs that their stellar fuel supply had been choked off.

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VIDEO: College Democrat Tells Gov. Jeb Bush, 'Your Brother Created ISIS'

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:15

Ivy Ziedrich, 19, challenged the potential presidential candidate on his assertion that the Sunni extremist group was the result of the U.S. pulling out of Iraq.

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Are You Smarter Than A 15-Year-Old?

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:04

The results are out: 15-year-olds who took a skills assessment test had a hard time with it, no matter where they live. See how you might fare with some sample questions.

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Taking Aim At Money In Politics, Feingold Announces Comeback Bid

Thu, 2015-05-14 07:36

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., announced Thursday he would seek a rematch with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in one of the top-targeted races of 2016.

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Harry Shearer, Voice Of Ned Flanders And Mr. Burns, Will Leave 'The Simpsons'

Thu, 2015-05-14 06:06

In a tweet sent in the wee hours of Thursday, Shearer said he was leaving "because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."

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Need A Laugh? Watch This Kiss Cam Gone Wrong

Thu, 2015-05-14 05:34

There was a smile, an embrace, a big kiss and then... something terrible, but funny, happened.

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Burundi's Army Chief Says Coup Attempt Failed

Thu, 2015-05-14 05:18

The announcement, on state-run radio, comes amid continued fighting a day after a lower-ranking general had declared a coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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4 Questions For Republicans On Foreign Policy

Thu, 2015-05-14 04:31

Republicans are critical of President Obama's foreign policy with the rise of the Islamic State militant group and the Iran negotiations. But the GOP faces its own challenges related to world affairs.

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Fidgeting May Help Concentration For Students With ADHD

Thu, 2015-05-14 04:27

A new study shows a correlation between physical movement and mental work.

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