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Texas Sen. Doesn't Want Clergy 'Coerced' Into Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

Tue, 2015-05-12 15:12

In Texas, state legislators are considering a number of bills disapproving of same-sex marriage. They are also learning some lessons from the "religious freedom" controversy in Indiana.

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Obama: We Must 'Guard Against Cynicism' When It Comes To Poverty

Tue, 2015-05-12 15:08

"There's a lot we can do," President Obama said at a forum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Just across town, progressive leaders laid out plans to tackle poverty.

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You've Saved Money At The Pump. Why Aren't You Spending It?

Tue, 2015-05-12 13:38

Falling oil prices haven't boosted economic growth as much as expected. That's partly because consumers have chosen to pay down debt and save some of the windfall rather than spend it all.

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Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

Tue, 2015-05-12 13:04

People in their 60s and 70s who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests, a study found. But the test scores of people following a lower-fat diet went down.

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'Lawful Use' Of Force By Wisconsin Police Officer, DA Says

Tue, 2015-05-12 12:15

Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny shot and killed Tony Robinson, 19, on March 6. The case drew attention because of high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of the police.

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University Of Virginia Dean Sues 'Rolling Stone' Over Discredited Rape Article

Tue, 2015-05-12 12:09

UVA's dean of students says the article portrayed her as the "chief villain of the story." She's suing the magazine and the author for $7.85 million.

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'Unsettling' Lucille Ball Sculpture Will Move To New Home In NY

Tue, 2015-05-12 11:37

The plan gives new life to a statue that gained dubious fame last month, when criticism of the bronze work reached a fever pitch. It's now seen as a part of comedy history.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Fails Key Test Vote In Senate

Tue, 2015-05-12 11:20

The White House calls the vote merely a "procedural snafu" and expects to eventually prevail.

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A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:28

The Spanish city is physically part of Africa. About half of its people are more prosperous Europeans; half are Arabic-speaking Muslims disproportionately living in poverty. That disparity is growing.

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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:16

American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.

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Malaysia Says It Will Turn Back Migrant Boats

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00

It comes a day after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshis landed in the waters of Malaysia's Langkawi island, and after Indonesia said it would also turn back the migrants.

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Malaysia Says It Will Turn Back Migrant Boats

Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00

It comes a day after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshis landed in the waters of Malaysia's Langkawi island, and after Indonesia said it would also turn back the migrants.

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Marine Corps Helicopter Helping With Relief Effort In Nepal Goes Missing

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:52

The disappearance of a UH-1 Huey helicopter was under investigation. The helicopter was carrying six Marines.

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Marine Corps Helicopter Helping With Relief Effort In Nepal Goes Missing

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:52

The disappearance of a UH-1 Huey helicopter was under investigation. The helicopter was carrying six Marines.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:51

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:51

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:46

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?

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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:46

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?

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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:10

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

Tue, 2015-05-12 09:10

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

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