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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rarely fell in the ring, but alcohol and drugs knocked him down for decades. He's clean now and telling his story to help fellow Mexicans get clean too.

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Under ISIS, Life In Mosul Takes A Turn For The Bleak

Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

The militants have held Iraq's second largest city since June. Now, local Sunni residents are weary of ISIS, there are signs of strain within their ranks, and it's almost impossible to flee.

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Justice Department Weighs In On Assembly-Line Justice For Children

Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

For the first time, the federal government asserting juveniles' right to counsel by wading into a Georgia case alleging inadequate counsel. Authorities say the problems occur nationwide.

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.

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Why Some Mushrooms Glow In The Dark

Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Scientists outfitted some fake fungi with LEDs and put them in a Brazilian forest to test their theory that light, not some funky mushroom fragrance, was luring bugs.

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With Fewer New Teachers, Why Do Some Stick Around?

Sat, 2015-03-21 03:03

As teacher training enrollment drops, we wanted to know: Why do some teachers stay in the profession?

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A Year Of Ebola: Memorable Moments From Our Reporters' Notebooks

Sat, 2015-03-21 01:29

They remember an early survivor, the crying baby, the teenager who wouldn't give up, the woman who had only bananas to eat, people shaking hands again despite the risks.

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After Alleged Machete Attack On TSA Agent, Man Shot In New Orleans Airport

Fri, 2015-03-20 20:51

A former taxi driver attacked two TSA agents with was spray and a large blade before a sheriff's deputy shot him three times, authorities say. The alleged assailant was in surgery Friday night.

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From Selma To Eisenhower, Trailblazing Black Reporter Was Always Probing

Fri, 2015-03-20 15:22

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the successful crossing of the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, a key moment in the civil rights movement. Journalist Ethel Payne was there.

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Benghazi Panel Asks Clinton To Hand Over Her Email Server

Fri, 2015-03-20 14:57

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the panel, asked the former secretary of state to hand over her server to a neutral third-party. Clinton used a private email account during her tenure.

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Record Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Strains California Resources

Fri, 2015-03-20 14:01

An uptick in malnourished pups on the coast has rescue centers struggling to keep up. Changing weather patterns and warmer ocean waters could be to blame, but it's still too early to tell.

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John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

Fri, 2015-03-20 13:15

"A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians" was published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. It's not Urschel's first paper.

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Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

Fri, 2015-03-20 13:12

Researchers who helped develop powerful techniques warn that tweaking the genome is now easy. More public debate's needed, they say, before making changes in genes passed from parent to child.

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It's All About The Benjamins And Jacksons — But What About The Women?

Fri, 2015-03-20 12:51

The bills in your wallet have one thing in common: they all feature photos of men. Now, a campaign hopes to replace Andrew Jackson's face on the 20 with someone like Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks.

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Mexico's High Court Overturns Conviction Of Man Jailed For 23 Years

Fri, 2015-03-20 12:50

The country's Supreme Court ruled that Alfonso Martin del Campo Dodd, who holds both U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was convicted based entirely on a confession derived by torture.

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Budget Reconciliation Explained Through Chutes And Ladders

Fri, 2015-03-20 11:41

The president's proposed budget sets the stage for Republicans to use a tool they've lacked until now: reconciliation. But they're not likely to win the game.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

Fri, 2015-03-20 11:36

For the first time, scientists have estimated how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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Why Los Angeles' Fast Food Ban Did Nothing To Check Obesity

Fri, 2015-03-20 11:20

A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.

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Wireless Sensors Help Scientists Map Staph Spread Inside Hospital

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:53

Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.

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Boehner Plans Trip To Israel

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:27

The house speaker's visit at the end of the month follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection and his controversial address to the U.S. Congress.

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