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A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:42

The Smithsonian is set to unpack something it's never had before: a rare, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. It's a gift from a Montana museum that says this T. rex deserves to be famous.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:41

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:40

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:39

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

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After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:37

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.

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College Board Provides A glimpse Of New SAT

Tue, 2014-04-15 23:26

Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.

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GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

Tue, 2014-04-15 22:11

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

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South Korea Says Nearly 300 Missing In Ferry Disaster

Tue, 2014-04-15 21:31

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

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NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

Tue, 2014-04-15 15:06

The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.

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In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

Tue, 2014-04-15 14:30

The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.

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Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed

Tue, 2014-04-15 13:21

Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.

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Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:47

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.

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Ukraine's Army Launches Campaign Against Eastern Militants

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:00

Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region.

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Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims

Tue, 2014-04-15 12:00

One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.

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Obama's Tax Rate Rose — And He Can't Blame Anyone But Himself

Tue, 2014-04-15 11:35

President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.

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Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Tue, 2014-04-15 11:28

Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.

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Despite Worries, Boston Survivor Heads Back To The Start Line

Tue, 2014-04-15 11:14

At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.

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Saturn Might Have A New Baby Moon Named Peggy

Tue, 2014-04-15 11:12

The Cassini spacecraft spotted a disturbance in the sixth planet's outermost main ring that is thought to be caused by a tiny moon.

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Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

Tue, 2014-04-15 10:26

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.

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Details On Abortion Coverage Still Elusive In Some Health Plans

Tue, 2014-04-15 08:47

Both supporters and opponents of abortion want to know whether their insurance provider covers abortion. But in some states, consumers are still having a tough time figuring that out.

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