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India Opposition Wins Landslide, Early Tally Shows

Thu, 2014-05-15 22:35

The Congress party, which has been at the center of Indian politics for most of the country's history since independence from Britain, conceded defeat several hours into the vote counting.

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Minnesota's Legislature OKs Medical Marijuana

Thu, 2014-05-15 15:59

The state is poised to become the 22nd to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

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A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

Thu, 2014-05-15 14:47

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.

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Why Jupiter's Red Spot Isn't As Great As It Used To Be

Thu, 2014-05-15 14:31

The most prominent feature on the solar system's largest planet has been shrinking for years, and NASA says it's now smaller than ever.

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Organic Produce Is A Tough Sell In The Gaza Strip

Thu, 2014-05-15 13:26

A group of Gazan farmers has gone organic. While their produce should fetch a premium price, most of it ends up in the public market, mixed in with regular produce and sold for the same price.

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Former Ambassador To Russia: Putin Has No Master Plan For Ukraine

Thu, 2014-05-15 13:25

Michael McFaul, ambassador to Russia from January 2012 to February 2014, says, "I've never seen [Putin] devote a speech to the necessity of reuniting Crimea with Russia. That came only recently."

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Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

Thu, 2014-05-15 13:25

Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.

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When States Can't Control Violent Youth, Is Prison The Answer?

Thu, 2014-05-15 13:01

A Connecticut judge has approved a rare request from the state's child welfare agency: to move a transgender teen to adult prison, even though she has not been charged with a crime.

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Those California Wildfires Viewed From Space

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:37

The image, captured by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, shows smoke trails stretching out over the Pacific Ocean.

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Gay Marriages Cleared In Arkansas, But On Hold In Idaho

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:08

In Little Rock, a judge struck down a prohibition on county clerks' issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. In Boise, a judge temporarily blocked a ruling allowing such marriages.

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To Help Nigeria Find Missing Girls, U.S. Sends In Airborne Support

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:05

The U.S. has deployed surveillance aircraft to Nigeria in the search for the more than 250 schoolgirls still missing. Imagery gathered by the aircraft and satellites will be shared with the Nigerian government.

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After Nearly 50 Years In Office, Conyers Might Not Make The Ballot

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:05

A local elections official has ruled that Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, who's served in the House for nearly 50 years, has failed to collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Democratic primary ballot. He's appealing the decision; if he loses, it could be an ignominious end to a distinguished career.

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Hopes Dim For Turkish Miners, But Rescuers Carry On

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:05

Hope is fading that any more mine workers will be rescued from a mine in western Turkey, where over 280 miners died after an explosion. NPR's Leila Fadel has been at the mine and offers more details.

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On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors

Thu, 2014-05-15 12:05

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was officially dedicated Thursday in New York. President Obama and other elected officials joined survivors and victims' families in a poignant ceremony.

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Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Thu, 2014-05-15 11:59

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.

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Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient

Thu, 2014-05-15 11:48

Two new drugs for hepatitis C can save lives. They are also wildly expensive, costing $66,000 to $84,000 per person. Insurers face paying billions for treatment, or explicitly rationing vital care.

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At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Thu, 2014-05-15 11:34

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.

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Meet The High School Student Who Took Down A State Lawmaker

Thu, 2014-05-15 11:26

A week before graduating from high school, 17-year-old Saira Blair won the GOP primary in a conservative West Virginia district. Even the incumbent she defeated concedes she outworked him.

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The Turkish Mine Disaster: How Could It Happen?

Thu, 2014-05-15 11:10

The accident that has claimed hundreds of lives appears to have causes that are all too familiar to mining experts in the U.S. and around the world.

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In Idaho, A Debate Like You've Never Seen Before

Thu, 2014-05-15 10:50

When two long-shots joined the top Republican candidates for governor at a debate Wednesday, they produced a night to remember.

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