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After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

Thu, 2014-05-15 07:13

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor-turned-senator, had the job.

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VA's Shinseki 'Mad As Hell' Over Alleged Delays At Facility

Thu, 2014-05-15 06:55

At issue are accusations of delayed treatment and preventable deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix. Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is testifying before a Senate panel.

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'She's A Hero!' Boy Says Of Cat Who Fought Off Attacking Dog

Thu, 2014-05-15 06:34

A family's story of how their cat ran off a dog that had attacked their young son is making waves far beyond Bakersfield, Calif., as the incident was captured in a dramatic video.

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San Diego County Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, State Of Emergency

Thu, 2014-05-15 06:28

More than a half-dozen wildfires are burning in the Southern California county. Thousands of residents have been evacuated. Renee Montagne speaks with reporter Erik Anderson of member station KPBS.

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Just One-Third Of People Can Tell If You're Faking That Laugh

Thu, 2014-05-15 04:37

Plenty of primates laugh, but only humans fake it. So what are we getting out of that phony chuckle? Perhaps an unfair advantage at work and in social situations, researchers say.

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Turkish Mine Explosion: Angry Protests As Death Toll Rises

Thu, 2014-05-15 04:32

After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested such accidents are unavoidable, thousands of people flocked to protests calling for his resignation.

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Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling

Thu, 2014-05-15 03:19

More and more people are bicycle commuting, but many haven't mastered the intricacies of bike etiquette. What the heck is a sharrow? Knowing that can make for a safer trip by bicycle or (gasp) car.

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10,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill In L.A. Neighborhood

Thu, 2014-05-15 03:09

Crude oil geysered high into the air after a pipeline rupture early Thursday morning in northern Los Angeles. Fire officials say the spill was knee-deep in some spots.

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How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution

Thu, 2014-05-15 02:49

Johannes Kepler, one of the world's great mathematicians, decided to marry in 1611. He made a list of 11 women to interview, and he wanted, of course, to choose the best. Here's the formula.

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15 Crew Indicted Over South Korean Ferry Disaster

Thu, 2014-05-15 01:00

Prosecutors indicted the captain of the ferry and 3 crew members on homicide charges Thursday. Less serious indictments were issued against the 11 other crew members.

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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:29

The suggestion last month that the FCC might let Internet providers charge companies more for faster service prompted a firestorm of protest. The commission votes Thursday to begin debate on the plan.

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Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:04

Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the past decade as cities have become more bike-friendly.

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Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the groundbreaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.

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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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White House Deputy Chief Of Staff To Oversee VA Review

Wed, 2014-05-14 22:10

The move signals concerns over problems at the VA, particularly reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept a secret list to conceal delays as 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment.

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Attack In Thai Capital Leaves Two Dead, A Score Wounded

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:59

Explosions and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thai officials say.

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Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:30

The defense secretary confirmed that unmanned reconnaissance aircraft were being used to look for 270 girls abducted by Islamic militants last month.

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In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:12

Last fall, a University of Kansas professor criticized the National Rifle Association in a tweet. Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a strict social media policy for university employees.

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Regulators Couldn't Close U.S. Mine Despite Poor Safety Record

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:04

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it had no authority to shut down the W.Va. mine where two people were killed this week, despite having cited it for numerous violations.

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After Referendum In Eastern Ukraine, Different Visions Emerge

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:29

Residents of eastern Ukraine are trying to figure out what happens next, now that pro-Russian separatists have claimed independence. But there's even disagreement over what's feasible.

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