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More San Francisco Police Officers Accused Of Sending Racist Texts

Tue, 2015-03-17 15:28

The investigation started with a sergeant accused of wire fraud and other federal charges. It has expanded to involve offensive messages and more than a dozen officers.

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Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:34

A study with more than 3,000 babies found those who were breast-fed had slighter higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.

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U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:25

The Syrian government said it shot down the drone. A Pentagon official said though it wasn't clear that had happened, the claim was being investigated.

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Tea Tuesdays: South America Runs On Yerba Mate

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:31

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:22

Germany, Italy, and France have become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one week after the U.K. joined. The U.S. says there's no need for another international lending institution.

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Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:21

Many New York public housing residents once trusted the police who patrolled their communities. Since an officer killed an unarmed man in public housing, some are pressing to change police tactics.

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Your Drinking Habits May Be Influenced By How Much You Make

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:13

Genetic differences explain more of the wide variation in drinking habits among people with low incomes, while higher-income people tended to drink alike.

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Sex Discrimination Trial Puts Silicon Valley Under The Microscope

Tue, 2015-03-17 12:52

Ellen Pao was vying to be one of the few women at the top of the venture capital world. Then she was fired. Now she's suing, in an industry where women often say they are sidelined and passed over.

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Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:51

Overall, men were more likely to take their lives than women on the job. And workers between the ages of 65 and 74 were more likely to commit suicide at work than their younger counterparts.

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U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Trying To Aid ISIS

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:46

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh faces charges of attempting to join the self-described Islamic State and obstruction of justice. He is expected to plead not guilty.

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If These Two Teenagers Ran The World, We'd All Jump For Joy

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:27

Memory from Malawi and Achie from Ethiopia met at the U.N. last week. They're now best friends in real life and on Facebook, bound by their determination to build a better world for girls.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Questions

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:00

The 33-year-old Republican had come under heavy scrutiny. In a statement, he said that "the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction."

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Here's What People Are Saying About Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign

Tue, 2015-03-17 10:17

Starbucks doesn't shy from controversy, however its attempt to talk about race relations has been met with some blunt opposition— and snark.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:47

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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Thailand Cautions Women Against 'Underboob Selfies'

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:47

Citing both potential harm to society and a 2007 law, Thailand's Culture Ministry warns women to resist a trend of taking photos that focus on the midriff and the lower portion of their breasts.

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Talking About Great Teachers At SXSWedu

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:33

Education thinkers at SXSW gave us the details on the teachers who inspired them.

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:25

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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