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Supreme Court Stays Out Of Texas Execution Case

Thu, 2014-04-03 15:49

Attorneys sought a stay of execution because Texas refused to reveal details about the drugs it used to execute convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells.

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Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again

Thu, 2014-04-03 15:14

The vast majority of people, including soldiers, with PTSD, depression or other mental illness are not violent. Psychiatrists doubt the latest shooting at Fort Hood could have been predicted.

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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

Thu, 2014-04-03 14:02

Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."

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Another Tragedy For A City All Too Familiar With Extreme Gun Violence

Thu, 2014-04-03 13:54

In Killeen, Texas, another mass shooting had some asking, "Again?" The flags flew at half staff as the community began to pick up the pieces.

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David Letterman Will Retire In 2015

Thu, 2014-04-03 13:22

Letterman has hosted Late Show on CBS since 1993. He made the announcement during a taping of the show in New York.

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Growing Evidence That A Party Drug Can Help Severe Depression

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:22

Commonly used antidepressants don't work for many people. That's why scientists are experimenting with ketamine, a hallucinogenic club drug called Special K.

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Who's Who In Senate-CIA Report Showdown

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:14

A Senate panel voted Thursday to declassify parts of a controversial report on the CIA's use of interrogation activities. Here's a look at some of the key Senate players and their motivations.

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A Week Into His New Job, Controversy Forces Mozilla CEO To Resign

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:09

Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.

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New Shooting Revives Old Questions About Mental Health In Military

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

The mass shooting at Fort Hood, the second at the same Army base in just five years, is renewing questions about the state of mental health treatment on U.S. military bases.

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Mega-Donor Opens Wallet On The Hill To Kill Online Gambling

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

Sheldon Adelson is possibly the most influential campaign donor in the U.S. He also happens to be the head of the Sands casino empire, and now he's behind a push in Congress to ban online gambling.

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On Base And In Town, Shooting Summons A Dread All Too Familiar

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

From Killeen, Texas, where Fort Hood is based, Melissa Block talks to soldiers who were on base during the shooting, as well as with Killeen's mayor. The mayor explains how the town is trying to cope.

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What's Known — And Still Unclear — About The Fort Hood Shooting

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

A shooting at Fort Hood has left four people dead and 16 wounded. Robert Siegel reports on the latest news unfolding in Killeen, Texas.

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In The 1870s And '80s, Being A Pedestrian Was Anything But

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

Huge crowds packed arenas to watch the world's best pedestrians walk in circles for six days at a time. And trainers encouraged the athletes to drink champagne — at the time considered a stimulant.

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Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast

Thu, 2014-04-03 11:39

A new study suggests that when it comes to the optimal amount of salt intake, there may be more leeway than we thought. But some doctors say we still need to lower sodium to control blood pressure.

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NPR Poll: GOP's Older Voter Advantage Slips From 4 Years Ago

Thu, 2014-04-03 11:23

The new NPR poll indicated that Republicans had a 10 percentage-point advantage over Democrats with voters over age 59. In 2010, it was 21 points.

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Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

Thu, 2014-04-03 11:22

Away from combat, troops often can't carry firearms. The shooting at Fort Hood raises the question of whether they would be better able to protect themselves if they could.

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Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA Interrogations

Thu, 2014-04-03 11:10

The vote does not mean the report will be made public just yet. The CIA will have a chance to flag portions it believes could compromise national security.

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Stay Or Go: How Israeli-Palestinian Peace Would Redefine Home

Thu, 2014-04-03 11:09

More than 1 million Arabs are Israeli citizens. About 350,000 Jewish Israelis live in the West Bank. What happens to them if a formal border is ever set between Israel and the Palestinians?

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A Pill For Grass Allergies May Replace Shots For Some

Thu, 2014-04-03 10:59

Allergy shots work, but they're inconvenient and painful. Now there are pills that can help people tolerate grass pollen. But allergies are rarely limited to grass alone.

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Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 30

Thu, 2014-04-03 10:50

Authorities in Washington state's Snohomish County say all of the victims recovered so far died of blunt force trauma and not from suffocation, as some family members had feared.

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