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Police Can Seize And Sell Assets Even When The Owner Broke No Law

Mon, 2014-11-10 13:46

Civil asset forfeiture rules say all that matters is if the car or house or cash was used by somebody in a crime. Challenging the seizure is often too costly to be worth it.

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How Much Sugar Is Too Much? A New Tool Sheds Some Light

Mon, 2014-11-10 13:44

SugarScience, a website created by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, distills the findings of 8,000 scientific studies on the health effects of sugar. The takeaway? Eat less.

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For People Fired For Being Gay, Old Court Case Becomes A New Tool

Mon, 2014-11-10 13:06

Workplace discrimination against gay people is legal in 29 states. So some LGBT people have filed discrimination claims using a legal argument from a 1989 Supreme Court case about gender stereotypes.

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Mon, 2014-11-10 12:30

After a launch that failed last fall, the administration is hoping this year's open enrollment period goes more smoothly, by letting customers browse first.

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These Xs Are The Same Shade, So What's That Say About Color?

Mon, 2014-11-10 12:30

Never mind the physics. Color isn't just a particular wavelength of light, it turns out. It's a fascinating mix of context and what's happening outside and inside your head.

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Kidney Dialysis Company Expands Into The Hospital Business

Mon, 2014-11-10 11:35

DaVita HealthCare partners, a provider of dialysis for kidney patients, says its expertise working with very sick patients can help hospitals expand into wellness and prevention.

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Why Divers In Bonaire Are So Eager To Kill The Beautiful Lionfish

Mon, 2014-11-10 11:27

Bonaire is a scuba diver's paradise in the Caribbean. But the invasive lionfish is gobbling up smaller fish that protect the reef. To island is now teaching divers how to spear the lionfish.

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How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

Mon, 2014-11-10 11:01

The federal government is putting $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of federal food benefits when people use them to buy fresh produce. This idea started small but became a hit.

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More Than 800,000 Postal Service Employees Victims Of Data Breach

Mon, 2014-11-10 10:56

USPS customers were affected as well. The FBI is leading an investigation into the hack, but it's unclear who might be responsible it.

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Sandwich Monday: The Dunkin' Donuts Cronut

Mon, 2014-11-10 10:08

This week, we try a mass-produced version of New York City's famous Cronut, the croissant-doughnut hybrid. The real failure here is that Dunkin' Donuts didn't call it a Crunkin' Cronut.

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Arctic Front: Blast Of Cold Air Hits Middle Of U.S., Heads East

Mon, 2014-11-10 09:26

The cold front hit Wyoming just after midnight. It struck Denver this morning, bringing wind and snow — and reportedly dropping the temperature by 15 degrees in just 15 minutes.

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California Nurses Say They'll Strike, Without Talking Wages

Mon, 2014-11-10 09:24

Wages and benefits are usually the big sticking points in labor negotiations. But so far both sides are focusing on things like Ebola preparedness, separating patient care from economics.

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Reports: GM Ordered 500,000 Ignition Switches Before Recall Announcement

Mon, 2014-11-10 08:14

Emails seen by The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets raise questions about the timing of the automaker's recalls for faulty ignition switches. The defect has been tied to at least 32 deaths.

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5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Obamacare

Mon, 2014-11-10 08:13

If you buy your own health insurance, it's time to check out the options on the Obamacare exchanges. Enrollment starts Nov. 15.

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Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

Mon, 2014-11-10 07:03

Integrating solar panels into a bike commuter path, a special roadway outside Amsterdam will generate power that's then funneled into the national energy grid.

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The White House Is Backing Strong Open Internet Rules

Mon, 2014-11-10 06:08

President Obama is calling on rule-makers to reclassify broadband as a public utility. It would give the FCC much broader authority to stop "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" to the Internet.

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