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Missed Abortion Language Tangles Senate's Trafficking Bill

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:20

A bill cracking down on human trafficking was supposed to be an easy one to pass, but that was before Democrats discovered the bill also contained language restricting abortion rights.

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Robert Durst May Face Local Charges In New Orleans, Attorney Says

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:18

A real estate heir linked to two murders and a disappearance was arrested after an HBO documentary brought renewed attention to a case in which he was involved.

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Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite Schools

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:16

A surprising number of academically gifted, low-income students are not applying to the Ivy League universities and selective colleges they're sure to get into.

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Nancie Atwell Of Maine Wins $1 Million Global Teaching Prize

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:36

A teacher who instills a love of books and writing has beaten out 5,000 educators around the world for a global honor.

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Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Play Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:23

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.

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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:03

HBO's docu-series The Jinx ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.

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Obamacare Cut The Ranks Of The Uninsured By A Third

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:33

The percentage of people without health insurance has dropped to 13.2 percent from 20.2 percent in 2012, according to federal officials. The uptick in coverage has been biggest for Latinos.

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Ebola Patient Being Treated In Maryland Is In Critical Condition

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:52

The American patient, whose identity hasn't been publicly released, was taken to the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center last week, after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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Sandwich Monday: Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:45

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a Chicago sandwich classic: the pork chop sandwich from Jim's Original. They leave the bone in — for flavor, and for danger.

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Elton John Leads Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana Over 'Synthetic Children' Remarks

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:27

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.

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Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:15

The quick rise of measles infections in the wake of cases reported among Disneyland visitors underscores how even a small dip in vaccination rates can allow the virus to spread.

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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:23

Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking —both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.

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There's Officially An Upside To Boston's Brutal Winter

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:16

Nearly 3 inches fell Sunday night in Boston — making this winter the city's snowiest ever.

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Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hiding Information Online

Mon, 2015-03-16 07:12

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.

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After 'Monster' Storm Hits Vanuatu, Leader Pleads For Aid

Mon, 2015-03-16 06:57

"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster," President Baldwin Lonsdale says. He was at a conference in Japan when the storm hit.

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Russia's Putin: 'Life Would Be Too Dull Without Rumors'

Mon, 2015-03-16 05:37

Vladimir Putin's disappearance from the public eye prompted a flurry of rumors about his health, or even a possible coup. He dismissed all that Monday.

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Vanuatu President Calls For Help After 'Monster' Cyclone

Mon, 2015-03-16 03:33

President Baldwin Lonsdale told The Associated Press that the storm, which hit over the weekend, damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the buildings in the capital. Six are confirmed dead, he said.

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A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role in Thought And Emotion

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:08

Jonathan Keleher is one of a handful of people known to have lived their entire lives without a cerebellum. His experiences are helping scientists show how this brain structure helps shape who we are.

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A Rail Line That Crosses Jerusalem's Divide, But Can't Unite It

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:05

The city's light rail has attracted Israeli and Palestinian riders. But it has also been a source of controversy in a conflict where even the trains are freighted with political significance.

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Spring Training Has Begun — For Baseball, And For Candidates

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:02

Baseball has long been labeled America's pastime, but some have argued that politics actually deserves that title. It turns out there are more than a few parallels between the two this time of year.

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