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Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Thu, 2015-07-02 09:47

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

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Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Thu, 2015-07-02 09:28

Democratic candidate Sanders drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis. Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

Thu, 2015-07-02 08:58

After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.

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Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Thu, 2015-07-02 08:45

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him they expected Greece to repay its debts.

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Sweeping Or Skydiving? When Counting Calories It's All The Same

Thu, 2015-07-02 08:09

Sports can burn a lot of energy. But vacuuming the carpet burns calories, too. The question is, how much? We checked out the numbers and found surprises.

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In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

Thu, 2015-07-02 07:17

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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Your Colonoscopy Is Covered, But The Prep Kit May Not Be

Thu, 2015-07-02 06:27

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a screening colonoscopy without any out-of-pocket costs for the test itself. But there can be surprising costs for consumers anyway.

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 2015-07-02 06:22

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.

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U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland

Thu, 2015-07-02 06:18

Swiss prosecutors said the requests were delivered Wednesday evening. The FIFA officials were arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

Thu, 2015-07-02 06:01

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

Thu, 2015-07-02 05:02

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

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Washington Navy Yard On Lockdown Following Reports Of An 'Active Shooter'

Thu, 2015-07-02 04:11

The Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., was the site of a September, 2013, shooting in which 12 people were killed and three injured.

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The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

Thu, 2015-07-02 03:33

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.

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Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

Thu, 2015-07-02 00:58

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

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Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

Thu, 2015-07-02 00:57

The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group. Yet many Sunnis have abandoned their homes and fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. But that doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.

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Labor Department To Release Jobless Data Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

Wed, 2015-07-01 22:14

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

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POTUS Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

Wed, 2015-07-01 15:28

The online debate began after the New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.

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Cities In California Conserved A Lot Of Water In May

Wed, 2015-07-01 14:18

Felicia Marcus of the State Water Board said, "We need all Californians to step up — and keep it up — as if we don't know when it will rain and snow again, because we don't."

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A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

Wed, 2015-07-01 14:05

Aspiring doctors at the University of Chicago are learning how to teach patients about healthy eating. Nutrition advocates say this kind of training is critical to fighting obesity and diabetes.

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Senators Call For VA To Explain Why It Couldn't Find Mustard-Gassed Veterans

Wed, 2015-07-01 13:28

A dozen senators have also called on the Veterans Administration to say why some of the WWII-era troops who were found by an NPR Investigation were denied benefits.

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