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New York City's Plan To Eliminate Cash Bail For Low-Level Defendants Begins Next Year

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:27

NPR's Joel Rose reports that the goal of the plan is to reduce the number of people in the city's jail on Rikers Island.

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Can Subway Freshen Up Its Image After Jared?

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:21

Jared Fogle's dramatic story of weight loss helped to propel the Subway sandwich chain into a dominant player in fast food. So what happens now that Subway has suspended ties to its brand ambassador?

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A Day Filled With Market Jitters, But Not Panic

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:01

If you were thinking about stuffing your money into your mattress, Wednesday gave you plenty of reasons to do so. But if you're an optimistic investor, the day gave you new reasons to be confident.

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Does It Matter That 95 Percent Of Elected Prosecutors Are White?

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:59

"The group of people who are really the managers of the criminal justice system in America are concentrated among one demographic group: white men," said an author of the report.

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Scientists Discover One Of The Oldest Horned Dinosaurs

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:42

The "new" dinosaur — named Wendiceratops pinhornensis — lived about 79 million years ago and helps scientists understand the early evolution of the family that includes Triceratops.

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Baltimore Mayor Replaces Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:40

Baltimore's residents "deserve better" than recent results have shown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says.

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How Standardized Tests Are Scored (Hint: Humans Are Involved)

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:30

We know very little about what goes into standardized tests, who really designs them and how they're scored. Take a peek into the nation's largest test-scoring facility in the country.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Gilmore

Wed, 2015-07-08 11:39

Ex-Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va., is the 15th Republican to get in the presidential race. He's an Army veteran, speaks German, played the clarinet competitively and loves Pizza Hut and Miller Genuine Draft.

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Subway Suspends Ties With Pitchman Jared Fogle

Wed, 2015-07-08 10:49

Authorities raided Fogle's home, but he has not been arrested or charged. Tuesday's raid puts a spotlight on Fogle's ties to the former head of a foundation he created to fight childhood obesity.

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Playlist: Campaign Songs That Made Musicians Mad

Wed, 2015-07-08 10:28

As it turns out, the songs that run politicians right into copyright issues make for a pretty rockin' playlist.

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Genetic Tweaks Are Restoring Hearing In Animals, Raising Hopes For People

Wed, 2015-07-08 10:00

The latest accomplishment for gene therapy involves mice with inherited deafness. Meanwhile, the drugmaker Novartis is conducting the first trial of gene therapy for people with hearing loss.

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This Must Be A First: Alpacas Blessed In Nation's Capital

Wed, 2015-07-08 09:58

Peru brought its tradition of praying for alpacas to the U.S. this year. And there's good reason to wish the animals well. Their fiber is softer and warmer than wool.

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Coping With Cravings, And Other Tips On Eating While Pregnant

Wed, 2015-07-08 08:54

Pregnant women hear a lot about what foods to avoid, and little about what they should eat, a scientist found. So she wrote her own week-by-week guide that features salmon, chocolate and greens.

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Sanders Among The Least Wealthy Presidential Candidates

Wed, 2015-07-08 08:42

But his congressional salary puts him in the top five percent of income earners.

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Greece By The Numbers

Wed, 2015-07-08 08:11

Forget about all the nebulous terms like "austerity," "bailout" and "capital controls." Here are the key numbers you need to know in the Greek financial crisis.

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Trading Halted On New York Stock Exchange

Wed, 2015-07-08 08:04

The exchange says it "temporarily halted" trading as of 11:32 a.m. ET, but did not elaborate on the reason.

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S.C. House Takes Up Confederate Flag Issue Wednesday

Wed, 2015-07-08 07:47

The idea of removing the Confederate battle flag from a prominent place in front of South Carolina's State House gets a crucial test Wednesday.

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For Limberbutt McCubbins, 'The Time Is Meow' To Run For President

Wed, 2015-07-08 07:09

McCubbins' human, Emilee, says she's "hoping that he'll be able to pull through the primaries, but it doesn't seem like he's getting as much press as some of the other candidates."

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Fact Check: 36 Percent Or Not? Inside Jeb Bush's Tax Math

Wed, 2015-07-08 07:01

Did Bush really pay 36 percent over all those years of tax returns or not? Here's how the campaign got to that number.

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Women Are Saving Money Thanks To Expanded Birth Control Coverage

Wed, 2015-07-08 06:52

The average user of birth control pills saved $255 in the first year after an Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers to cover contraceptives without copays went into effect, a study finds.

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