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Retired Oakland Police Officer Recruits Locals To Police Their Own City

Tue, 2015-03-24 16:35

Police departments around the county are under pressure to diversify. In Oakland, Calif., officials say police-community relations might improve by increasing the number of cops who live there.

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China Is Going To Regulate Outdoor Square Dancing

Tue, 2015-03-24 13:24

Older women in China are known to gather in public spaces and dance, but reports say the practice has gotten too loud and the neighbors are complaining.

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Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:48

Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after ten terms. "I sought this job," he said "mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community."

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Foreign Carmakers Go Into Reverse In Russia

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:43

General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants and laying off workers in Russia. The country's economic problems have led to an estimated 30 percent drop in the once booming Russian car market.

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Obama Says U.S., Israel Face 'Clear, Substantive Challenge'

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:31

President Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that there will be no two-state solution. Obama said the U.S. now has to re-evaluate its Israeli-Palestinian policy.

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Russia Loses Bid To Deny Benefits To Spouses Of Gay U.N. Staff

Tue, 2015-03-24 11:49

Russia led an unsuccessful effort to overturn a plan to give benefits to the spouses of U.N. employees. Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt and 40 other nations also voted against the plan.

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A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

Tue, 2015-03-24 11:48

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

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Notorious Mexican Criminals Say Prison Conditions Are Inhumane

Tue, 2015-03-24 11:31

Nearly 140 inmates, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal, complain of dirty cells, spoiled food and filthy conjugal rooms at Mexico's maximum security prison.

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U.S. Will Slow Down Withdrawal Of Troops From Afghanistan

Tue, 2015-03-24 11:03

In a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, President Obama said Afghanistan "remains a very dangerous place," and the size of the U.S. troop presence in 2016 is yet to be decided.

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With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:50

Cuban baseball has been struggling. A lack of money means facilities are in disrepair. Defections mean some of the best players have left. But new relations with the U.S. may mean new opportunities.

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From A Congresswoman To A 'Queen,' Girl's Dress-Up Photo Series Rolls On

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:33

Photos of 5-year-old Lily Bushelle dressed up as heroines of African-American history have gone viral. Her family is finding new icons to help continue their series.

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James Corden Nods To Talk Show Tradition With CBS' 'Late Late Show'

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:53

British comic actor James Corden took over CBS' Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.

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House Panel Releases Video Of Secret Service Barricade Incident

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:40

A House panel released the tape and angrily questioned Secret Service Director Joe Clancy about why additional videos of the March 4 incident near the White House weren't preserved and made available.

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Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:01

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.

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Here Comes 'The X-Files,' Back For More Mulder, More Scully, And More

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:42

Fox has announced that its beloved sci-fi series The X-Files will be back for six new episodes from creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

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U.S. Providing Reconnaissance Flights Over Booby-Trapped Tikrit

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:40

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has been conducting surveillance flights over the city since March 21 to help uproot militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:49

The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.

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Feds Claim Obamacare Launch Is Hindering Government Transparency

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:31

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.

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Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:22

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

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Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:01

Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.

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