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Latino Panhandlers, Ted Cruz, And The Republican Push For Hispanics

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:57

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative," and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."

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Criminal Charges Could Come Today In N.J. Bridge Closures Scandal

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:41

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein is scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. ET. The case could have implications for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely GOP presidential candidate.

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What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:39

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.

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Brand-Name Medicines Dominate Medicare's $103 Billion Drug Bill

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:30

Federal officials released prescription histories of hundreds of thousands of doctors and identified the most common and costly drugs. Medicare spent the most on a purple pill for heartburn.

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From The White House: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:06

President Obama welcomes the Teacher of the Year ... and tells how a great educator shaped his own life.

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Freddie Gray Update: New Speculation On His Death, And Peaceful Protests

Fri, 2015-05-01 04:30

The time Gray spent in a police van is the focal point in the inquiry over how he sustained an injury that would cause his death. A man who says he was in the van spoke to the media Thursday.

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Oakland Laws Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

Thu, 2015-04-30 23:38

Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.

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Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

Thu, 2015-04-30 23:30

Vietnam's war with the U.S. lasted just a decade, a mere historical blip compared to its centuries-long feud with China, which has been heating up recently.

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FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Picked First In NFL Draft

Thu, 2015-04-30 16:17

Winston was a embroiled in controversy during his college days. He was accused — and ultimately never charged — of raping an FSU student. Now, he's been picked by Tampa Bay.

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Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

Thu, 2015-04-30 16:17

Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.

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Western Hemisphere Wipes Out Its Third Virus

Thu, 2015-04-30 15:00

It took 15 years and 250 million vaccines, but this week, health authorities officially declared North America and South America free of rubella — a virus that can cause severe birth defects.

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Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:45

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:29

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:16

The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.

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Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:05

The city has seen some positive changes in recent years, including a reconnection with the city's rural past. The pastime has given youth an outlet in a region that's at the center of gang violence.

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He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

Thu, 2015-04-30 14:05

The epicenter of the quake that struck Nepal was in the district of Gorkha, a few hours drive from the capital of Kathmandu. We're just beginning to see the extent of the damage in villages there.

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Political Story On Breast Cancer Screenings Was Missing Some Science

Thu, 2015-04-30 13:16

A story on mammogram recommendations quotes only the opposing views in Congress.

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Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Turn To Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:46

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough asisstance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.

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Documents Show FAA Questioned Mental Fitness of Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:32

Newly released documents show the FAA initially declined to give Andreas Lubitz a medical certificate for his U.S. pilot's license because of his history of depression.

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The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Thu, 2015-04-30 12:27

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?

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