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Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests

Thu, 2014-06-26 10:18

The court ruled on cases involving some of President Obama's recess appointments and a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone to keep protesters a certain distance away from abortion clinics.

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A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

Thu, 2014-06-26 10:03

Unrelated lineages of electric fish all use the same small set of genes to create their voltage, a genetic search shows. Maybe the same genes could one day power pacemakers, bioengineers suggest.

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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:59

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.

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In A Remote Corner Of Pakistan, A Mass Exodus

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:50

Pakistan's military is waging an offensive against the Taliban, and the outcome is uncertain. But nearly a half-million civilians have already fled their homes in an area that has few resources.

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What Not To Serve Buzzards For Lunch, A Glorious Science Experiment

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:48

This bird likes livers, kidneys, entrails — anything it can pluck that's freshly dead. But what if you served it ... a painting?

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Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.

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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.

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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dies At 88

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:42

Baker, of Tennessee, also served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff from 1987-88 and later as ambassador to Japan.

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Ebola's Surge Requires 'Drastic Action' To Stop

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:29

Cases of Ebola continue to mount in West Africa in the largest outbreak of the disease ever recorded. Public health officials are concerned the viral disease could spread farther.

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Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

Thu, 2014-06-26 08:12

For many Hispanics cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.

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U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

Thu, 2014-06-26 08:06

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after a tight loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

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FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Reactions With Acne Products

Thu, 2014-06-26 07:06

Many people use products using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne. The Food and Drug Administration says rare but dangerous allergic reactions have landed people in the hospital.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

Thu, 2014-06-26 07:01

The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.

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Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect

Thu, 2014-06-26 06:42

As the industry grapples with a gender gap, major tech firms are starting to release the gender and racial breakdowns of their staffs. Facebook's workers are mostly male and white.

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In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

Thu, 2014-06-26 06:34

The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.

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FIFA Bites Back: Uruguay's Luis Suarez Suspended 9 Games

Thu, 2014-06-26 06:16

The suspension comes two days before Uruguay faces Colombia in the round of 16 on Saturday. It begins immediately, FIFA says.

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Will Ferrell, Teddy Goalsevelt Pump Up U.S. Fans

Thu, 2014-06-26 05:48

"I'm not going to lie to you – I'm not in the best shape," Will Ferrell told American soccer fans in Brazil last night, after being announced as U.S. Soccer's "secret weapon" in the World Cup.

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'We Welcome' Syrian Airstrikes On ISIS, Iraqi Leader Maliki Says

Thu, 2014-06-26 04:17

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says that he didn't ask for the airstrikes along the border — but he doesn't have a problem with them, either.

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Reports Of New Fighting Rattle Ukraine's Truce As Kerry Urges Russia To Help

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:23

Russian state news media report explosions in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia could face sanctions if it doesn't help end the violence.

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