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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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Justice Department Investigating Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Wed, 2015-07-01 12:42

The department says it is looking into "possible unlawful coordination" by several major carriers.

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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Their Approach

Wed, 2015-07-01 12:39

Violent crime has ticked up in certain metro areas. Police are scrambling to hold the line while at the same time trying not to appear overzealous.

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Who's Behind A String Of Bombings In Ukraine's Black Sea 'Pearl'?

Wed, 2015-07-01 12:27

Local journalists and volunteers in Odessa are working to make sense of dozens of recent bombings — and prevent future attacks. They say that Russians have infiltrated the security services.

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Militants Stage Series Of Deadly Attacks In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Wed, 2015-07-01 12:23

The early morning attacks on checkpoints were later claimed by the Sinai affiliate of the self-described Islamic State.

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Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

Wed, 2015-07-01 12:16

The latest data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn't.

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How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

Wed, 2015-07-01 12:08

When people saw photos that linked a famous person with a famous place, it changed the behavior of certain neurons in their brains. And it changed their memories, too.

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Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Oregon

Wed, 2015-07-01 11:47

While the state permits people to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana, they still can't buy or sell recreational pot.

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20 Years Ago, Mount Zion AME Was Set On Fire. Last Night, It Burned Again

Wed, 2015-07-01 10:39

In 1996, Bill Clinton spoke at the reopening ceremony of this historically black church. On Tuesday, Mount Zion became the latest in a wave of fires at black churches since the Charleston shooting.

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Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:49

There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area since a year ago, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.

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13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:46

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give more insight into her daily activities--and some funny daily struggles.

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Survey Forecasts A Banner Year For Atlantic Sea Scallops

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:44

Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They're predicting a boom for the nation's most valuable fishery.

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Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression in Children

Wed, 2015-07-01 09:38

Drugs intended to treat psychosis are also used to treat behavioral problems in children with ADHD. Less risky behavioral treatments and medications should be the first choice, researchers say.

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