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Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:54

The Illinois Republican is accused of taking the money out in chunks of less than $10,000 to evade reporting requirements, and of lying to the FBI about it.

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For Juvenile Sex Offenders, State Registries Create Lifetime Of Problems

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:49

Federal laws require states to keep lists of convicted sex offenders, including juveniles. But recently, the practice of registering minors has come under scrutiny.

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Something's Spawning On Appalachia's Forest Farms

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:44

Agriculture experts say the forests of West Virginia are perfect for cultivating mushrooms. They're urging more people to farm shiitakes to meet demand at specialty food stores and restaurants.

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CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:32

The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.

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Blind Auditions Could Give Employers A Better Hiring Sense

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:23

It works for singing competitions. What about landing a job? To beat hiring bias, some applicants could first complete an online challenge with companies that are in the dark about their background.

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FCC Chairman Wants To Help Low Income Americans Afford Broadband

Thu, 2015-05-28 13:18

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposes to reboot the Lifeline phone-access program. The plan recognizes that everyone needs to study, apply for jobs and make social connections online.

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Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Thu, 2015-05-28 12:57

A lot of bad nutrition science makes headlines. To teach his news colleagues a lesson, a science journalist conducted a flawed study, sent out press releases and watched who bit. Did he go too far?

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Drug Addiction, On The Rise, Cropping Up As Campaign Trail Issue

Thu, 2015-05-28 12:33

Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than traffic accidents and New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary state, is suffering from a heroin epidemic. The candidates are hearing about it.

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What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

Thu, 2015-05-28 12:24

About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don't understand the full extent of the skin's reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.

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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

Thu, 2015-05-28 12:06

France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."

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Smartphones Are So Smart They Can Now Test Your Vision

Thu, 2015-05-28 11:35

In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.

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Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

Thu, 2015-05-28 08:23

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.

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'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore

Thu, 2015-05-28 08:18

For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.

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Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:29

A decade ago, scientists showed that the anesthetic ketamine could relieve major depression in hours. Now, two chemical cousins of the drug are entering the late stages of clinical testing.

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FIFA President Blatter Speaks At Opening Of Group's Congress

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:22

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces a reelection vote Friday, in the face of new corruption and bribery charges against senior members of FIFA.

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The Windshield-Pitting Mystery Of 1954

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:18

For some strange reason, people across America began to notice that thousands of automobile windshields were dotted with teeny-tiny pockmarks.

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NOAA Warns Of Powerful Storms, Despite Seeing 'Below-Normal' Hurricane Season

Thu, 2015-05-28 07:04

The agency also unveiled new forecast graphics that are more detailed and highlight threats posed by potentially deadly storm surges.

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Buzzfeed's Saeed Jones Wrote A Beautiful Thing On Being Black In The Book World

Thu, 2015-05-28 06:17

"Combing through mastheads and tables of contents for the names of writers who are not straight white men can make you feel crazy. And it is crazy that doing so is still necessary."

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FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

Thu, 2015-05-28 05:38

Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter is set to stand for re-election Friday. Europe's UEFA says it will back Blatter's opponent.

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How Much Does A Colonoscopy Cost In California? Help Find Out

Thu, 2015-05-28 05:22

Prices for common medical procedures vary widely, and it can be really hard find out the true cost up front. This crowdsourcing project aims to help draw back the curtain on colonoscopy costs.

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