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What Reid Endorsing Schumer As Top Democrat Means

Fri, 2015-03-27 09:11

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is not seeking re-election in 2016, but he is leaving no room for a leadership fight. He's throwing his support to his top lieutenant and message maestro.

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Reid Backs N.Y.'s Schumer To Succeed Him As Senate Democratic Leader

Fri, 2015-03-27 09:08

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid made the endorsement on Nevada Public Radio after saying earlier today that he won't seek re-election in 2016.

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He, She Or Hen? Sweden's New Gender-Neutral Pronoun

Fri, 2015-03-27 09:01

The latest edition of the dictionary of the Swedish language contains a new pronoun among its 13,000 new words — hen, to go along with he (han) and she (hon).

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New York City To Teens: TXT ME With Mental Health Worries

Fri, 2015-03-27 08:42

In an effort to connect teenagers with mental health services, New York is testing counseling via text for high school students. They join a growing trend.

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Saudi Arabia Pounds Rebel Targets In Yemen On 2nd Day Of Air Campaign

Fri, 2015-03-27 07:59

Airstrikes and anti-aircraft fire rocked the capital, Sanaa, while Houthi rebels continued their push into southern Yemen. Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers gathered in Egypt.

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Indiana Suspends Ban On Needle Exchanges To Combat HIV Outbreak

Fri, 2015-03-27 06:57

The state's governor says he would temporarily OK a program in one county after dozens of new infections were reported stemming from the injection of the prescription drug Opana.

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Is There Any Way To Screen The World's Pilots For Suicidal Tendencies?

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:27

There are questionnaires that aim to identify people at risk of killing themselves. But the tests are flawed — and it's not at all clear they'd be effective in assessing the mental state of pilots.

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Airlines Worldwide Rush To Adopt '2-Person' Cockpit Rule

Fri, 2015-03-27 05:21

In the wake of the apparently deliberate crash of a German airliner, carriers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia say they will emulate a U.S. rule requiring two people in the cockpit at all times.

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Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

Fri, 2015-03-27 03:59

The Democratic leader in the Senate announced his decision in a video. "My friend Sen. [Mitch] McConnell, don't be too elated," he said. "I'm going to be here for 22 months."

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WATCH: Obama, A 'Wire' Superfan, Talks To Show's Creator David Simon

Fri, 2015-03-27 03:38

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

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Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms

Fri, 2015-03-27 03:03

A Nashville middle school is test-driving a big idea: To put a great teacher in charge of multiple classrooms.

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Report: Germanwings Co-Pilot Treated For Depression

Fri, 2015-03-27 02:51

The report in the daily Bild comes as Duesseldorf police searched Andreas Lubitz's home Montabaur. Lubitz appears to have deliberately crashed the plane carrying 150 people into the French Alps.

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German Police Search For Clues To Crash In Co-Pilot's Homes

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:14

Police have searched the homes of Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.

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Senate Follows House In Passing GOP Budget To Balance Budget

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:06

Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party-line 52-46 vote, endorsing a measure that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday.

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As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:02

Nigerians pick their president on Saturday. For election officials, the challenges include providing ballots for more than a million people displaced by Boko Haram attacks.

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NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:43

During astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space, scientists will compare his physiology with that of his twin brother, Mark, to study the effect of prolonged space flight on the human body.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:43

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a year-long investigation by the Associated Press finds.

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Police Departments Open Up 'Safe Lots' For Craigslist Transactions

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:42

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:41

Ugaaso Abukar Boocow left when she was a toddler to escape the Civil War. Now she's back, and Instagram is making her famous as she shares upbeat views of her homeland.

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Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:40

An official investigation into an accident last February at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.

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