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To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help

Wed, 2015-07-29 07:30

A meta-analysis found that people on vegetarian diets lost around 4.4 pounds more than the control group who had no change in diet. Those who tried a vegan diet dropped 5.5 pounds more.

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The Future Of American History

Wed, 2015-07-29 07:03

Three college professors respond to questions about the evolving challenges of teaching the history of a complex nation.

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Progress For Bill To Bolster Medicare Patients' Hospital Rights

Wed, 2015-07-29 06:58

Even when some Medicare patients stay overnight in the hospital, they are are being classified as outpatients under something called observation status. It sounds innocuous but can trigger big bills.

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Migrant Dies In Calais As Thousands Try To Use Channel Tunnel

Wed, 2015-07-29 06:22

Since Jan. 1, French officials have intercepted more than 37,000 migrants who were hoping to jump on trains or trucks heading to Britain via the Channel Tunnel.

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On Wyatt Cenac, 'Key & Peele,' And Being The Only One In The Room

Wed, 2015-07-29 06:10

Wyatt Cenac's much-publicized confrontation with Jon Stewart says a lot about the pitfalls of being The Only One In The Room. But turns out there's some interesting social science behind it, too.

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Tom Brady Calls NFL's 4-Game Suspension 'Unfair'

Wed, 2015-07-29 05:17

Brady said he only destroyed his phone after his lawyers told the NFL his device would "not be subjected to investigation." Brady said he was "disappointed" in the NFL's decision.

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Afghan Government Investigates Reports That Mullah Omar Is Dead

Wed, 2015-07-29 04:02

Reports of Omar's death have swirled for years. The Afghan government is said to be investigating claims that the Taliban's spiritual leader died two or three years ago.

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Texas Authorities Release More Jailhouse Video Relating To Sandra Bland Case

Wed, 2015-07-29 02:45

Officials in Waller County, Texas, say the videos prove many of the conspiracy theories being batted around the web are not true. Bland's death is still being investigated.

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Could President Obama Win A Third Term?

Wed, 2015-07-29 02:03

Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

Wed, 2015-07-29 01:00

Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.

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'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute

Wed, 2015-07-29 00:59

The dispute between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.

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Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

Wed, 2015-07-29 00:58

Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.

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Some Youths Find Probation More Challenging Than Juvenile Detention

Wed, 2015-07-29 00:57

Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.

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Mexico Soccer Coach Loses Job After Allegedly Punching Reporter

Tue, 2015-07-28 16:08

The altercation came just two days after Mexico's soccer team won the Gold Cup over Jamaica.

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

Tue, 2015-07-28 14:23

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

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Is This The Beginning Of The End For The SAT and ACT?

Tue, 2015-07-28 13:38

George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Tue, 2015-07-28 13:32

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of two miles – and can very accurately kill that person."

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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

Tue, 2015-07-28 13:00

This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.

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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

Tue, 2015-07-28 12:36

The Obama administration offered help to non-violent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

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Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released In November

Tue, 2015-07-28 12:07

Pollard, a former Navy analyst, received a life sentence for trying to sell classified information to Israel. He has served nearly 30 years.

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