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Man Beheaded At French Factory In Terrorist Attack

Fri, 2015-06-26 02:41

Police have arrested one suspect who is being questioned by police about the attack, which also included an explosion.

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A Showdown Looms At South Korea's Gay Pride Parade

Fri, 2015-06-26 01:00

In Seoul, a gay pride parade that's gone on for 15 years is at the heart of a bitter standoff between organizers and Christian activists. Church groups threaten to stop the parade, in the name of God.

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Polio Is Active In Only 3 Countries. Soon It Could Be Down To 2

Fri, 2015-06-26 00:58

Nigeria is one of three places where polio is still a problem. But there hasn't been a case in almost a year. So Africa is on the verge of being polio-free.

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A Baltimore Civil Rights Icon Is Still Pushing To Help City's Young

Fri, 2015-06-26 00:57

Sixty years ago, Helena Hicks helped desegregate the city's lunch counters. The 80-year-old has continued to advocate for Baltimore's poor, black residents — in the wake of the Freddie Gray incident.

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Not So Happy Hour For Beck's

Thu, 2015-06-25 18:12

A class action suit charged the brewer hid its true roots, in St.Louis. A court agrees and orders payments to customers — larger ones ones to people who kept receipts.

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Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns Is No. 1 NBA Draft Pick

Thu, 2015-06-25 16:28

Towns was widely expected to be chosen first. He and the other top two picks each played only one season in college.

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Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Thu, 2015-06-25 16:12

Unvision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were 'rapists,' among other things.

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Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

Thu, 2015-06-25 14:58

Thursday's court ruling upheld subsidies nationwide under the Affordable Care Act. And unlike the court's previous Obamacare ruling, the majority was unified and the tone was broad.

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Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From Capitol

Thu, 2015-06-25 14:02

The measure, proposed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, would authorize the removal of that state's flag on the House side of the Capitol complex.

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Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Words, Offers Clarity On Old Ones

Thu, 2015-06-25 13:58

The OED unveils some modern coinage and explains a Supreme Court justice's choice of words.

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Farewell, Low-Fat: Why Scientists Applaud Lifting A Ban On Fat

Thu, 2015-06-25 13:58

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report that came out in February contained some pretty game-changing advice that's largely been overlooked: Don't worry about the total amount of fat you eat.

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U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

Thu, 2015-06-25 13:50

The U.S. won't give the Ukrainian army lethal weapons to fight Russian-backed rebels, but it has sent 300 trainers to help the beleaguered, bedraggled Ukrainian military.

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After Ben Affleck Scandal, PBS Postpones 'Finding Your Roots'

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:49

The show came under fire after leaked emails revealed that the actor pressured show staff to hide the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves.

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The Cycling World May Soon Bow Down Before Nairo Quintana

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:37

In 2013, a newcomer from Colombia passed almost everyone else and came in second in the Tour de France. This year, many think he'll take home the winning yellow jersey.

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After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:30

Professors in Pennsylvania are upset over a new law that requires them to be fingerprinted and undergo thorough background checks. The law came in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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Study Reveals What Happens During A 'Glacial Earthquake'

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:54

Scientists have figured out how massive chunks of ice trigger these seismically-detectable events when they break off a glacier. The findings could help researchers track ice loss from glaciers.

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California Law To Curtail Vaccine Exemptions Clears Hurdle

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:33

If the bill passes out of the Legislature, the bill would then move to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. He hasn't indicated whether he'll sign the bill.

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California Lawmakers Vote To Remove Vaccine Exemptions For Schoolchildren

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:27

A similar bill, which eliminates all but medical exemptions, has already passed the Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he will sign it.

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Make Lava, Not War

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:12

A sculptor and a geologist are melting hundreds of pounds of rock in a giant cauldron to create realistic lava flows. Cool! NPR reporter Adam Cole pays a visit to learn more about lava's allure.

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How A Historical Blunder Helped Create The Water Crisis In The West

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:06

In 1922, seven states drew up a plan for dividing the waters of the Colorado River. But they overestimated how much water the river could provide — and now 40 million Americans face a water crisis.

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