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Supreme Court: Police May Not Detain Traffic Violators Longer Than Necessary

Tue, 2015-04-21 10:59

Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said a traffic stop becomes "unlawful if it is prolonged beyond the time reasonably required to complete the mission of issuing a warning ticket."

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Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

Tue, 2015-04-21 10:31

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.

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DEA Chief Expected To Step Down Amid Scandal

Tue, 2015-04-21 10:25

Earlier this month, lawmakers said they had no confidence in Michele Leonhart after a watchdog agency found DEA agents cavorted with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels.

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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

Tue, 2015-04-21 09:53

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

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In Pakistan Visit, China's President Announces $45B In Investment

Tue, 2015-04-21 09:42

Up to $37 billion of that money will go toward the South Asian nation's electricity grid. But as NPR's Philip Reeves reports the challenge now is to make the projects happen.

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What A Bleeping Day: Reds Manager Takes Media To Task

Tue, 2015-04-21 09:25

More than 80 profanities in under six minutes. That's the statistic baseball writers are talking about Tuesday, after Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price's tirade against the media.

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Tea, Tao and Tourists: China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

Tue, 2015-04-21 08:54

One of China's five sacred mountains, Mount Hua is a lotus-shaped range of peaks and hub of Taoism. It has many harrowing paths to well-being — and to tea.

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How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Tue, 2015-04-21 08:23

For the first time, scientists have looked at the microbiome of an isolated Amazon tribe. The study finds that the Western lifestyle has wiped dozens of species out of American guts.

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On The High School Diploma: A 'Bilingual' Stamp Of Approval?

Tue, 2015-04-21 08:03

Indiana may soon allow high school students to graduate with a 'seal of biliteracy.' Eight other states already do.

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Ex-Auschwitz Guard Says He Was 'Morally Complicit' In Atrocities

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:47

But in his opening statement to a court in Germany, Oskar Groening, 93, said the judges must decide on his "criminal liability." He has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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Menaced By War, An Ancient Christian Village In Iraq Returns To Life

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:12

When the Islamic State threatened al-Qosh last year, the village turned into a ghost town. The residents are now back, but say they remain worried about the future of Christians in the Middle East.

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:06

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

Tue, 2015-04-21 06:41

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.

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Captain In Deadly Migrant Boat Sinking Charged With Manslaughter

Tue, 2015-04-21 06:23

The captain and a crew member are among the boat's 28 survivors; the U.N. says more than 800 would-be migrants died after cramming themselves onto the 66-foot boat.

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Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:20

The CDC has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:03

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

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Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Tue, 2015-04-21 02:43

Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters.

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Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say

Tue, 2015-04-21 01:07

The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Mon, 2015-04-20 23:58

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Mon, 2015-04-20 23:57

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

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