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Live Samples Of Anthrax Were Sent Worldwide In May Due To Ineffective Procedure

Thu, 2015-07-23 14:33

NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports that the samples of anthrax the Pentagon thought were dead, were still alive. The Pentagon says the public was never at risk.

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House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

Thu, 2015-07-23 14:26

A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs.

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Official Watchdog Says He Needs Access to Sensitive Documents

Thu, 2015-07-23 14:17

Michael Horowitz protests the Justice Department legal opinion that says DOJ officials decide what material he should get, and when.

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Autopsy Of Sandra Bland Doesn't Suggest Homicide, Texas County Officials Say

Thu, 2015-07-23 13:32

The prosecutors' presentation Thursday included several color photographs of Bland's body – including her neck, which had a thick dark line curving across it.

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Turkey Agrees To Allow Use Of Its Soil For Airstrikes Against ISIS

Thu, 2015-07-23 13:28

Ankara has given the green light for the U.S. and its allies to begin using the air base at Incirlik to fly sorties against the self-declared Islamic State in neighboring Syria.

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Army Warns Of 'Armed Citizens' Trying To Protect Recruiting Stations

Thu, 2015-07-23 12:56

Vigilante guards — some associated with militia groups — have begun appeared outside recruiting stations around the country, ostensibly to protect them in the wake of the Chattanooga shootings.

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An 80-Year-Old Looks Into The Eyes Of Her Teenage Self

Thu, 2015-07-23 12:51

In 1950, a teenage girl in Nigeria put on her mother's fancy clothes and posed for a photo. In 2015, she had her first encounter with the original, hand-colored portrait.

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In Hot Pursuit Of Public Safety, Police Consider Fewer Car Chases

Thu, 2015-07-23 12:39

Each year, 300 to 400 people are killed in high-speed police pursuits in the U.S. Some solutions to create safer chases have emerged — such a Batman-like dart that tracks fleeing cars.

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Obama Thinks Solar Power Will Boost Kenya. Kenyans Aren't So Sure

Thu, 2015-07-23 12:39

Are solar panels the best way to connect millions of Africans to electricity? That's the plan President Obama will tout on his visit to Kenya. Critics ask: What about tapping into power lines?

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Even If You're Lean, 1 Soda Per Day Ups Your Risk Of Diabetes

Thu, 2015-07-23 12:26

A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight. And diet soda might not be doing you any favors, either.

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Obama's First Trip To Kenya As President Is Less About His Roots This Time

Thu, 2015-07-23 11:53

President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.

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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

Thu, 2015-07-23 11:38

Disabled Americans are twice as likely to be poor as those without disabilities. They continue to face many financial and physical barriers, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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Jury Confirms That Holmes Is Eligible For Death Over Aurora Theater Shootings

Thu, 2015-07-23 11:07

A jury still needs to determine how to punish James Holmes. Convicted of first-degree murder, he faces either a lifetime prison sentence or execution.

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Administration Prods States To Scrutinize Insurers' Rate Hikes

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:56

As health insurers propose their rates for 2016, state agencies are So far only a handful of states have finalized rates for 2016.

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How Democratic-Leaning Detroit Helped Shape Ben Carson's Conservative Views

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:48

Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community, but a look at where Carson grew up reveals a young man determined to carve his own path.

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Surprise: America's Roads Are Improving

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:40

A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.

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Man On Train Misses His Stop, So He Pulls Emergency Release To Get Off

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:28

The man is seen on a video peeling the metro doors open and then, along with his child, running. His actions contributed to a hellish commute for Washington, D.C., riders.

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Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

Thu, 2015-07-23 09:35

The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.

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Doctors Press For Action To Lower 'Unsustainable' Prices For Cancer Drugs

Thu, 2015-07-23 08:08

More than a hundred influential doctors banded together to propose seven ways to bring down the high prices of cancer drugs. They say changes are needed to preserve access to care.

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Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

Thu, 2015-07-23 07:33

Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.

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