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Obama: If You 'Work More, You Should Get Paid More'

Thu, 2014-03-13 10:47

Announcing he intends to change the rules governing overtime, President Obama said Americans have "spent too much time working more and making less."

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Top 5 Ways Asparagus, A Rite Of Spring, Can Still Surprise

Thu, 2014-03-13 10:44

Did you know how fast these green shoots, the season's iconic vegetable, can grow? Or that they come in male and female versions? Or that what we eat in the U.S. is mostly now grown abroad?

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As Vote In Crimea Nears, Kerry Has Words Of Warning For Russia

Thu, 2014-03-13 09:30

The crisis in Ukraine continues. On Sunday, there's a referendum in Crimea about whether to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.

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A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

Thu, 2014-03-13 09:21

The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. It's new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of Joe.

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What's Holding Up Ukraine Aid Bill In Congress? Anger Over IRS

Thu, 2014-03-13 09:18

Republicans say that to get the measure passed new IRS rules that make it harder for tax-exempt groups to veer into politics must be withdrawn.

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When Bad Things Happen To Planes, Flight Codes Get 'Retired'

Thu, 2014-03-13 09:16

Malaysia Airlines says it will stop using codes associated with its missing Flight MH370 as a "mark of respect" for the plane's passengers and crew. It's a long-standing industry practice.

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Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

Thu, 2014-03-13 09:10

With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?

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Statins Might Not Cause Aching Muscles, But Diabetes Risk Is Real

Thu, 2014-03-13 08:00

An analysis of research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs shows that most side effects are no more common with them than with placebo drugs. But statins can raise the risk of diabetes.

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FootGolf: A New Sport Explored In 19 Questions

Thu, 2014-03-13 07:11

Innovative athletes combine the elite sport of golf with the popular sport of soccer. Et, voila! FootGolf.

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Holder Backs Reduced Sentences For Some Drug Traffickers

Thu, 2014-03-13 06:55

The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.

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Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

Thu, 2014-03-13 06:46

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.

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Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

Thu, 2014-03-13 06:06

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.

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Small-Scale Attacks Could Bring Down U.S. Power Grid, Report Says

Thu, 2014-03-13 05:43

Last year, snipers nearly knocked out an electric substation in California. If just nine such facilities were put out of commission, the entire grid could go down for months, federal regulators warn.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Touch 3-Month Low

Thu, 2014-03-13 05:01

There were 315,000 new applications for unemployment insurance filed last week, down 9,000 from the week before. It's the latest sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.

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Overtime Pay Proposal Triggers A New Debate About Wages

Thu, 2014-03-13 04:49

Economists are divided about the White House plan to boost overtime pay for workers. Some say the change would spur consumer demand, while others see a coming downward spiral for job creation.

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Top Stories: Still No Sign Of Missing Jet; Merkel Presses Putin To Back Down

Thu, 2014-03-13 04:36

Also: At least seven people died at site of Harlem explosion; two people were killed in Austin when a car plowed into SXSW crowd; and the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continues.

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Death Toll From NYC Explosion Stands At 7, May Go Higher

Thu, 2014-03-13 04:12

Two buildings in Harlem were leveled. Authorities say there were reports of a gas leak shortly before Wednesday's explosion and fire. Along with the deaths, there were dozens of injuries.

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'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW

Thu, 2014-03-13 03:45

Two people were killed and at least 23 more were injured early Thursday when a vehicle sped through one of Austin's crowded streets. Police say the man behind the wheel fled a drunken-driving stop.

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Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color

Thu, 2014-03-13 03:12

A recent study found that the populations of for-profit prisons tend to be younger, which correlates with a skew toward more black and Latino inmates than in publicly run prisons.

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Officials Dispute Report That Malaysian Jet Kept Flying For Hours

Thu, 2014-03-13 03:00

U.S. investigators tell The Wall Street Journal that equipment aboard the missing plane was transmitting for four hours after it is thought to have vanished. Malaysian officials say that's not true.

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