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Reporting On Rape Kit Backlog Leads To New Law And Arrests In Ohio

Tue, 2015-05-19 10:04

While researching sexual assaults for Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, Rachel Dissell unearthed a backlog of untested rape kits dating back to 1993. Ohio has since mandated the testing of these kits.

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Patriots To 'Accept Reluctantly' NFL's 'Deflategate' Punishment

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:52

The NFL fined the team $1 million and stripped it of draft picks in connection with the scandal involving underinflated footballs. Quarterback Tom Brady is appealing his four-game suspension.

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An English 'Family Business,' Dedicated To A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Fort

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:08

Andrew Birley first visited Vindolanda, a Roman fort near the Scottish border, when he was still in his mother's womb. Now, he's the latest Birley to lead excavations at the site rich in artifacts.

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Dense Breasts Are Just One Part Of The Cancer Risk Calculus

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:06

Women with dense breasts are more likely to get cancer and less likely to catch it early on a mammogram. But degree of density matters too, a study finds, as do other factors like family history.

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Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:03

The Bradford boasted sweet flesh so coveted, 19th-century growers turned to guns and poison to thwart thieves. The melon all but vanished by the 1920s. Now a descendant of its creator is reviving it.

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Plan Bee: White House Unveils Strategy To Protect Pollinators

Tue, 2015-05-19 08:35

The national strategy addresses the alarming decline in honeybee populations. It calls for more bee habitat and more research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides.

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Biker Shootout Update: 7 Remain In Hospital; Uninvited Gang Had Come To Meeting

Tue, 2015-05-19 08:30

Giving an update on Sunday's violence, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton dismisses media reports that law enforcement officers had killed four bikers.

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British Police Arrest 7 Over Audacious Easter Jewelry Heist

Tue, 2015-05-19 07:00

"A number of large bags containing significant amounts of high value property have been recovered from one address," Scotland Yard says.

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How Medicare Advantage Investors Profited From Loose Government Lips

Tue, 2015-05-19 06:54

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a memo to insurers saying government audit policies could be relaxed, investors privy to the news pounced, sending shares upward.

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The Repast Is Not Even Past: Old L.A. Menus

Tue, 2015-05-19 06:33

Culling through the culinary offerings of thousands of old menus in the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library, we can learn a lot about a city and its history.

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Longtime 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Announces He's Quitting

Tue, 2015-05-19 05:33

"I will no longer be Charlie Hebdo, but I will always be Charlie," says Renald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz.

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Judge Sends 11 Afghan Policemen To Prison Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Tue, 2015-05-19 02:49

The case of Farkhunda has prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It has resulted in rare sentences. Eight police officers implicated in the case were released.

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What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets?

Tue, 2015-05-19 02:38

Stress ducks, Hokki Stools, and other classroom strategies for students who need to move to learn.

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Conservative, Catholic Ireland Votes On Same-Sex Marriage

Mon, 2015-05-18 23:25

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

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They're Going Door-To-Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick

Mon, 2015-05-18 23:24

In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in midst of a extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.

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Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

Mon, 2015-05-18 14:07

The University of the District of Columbia is the only land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's studying how to grow food in raised beds, hoop houses and even a shipping container.

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The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

Mon, 2015-05-18 13:22

A host of apps aim to take the guesswork out of navigating traffic. We put their accuracy to the test in a daily commute. As varied as the options are, the future of mobile GPS may be more precise.

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Elian Gonzalez Says He Would Like To Visit U.S. As A Tourist

Mon, 2015-05-18 12:59

Now 21, Gonzalez was seized 15 years ago from his relatives in Miami by U.S. officials who returned him to his native country. His mother died trying to reach the U.S. His father wanted him back.

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Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

Mon, 2015-05-18 12:54

People are contrasting media and police reaction to the Texas shootout with their reaction to the recent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson.

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Cellphones Or School? What Makes Kids Around The World Happy

Mon, 2015-05-18 12:14

Whether they're rich or poor, kids around the world are generally happy with their lives, an international study finds. But when it comes to liking school, poor children come out on top.

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