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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

1 hour 46 min ago

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

2 hours 37 min ago

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

2 hours 48 min ago

If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.

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West Virginia Derailment Raises Concerns About Volatility Of Bakken Oil

2 hours 49 min ago

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold about the volatility of crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. That's the same oil that exploded when a train derailed in West Virginia two weeks ago.

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Senate Fails In Bid To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

4 hours 13 min ago

The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.

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UK Government Is Selling Its Share Of Eurostar

6 hours 8 min ago

The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by the year 2020.

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Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

6 hours 25 min ago

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

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The Magic Trick That Could Help Students Pay For College

7 hours 39 min ago

The IRS and the Department of Education already have the power to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?

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Federal Agents Carry Out Search For Evidence Of Illegal Support For 'Birth Tourism'

12 hours 53 min ago

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says some wealthy foreigners seek to give birth to their children in the U.S. so they will obtain U.S. citizenship.

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Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

14 hours 11 min ago

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

15 hours 43 min ago

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:59pm

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare's opponents are challenging the ACA again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:26pm

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court Tuesday from being strangled by legal weeds.

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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:09pm

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:08pm

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose - and a new path - on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:41am

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:39am

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

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Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:36am

The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly's origin story.

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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:06pm

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:58pm

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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