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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Veto; Abolish Death Penalty

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Nebraska lawmakers have abolished the red state's death penalty. The governor had tried to veto a bill repealing the death penalty but the one-house legislature overrode the veto 30-19. Nebraska has executed only three prisoners since the 1950s, the last in 1997.

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Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Texas and Oklahoma continue to recover from deadly storms, with more bodies being discovered as floodwaters recede. In Houston — one of the most damaged areas — thousands are cleaning out flooded homes and cars.

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Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.

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Illegal Migration From Africa Is Now An Industry, Ethnographer Says

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to Ruben Andersson, who studies West African migrants trying to reach Europe. He says most efforts to control clandestine migration will only make the situation worse.

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After Arrests, Calls For Soccer's Governing Body To Be Overhauled

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Some of the biggest leaders in world soccer have been charged with corruption stretching back decades. Reaction from around the world is pouring in as the story continues to unfold.

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Rick Santorum Announces Another Run For GOP's Presidential Nominee

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum officially joined the list of 2016 Republican presidential contenders on Wednesday. Santorum, the surprise winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, may have an even tough task ahead of him in 2016.

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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

She's young and beautiful, and a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. She's Nepal's living goddess, or kumari, who is selected as a small child and lives a life of isolation and secrecy.

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Top Spelling Contestants Give Advice To The Next Generation

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Kids from across the country compete Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The documentary "Spellbound," captured the drama involving eight kids who competed in the bee 16 years ago. David Greene reports.

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Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky's gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party's electorate voted for other candidates.

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Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

The arrest of seven FIFA officials in Zurich is raising big questions for the corporations that underwrite soccer's main event, The World Cup. Coca-Cola, Adidas and other big-name sponsors are withholding public comment for now.

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Navajo Nation Witnesses Changing Landscape: Growing Sand Dunes

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

A third of the Navajo Nation is now covered with sand dunes. So much sand that residents have to frequently plow to keep their road open. A research scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey says she's worried about the Navajo because drought, combined with increasing temperature, are making it harder for them to live in the harsh conditions.

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Southeast Asia Nations To Meet To Discuss Migrant Crisis

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Representatives will meet in Bangkok on Friday to discuss the refugee crisis. The migrants are mainly members of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya community and economic migrants from Bangladesh.

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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Home prices are definitely on the rise again across the country. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the housing recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market. That's puzzling some economists.

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Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:00am

African Americans are going to be key to a Hillary Clinton presidential run. After a tense 2008 primary fight with Barack Obama, she's trying to win them over.

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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:00am

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

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Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:56am

To increase the number of organ donors in the U.S., psychologists have advocated for changes to how we ask people to donate. In California, officials tried something new — but it may have backfired.

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Wedding Agency Offers Couples A Ride In Armored Personnel Carrier

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:19am

In Moscow, the armored personnel carrier can be rented to take couples to the registrar's office --or just out to dinner.

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Leader Of Turkmenistan Honors Himself With A Statue

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:10am

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has unveiled a seven-story monument to himself. His likeness on a horse is cast in bronze and covered in 24-carat gold leaf.

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Are Motorists Paying Attention To The Takata Air Bag Recall?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

The largest consumer recall in American history is underway. Nearly 34 million American drivers are supposed to be replacing their air bags. But, most drivers have been lackadaisical about responding to auto recalls in the past.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Launches Longshot Presidential Campaign In Vermont

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is on his first campaign trip since announcing his presidential bid in Washington, D.C. He kicks off in Burlington, Vermont, before going to neighboring New Hampshire. Sanders drags way behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, but his supporters say this is the guy who comes from behind and surprises you.

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