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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:58am

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:58am

To keep its code-breaking prowess, the NSA must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.

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The Ascent Of Afghan Women

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:58am

Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:06pm

For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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Why Are More Baby Boys Born Than Girls?

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:08pm

Does the imbalance start at conception or are there factors during pregnancy that favor the birth of slightly more males than females? Researchers find clues that point to factors in the womb.

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4-year-old Girl Boards Bus Alone At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:13am

The bus driver called police and she was returned safely to her family. On local TV, the girl's mom told her, "Yes, you can have a slushie. Next time just ask me to take you."

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Twitter Account Chronicles Adventures Of 'Florida Man'

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:04am

Someone tweets real news articles in which a "Florida Man" does dumb things. Public Policy Polling checked Florida Man's approval rating, and found his numbers are better than many politicians.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday said he supports an effort to "clarify the intent" of a new law that would allow businesses in the state to cite religious objections to refuse to serve gay people. The Religious Freedom Restoration Action became law last week. The measure touched off a vociferous online campaign as well as a protest on Saturday in front of the Statehouse.

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In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key to Harmony

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse, the better its residents get along.

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2 Congressional Panels Probe Opiate Prescriptions At Wis. VA Hospital

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Two congressional committees travel to the town of Tomah, Wisconsin, on Monday to hold a hearing on the VA hospital there. The hospital has been singled out for overprescribing opiates to vets. But the VA acknowledges that the problem is a national one.

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Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Islamist insurgents have reportedly killed about 40 people, as the polling for a new president continued into Sunday. Voting was extended after technical problems kept some from casting their ballots.

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The Latest On the French Alps Plane Crash

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

The German co-pilot who deliberately flew an Airbus A320 into a mountainside last week had been deemed too sick to work but ignored the doctor's order. Investigators found the ripped up remains of the orders in searching his home.

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Pentagon Officials Don't Trust Shiite Militias In Iraq Because Of Their Ties With Iran

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

At the frontlines close to the city of Tikrit, it's easy to see how important the Shiite militias are to Iraq's war effort. The U.S.-led coalition agreed to an Iraqi government request to launch airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in Tikrit. But U.S. military officials don't trust the Shiite militias because of their ties with Iran.

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Specialists Monitor Conditions To Predict Northwest's Water Supply

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Snow levels are at record lows for Washington and Oregon. That could create problems later on in the dry season when there's no more snow to feed rivers that depend on snowmelt.

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Iran Nuclear Talks Bog Down As Tuesday Deadline Approaches

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program to peaceful purposes continue. An Iranian negotiator is quoted as rejecting the idea that Iran would ship some of its nuclear fuel out of the country.

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Yemenis Pay The Price For Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Saudi-led airstrikes continue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. And as usual, there was no warning. Residents worry that soon the battle will move from the sky to Yemen's soil.

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Prosecutors In Boston Marathon Bombing To Wrap Up Their Case

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Emotional testimony is expected before the government rests its case against admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The defense team's goal is to convince at least 1 juror that he doesn't deserve to die.

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Open Cases: Why One-Third of Murders In America Go Unresolved

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:04am

Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.

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Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:03am

In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:42am

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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