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One Year After Mudslide, First Responders Tackle Emotional Damage

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:29am

This weekend, residents of Washington state will mark one year since a massive mudslide devastated a small community, killing 43 people and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of minutes.

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How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:27am

In The Battle of Versailles, Robin Givhan tells the story of the groundbreaking runway show that pitched French couture designers against American up-and-comers.

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As Women Try Out For Armor Units, 'If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It'

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:24am

As part of an experiment, the men and women of a Marine armor unit are being assessed on difficult physical tasks, such as hooking up heavy towing gear. The women are keeping up, but it's a struggle.

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:22am

President Obama defends his economic track record, even as Republicans are trying to change the government's fiscal course. House and Senate committees unveiled draft budgets that would cut spending.

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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:06am

The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.

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Microsoft Is Phasing Out Internet Explorer

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:38pm

The web browser will be replaced in Windows 10, with what's currently being called Project Spartan.

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Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 5:22am

Before sending agents to the White House, the Secret Service wants to give them realistic training. The agency requested $8 million to build a replica. Some lawmakers say one White House is enough.

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Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:35am

You'd think the British would have their tea down by now. But The Telegraph says most brew their tea incorrectly, letting it steep for just two minutes instead of at least five.

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Report Cites Abuses By Iraqi Militias

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

Human Rights Watch offers new photographic and video evidence that shows Iraqi militias looting property and burning homes and villages of Sunni civilians in areas formerly controlled by ISIS.

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A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

Dave Isay founded StoryCorps with the goal of giving everyone a chance to be heard. Now new smartphone app lets anyone record an interview that will be archived at the Library of Congress.

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The Sudden Fall Of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

Amid reports of lavish spending, Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock announced he's stepping down, surprising supporters and detractors. Illinois residents are struggling to make sense of the sudden move.

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The Fed's Next Move Is A Delicate One

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

One of the Federal Reserve's main jobs is creating money. And the central bank has created a lot of it since the financial crisis — more than $3 trillion. One of the next jobs for the Fed is to make that money disappear.

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Defense Spending Plan Creates GOP Split

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

House Republicans unveiled their version of a budget for the coming year, and it's already running into trouble over military spending. Republicans who back a bigger defense budget are rebelling against their own leadership and say they're ready to vote against the entire budget.

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Netanyahu Emerges With Victory In Israeli Election

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

Benjamin Netanyahu's center-right Likud party has won at least a five-seat victory over its principal rival, the center-left Zionist Union. If he succeeds in forming a coalition government, Netanyahu would begin a historic fourth term as prime minister of Israel.

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The Dangerous Distractions Of Spring Break

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

Does Spring Break cause an increase in traffic fatalities? There's new research that may give parents and students pause.

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A Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Increase Global Oil Glut

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

The price of oil has plummeted as a glut of crude sits idle in tankers and in storage. And more oil could be on the way if a nuclear deal removes the caps on Iranian oil exports.

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A Syrian Photographer's Life In Civil War

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

Saeed al Batal is a Syrian who has witnessed the destruction of his country, city and most recently, his home over the last four years. He is among the millions whose lives have been changed forever by the civil war there. He tells us what daily life is like inside Syria.

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Abortion Provision In Human Trafficking Bill Delays Lynch Vote

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:09am

The Senate remains deadlocked over what appeared to have an easy bipartisan bill. The legislation creates a victims restitution fund for victims of human trafficking, typically children. But Democrats object to language they say only recently discovered that bans federal money for abortions. One consequence of the logjam is a delay for a vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

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Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:24am

While 25 states have passed right-to-work laws, Democrats in the Kentucky Legislature have long blocked attempts to pass legislation. Now there's a county-by-county effort to pass these laws locally.

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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:22am

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.

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