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Foreclosure Overhaul Comes Too Slowly For Many Homeowners

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:09am

The biggest U.S. banks are still foreclosing on homeowners who qualify for new loans, according to a coalition of non-profits. That's despite settlements aimed at preventing unnecessary foreclosures.

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How Big A Factor Will Obamacare Be In Midterm Elections?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:09am

Voters are choosing congressional nominees in half-a-dozen state primaries on Tuesday. Those states run the gamut in their experience with the Affordable Care Act.

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Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:33am

Pope Francis will head to the Middle East this week to preach peace and has asked two friends from Argentina to accompany him, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.

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Oklahoma's Latino Community Prepares For The Next Tornado

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 2:31am

A devastating series of tornadoes struck Oklahoma a year ago. Hispanics were among the hardest hit by the storms due a lack of preparedness and information available in Spanish.

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Rice Finds 'Purrfect' Angle To Recruit High School QB

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:05am

A recruiting letter was catnip to a high school football star in Texas. J.T. Granato said yes to Rice University after getting a pitch in the mail. It was addressed to Granato's beloved cat.

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Mosquito-Borne Breaking Bone Disease Spreads In Haiti

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:42am

Transmitted by mosquitoes, the chikungunya virus causes rash, fever and excruciating joint pain. It has no cure. The good news: It's rarely fatal. Epidemiologists say the virus is headed to the U.S.

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Why Reporting On Scientific Research May Warp Findings

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:35am

The pressure to publish original research can mean scientists are neglecting to verify the work of others. In its current issue, the Journal of Social Science is trying a different approach.

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Boy Tries To Win Over Girl With A Foul Ball

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:05am

During a Blue Jays/Rangers game, a boy catches a foul ball. He gives it to an older girl, who flashes a big smile. Video shows he gave her a ball he already had in his hand — he kept the foul ball.

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Tsunami Of Floodwaters Washes Across Balkans

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:24am

The worst rains and flooding in Serbia and Bosnia since record keeping began 120 years ago have killed dozens of people. For more, David Greene talks to the BBC's Guy Delauney.

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India's Next Prime Minister Ready To Act On Mandate

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

With the BJP's surprising victory in India's elections last Friday, the country prepares to swear-in Narendra Modi as the new prime minister this week. Modi and the BJP wiped out a Congress party that had dominated Indian politics for all but a decade since the country gained freedom from British rule in 1947.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

A slate of primary races on Tuesday could reveal more about the direction of the Republican Party in this midterm election year.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Renee Montagne and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Many grain bins and silos remain full, long after last fall's harvest because the railroads are behind in shipping. A slowdown in rail service is delaying deliveries of other commodities too.

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Business News

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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The Making Of 'Cyber Seniors' Spurs Competitive Videos

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Filmmaker Saffron Cassaday was shooting a documentary called Cyber Seniors when the story took an unexpected twist.

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3 Face Charges In Turkey's Worst Mining Disaster

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

The operations manager of a mining company is said to be among three people arrested on charges of negligence in last weeks' mining disaster that killed 301 people in Turkey.

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South Korea's President Apologizes For Ferry Disaster Response

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

South Korea's president announced plans to disband the coast guard, which has been criticized for its response to last month's ferry sinking. Renee Montagne talks to journalist Jason Strother.

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AT&T To Buy DirecTV In Nearly $50 Billion Deal

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

The acquisition was approved by the boards of both companies over the weekend and announced on Sunday. The deal takes place at a time when the media landscape has been transformed by new technologies.

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Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:27am

Primary elections are scheduled in six states on Tuesday, including Pennsylvania. There, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.

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Hacking The Brain With Electricity — Don't Try This At Home

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:24am

Small jolts of electricity to the brain can treat diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. But some healthy people are trying electrical stimulation to make the brain sharper. And it may not be safe.

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