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Indiana's Veterans Service Officers Help Vets Get More Benefits

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:18am

Veterans Service Officers often help veterans successfully navigate the complicated benefits process. But not all vets in Indiana know about VSOs or have access to them.

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North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:17am

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.

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Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:16am

If you watched any football over the weekend, you likely saw an ad from the "No More" campaign. The idea is to raise awareness about domestic violence — and to bolster the NFL's image.

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Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:16am

Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.

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Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:15am

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.

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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:14am

A few years ago amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.

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For S.C.'s Poet Laureate, An Inauguration Poem Without An Inaugural Audience

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:13am

State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.

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Prosthetic Eye Helps Keep 1-Eyed Fish From Being Bullied

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:20am

Ever since losing an eye, other fish at the Vancouver Aquarium bullied a half-blind rockfish. The prosthetic eye, however, is helping, according to reports.

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Fried Egg Found At Crime Scene

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:00am

On the Isles of Scilly, just off the coast of England, someone forced their way into a soccer club's shed, damaging a door and leaving one clue: a fried egg.

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Jury Selection To Begin For Accused Silk Road Mastermind

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Ross Ulbricht is accused of running the now defunct site. For years, the website allowed hundreds of thousands of drug buyers, and thousands of drug dealers, to find each other online anonymously.

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In Louisiana, Cheaper Gas Can Pump People Full Of Anxiety

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

When oil prices dropped in the 1980s, Louisiana was hit hard. The impacts of this latest drop have yet to be fully felt, but the City of New Orleans is more resilient this time.

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Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Ohio State routed Oregon 42-20 Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The game's offensive MVP, running back Ezekiel Elliot, rushed for 246 years and four touchdowns.

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Mourning Continues In France

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne has the latest on the investigation into last week's terror attacks in France.

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Obama To Host White House Meeting With Congressional Leaders

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama plans to talk about possible areas of agreement: tax changes, trade and infrastructure.

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Germans March In Dresden To Protest Radical Islam

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

More than 25,000 Germans protested against what they describe as radical Islam and runaway immigration. Proponents and critics say the record attendance was a result of the terror attacks in Paris.

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Many French Jews Choose To Leave France Because Of Anti-Semitism

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne talks to David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, who focuses his pen this week on anti-Semitism in France, and the future of France's Jewish community.

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Author Robert Stone, Known For 'Dog Soldiers,' Dies At 77

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

National Book Award-winning author Robert Stone was on the fringes of the utopian counterculture of the 1960s — but he preferred to write about what happened when that dream went sour.

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Auto Industry Challenged By Falling Gas Prices

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

The over reliance on sales of pickups and SUVs helped push U.S. automakers into bankruptcy several years ago. Will Detroit be better prepared for when energy prices start climbing again?

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Expired Labor Contracts May Exacerbate Rift Between NYPD, Mayor

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Two large unions have been working without a contract for years. Insiders say stalled negotiations are a big part of the "disrespect" cops say has fueled their recent protests against City Hall.

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Paris Attack Resonates With Israelis As More French Jews Move To Israel

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

Some victims of last week's terror attack in Paris are being buried in Israel on Tuesday. Seven thousand French Jews got Israeli citizenship last year.

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