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Growing Concern Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:02am

Regulators in the 23 states where medical or recreational marijuana is allowed are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don't ingest harmful pesticides.

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Scammers Turn To Caller ID 'Spoofing' To Pose As Police

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:48am

There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.

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A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:48am

Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, is launching a $30 million project that he says will shake teacher education to its core.

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Yoga Studio Tries To Find Cats Good Homes

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:42am

A yoga studio in Illinois invited felines from a local no-kill shelter to show off their moves alongside the human yogis. The event raised more than $500 for the shelter.

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Calif. Lawmaker Gets Distracted; Votes For Budget By Mistake

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 6:10am

Republican Assemblyman Scott Wilk said he made the error because he was busy posting on Facebook. Wilk says he was posting his opposition to the budget. He was allowed to change his vote afterward.

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Target To Sell 1,600 In-Store Pharmacies To Drug Chain CVS

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Retail giant Target said Monday that it's offloading its pharmacy and clinic business to CVS. The nearly $2 billion acquisition still needs to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Government Workers' High-Value Data At Risk After OPM Breach

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The largest breach of U.S. government data was reported last week by the Office of Personnel Management. David Greene talks to Michael Riley, a cyber-security reporter with Bloomberg News.

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Jurassic World Speaks A Universal Language – Especially In China

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Jurassic World made more than $500 million in less than a week. The movie was No. 1 in every country, including China, which only allows about 30 Hollywood movies to officially screen each year.

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Labor Unions Remain Steadfastly Opposed To Trans-Pacific Trade Measure

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Labor unions argue a deal would erode jobs and benefit corporations. Experts say those concerns are legitimate, but companies that are more engaged in global trade also pay higher wages.

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Al-Qaida's No. 2 Leader Is Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate, known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, announced on Tuesday that its leader, Nasir al-Wahishi, was killed by a U.S. drone strike last week.

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Senate Considers Anti-Torture Measure

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Key U.S. senators are pushing for a law that would outlaw torture. It would do so by making all U.S. security agencies abide by interrogation methods laid out in the U.S. Army manual.

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Chicago Blackhawks Win 3rd NHL Championship In 6 Years

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday night in Chicago. It's the Blackhawks' sixth NHL championship overall.

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Disagreeable Teens Fail To Understand Their Blind Spots, Research Reveals

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Disagreeable teens tend to grow up into disagreeable adults. A 10-year study finds that disagreeable teens often have no awareness that their behavior is harming their relationships.

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Jeb Bush Promises Inclusive Campaign As He Runs For President

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Bush kicked off his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination with a rally at a Miami Dade College campus. He promised to reach out to voters that the GOP has failed to attract in the past.

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Should Rachel Dolezail's Story Change How We Think About Race?

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Rachel Dolezal has stepped down as the president of Spokane's chapter of the NAACP. But the discussion about race and identity sparked by her story continues.

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Employees May Be Fired For Marijuana Use, Colorado Supreme Court Rules

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The state's high court ruled that even if a doctor prescribes marijuana, the patient may be fired for smoking pot off the job. The case was filed by a man who smokes marijuana to control seizures.

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Americans Donated $358 Billion In 2014 For Record Donations

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy say charitable giving in the U.S. last year was the highest it's been in the 60 years the report has been done.

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Kate Atkinson Tells Book Club How She Crafts Characters At All Life Stages

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

In A God in Ruins, Atkinson jumps forward and backward in time, telling the story of characters as children, parents and grandparents. "We don't just live in this moment," she says.

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Should Rachel Dolezal's Story Change How We Think About Race?

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

Rachel Dolezal has stepped down as the president of Spokane's chapter of the NAACP. But the discussion about race and identity sparked by her story continues.

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Landfill Of Lettuce: What Happens To Salad Past Its Prime

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The bagged salad industry is huge. So why are bagged greens ending up in landfills in such huge quantity?

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