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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:03am

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

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After Riot, Private Prison In South Texas Is Scrutinized

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:03am

Nearly 3,000 inmates have been moved out of the private facility after last month's uprising, and staff is being laid off. There is a probe into how the for-profit company ran the prison.

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Ex-Atlanta School Superintendent, Charged In Cheating Case, Dies At 68

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:03am

In 2009, Beverly Hall was named national superintendent of the year largely based on her district's improved standardized test scores. But those scores soon came under scrutiny.

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What Shapes Health? Join The Discussion On Harvard's Webcast

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

People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:46am

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:41am

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:39am

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:37am

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

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Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:37am

Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.

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Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:36am

The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly's origin story.

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Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:34am

Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.

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Love, Fear, And Lady Lamb: A New Album, And A New Openness

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:03am

As a teenager, Aly Spaltro came up with the whimsical stage name Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. Though she still performs as Lady Lamb, Spaltro is growing up and becoming more comfortable being herself.

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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:06pm

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:28pm

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:13pm

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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Blurred Lines: A Tricky Transition From Editorial To Promotional Content

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:50pm

A case of bad timing makes some wonder if a TV network paid for editorial content.

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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:42pm

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:20pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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World Cafe Next: Nora Jane Struthers And The Party Line

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:13pm

Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.

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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:04pm

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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