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Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.

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No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

The group No More has been using public service announcements to raise awareness about domestic violence.

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First Listen: Israeli Singer Asaf Avidan

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is little known in the U.S., but his new release is expected to change that. His new album, Gold Shadow is his first official release in North America.

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Studies Critical Of Bilingual Benefits Often Shelved Because Of Bias

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

A host of studies and popular reports tout the cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Is that because being bilingual has mental benefits, or because the science is biased?

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Measles Outbreak Spreads; Unvaccinated Urged To Get Vaccine

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

There are now 88 confirmed cases of measles linked to the December outbreak of the disease at Disneyland. Most of the cases are in California and most of those infected were not vaccinated.

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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision.

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Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started a new offensive aimed at grabbing more territory — while the civilian death toll increases.

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Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — part of a climate change strategy.

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Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:34am

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

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Frank Deford: NFL Could Learn A Lesson From The Tennis Court

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:31am

As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.

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Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:26am

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:26am

Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

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Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:25am

Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23am

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:21am

Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.

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Apple Sold 30,000 iPhones An Hour Last Quarter, Scored Record Profits

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:39pm

The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.

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Winter Storm Winds Down, But Blizzard Conditions Persist

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:32pm

Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.

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Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty In Rape Case

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:19pm

When Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are sentenced in March, they face decades in prison. Vandenburg was also convicted of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.

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Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:56pm

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:28pm

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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