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Rail Operators Aim To Do More Short-Distance Hauling

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

The trucking industry has to deal with an aging workforce, driver shortages and burdensome regulations. Railroads have already taken a good portion of the long-haul business away from semi-trucks

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial To Move To Penalty Phase

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

Jurors have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts against him in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The jury will have to decide whether he should be put to death.

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Parents Protest Calif. Proposal To Do Away With Vaccination Exemptions

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

A bill to require more children get vaccinated is moving forward in the Calif. legislature. But even in the state that saw a large measles outbreak this year, its passage is going to be difficult.

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Video Of Officer Shooting Man In The Back Astonishes S.C. Residents

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:03am

S.C. authorities continue to probe the police shooting of a black man in North Charleston. The man ran from an officer and cell phone video shows the officer shooting at the man's back as he flees.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03am

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Remembering Ralph Sharon, Who Introduced Tony Bennett To Jazz

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:33am

The long-time piano accompanist and musical director accidentally broke the hit "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco." But he was also the driving force behind the style Bennett is best known for.

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:31am

Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.

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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:30am

Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.

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Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Chuch

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:29am

One neighborhood is creating a 'zone of tolerance' to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.

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China's 'Barefoot Lawyer' And His Great Escape

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:28am

In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.

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If Haitians Want Ice Cream, They're Going To Have To Pay For It

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:27am

Haiti can't survive on handouts alone. So instead of giving people electricity, one entrepreneur is selling it to them for a profit. For one village, that means finally having cold treats.

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:26am

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz In Concert

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:22am

The flagship jazz band of Venezuelan youth music education program El Sistema presents both American jazz masters and Venezuelan composer. It performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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