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That Little Syrian Boy: Here's Who He Was

12 hours 21 min ago

A photo of a drowned Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach sparked anguish and outrage over handling of the world's migration crisis.

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White House Takes Aim At Medicare And Medicaid Billing Errors

12 hours 26 min ago

Improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid are wasting billions of dollars a year, the White House budget director said. He called for urgent corrective action in a letter that is now public.

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Why Are Colleges Really Going Test-Optional?

12 hours 29 min ago

George Washington University recently announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT scores, hoping to improve campus diversity. But does going test-optional actually do that?

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Instagram: The New Political War Room?

12 hours 30 min ago

The Donald Trump-Jeb Bush feud has spilled over into Instagram, which was one of the tamer social-media outlets. Not anymore.

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Warning Calls Decoded: Squirrels Take Up Bird Alarms To Foil The Enemy

12 hours 31 min ago

It can take more than just a keen ear to figure out what animals are saying. Sometimes, scientists are learning, you have to talk back to map the rich networks of conversation in a forest.

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Illinois House Leaders Override Governor's Veto On Heroin Addiction Bill

Wed, 2015-09-02 17:01

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner partially vetoed the Heroin Crisis Act, which would have cleared the way for Medicaid to fund addiction treatments.

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Federal Ferguson Review Finds More Than 100 Lessons For Police

Wed, 2015-09-02 15:49

An assessment of police response to the demonstrations there calls into question strategies like the overwatch tactic, with officers using rifle sights to survey the crowd from atop tactical vehicles.

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Dean Jones, Herbie's Driver In Disney Movies, Dies At Age 84

Wed, 2015-09-02 14:10

Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company.

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Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Wed, 2015-09-02 13:41

Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.

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Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are

Wed, 2015-09-02 13:25

Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

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For A Baltimore Boutique Owner, A 'Joyous' Reopening After The Riots

Wed, 2015-09-02 13:25

Baltimore clothing shop Flawless Damsels is one of the more than 400 businesses damaged in last spring's riots. The shop recently reopened and was bustling, though that's not the case everywhere.

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No Cause For Murder Charges In Arafat's Death, French Investigators Say

Wed, 2015-09-02 13:21

More than two years after accusations arose that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death was the result of polonium-210 poisoning, French judges say there isn't enough evidence.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Wed, 2015-09-02 12:58

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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Director Of Taylor Swift's New Video Defends His Work

Wed, 2015-09-02 12:55

"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa, circa 1950, the director notes. It did not have a political agenda, and did have people of color in front of the camera and on the creative team.

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Trump: Jeb Bush Should Be 'Speaking English'

Wed, 2015-09-02 12:32

In a newly-published interview, Donald Trump reportedly said Bush should "set the example."

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Former NFL Player Lawrence Phillips Is Charged With Murder

Wed, 2015-09-02 12:18

The new charges filed against Phillips, 40, stem from the death of his fellow inmate at the Kern Valley State Prison in California this past spring.

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Is Marco Rubio The Candidate Republicans Date But Don't Marry?

Wed, 2015-09-02 11:59

Polls suggest GOP primary voters really like Rubio, but when it comes to casting a vote they seem less sure. Time might tell whether he can turn his paper appeal into real appeal.

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Spreading The Word: Obamacare Is For Native Americans, Too

Wed, 2015-09-02 11:37

Many Native Americans rely entirely on free care from the financially strapped Indian Health Service. Advocates say signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can broaden their choices.

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5 Chinese Military Ships Spotted Off Alaska's Coast

Wed, 2015-09-02 11:16

The vessels from China's navy have been operating in international waters in the Bering Sea, U.S. officials tell The Wall Street Journal.

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Here's What We Know About The Kentucky Clerk Refusing Marriage Licenses

Wed, 2015-09-02 09:54

Kim Davis, a born-again Christian, has been divorced three times. When she won her seat for Rowan County clerk she took over for her mother, who held the position for 37 years.

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