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Egypt's Former Army Chief Wins Presidential Election In Landslide

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:38

The country's election commission confirms preliminary results announced last week showing that Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi secured nearly 97 percent of the vote.

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The Health Data Revolution Enters An Awkward Adolescence

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:23

Huge amounts of information about your health, your doctor and your hospital lurk in private and public databases. But putting that information to work to improve health care remains a challenge.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:23

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:11

School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.

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'Wait To Worry' About Challenges

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:08

When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:06

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:05

New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.

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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

Tue, 2014-06-03 07:56

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

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Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

Tue, 2014-06-03 07:35

According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.

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Israel Criticizes U.S. Decision To Deal With Palestinian Government

Tue, 2014-06-03 07:19

The new Palestinian unity government includes the militant group Hamas, which Israel and the U.S. view as a terrorist organization.

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Alexander Shulgin, The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy,' Dies At 88

Tue, 2014-06-03 06:34

Shulgin's contribution to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.

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Administration Defends Bowe Bergdahl's Release Amid Criticism

Tue, 2014-06-03 05:05

President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."

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Despite Law, Rape Victims Sometimes Pay For Medical Services

Tue, 2014-06-03 05:02

Federal law seeks to keep sexual assault victims from paying for forensic exams, but in some states they may have to cover tests and treatment for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.

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Syrians Head To Polls In An Election Expected To Go To Assad

Tue, 2014-06-03 04:11

Only residents in areas controlled by President Bashar Assad's regime are allowed to vote.

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Obama Seeks $1 Billion To Boost U.S. Military Presence In Europe

Tue, 2014-06-03 04:10

His comments in Europe come amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

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Local Views Of New Orleans' Changing School Landscape

Tue, 2014-06-03 04:03

Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.

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Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

Tue, 2014-06-03 00:59

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone-wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

Mon, 2014-06-02 23:31

By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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The Common Core Curriculum Void

Mon, 2014-06-02 23:29

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.

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Seattle Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Mon, 2014-06-02 16:33

The ordinance gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

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