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FEMA Plans To Reopen All Sandy Claims, Regain Trust In Overhaul

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:17

It's the latest step in a growing controversy after thousands of homeowners said insurance companies lowballed damage estimates and insurance insiders called the appeals process "rigged."

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California Judges Must Cut Ties With The Boy Scouts

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:17

The state's earlier ban on judges belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation now applies to youth organizations. Does this take judicial impartiality too far?

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War Criminals Next Door: Immigration Division Brings Violators To Justice

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:08

A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and El Salvador.

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I'm Mike Huckabee, And I Approve This ... Infomercial?

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:05

How does the former governor square hawking a diabetes supplement program with a potentially serious run for the White House?

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What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing.

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:37

Researchers are developing technology to control the movement of cockroaches. Strapped with electrodes and sensors, these insects we often loathe could be used for disaster relief or surveillance.

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Missed Abortion Language Tangles Senate's Trafficking Bill

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:20

A bill cracking down on human trafficking was supposed to be an easy one to pass, but that was before Democrats discovered the bill also contained language restricting abortion rights.

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Robert Durst May Face Local Charges In New Orleans, Attorney Says

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:18

A real estate heir linked to two murders and a disappearance was arrested after an HBO documentary brought renewed attention to a case in which he was involved.

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Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite Schools

Mon, 2015-03-16 12:16

A surprising number of academically gifted, low-income students are not applying to the Ivy League universities and selective colleges they're sure to get into.

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Nancie Atwell Of Maine Wins $1 Million Global Teaching Prize

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:36

A teacher who instills a love of books and writing has beaten out 5,000 educators around the world for a global honor.

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Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Play Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:23

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.

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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

Mon, 2015-03-16 11:03

HBO's docu-series The Jinx ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.

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Obamacare Cut The Ranks Of The Uninsured By A Third

Mon, 2015-03-16 10:33

The percentage of people without health insurance has dropped to 13.2 percent from 20.2 percent in 2012, according to federal officials. The uptick in coverage has been biggest for Latinos.

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Ebola Patient Being Treated In Maryland Is In Critical Condition

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:52

The American patient, whose identity hasn't been publicly released, was taken to the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center last week, after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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Sandwich Monday: Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:45

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a Chicago sandwich classic: the pork chop sandwich from Jim's Original. They leave the bone in — for flavor, and for danger.

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Elton John Leads Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana Over 'Synthetic Children' Remarks

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:27

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.

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Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:15

The quick rise of measles infections in the wake of cases reported among Disneyland visitors underscores how even a small dip in vaccination rates can allow the virus to spread.

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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:23

Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking —both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.

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There's Officially An Upside To Boston's Brutal Winter

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:16

Nearly 3 inches fell Sunday night in Boston — making this winter the city's snowiest ever.

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Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hiding Information Online

Mon, 2015-03-16 07:12

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.

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After 'Monster' Storm Hits Vanuatu, Leader Pleads For Aid

Mon, 2015-03-16 06:57

"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster," President Baldwin Lonsdale says. He was at a conference in Japan when the storm hit.

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