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The U.S. Now Has A 'Girls Count' Law. But Don't Boys Count, Too?

Mon, 2015-06-29 11:26

Some 220 million children under age five do not have a birth certificate. A new U.S. law pledges to support efforts to register girls around the world. Should the law mention boys as well?

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NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

Mon, 2015-06-29 11:25

The media company is ending its relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

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Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

Mon, 2015-06-29 11:02

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.

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Solar-Powered Airplane Begins Long Journey From Japan To Hawaii

Mon, 2015-06-29 10:59

It's expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's planned around-the-world flight, a trip that will last five days and five nights.

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Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive

Mon, 2015-06-29 09:55

The civil war is now six years in the past. But thousands of Tamil families are still looking for loved ones who disappeared during the conflict.

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Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 2015-06-29 07:24

In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.

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Supreme Court's Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage

Mon, 2015-06-29 07:16

Many companies are expected to expand coverage to same-sex spouses if they already offer benefits to opposite-sex spouses. But the recent Supreme Court decision doesn't require them to do so.

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Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

Mon, 2015-06-29 06:47

Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature.

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Supreme Court Says Use Of Lethal Injection Drug Is Legal

Mon, 2015-06-29 06:09

Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmates argued midazolam does not reliably induce a coma-like sleep, violating the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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Taiwan Water Park Fire Claims First Victim

Mon, 2015-06-29 05:10

A woman who suffered burns to 90 percent of her body was taken off the ventilator. Investigators are looking into what caused the powder sprayed from the stage during a performance to catch fire.

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Captured Convict David Sweat In Critical Condition

Mon, 2015-06-29 03:40

Sweat and his accomplice, Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped June 6 from a prison in New York. Matt was shot and killed Friday. Sweat was captured Sunday.

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Global Markets Dive As Greek Exit From Eurozone Looms

Mon, 2015-06-29 03:05

There are fears a Greek exit from the bloc that uses the euro could have a broad impact on the world's financial system. Greek banks are closed today after the government imposed capital controls.

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Seven Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates

Mon, 2015-06-29 02:28

We got lots of feedback on our grad rates project. Here are some of the top suggestions.

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6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States Burn, Investigators Probe

Mon, 2015-06-29 01:05

Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the murder of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

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Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

Mon, 2015-06-29 01:00

As a result of the Supreme Court's two landmark decisions last week, Cruz is calling for justices to be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.

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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

Mon, 2015-06-29 00:15

Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.

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Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

Sun, 2015-06-28 23:28

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.

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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:18

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

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Bassist Chris Squires, Who Co-Founded Yes, Dies At 67

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:06

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.

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Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

Sun, 2015-06-28 13:49

There were moments of wrenching sadness during this weekend's funerals for three members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But there was also a sense of determination to move forward. Meanwhile, the South Carolina state legislature will meet next month to debate the future of the Confederate flag.

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