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March Madness Starts With A Bang, And A Big Comeback

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:39

Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Serbia Arrests 8 Accused Of Direct Roles In Srebrenica Massacre

Wed, 2015-03-18 04:30

War crimes prosecutors ordered the arrests, believed to be the first that are directly linked to the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

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Common Core Means Three Tests In Three Years For Michigan Kids

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:08

Partisan bickering and lots of stress for kids and teachers as Common Core exams begin.

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Letter To White House Tested Positive For Cyanide, Secret Service Says

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:57

The envelope arrived Monday; the agency did not announce to whom the letter was addressed. Further tests are being conducted to confirm the results.

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Would Automatic Voter Registration Increase Turnout?

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:03

A new law in Oregon is designed to make voting easier. Advocates are looking to it to increase turnout, but that might not necessarily be the result.

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Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:24

While 25 states have passed right-to-work laws, Democrats in the Kentucky Legislature have long blocked attempts to pass legislation. Now there's a county-by-county effort to pass these laws locally.

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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:22

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.

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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:12

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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News From The Charity Stripe

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:09

Commentator Frank Deford talks about efforts to rattle NCAA basketball players taking free throws.

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Netanyahu Defeats Center-Left Rival In Israel's Parliamentary Election

Tue, 2015-03-17 22:06

If he succeeds in forming a coalition government Netanyahu would begin a historic fourth term as prime minister of Israel.

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Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes Of Macaroni And Cheese

Tue, 2015-03-17 20:45

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. The company said it knows of no related injuries.

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Largest Group Of U.S. Presbyterian Churches Allows Same-Sex Marriages

Tue, 2015-03-17 19:34

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which includes more than 4,000 ministers and 1.8 million members, will let individual churches decide whether to perform gay marriage ceremonies.

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Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah Vs. Government

Tue, 2015-03-17 16:18

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during WWII. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

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Cervantes' Remains Have Been Found In Madrid, Scientists Say

Tue, 2015-03-17 16:07

Almost 400 years after his death, researchers have found bone fragments that seem to match what they know about the celebrated author's burial.

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More San Francisco Police Officers Accused Of Sending Racist Texts

Tue, 2015-03-17 15:28

The investigation started with a sergeant accused of wire fraud and other federal charges. It has expanded to involve offensive messages and more than a dozen officers.

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Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:34

A study with more than 3,000 babies found those who were breast-fed had slighter higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.

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U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:25

The Syrian government said it shot down the drone. A Pentagon official said though it wasn't clear that had happened, the claim was being investigated.

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Tea Tuesdays: South America Runs On Yerba Mate

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:31

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:22

Germany, Italy, and France have become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one week after the U.K. joined. The U.S. says there's no need for another international lending institution.

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Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:21

Many New York public housing residents once trusted the police who patrolled their communities. Since an officer killed an unarmed man in public housing, some are pressing to change police tactics.

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