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Death Row Inmate Whose Lawyers Missed The Appeal Date Gets Another Chance

Tue, 2015-01-20 17:05

The Supreme Court has overruled the lower courts and allowed Mark Christeson's new lawyers to appeal based on inadequate representation by his previous attorneys.

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The Obamas' Guests For The 2015 State Of The Union Address

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:33

President Obama's guest list for tonight's speech includes Alan Gross, who was freed from a Cuban prison in December. Other guests include a veteran, a police officer and a climate scientist.

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J.C. Penney Brings Back Its Print Catalog, After A 5-Year Hiatus

Tue, 2015-01-20 15:23

The company finds that even if people don't order directly from the catalogs, they still serve a purpose.

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Live Blog: President Obama Delivers 2015 State Of The Union Address

Tue, 2015-01-20 14:37

The struggles Americans have endured in recent years will be noted in President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. "But tonight," he says in an excerpt, "we turn the page."

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Would Kids Eat More Veggies If They Had Recess Before Lunch?

Tue, 2015-01-20 14:18

Many healthy school lunch options end up in the garbage. But two researchers say that students who eat lunch after recess are more likely to eat fruits and veggies than students who eat lunch first.

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Africa's Soccer Tourney Takes Guinea's Mind Off Ebola

Tue, 2015-01-20 13:34

Today, Guineans had one thing on their mind: Would their beloved Elephants beat Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations?

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French Quarter Sees Violent Crime Surge; Residents Demand Changes

Tue, 2015-01-20 13:34

The neighborhood popular with tourists is no longer an exception to New Orleans' stubborn crime rate. A recent run of robberies has residents criticizing city leaders and calling for more protection.

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What To Expect From Obama Tonight On Education

Tue, 2015-01-20 13:17

President Obama will lay out three main ideas in a State of the Union speech that may echo his first address to Congress in 2009.

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Saudi Arabia Builds Iraq Border Wall To Protect Against ISIS

Tue, 2015-01-20 13:05

Audie Cornish talks with Saudi Arabia expert Gregory Gause about how the country views the ISIS threat. The kingdom is building a 600-mile border wall along its northern border with Iraq.

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Instant Replay Inventor Changed The Way We Watch Sports

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:38

In 1963, Tony Verna changed the way we watch sports forever when he created "instant replay." He died this week at the age of 81. Robert Siegel talks to freelance writer Anna Clark about his legacy.

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Al Qaida, Houthi Rebels Push Yemen Toward Sectarian Conflict

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:37

Audie Cornish talks to journalist Iona Craig about the Houthi rebels' attack and takeover of the Yemeni presidential palace in Sanaa. Craig has been based in Yemen for the past four years.

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U.K. Tabloid 'The Sun' Ends Topless Tradition

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

Britain's most popular newspaper will reportedly stop featuring photos of topless women on its pages. The Sun began its "Page 3" pictures 44 years ago, but there has long been criticism of the feature, which critics say objectifies women.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Judicial Campaign Fundraising Case

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

The Supreme Court today heard arguments testing whether states may prohibit candidates for judgeships from soliciting campaign donations personally.

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'State Of The Union Machine' Patches Together Speeches Of Presidents Past

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

The "State of the Union Machine" randomly generates text based on different presidents' actual speeches. Their words and phrases can be patched together to create a multi-administration text.

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Obama Tries To Spread State Of The Union Messages Outside Speech

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

This year, the many of the policy initiatives in President Obama's State of the Union address have been anything but closely guarded secrets. The president has previewed several proposals in the days leading up to the speech. And media consumers now have more options than ever for taking in the speech.

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New York Under Pressure For Locking Up Teens In Adult Prisons

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

A commission report this week found that incarcerated young people — most of them black and Hispanic — face a high risk of assault and victimization behind bars and an increased risk of suicide.

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ISIS Demands $200 Million Ransom For Japanese Hostages

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

The Japanese government is facing a ransom demand of $200 million for the lives of two Japanese men held by the self-described Islamic State. The demand was made in a video posted online, in which a hooded fighter gave Japan 72 hours to come up with the money.

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Obama Could Get More Cheers From Republicans On Trade

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, there's likely to be a deep partisan divide on many of the proposals. Trade is one area where Republicans will be applauding while many Democrats are sitting on their hands.

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State Of The Union Preview

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

A preview of what to listen for in President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Montana Governor Declares State Of Emergency After River Oil Spill

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

As much as 50,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the Yellowstone River in Montana. Those who live in surrounding cities have been told not to drink tap water. In 2011, more than 60,000 gallons of oil spilled in the same river.

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