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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:46

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:46

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:22

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.

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Texas Hits The Books

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:22

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

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Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:09

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.

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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:05

The actions announced Thursday touch are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.

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Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:16

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.

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To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:13

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.

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Thai Martial Law Will Remain In Place 'Indefinitely,' Minister Says

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:43

The comments by the justice minister came in an interview to Reuters news agency nearly six months after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:31

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:06

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

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The 3-Bird Turducken Has Nothing On This 17-Bird Royal Roast

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:45

The Frenchman who was the world's first restaurant critic launched the world's first serial food journal in 1803. To wow readers, he offered a recipe for for rôti sans pareil, the roast without equal.

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Ex-News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Freed From Prison

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:31

Coulson, who was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails, was released today after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence.

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Republicans File Suit Against Obama Administration Over Health Law

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:54

House Republicans have been threatening to sue Obama over executive actions he's taken on the Affordable Care Act. Today, they pulled the trigger.

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Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:53

Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama's immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:42

Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn't lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU's Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home.

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The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:13

When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based on results from ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire.

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Holder Calls For Calm As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Looms

Fri, 2014-11-21 06:02

In a newly released video, Holder has messages for law enforcement agents as well as for those protesting the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Boehner: 'We Will Not Stand Idly By As President Undermines The Rule Of Law'

Fri, 2014-11-21 05:26

House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama acted like a king when he deferred the deportation of up to 5 million immigrants.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

Fri, 2014-11-21 03:55

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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