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Meet The 15-Year-Old From Rural Guatemala Who Addressed The U.N.

Thu, 2015-03-12 07:01

Back in 2012, Emelin asked the mayor to help the girls of her town. He laughed in her face. But she didn't give up. This week, she told the U.N. General Assembly about her efforts.

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Space Station Astronauts Make Safe Landing In Kazakhstan

Thu, 2015-03-12 04:24

An astronaut and two cosmonauts have landed safely back on Earth. While in orbit, they traveled almost 71 million miles, NASA says.

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Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

Thu, 2015-03-12 04:03

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

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Iraqi Force Makes More Gains Toward Taking Tikrit From ISIS

Thu, 2015-03-12 03:21

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi visited Tikrit's province Thursday, saying on state TV that the next phase of the operation is "critical" to the effort to control the strategic city.

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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:56

Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:28

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:26

Health care should go beyond a doctor's office, the creators of this program say. Students work as health advocates, helping patients find affordable housing, fresh food and social services as needed.

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Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:25

Once, Syria was a modern nation. Today, after five years of brutal conflict, 83 percent of the country's lights are out and life expectancies are 20 years shorter.

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Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

Thu, 2015-03-12 00:24

A new analysis of particles believed to be from the bottom of oceans inside Enceladus suggest the moon is toasty warm.

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2 Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

Wed, 2015-03-11 23:14

The incident occurred during a protest outside Ferguson police headquarters and comes less than 24 hours after the resignation of the city's chief of police.

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Report: 2 Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

Wed, 2015-03-11 22:06

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two police officers have been shot outside the Ferguson Police Department. The extent of any injuries isn't known.

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Feds Prepared To Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims

Wed, 2015-03-11 18:46

FEMA's move comes after months of questions about whether insurance companies shortchanged homeowners.

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Police Chief Is Latest Ferguson, Mo., Official To Resign

Wed, 2015-03-11 18:40

An assistant chief will replace Tom Jackson; a Justice Department probe following the shooting death of Michael Brown had found serious problems in how the department operated.

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Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote, Directed 'Still Alice,' Dies At 63

Wed, 2015-03-11 15:50

The cause was complications of ALS. He is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, who co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice. They are also known for their 2006 film Quinceanera.

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Report: Secret Service Agents Drove Car Into White House Barricades After Drinking

Wed, 2015-03-11 14:34

The story, first reported by The Washington Post, is the latest scandal at the presidential protective service. A spokesman said the agency is aware of the allegations, which are being investigated.

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Results Of Many Clinical Trials Not Being Reported

Wed, 2015-03-11 13:41

Federal law requires publicly-funded medical researchers to promptly report the results of many experimental treatments. But few are doing so, a review shows, and patients may be hurt.

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Would A Pill To Protect Teens From HIV Make Them Feel Invincible?

Wed, 2015-03-11 13:32

Trials are underway to see how effective a pill approved for HIV prevention in adults may be for teenagers. But some worry Truvada could end up encouraging reckless sexual behavior among young people.

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Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)

Wed, 2015-03-11 13:31

A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all.

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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Wed, 2015-03-11 12:54

This week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states moved to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.

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Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

Wed, 2015-03-11 12:51

Thomas Jackson is not the first city official to leave his post in the wake of a Department of Justice report that accused the local police and justice system of racial bias.

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