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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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BP Back In Court For Final Phase Of Gulf Oil Spill Trial

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

The third and final phase of the civil trial against BP opened on Tuesday. The last segment will determine the amount of fines BP will pay in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Thaw Begins On U.S.-Cuba Relationship Frozen In Time

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

U.S.-Cuba talks start Wednesday to revive a relationship that has been frozen in time. Cuba policy is likely to feature prominently in President's Obama's State of the Union address.

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Political Turmoil Threatens To Derail Haiti's Delicate Recovery

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

Haiti's President Martelly has formed a new government that he rules by decree. He's appointed some new ministers and a prime minister but hasn't said when new elections will happen. The U.S. has pledged it's backing of Martelly, but many are worried that the continuing political turmoil is hurting reconstruction efforts.

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What's Going On In Yemen?

Tue, 2015-01-20 11:54

Yemen has once again been plunged into chaos as rebels reportedly have taken the presidential palace. The U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iran all have an important stake in the troubled country.

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Parents Who Shun Vaccines Tend To Cluster, Boosting Children's Risk

Tue, 2015-01-20 11:45

Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated live near others who do the same, a study finds. That increases the risk that children will become infected, even if they've had their shots.

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Supreme Court Rules For Muslim Inmate In Prison Beard Case

Tue, 2015-01-20 11:30

The court said a ban on beards violated the prisoner's religious freedom. The state of Arkansas had argued that the beard presented security concerns and that it could be used to hide contraband.

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Obama Joins Ike, The Gipper, Bill And George II In A Club No One Wants To Be In

Tue, 2015-01-20 11:15

Clinton began his seventh year with a unique if dubious distinction: He was the only president ever to give a State of the Union speech with impeachment charges pending against him in the Senate.

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Pope Francis Says Catholics Don't Need To Breed 'Like Rabbits'

Tue, 2015-01-20 09:41

On his return from a week-long trip to Asia, Pope Francis emphasized the church's ban on artificial means of birth control and said Catholics should practice "responsible parenthood."

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4 Linked To Paris Attack Appear In French Court

Tue, 2015-01-20 09:23

The four men, all in their 20s, are accused of providing logistical support to Ahmed Coulibaly, the gunman who took hostages at a Kosher supermarket during the Jan. 7-9 Paris attacks.

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Barbie Has Some Royal Competition In Nigeria

Tue, 2015-01-20 09:23

The Queens of Africa are based on Nigeria's three largest groups — Igbo, Yuruba and Hausa — and each has traits meant to empower the girls who play with them.

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The Inner City Might Not Be To Blame For High Asthma Rates

Tue, 2015-01-20 09:11

Children who live in inner cities in the Northeast are much more likely to have asthma. But a wider look finds that poor children in the suburbs are at high risk, too.

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How Your Food Gets The 'Non-GMO' Label

Tue, 2015-01-20 08:48

Demand for foods certified as GMO-free is ballooning. Increasingly, it's conventional companies that want to earn the label. Here's how a company gets into the non-GMO game.

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Malpractice Changes In Massachusetts Offer Injured Patients New Options

Tue, 2015-01-20 08:17

Hospitals in the state are among the leaders in developing alternatives to medical liability litigation. A recently enacted law helps consumers who want to challenge hospitals and doctors.

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Traces Of Oil Found In Montana Town's Water Supply After Spill

Tue, 2015-01-20 07:41

It comes days after up to 50,000 gallons of oil spilled from a break in a pipeline along the Yellowstone River. Saturday's spill is the second in the river since 2011.

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Shiite Rebels Shell Yemeni Leader's House, Seize Presidential Palace

Tue, 2015-01-20 06:34

The Associated Press is calling the "shelling ... a dramatic escalation in the violence that has gripped Sanaa since Monday." Some Yemeni officials are calling the rebels' move "a coup."

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The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

Tue, 2015-01-20 05:53

Looking back, presidents have often characterized the state of the union as "strong," but not always. President Ford described it as "not good."

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White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

Tue, 2015-01-20 05:38

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."

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Jury Selection To Start In Aurora, Colo., Mass Shooting Trial

Tue, 2015-01-20 04:36

James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the theater shooting in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury pool of 9,000 is one of the largest ever.

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State of the Union Will Tout Progress, But Is The Economy Fixed?

Tue, 2015-01-20 04:07

The economy has improved greatly since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. But is his economic legacy impressive enough to justify taking a victory lap during his State of the Union address?

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