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Obama: "I Am Absolutely Confident... We're Doing Right Thing' On Immigration

Wed, 2015-02-25 16:01

Speaking in Miami, Obama said his executive actions on immigration will ultimately be upheld by the court system. Still, Obama said, the only way to solve this permanently is through legislation.

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A Detroit Opera Celebrates Frida Kahlo's Life And Cooking

Wed, 2015-02-25 14:34

The Michigan Opera Theater is mounting a production in March of Frida. The city's Mexican restaurants are getting involved by honoring the Mexican artist's recipes and cooking with special menus.

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Morgan Stanley Agrees To $2.6 Billion Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlement

Wed, 2015-02-25 14:14

The settlement is the latest in a string tied to the mortgage practices that led to the housing bubble, which was mostly responsible for the great recession.

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High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:44

Did Abercrombie & Fitch violate a prohibition against religious discrimination by not hiring a woman who wears a hijab? The company contends it just has a neutral policy against wearing caps.

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Global Rules Of Greeting Vary, But Biden And Travolta Get No Support

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:38

The vice president and the actor are getting panned for the way they greeted women in the past week. That made us wonder: What's the greeting etiquette in parts of the world we cover in our blog?

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What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:28

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wed, 2015-02-25 13:00

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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An Owl Is Attacking and Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:59

Drones aren't only the airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend. Maybe its behavior is due to hormones. Or maybe it's just hungry.

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An Owl Is Attacking And Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:59

Drones aren't the only airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend. Maybe its behavior is due to hormones. Or maybe it's just hungry.

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Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:58

Regulations intended to block money from getting to terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.

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At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:33

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a lead among other hospital systems in the country to keep nurses and other staff from getting injured when they move and lift patients.

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Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:25

The government says free expression can combat radicalization. Yet a military court recently sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for a Facebook post deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates.

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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

Wed, 2015-02-25 12:19

In science classrooms across the country, middle schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.

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As Washington Prepares To Legalize Pot, Congressman Threatens To Arrest Mayor

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:51

Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city would continue with its plans to legalize pot at midnight. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, of Utah, said the District would be in "willful violation of the law."

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'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:14

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:01

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Wed, 2015-02-25 09:56

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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FBI Arrests Three Men For Allegedly Plotting To Join Islamic State In Syria

Wed, 2015-02-25 09:40

The three men from Brooklyn were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Two of the men had already purchased tickets to Istanbul.

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African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse Emojis

Wed, 2015-02-25 09:33

Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.

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Toronto Police Try To Uncover Riddle Of Mystery Tunnel

Wed, 2015-02-25 08:48

Police are asking for public's help to discover who built a large tunnel in north Toronto. The discovery, ahead of this summer's Pan American and Parapan Am Games, is fueling security concerns.

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