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The Man Who Keeps Tabs On U.S. Money Spent In Afghanistan

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:05

John Sopko says the Afghans still do a poor job of managing the billions they get from the U.S. and he's documented the abuses. Still, he supports the ongoing U.S. efforts there.

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Obama Tries To Calm Arab Fears Over Iran Talks

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:01

The president met today with leaders from the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The U.S. plans to announce new military commitments to the countries.

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Tom Brady Appeals 'Deflategate' Suspension

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:58

The NFL Players Association, which filed the appeal on behalf of the New England Patriots quarterback, is calling for a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal.

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Why Some Detroit Residents Claim To Live Someplace Else

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:56

The city has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the U.S. Many residents there drop coverage — or claim they live outside the city limits. The mayor has a plan to cut the cost of insurance.

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Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:54

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite may be having his moment in the crowded Republican 2016 presidential primary.

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After Suicides, MIT Works To Relieve Student Pressure

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:52

In the past year, four students have died by suicide. The school has responded by asking professors to lighten workloads and is launching new suicide prevention efforts.

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She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:52

In Tokyo, a stylish new department store receptionist isn't a human at all. It's a lifelike silicone robot with movements so real, it's fooling some customers.

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New England Patriots Clarify: 'Deflator' Refers To Weight Loss

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:59

The Patriots say staff members used the term "deflate" to talk about losing weight — not about breaking the NFL's rules on football inflation, as the league says.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:32

The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.

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Nurse Visits Help First-Time Moms, Cut Government Costs In Long Run

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:23

The Affordable Care Act has made available more assistance to new mothers so they can raise healthier kids. But critics say the standards for those programs are too lenient.

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Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created The Ghettos

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:16

Historian Richard Rothstein studies residential segregation in America. His conclusion: "federal, state and local governments purposely created racial boundaries in these cities."

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What NATO Diplomats Do On Their Downtime: Sing 'We Are The World'

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:00

NATO foreign ministers in Antalya, Turkey, were persuaded at the end of their meeting this week to join in a rendition of the '80s-era pop anthem. At last check, they were all keeping their day jobs.

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Greece Says It Won't Take U.K. To Court For Return Of Elgin Marbles

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:41

Athens says taking the matter to the International Criminal Court would take too long and the outcome would be uncertain. Instead he says Greece will use diplomatic channels for their return.

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VIDEO: Migrants Adrift In Andaman Sea After Thailand Turns Them Away

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:33

Malaysia and Indonesia have also turned away the Rohingya who have fled persecution in Myanmar. The migrants also include Bangladeshis who are escaping poverty in their country.

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Lawmakers Spar Over Whether Amtrak Funding Cut Matters

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:27

"It's not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit," said House Speaker John Boehner. Democrats advocated for an amendment that would fund advanced technology.

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Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts

Thu, 2015-05-14 10:04

Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because he figured out what communities needed in a neighborhood store.

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Jeb Bush Fully Walks Back On Iraq: 'I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq'

Thu, 2015-05-14 09:51

After days of shifting positions on whether he would have gone to war in Iraq, even knowing what we know now, Jeb Bush did an about-face, saying definitively that he would not have gone in.

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The Curious World Of Baseball Re-Enactors

Thu, 2015-05-14 09:03

When John Coray and other vintage "ballists" gather to compete using 19th century rules and trappings, the base ball diamond becomes a field of dreamers.

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A Fungus Causes More Unexpected Illnesses In Montana

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:50

The infectious disease world is not short on surprises. Take the people in Montana and Idaho who looked like they had pneumonia. It turned out they had a fungal disease never before seen there.

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Nepal's Peaceful Revolution: Citizens Rise Up To Aid Mountain Villages

Thu, 2015-05-14 08:43

Villages and towns in the Himalayan foothills are the hardest hit. This week's aftershock made it even more challenging to get aid to those in need. But ordinary folks are figuring out how to help.

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