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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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Why The GOP Iran Letter Is Spurring Debate Over An 18th Century Law

Wed, 2015-03-11 11:45

The Logan Act prevents "unauthorized citizens" from meddling in foreign affairs. There's a petition to charge the 47 senators who signed the letter, but no one has ever been prosecuted under the law.

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As Palm Oil Farms Expand, It's A Race To Save Indonesia's Orangutans

Wed, 2015-03-11 11:24

Demand for palm oil is destroying the habitat of endangered Sumatran orangutans. One group is working to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce these often-orphaned primates back into the wild.

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Think Man-Sized Swimming Centipede — And Be Glad It's A Fossil

Wed, 2015-03-11 11:02

This sea monster swam Earth's seas about 480 million years ago, and was the biggest creature of its day, scientists say.

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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Wed, 2015-03-11 11:02

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.

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He's 14. He Was A Child Soldier. He's Suicidal. How Can He Be Saved?

Wed, 2015-03-11 10:28

Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder are high among teens in northern Uganda, a new study shows. Counselors, teachers and parents can help. So can walking on eggs — literally.

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U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection — In Its Own Library

Wed, 2015-03-11 09:04

A dozen gold Roman coins — one from each reign of Rome's first emperors, starting with Julius Caesar — spent decades on a shelf in the University at Buffalo's library.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wed, 2015-03-11 08:55

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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The Boss Can Force You To Buy Company's Health Insurance

Wed, 2015-03-11 08:32

Under the federal health law, employers with 100 or more full-time workers can enroll them in the company plan without their say as long as the coverage is deemed affordable and adequate.

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From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

Wed, 2015-03-11 07:32

Cumin has been popular since the dawn of written history: It's the only English word that can be traced directly back to Sumerian. Since then it has insinuated itself into cuisines around the world.

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How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Wed, 2015-03-11 07:12

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.

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Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research

Wed, 2015-03-11 06:45

A dentist unearths documents detailing the sugar industry's influence over the National Institutes of Health's research agenda in the 1960s and 1970s. At issue: setting limits for sugar intake.

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Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Tikrit In Push Against ISIS

Wed, 2015-03-11 06:38

Officials and witnesses say an Iraqi force now controls part of northern Tikrit, the city that was taken last June by the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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