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Newly Discovered Footage Shows Sinking Of SS Eastland

Tue, 2015-02-10 13:23

Robert Siegel speaks with grad student Jeff Nichols about his recent find of footage from the 1915 SS Eastland disaster in Chicago.

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Guess How Much Of Uncle Sam's Money Goes To Foreign Aid! Guess Again!

Tue, 2015-02-10 13:17

A poll shows that Americans have no clue about the percent of the budget pie that is directed to foreign aid. But maybe it's not our fault.

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California's Strawberry Feud Ends, But Who Will Breed New Berries?

Tue, 2015-02-10 13:06

Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.

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When It's Hard To Get A Vaccine Exemption, More Kids Get Shots

Tue, 2015-02-10 13:00

Robert Siegel speaks to Emory University epidemiologist Dr. Saad Omer about his research into state laws covering non-medical vaccine exemptions.

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With New Moves, Russia's Parliament Looks To Rewrite History

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:58

Russia's seizure of Crimea has been widely criticized. But what if Crimea was given away illegally to Ukraine back in 1954? Russian lawmakers are hard at work on their own version of history.

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Texas Insurance Brokers Play Bigger Obamacare Role

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:54

Despite an uneasy relationship to the health law, insurance brokers are touting their expertise and helping Texans sign up for Affordable Care Act insurance.

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Failing Bridges Taking A Toll; Some States Move To Raise Gas Tax

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:54

With gas prices down, a growing number of states are turning to a gas tax increase. New Jersey looks at following suit to fund much-needed projects, but some drivers aren't eager to pay up.

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Tech May Get In The Way Of Good Culture Shock While Studying Abroad

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

A record number of Americans are studying abroad. Educators say that's good, as it promotes better cross-cultural understanding. But many in the field worry the influx of technology and social media may be hampering students' ability to fully immerse themselves abroad.

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Family Confirms Death Of American Hostage Held By ISIS Militants

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

The family of Kayla Mueller released a statement on Tuesday confirming her death while being held hostage by ISIS militants. Mueller's death raises questions about whether U.S. policies made it more difficult to save her.

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New Government Agency Designed To Tackle Cyber Threats More Effectively

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.

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New Illinois Governor Has Unions Bristling Less Than A Month Into The Job

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Illinois' new Republican governor is taking a page in politics from other Midwestern states. Bruce Rauner is setting policies that have government labor unions bristling and he hasn't even been on the job for a month.

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Putin Receives Warm Royal Welcome In Egypt

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a present to Cairo for the Egyptian president — a Kalashnikov rifle. The two leaders also signed a deal for a Russian nuclear plant.

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A Historic Drought Grips Brazil's Economic Capital

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Restaurants are using disposable cutlery and plates. Residents only have water for a few hours. Food prices are soaring. Now, Sao Paulo faces draconian rationing of up to five days a week.

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Advocates Join Fight To Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Six years ago, 11,000 untested rape kits were found in Detroit. Now nearly all of the kits have been tested, but it will cost the city millions to investigate and prosecute every case.

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Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer. It turns out there is limited data on how chemotherapy during pregnancy affects a baby.

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If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:15

Margaret Bentley, a woman in British Columbia, didn't want food or liquids if she became mentally disabled. But a nursing home is refusing to stop feeding her, even though she has Alzheimer's.

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Obama Supported Gay Marriage All Along, Says Obama's Former Political Adviser

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:10

In a new book, David Axelrod, a political strategist who helped Obama triumph in two presidential campaigns, said Obama opposed gay marriage for political expediency.

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What We Learned From Jeb Bush's E-Book

Tue, 2015-02-10 11:18

The former Florida governor isn't technically a presidential candidate yet. But he released the first chapter of an e-book based on hundreds of thousands of emails he sent and received as governor.

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Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here

Tue, 2015-02-10 11:05

There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims.

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Israel's Netanyahu Says He Is 'Determined To Speak Before Congress'

Tue, 2015-02-10 10:59

The Israeli prime minister said his country had a "profound disagreement" with the White House on nuclear talks with Iran, and it was his duty to speak up on an issue that affects Israel's survival.

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