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2 Illinois State Univ. Athletic Officials Among 7 Dead In Plane Crash

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:27

The university said Aaron Leetch and Torrey Ward were returning from the NCAA basketball championship game in Indianapolis. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Amid Seattle's Affluence, Homelessness Also Flourishes

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

In Seattle — one of the nation's wealthiest cities — homelessness has surged over the past decade. More people are now homeless in Seattle than anywhere except New York City, Los Angeles or Las Vegas.

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The Second Most Dangerous Country For Land Mines Begins To De-Mine

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

As the 51-year-old civil war in Colombia winds down, efforts to find and destroy the many mines are underway.

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Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some get free care from students in medical school.

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U.N. Demands Access To Besieged Palestinian Camp In Damascus

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:15

Thousands of people trapped in the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in southern Damascus. The area has been under Syrian military siege and is now threatened by militants with the self-styled Islamic State.

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Tracing The Roots Of 'The Brothers' And The Boston Marathon Bombing

Tue, 2015-04-07 11:06

As the jurors start deliberations Tuesday whether to convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Masha Gessen says there are still some "gaping holes" in the case. Her new book is The Brothers.

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Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:33

A new study finds Mexican-American toddlers are lagging behind their white counterparts.

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Hillary Whiskey Glasses? The Campaign Shops Are Open

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:21

From Rand Paul's "NSA spy cam blockers" to the RNC's George H.W. Bush socks, political swag is already getting creative ahead of the 2016 race.

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Three-Peat Or Upset? UConn And Notre Dame Play For Women's NCAA Title

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:09

For Notre Dame, tonight brings a chance for to overcome years of frustration. In three of the past four years, the team has lost in the championship game.

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When Wearing Shorts Was Taboo

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:55

In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.

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Power Outages Hit Parts Of Washington, D.C., Including The White House

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:40

Several government buildings, including the Capitol and the State Department were without power. The local power company, Pepco, reported major problems throughout the D.C. area.

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Fate Of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber In The Hands Of Jury

Tue, 2015-04-07 08:52

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's conviction is almost certain — given his lawyer acknowledged he participated in the deadly 2013 attack. If he is convicted, the jury will decide if Tsarnaev should be executed.

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Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers' Comp Benefits For Amputees

Tue, 2015-04-07 08:49

A proposal to nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who lose a limb follows an investigation that showed Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.

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Quick Income Changes Can Threaten Coverage For Those On Medicaid

Tue, 2015-04-07 08:41

Obamacare added millions of new customers whose incomes hover near the Medicaid line. When their earnings rise or fall, their health insurance could lapse while they're switching plans.

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Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

Tue, 2015-04-07 08:30

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.

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Hold The Mammal: Daring To Make Dairy-Free Cheese From Nuts

Tue, 2015-04-07 08:29

A new generation of cheese-makers is culturing the milk of nuts like almond and cashew with bacteria. The idea is to give the cheese more umami taste than what many other vegan products have.

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Lucille Ball Sculptor Apologizes For 'By Far My Most Unsettling' Work

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:47

"I take full responsibility for 'Scary Lucy,' " artist Dave Poulin says, adding that he didn't mean "to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image."

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Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Created An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:46

Phyllis R. Klotman made it her life's work to find and preserve black films. She found more than 3,000 films that may have disappeared otherwise.

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Greece Puts A Figure On Nazi-Era Reparations From Germany

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:22

Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told a parliamentary panel the figure was about $305.1 billion. It's the first time Greece has set a figure for the German occupation in the 1940s.

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Can Obama Turn Pariahs Into Partners?

Tue, 2015-04-07 07:20

The president's tenure has been marked by outreach to nations that previous U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, ostracized for decades. It may take years to see if this approach succeeds.

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