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How The YMCA Helped Shape America

Tue, 2015-06-02 06:33

Many of today's fitness trends can be traced back to the pioneering programs of the YMCA.

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Reports: Sepp Blatter's Top Lieutenant Involved In $10 Million Payment

Tue, 2015-06-02 06:14

The payment was allegedly part of a bribe to help South Africa secure the right to host the World Cup. The revelation brings the bribery scandal within striking distance of FIFA's longtime president.

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If Your Doctor Leaves Your Health Plan, You Can't Easily Follow

Tue, 2015-06-02 05:50

Consumers can switch plans outside of the annual open enrollment period for some specific life changes, but generally not when a doctor falls out of the plan.

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The Human Rights Issue A Nobel Laureate Doesn't Want To Touch

Tue, 2015-06-02 05:24

Aung San Suu Kyi has been universally praised in her battle for democracy in Myanmar. But she has been conspicuously silent about the worsening plight of the Rohingya minority in her homeland.

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Cruise Ship Capsizes In China, Leaving Hundreds Unaccounted For

Tue, 2015-06-02 04:07

The captain told local media the vessel sank after getting caught in a cyclone in China's Yangtze River. Few of the 458 on board are thought to have survived the incident.

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Head Of TSA Reassigned, After Tests Reveal Security Failures

Tue, 2015-06-02 03:32

According to ABC News, covert tests found that Transportation Security Administration agents at airports failed to detect prohibited items 95 percent of the time.

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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Tue, 2015-06-02 02:23

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.

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In Turkey, Violence Against Women Is Often A Private Family Matter

Tue, 2015-06-02 01:44

Women's rights advocates say more than 100 women have been killed in Turkey so far this year, most by male relatives.

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Hundreds Missing After Cruise Ship Capsizes in China's Yangtze River

Tue, 2015-06-02 00:39

Rescuers pulled several survivors to safety after hearing cries for help from inside a capsized cruise ship that went down overnight in a storm with 458 people aboard, state broadcaster CCTV said.

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TSA Head Reassigned; Agency To Revise Airport Security Procedures

Tue, 2015-06-02 00:33

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports.

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A Tome Of Peruvian Food, By Its Most Acclaimed Ambassador

Mon, 2015-06-01 23:41

Gaston Acurio is the world's premiere cheerleader for Peruvian cuisine, and he's just written a cookbook. It's called Peru: The Cookbook, and has 500 recipes — including more than 20 kinds of ceviche.

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Texas Put Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

Mon, 2015-06-01 23:38

As consulting a doctor exclusively by phone, text or video becomes more popular, the Texas Medical Board moves to restrict these e-visits. Is the real battle over patient safety, money or turf?

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Glory Of Moscow's 80-Year-Old Subway Tainted By Stalin Connections

Mon, 2015-06-01 23:35

The system was considered a triumph by the Soviets, but was built by ruthless means that helped cause a famine in the 1930s, in which millions died.

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Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

Mon, 2015-06-01 23:35

Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.

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Threatened Online? Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Must Prove Intent

Mon, 2015-06-01 19:44

Justices declined to delineate exactly what sort of evidence could prove that an online post — such as "took all the strength I had not to ... slit her throat" — was intended to spark fear.

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Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because They Wear Hijab

Mon, 2015-06-01 18:45

Samantha Elauf wore a headscarf to a job interview at an Abercrombie & Fitch store, and was denied a position because of it. On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that that was clearly wrong.

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What It's Like To Choose Transgender Sex Reassignment Surgery

Mon, 2015-06-01 14:36

There are many different ways to be transgender. For some people that includes sex reassignment surgery. A young filmmaker follows two people who made that choice through their year of transition.

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There Are 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than 25 Years Ago

Mon, 2015-06-01 13:50

That's the good news. The bad news is that there are still 795 million people who don't get enough to eat — and enough nutrients in their food.

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It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Help Make It Stop

Mon, 2015-06-01 13:26

Scientists say too much airborne nitrogen from farms is throwing off the ecological balance of Rocky Mountain National Park. So the federal government is hoping weather alerts for farmers will help.

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Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Caught With Pills In His Sock

Mon, 2015-06-01 12:53

The court ruled Monday that a law requiring the deportation of immigrants who violate any kind of drug regulation did not justify deporting a man who was caught with Adderall in his sock.

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