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FCC Proposal Would Classify Internet As A Public Utility

Wed, 2015-02-04 07:52

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.

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Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placements

Wed, 2015-02-04 07:42

A study, which tracked students enrolled in preschool and Smart Start programs in North Carolina, showed that the programs reduced the likelihood of ending up in special education later.

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New Clues To Mysterious Kidney Disease Afflicting Sugar Cane Workers

Wed, 2015-02-04 07:09

What's causing the ailment that has struck 20,000 farmhands in Nicaragua and El Salvador? Pesticides? Alcoholism? Rat pee spreading an infection? A study from Boston University provides some answers.

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Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

Wed, 2015-02-04 06:36

Even though eating cats is banned, "little tiger" remains a delicacy. Many are sourced from China and smuggled over the border.

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French Comedian Dieudonne Goes On Trial For 'Defending Terrorism'

Wed, 2015-02-04 06:27

The charges stem from comments he made on Facebook after the deadly attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The case has sparked debate in France about the limits of free speech in the country.

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From Caddy To Pro: Golfer Charlie Sifford Dies At 92

Wed, 2015-02-04 05:59

Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to hold a PGA Tour card, has died at age 92. Decades after he started in golf as a caddy, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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The Woman Who Sold Her Baby For $435 To Buy Firewood

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:39

It happened last week in Afghanistan. It is illegal. But the mother felt she had no other way to support her family. It is the fourth case of baby-selling there in the past year.

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Staples Says It's Buying Office Depot For $6.3 Billion

Wed, 2015-02-04 03:51

Combined, the two office supply giants would have annual sales of some $39 billion. But their last attempt at a merger was blocked, back in 1996.

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Jordan Reacts With Rage And Sorrow After ISIS Burns Pilot Alive

Wed, 2015-02-04 03:20

Jordan executed two prisoners in revenge for the horrific killing of the 26-year-old pilot, including the Iraqi woman who was sought by the so-called Islamic State for a hostage exchange.

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After Months Of Debate, FCC Poised To Unveil Internet Rules

Wed, 2015-02-04 03:03

After months of debate, discussion and culling four million comments from the public on "net neutrality," the Federal Communications Commission is due to propose new Internet regulations this week.

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ABC Tones Down Author's 'Fresh Off The Boat' For Sitcom Audience

Wed, 2015-02-04 01:12

ABC will break an important boundary in television Wednesday night with the debut of Fresh Off the Boat. It's the first network sitcom in two decades to star an Asian-American family.

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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

Tue, 2015-02-03 23:39

Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul searching, she decided what was best was vaccination.

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TransAsia Plane Crashes Into Taiwan River; At Least 12 Dead

Tue, 2015-02-03 21:25

Many of the 58 people on board remain unaccounted for after the twin-engine turboprop plane rolled and clipped an elevated roadway just after takeoff.

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Several Killed On NYC Commuter Train, 1 In Car After Collision On Tracks

Tue, 2015-02-03 18:26

Twelve more passengers were seriously injured in the accident 15 miles north of New York City. It's the second major accident in 15 months for the rail line, which serves 280,000 passengers a day.

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Mexican President Orders Investigation Into His Own Potential Conflict Of Interest

Tue, 2015-02-03 15:58

Enrique Peña Nieto asked a watchdog agency to look into the purchase of homes by himself, his wife, and his finance minister from contractors who were then awarded lucrative construction projects.

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Conservative Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Says Vaccines Are A Must

Tue, 2015-02-03 14:28

Carson, who is considering a run for president, tells NPR that science has proven the efficacy of vaccines, so "why would you even think about not doing it?"

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Alberta Premier Says Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada

Tue, 2015-02-03 14:26

Alberta's leader is in Washington to lobby Congress and the administration to push ahead with the controversial pipeline.

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White Potato Redux: Experts Say Spuds Are Not Nutritional Duds

Tue, 2015-02-03 14:19

An expert panel says white potatoes "contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber" to our diets. Reversing itself, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program.

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Science Of Vaccines Is Settled — But Politics Are More Complicated

Tue, 2015-02-03 14:18

Should kids get the measles vaccine or should parents be given a choice? Potential 2016 presidential candidates weigh in, and their views are all over the place.

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EPA Push For Massive Munitions Burn Ignites Opposition In Louisiana

Tue, 2015-02-03 14:16

Bayou State residents are upset about the health risks of EPA's plan, while government leaders are running against the clock to dispose of the unsafe and deteriorating artillery propellant.

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