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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:37

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

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Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:37

Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.

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Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:34

Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.

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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

Mon, 2015-03-02 18:06

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

Mon, 2015-03-02 15:28

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Mon, 2015-03-02 14:13

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:42

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:20

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:04

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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Britain's Muslims: Still Feeling The Need To Explain Themselves

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:58

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain, but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:58

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:51

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

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Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:41

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.

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Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-Election

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:15

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.

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GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:15

Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.

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Judge Reduces Sentences For Amish Involved In Beard-Cutting Attacks

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:02

Last summer, a court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 men. Today, their leader, Sam Mullet, and the 15 others received reduced sentences ranging from 10 years to seven months.

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The Time Nature And Racism Teamed Up To Wipe Out A Whole Town

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:01

Built in 110 days and destroyed in one, Vanport, Ore. was a symbol of a booming World War II-era economy, but one built on a shaky foundation.

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Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

Mon, 2015-03-02 12:01

Lonesome George was was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When he died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve the tortoise's body, and his legacy.

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Task Force Calls For Independent Probes Of Police-Involved Shootings

Mon, 2015-03-02 11:22

The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing also emphasized the need for better training and equipment, including bulletproof vests. But it stopped short of insisting police wear body cameras.

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Tinder's Premium Dating App Will Cost You More If You're Older

Mon, 2015-03-02 11:18

Tinder launches a new version with added features, including the ability to have another look at a potential match you swiped away. But there's a catch: Your age will determine how much you pay.

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