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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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Intel Makes Biggest Bet In Its History

Mon, 2015-06-01 12:48

The chipmaker is purchasing a smaller chip manufacturer, Altera, for about $16.7 billion in cash.

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A 92-Year-Old Ran Her 16th Marathon And Broke A Record

Mon, 2015-06-01 12:39

When Harriette Thompson signed up for her first marathon, she planned on walking. But when everyone else started running, she figured she might as well run, too.

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Beyond The Birds And The Bees: Surviving Sex-Ed Today

Mon, 2015-06-01 12:30

Sex education conjures images of teenage giggles and discomfort. But Bronx-based teacher Lena Solow is more than happy to talk about the topic.

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American Freelance Journalist Released By Rebels In Yemen

Mon, 2015-06-01 12:20

Casey Coombs was one of a number of Americans being held in Yemen, according to the U.S. State Department.

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As The Arctic Opens Up, The U.S. Is Down To A Single Icebreaker

Mon, 2015-06-01 12:12

Melting ice means more of the Arctic is accessible to exploration and shipping, and countries are racing to establish a presence. But they still need heavy icebreakers, and the U.S. is falling behind.

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Cattle Drive Saves Hundreds Of Cows Stranded By Texas Flooding

Mon, 2015-06-01 11:30

A herd of cattle is safe Monday, thanks to cowboys and volunteers who worked to move some 500 cows and calves that were threatened by the rising Trinity River.

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In 'Eating Lab,' A Psychologist Spills Secrets On Why Diets Fail

Mon, 2015-06-01 10:49

Diets will rarely lead to significant or sustainable weight loss, Traci Mann argues in a new book. Instead, she suggests trying proven mental strategies for reaching your "leanest, livable weight."

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As Caviar Prices Skyrocket, Sturgeon Poachers Invade Pacific Northwest

Mon, 2015-06-01 10:31

Global sturgeon populations are collapsing — most notably in Russia, where caviar is known as black gold. That's fueling a market for illegal caviar and driving poachers to the Columbia River.

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Joe Biden's Advice On Compassion And Family, In His Own Words

Mon, 2015-06-01 09:36

"It's not all that difficult, folks, to be compassionate when you've been the beneficiary of compassion in your lowest moments," Biden told Yale graduates in May.

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'Call Me Caitlyn': Bruce Jenner Reveals New Name

Mon, 2015-06-01 09:00

Today's revelation came in Vanity Fair. The former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete had revealed recently that "for all intents and purposes" he is a woman.

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Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:55

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "Look Policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.

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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham Joins Battle For Republican Nomination

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:21

Graham, known as a defense hawk, enters the race as a distinct underdog, but an entertaining one.

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Supreme Court Tosses Out Man's Conviction For Making Threats On Facebook

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:04

The messages Anthony Elonis posted to Facebook prompted his now ex-wife to get a state protection order against him, and led his bosses to fire him.

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Poet And Radio Host Al Letson's Manifesto On Diversity In Public Media

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:03

The host of the award-winning programs State of the Re:Union and Reveal shares his ideas about making public radio sound more like America.

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Training Doctors To Talk About Vaccines Fails To Sway Parents

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:58

An effort to get doctors to improve their communication skills didn't reduce the number of new mothers hesitant about vaccines. But researchers say this is just a first try at a worthy concept.

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'The Onion' Strikes Again: Indicted Ex-FIFA Exec Quotes Satirical Article

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:53

Jack Warner's defense was presumably unintentional. He was one of 14 FIFA executives indicted by the U.S. last week on corruption charges.

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