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Nebraska Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal Sets Up Override Vote

Wed, 2015-05-27 08:44

Thirty votes are needed in the state's unicameral Legislature to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The vote is expected to be close.

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Paralyzed By Doubt? Here's A Guide For The Worrier In Us All

Wed, 2015-05-27 07:16

You might think that anxiety disorder is no laughing matter, but illustrator Gemma Correll respectfully disagrees. She sees the humor in the mental condition that she deals with every day.

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More Severe Storms Possible For Flood-Hit Texas

Wed, 2015-05-27 07:00

At least 17 people have died as a result of severe storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion At 12 Weeks

Wed, 2015-05-27 06:34

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

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Penn State Bounces Fraternity For 3 Years Over Nude Photo Scandal

Wed, 2015-05-27 05:57

Penn State has shut down the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity chapter for three years, after an inquiry over a Facebook group page that collected pictures of nude women uncovered other transgressions.

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How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far

Wed, 2015-05-27 05:32

It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.

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Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires

Wed, 2015-05-27 04:56

To increase the number of organ donors in the U.S., psychologists have advocated for changes to how we ask people to donate. In California, officials tried something new — but it may have backfired.

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5 Things You Should Know About Rick Santorum

Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

The former Pennsylvania senator is getting in the race for president again. Here's a reminder of who he is.

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Santorum Hopes To Catch Lightning In A Bottle A Second Time

Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

The former Pennsylvania senator, who won Iowa in 2012, hopes he can do it again. But with a more crowded field, he might find it difficult to stand out.

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A New Kind Of College Wins State Approval In Rhode Island

Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

College Unbound aims to provide students who have some college experience a personalized path to a degree.

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

Wed, 2015-05-27 01:03

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

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6 Top World Soccer Officials Arrested In Switzerland On U.S. Corruption Charges

Wed, 2015-05-27 00:06

The six are officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body. They are accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks over two decades.

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

Tue, 2015-05-26 23:32

The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.

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Casa Ruby Is A 'Chosen Family' For Trans People Who Need A Home

Tue, 2015-05-26 23:31

After becoming homeless and jobless following her transition to being a woman, Ruby Corado got her act together, and now helps others facing similar challenges. "We have a family here," she says.

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

Tue, 2015-05-26 23:30

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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LeBron Books 5th Straight NBA Finals Trip As Cleveland Sweeps Atlanta

Tue, 2015-05-26 19:48

The Cavaliers, making their second-ever trip to the finals in James' first season back with the team, will face the winner of the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets series.

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Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

Tue, 2015-05-26 15:44

The move sets up a showdown Wednesday with lawmakers in the state's unicameral legislature. A close vote is expected as lawmakers try to override the veto.

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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

Tue, 2015-05-26 15:28

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

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Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Tue, 2015-05-26 14:51

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Tue, 2015-05-26 14:08

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.

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