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Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

Tue, 2014-06-03 07:35

According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.

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Israel Criticizes U.S. Decision To Deal With Palestinian Government

Tue, 2014-06-03 07:19

The new Palestinian unity government includes the militant group Hamas, which Israel and the U.S. view as a terrorist organization.

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Alexander Shulgin, The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy,' Dies At 88

Tue, 2014-06-03 06:34

Shulgin's contribution to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.

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Administration Defends Bowe Bergdahl's Release Amid Criticism

Tue, 2014-06-03 05:05

President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."

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Despite Law, Rape Victims Sometimes Pay For Medical Services

Tue, 2014-06-03 05:02

Federal law seeks to keep sexual assault victims from paying for forensic exams, but in some states they may have to cover tests and treatment for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.

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Syrians Head To Polls In An Election Expected To Go To Assad

Tue, 2014-06-03 04:11

Only residents in areas controlled by President Bashar Assad's regime are allowed to vote.

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Obama Seeks $1 Billion To Boost U.S. Military Presence In Europe

Tue, 2014-06-03 04:10

His comments in Europe come amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

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Local Views Of New Orleans' Changing School Landscape

Tue, 2014-06-03 04:03

Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.

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Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

Tue, 2014-06-03 00:59

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone-wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

Mon, 2014-06-02 23:31

By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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The Common Core Curriculum Void

Mon, 2014-06-02 23:29

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.

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Seattle Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Mon, 2014-06-02 16:33

The ordinance gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

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Coup Attempts And Safaris: The Ups And Downs Of Juan Carlos' Reign

Mon, 2014-06-02 15:36

King Juan Carlos announced he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking a fierce debate over whether he should be allowed to pass on the crown — or if the monarchy should be abolished altogether.

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New EPA Rules Burn Red State Democrats

Mon, 2014-06-02 14:32

In coal-producing Kentucky and West Virginia, Democrats can't put enough distance between themselves and the Obama administration.

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Dozens Of Haitian Migrants Abandoned Near Puerto Rico

Mon, 2014-06-02 14:30

Smuggling Haitians has become a big — and deadly — business. In recent days, several groups of migrants have been abandoned by smugglers on uninhabited islands in the Caribbean.

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Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines

Mon, 2014-06-02 14:17

The men accused in the girls' murder belong to their area's dominant caste. Protesters and politicians are lashing out at delays and indifference in a case that is creating a political maelstrom.

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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

Mon, 2014-06-02 13:23

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.

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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

Mon, 2014-06-02 13:17

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.

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Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:33

Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.

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Despite Expansion, Many Pre-K Programs Fail To Reach Immigrant Kids

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:28

Most states have embarked on a significant expansion of preschool programs, but a new report says they appear to be missing the kids who need these programs most: low-income, immigrant children.

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