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Learning About The Quran ... From A Catholic Archbishop

Wed, 2015-04-29 23:23

As a young priest, Michael Fitzgerald studied Islam and served the Vatican in Muslim countries. Devoted to promoting Catholic-Muslim understanding, he's now teaching Jesuit students about the Quran.

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Photos: Baltimore Quiet For 2nd Night; New York, Denver Protests Noisier

Wed, 2015-04-29 21:33

Police arrested about 100 demonstrators in Manhattan after crowds tried to block a major tunnel, and pepper spray was deployed in Colorado. In Baltimore, the curfew was honored.

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5 Things You Should Know About Bernie Sanders

Wed, 2015-04-29 17:15

He's the longest-serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history who once voted with the National Rifle Association. Here's what you may not know.

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Seeking Presidency, 'Socialist' Sanders Looks To Elevate Less-Talked About Issues

Wed, 2015-04-29 16:51

Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He's aiming to elevate the issue of income inequality on the national stage.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Jumps Into The Presidential Race

Wed, 2015-04-29 16:24

Sanders, a darling of the country's liberals, is expected to pull front-runner Hillary Clinton left. He will make a formal announcement Thursday.

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Lawyer Says Activist Arrested On Live TV In Baltimore Is OK, Healthy

Wed, 2015-04-29 16:02

Many on Twitter called the arrest of Joseph Kent a kidnapping, because little was known about his whereabouts until today.

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Your Tough Job Might Help Keep You Sharp

Wed, 2015-04-29 15:10

In an eight-year study of older people, those who had held mentally demanding, stimulating jobs tended to retain their mental agility better than people whose work was less stimulating.

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Court: Corporations May Be People, But 'Judges Are Not Politicians'

Wed, 2015-04-29 14:57

The Supreme Court has increased campaign spending limits, but not when it comes to judges. It found an "unavoidable appearance that judges who personally ask for money may diminish their integrity."

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Israeli Dads Welcome Surrogate-Born Baby In Nepal On Earthquake Day

Wed, 2015-04-29 14:19

Mazel tov, it's a global baby boy! The egg was from a South African donor, the sperm was from Israel. The surrogate mom lived in Nepal. And when the dads came to meet their son, an earthquake struck.

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SEC Rule Would Link Executive Pay To Performance

Wed, 2015-04-29 13:33

The rule, which grew out of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill, would make it easier for shareholders to see whether salaries are in line with a company's financial performance.

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Japan's Abe Pushes The Pacific Trade Deal Onto Center Stage

Wed, 2015-04-29 13:01

The Japanese prime minister used his time in the spotlight in Washington to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would create both prosperity and peace. Democrats remain skeptical.

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When You Make Kids' Meals Healthier By Default, They Still Eat 'Em Up

Wed, 2015-04-29 12:29

When a restaurant chain revamped its kids' menu, making items like strawberries and salad the default sides instead of fries, it improved the healthfulness of meals ordered — by a lot, a study finds.

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Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Recount Captivity, Escape From Horror

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:34

In 2013, three young women who had vanished years earlier escaped from a house where they had been held captive. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, along with writer Mary Jordan, discuss their new memoir.

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Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER?

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

Like asthma or diabetes, opioid addiction is a chronic condition. Could treatment that begins when people show up in the ER get them on the right road faster?

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Report: FBI Vetted Middleman In Ransom Payment For U.S. Hostage

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. operation in January.

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In Baltimore, A Different Historic Moment: A Fan-less Baseball Game

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:28

Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.

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Japan's Prime Minister Makes Historic Address To Congress

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:49

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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Welcome To The Neighborhood: 2 Super-Earths Discovered

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:29

Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.

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Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:00

NPR'S Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.

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2016 Race Collides With Baltimore Unrest

Wed, 2015-04-29 09:53

Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York the criminal justice system is "out of balance" and Rand Paul attributed the violence to "the lack of a sort of moral code in our society."

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