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3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

Mon, 2015-04-27 14:18

The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling.

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Economic Impact Of Nepal Quake Likely To Be Massive

Mon, 2015-04-27 14:06

One estimate puts the reconstruction at more than $5 billion – or about a quarter of the country's GDP. Countries — and relief groups — are pledging to help.

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Competitive Bartender Pours Father's Wisdom Into Signature Drink

Mon, 2015-04-27 14:02

Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? "Father's Advice," a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that's a testament to his hardworking dad.

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Google Experimenting With Patent Marketplace To Combat Trolls

Mon, 2015-04-27 13:50

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.

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Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Mon, 2015-04-27 13:27

Saturday's 7.8 quake released stress that was building for 150 years, scientists say, and it reshuffled tension to other nearby faults. There's a 50-50 chance of a strong aftershock within a year.

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Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Mon, 2015-04-27 13:04

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.

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The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Mon, 2015-04-27 12:48

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.

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Seven Baltimore Police Officers Hurt In Clashes With Protesters

Mon, 2015-04-27 12:38

Television images showed protesters throwing rocks and other objects at a line of police officers in one Baltimore neighborhood.

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For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Mon, 2015-04-27 12:12

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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Don't Trust The Goats: Their Ticks Could Make You Sick

Mon, 2015-04-27 11:46

A goat is host to bacteria. A tick visits the goat, picks up the bacteria and spreads it to a human. And the bacteria turn out to cause a previously undiscovered disease.

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LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

Mon, 2015-04-27 11:43

The human toll of the weekend's toll is massive, but the temblor has also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.

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Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

Mon, 2015-04-27 10:48

Excess fluoride consumption is leading to tiny white marks on many people's teeth. It's mainly a cosmetic problem, but one that could be solved by lowering the fluoride in drinking water.

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Sandwich Monday: Deep-Fried Cheese Curds

Mon, 2015-04-27 10:01

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They're a regional specialty and the reason we haven't left the Midwest.

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Chemical Change In Synthetic Marijuana Suspected Of Causing Illnesses

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:53

The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.

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With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:42

With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.

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Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:31

Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.

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Freddie Gray's Funeral Spurs Calls For Calm

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:06

After a weekend that saw violence and arrests, Gray's family and many public and religious figures are calling for peace in Baltimore. A huge turnout is expected for Monday's service.

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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Mon, 2015-04-27 06:00

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Mon, 2015-04-27 05:58

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

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James Holmes Trial Set To Begin In Colorado, 3 Years After Cinema Shooting

Mon, 2015-04-27 04:34

More than 1,000 days after James Holmes opened fire on an audience at a midnight movie premiere in Aurora, Colo., his trial will begin in earnest Monday.

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