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A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:05

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

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In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

The governor of Iowa says he's empathetic but doesn't want to host any of the unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America. But advocacy groups and other officials in the state are urging Iowans to welcome them.

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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.

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With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.

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Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.

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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

Thu, 2014-07-24 02:01

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.

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FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Tel Aviv

Wed, 2014-07-23 20:27

The FAA worked with other U.S. agencies to reassess the risk of planes being hit by rockets at Israel's main airport. But that doesn't mean all carriers will resume service.

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Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:54

Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.

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Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

Wed, 2014-07-23 15:04

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

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Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:56

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.

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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:14

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.

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Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:37

Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

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Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:14

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.

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Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:08

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.

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Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:06

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.

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Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:52

Federal data, obtained by ProPublica under the Freedom of Information Act, show that nearly 1 million insurance transactions have taken place since the middle of April.

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'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:16

Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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