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Will Your Child Become Nearsighted? One Simple Way To Find Out

Thu, 2015-04-02 09:10

If you're not a bit farsighted at age 6, you're much more likely to be nearsighted by age 12, a study of thousands of children finds. A simple eye refraction exam can spot it early on.

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Could Chris Christie Appoint Himself To The U.S. Senate? Yes, He Can

Thu, 2015-04-02 08:58

The indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., could lead to Chris Christie, R-N.J., appointing a replacement. With Christie's presidential prospects, he might want to consider appointing himself.

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The Kids Brainwashed By Boko Haram Were Silent For Good Reason

Thu, 2015-04-02 07:58

That's how children cope with a fearful situation. But what happens when the trauma ends? We learn more about the the 84 boy rescued from a school that was reportedly influenced by the terror group.

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Megachurch Founder, Televangelist Robert Schuller Dies At 88

Thu, 2015-04-02 07:49

The pastor who built his church from nothing in the 1960s also launched the Hour of Power broadcast a decade later. By 2010, however, the palatial Crystal Cathedral was forced into bankruptcy.

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After Selma, King's March On Ballot Boxes

Thu, 2015-04-02 06:34

Tucked away in the archives of the University of South Carolina is a video clip of a rousing King speech.

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Germanwings Crash: 2nd Black Box Found, French Prosecutor Says

Thu, 2015-04-02 06:29

The plane's voice recorder was recovered last week near the scene of the crash. From it, investigators were able to determine that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane.

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Indiana, Arkansas Struggle With Changes To 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Thu, 2015-04-02 06:24

The states, which both passed legislation that critics say would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers, have been forced to backtrack following protests.

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World's Muslim Population Will Surpass Christians This Century, Pew Says

Thu, 2015-04-02 06:01

Islam is growing more rapidly than any other religion in the world, according to the Pew Research Center, which predicts that Islam will nearly equal Christianity by 2050 before eclipsing it.

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Citing Plagiarism, Indian Journal Retracts Paper On Plagiarism

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:54

And in other plagiarism news, a French lawmaker is being mocked for lifting sections on the Assyrian genocide from Wikipedia to craft a draft law.

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Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:52

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.

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Al-Shabab Militants Cross Border To Storm University In Kenya

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:50

Gunmen have attacked a university in eastern Kenya, killing at least 14 people. The militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. NPR's Gregory Warner offers the latest from Nairobi.

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Airbnb Starts Listing Homes In Cuba; Average Rate Is $43 A Night

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:22

A look at the offerings finds everything from "beautiful colonial rooms" in the heart of Havana" for $27 to "a holiday sanctuary" villa on the outskirts of Havana for $1000.

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Dozens Killed In Sinking Of Russian Fishing Trawler

Thu, 2015-04-02 05:03

The vessel reportedly capsized while bringing in its nets off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Authorities in Moscow have denied reports that it was overloaded.

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Al-Qaida Force Frees Inmates In Yemen, Seeking To Control Port City

Thu, 2015-04-02 03:36

As violence continues elsewhere in Yemen, al-Qaida has laid siege to a coastal city in the country's southeast, asserting control over key facilities in the port city of al-Mukallah.

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Gunmen Kill At Least 14 In Al-Shabab Attack on College In Kenya

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:26

A siege is ongoing at the school in the town of Garissa. It is reportedly attended by more than 800 students.

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Fact Check: Hillary Clinton, Those Emails And The Law

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:03

A top Republican senator charged that Hillary Clinton "probably" broke the law with her use of private emails as secretary of state. But it's not likely to be so clear.

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After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring The 'Woman In Gold' Home

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:03

The new movie Woman In Gold tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to give back a painting of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer.

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Huge Scandal At Top Of Petrobras Trickles Down, With Devastating Effect

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:01

Tens of thousands of people are suffering after losing their jobs in the wake of wide-scale corruption at Brazil's state oil company. Scores of politicians and executives have been implicated.

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More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:00

African-Americans are changing their minds about guns, and Detroit's black police chief supports responsible concealed-carry. Still, some remain convinced that having a gun will lead to problems.

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When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Wed, 2015-04-01 23:59

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.

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