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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

Mon, 2015-01-26 14:52

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.

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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume

Mon, 2015-01-26 13:14

The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.

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Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage

Mon, 2015-01-26 13:13

Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.

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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:41

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.

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An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:19

At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:07

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.

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Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:57

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.

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Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:23

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

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Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:20

News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.

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Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:20

Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State instead.

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2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

Mon, 2015-01-26 11:20

The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.

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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

Mon, 2015-01-26 10:54

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:46

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

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U.S. Drone Strikes Target Suspected Al-Qaida Militants In Yemen

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:39

The strikes come just days after Yemen's the U.S.-backed government resigned in the face of an uprising by Shiite Houthi rebels, effectively leaving the country with no government.

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India's Modi Makes A Name For Himself — Literally — In Meeting With Obama

Mon, 2015-01-26 08:03

The Indian prime minister wore a suit with pinstripes that read "Narendra Damordas Modi." The reaction on social media was scathing, but Modi is often lauded for his fashion choices.

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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Mon, 2015-01-26 07:46

Making pot legal for adults makes it more likely that teens will use too, according to the nation's pediatricians. And that's a problem, because marijuana harms developing brains.

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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Mon, 2015-01-26 07:01

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

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'Device,' Possibly A Small Drone, Discovered On White House Grounds

Mon, 2015-01-26 04:18

The White House says the device posed no threat. The president and the first lady are in India.

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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

Mon, 2015-01-26 04:03

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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Obama Attends India's Republic Day Celebrations

Mon, 2015-01-26 03:49

The president became the first U.S. head of state to attend a parade to mark the day India adopted its constitution.

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