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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Wed, 2014-05-07 07:16

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

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Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:43

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.

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Reported $147 Million Home Price Would Set New U.S. Record

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:07

The stock market has been on a winning streak of late. How else to explain three homes that each reportedly sold for more than $100 million in the past three months?

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Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:01

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress shows high school seniors testing no better than the Class of 2009.

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Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance Exchanges

Wed, 2014-05-07 05:36

Since most big corporations are self-insured, shifting even one high-cost employee out of the company plan could save the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

Wed, 2014-05-07 04:03

The complaints include accusations that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document. A fraction of them resulted in disciplinary action.

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Democrats Play Wait-And-See On Benghazi Panel

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.

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Draw My Left! No, No, My Other Left! A Hidden Bias In Art History Revealed

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.

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Thai Court Removes Prime Minister Yingluck From Office

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:02

Saying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had violated Thailand's constitution, the Constitutional Court ousted the caretaker leader Wednesday, along with nine ministers.

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In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:36

Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:34

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:33

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.

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Hawaii Releases Video Of Teen Dropping From Jet

Tue, 2014-05-06 22:45

Hawaii transportation officials released video Tuesday of a California teen hopping from a jet's wheel well April 20 after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight.

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Settlement Fund Would Compensate 2012 Meningitis Victims

Tue, 2014-05-06 22:13

A settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy.

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GOP Establishment Favorite Thom Tillis Wins Senate Nod In N.C.

Tue, 2014-05-06 18:11

Three states held primary elections Tuesday — Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. It was a good night for incumbents, but not for Tea Party candidates.

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LA Clippers President To Take Indefinite Leave, NBA Says

Tue, 2014-05-06 16:07

Andy Roeser will step down effective immediately. His leave comes a week after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league for making racist comments.

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Can Africans Do A Better Job Of Peacekeeping In South Sudan?

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:30

The perennially undermanned U.N. "blue helmet" peacekeepers could get a boost from a contingent drawn from neighboring countries.

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UN Committee Grills Vatican Officials On Sex Abuse

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

A U.N. committee has found that systematic sex abuse by priests in the Catholic Church amounted to torture. At the Holy See's first appearance before the committee, experts on the panel peppered the representative with questions. On Tuesday, the Vatican has a chance to respond.

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In Ukraine, West's New Diplomatic Options May Be Few

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is in Washington Tuesday for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry that is likely to be dominated by events in Ukraine.

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White House Report Says Climate Change Is Here And Now

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.

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