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Supreme Court Revives Pregnant UPS Worker's Discrimination Lawsuit

Wed, 2015-03-25 07:11

At issue is an employer's responsibilities under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The decision gives a former UPS driver another chance to show the company discriminated against her.

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Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:39

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices called a district court decision that upheld the state's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous."

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Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After 9/11, But Must Speed Reforms

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:02

An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."

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Crash Victims Include Students, Opera Singers

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:00

One hundred and fifty people are believed to have died when Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed Tuesday. The passengers were from at least 15 countries, including the U.S.

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Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

Wed, 2015-03-25 04:29

Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.

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Heinz, Kraft Announce Merger

Wed, 2015-03-25 03:33

The deal would create the world's fifth-biggest food and beverage company. It would bring together under one corporate roof iconic brands such as Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer and Philadelphia.

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Super Slick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?

Wed, 2015-03-25 03:03

A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?

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Black Box From German Crash Damaged, But Could Still Hold Clues

Wed, 2015-03-25 02:57

France's energy minister says the key to the inquiry is what happened in the two-minute span that began at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The crash of the Germanwings plane killed all 150 people on board.

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Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Wed, 2015-03-25 01:14

Current tests require growing anthrax in the lab, which isn't the best option for labs in Afghanistan. So engineers have come up with a credit-card-sized test that could make the world a safer place.

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2-Minute Span Is Key To Jet Crash In French Alps That Killed 150

Wed, 2015-03-25 00:35

A damaged cockpit voice recorder and a time gap when the pilot lost contact are vital clues into what caused the plane to go down, killing all 150 people on board, officials said Wednesday

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'Borland Effect' A Fumble For Football? Deford Says It Will Pass

Wed, 2015-03-25 00:23

San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football's popularity.

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Oakland Kids Get A Raise From The New Minimum Wage

Wed, 2015-03-25 00:21

The highest minimum wage in the nation just went into effect in Oakland, Calif. But what does that mean for young people and how are businesses making it work?

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A Couple Spends Their Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean

Wed, 2015-03-25 00:20

With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Vanilla, Nutmeg Spice And Everything Nice On A Zanzibar Farm

Wed, 2015-03-25 00:19

Three spices that grow on Zanzibar are so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. But vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg have very different origins.

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Remote Jailing Cuts Off Inmates From Real-World Support System

Wed, 2015-03-25 00:18

County jails that send inmates far away to serve short-term sentences can be a cost-saver to local governments. But it could have major consequences when prisoners are released.

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Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

Wed, 2015-03-25 00:03

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.

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Retired Oakland Police Officer Recruits Locals To Police Their Own City

Tue, 2015-03-24 16:35

Police departments around the county are under pressure to diversify. In Oakland, Calif., officials say police-community relations might improve by increasing the number of cops who live there.

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China Is Going To Regulate Outdoor Square Dancing

Tue, 2015-03-24 13:24

Older women in China are known to gather in public spaces and dance, but reports say the practice has gotten too loud and the neighbors are complaining.

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Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:48

Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley is retiring after ten terms. "I sought this job," he said "mainly to help build a bridge between the African-American and the white community."

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Foreign Carmakers Go Into Reverse In Russia

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:43

General Motors and Volkswagen are closing plants and laying off workers in Russia. The country's economic problems have led to an estimated 30 percent drop in the once booming Russian car market.

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