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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Fri, 2015-05-15 00:51

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

Fri, 2015-05-15 00:50

Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.

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B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

Thu, 2015-05-14 23:47

The great bluesman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured relentlessly his whole life, wringing peerless emotion out of every note he played.

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Wreckage Of Missing U.S. Marine Helicopter Spotted In Nepal

Thu, 2015-05-14 22:49

The Nepalese army says a rescue helicopter has spotted the wreckage of a missing U.S. Marine chopper in the mountains northeast of Kathmandu.

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Blues Guitarist B.B. King Dies At 89

Thu, 2015-05-14 22:14

Blues legend B.B. King died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, according to his attorney, who confirmed King's death for The Associated Press.

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Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Not Disclosing Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thu, 2015-05-14 16:02

The ABC News anchor gave the foundation $75,000 over three years. He says he thought the donations were a matter of public record.

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From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:53

The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?

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A Baltimore Artist Turns A Liberian School Into A Mural Masterpiece

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:34

The building was damaged during the Ebola outbreak. How do you welcome kids back? That's the challenge that faced a team of street artists.

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Why Everyone's Talking About Israel's New Justice Minister

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:23

Ayelet Shaked is a secular Jew who belongs to a religious party closely tied to West Bank settlers. She's faced criticism for controversial statements about Palestinians.

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Calif. Moves Closer To Banning Vaccine 'Personal Belief' Exemptions

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:17

The bill would require children to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases before entering kindergarten. If it becomes law, it would be among the strictest in the nation.

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Drone-Like Device Puts White House On Lockdown

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:13

A person flying a small drone-like device too close to the White House was taken into custody. It's another in a line of security instances around the White House.

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The Man Who Keeps Tabs On U.S. Money Spent In Afghanistan

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:05

John Sopko says the Afghans still do a poor job of managing the billions they get from the U.S. and he's documented the abuses. Still, he supports the ongoing U.S. efforts there.

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Obama Tries To Calm Arab Fears Over Iran Talks

Thu, 2015-05-14 13:01

The president met today with leaders from the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The U.S. plans to announce new military commitments to the countries.

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Tom Brady Appeals 'Deflategate' Suspension

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:58

The NFL Players Association, which filed the appeal on behalf of the New England Patriots quarterback, is calling for a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal.

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Why Some Detroit Residents Claim To Live Someplace Else

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:56

The city has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the U.S. Many residents there drop coverage — or claim they live outside the city limits. The mayor has a plan to cut the cost of insurance.

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Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:54

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite may be having his moment in the crowded Republican 2016 presidential primary.

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After Suicides, MIT Works To Relieve Student Pressure

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:52

In the past year, four students have died by suicide. The school has responded by asking professors to lighten workloads and is launching new suicide prevention efforts.

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She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

Thu, 2015-05-14 12:52

In Tokyo, a stylish new department store receptionist isn't a human at all. It's a lifelike silicone robot with movements so real, it's fooling some customers.

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New England Patriots Clarify: 'Deflator' Refers To Weight Loss

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:59

The Patriots say staff members used the term "deflate" to talk about losing weight — not about breaking the NFL's rules on football inflation, as the league says.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Thu, 2015-05-14 11:32

The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.

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