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Pressure To Act Unethically Looms Over Wall Street, Survey Finds

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:54

About half of the financial professionals surveyed say their competitors have behaved unethically or illegally to gain an advantage. And many say compensation and bonuses can create bad incentives.

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After A Big Victory For ISIS, Iraqi Forces Look To Regroup

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:52

With a victory in Ramadi, the Islamic State controls a city just 70 miles from Baghdad. Many civilians are on the move, and Iraq's armed forces are again looking weak.

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After A Month, The 7 Questions Hillary Clinton Answered From The Media

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:26

Clinton ended a nearly month-long avoidance of press questions, and addressed the release of her e-mails, foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, the state of Iraq and more.

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Rabbis Diversify To Connect To Students; Just Don't Bring Up Israel

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:19

As the number of religious young people declines, Hillel International is trying to build a "big tent" Judaism for secular and religious students alike. But some say that tent may not be big enough.

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What Does 'Raw' Mean? When It Comes To Almonds, You Might Be Surprised

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:11

By law, all California almonds must be pasteurized or treated with a fumigant — processes aimed at preventing foodborne illness. But critics say the treatments taint flavor and mislead consumers.

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FTC And States Sue Sham Cancer Charities

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:01

Donations to four charities allegedly went toward officials' personal travel, jet ski outings and tuition payments.

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Wanna Go To Fit City? List Ranks America's 50 Fittest Metro Areas

Tue, 2015-05-19 13:00

The new American Fitness Index is out, with some good news and bad news. Five cities fell five or more slots; Washington, D.C., finished first, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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LA City Council Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 By 2020

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:42

The increase — from $9 per hour — could cover as many as 800,000 people. LA is the biggest U.S city to raise its minimum wage to $15.

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Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:28

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been leading Boy Scout Troop 780 in South Central LA. Where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.

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Eyes In The Sky: Styrofoam Drones Keep Watch On Rainforest Trees

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:28

The autopilot toy planes, equipped with cameras, help conservationists detect illegal logging and mining earlier in the remote parts of the Amazon basin.

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A 10-Year-Old Makes A Video So We 'Don't Forget Nepal'

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:08

Lucas Zutt has lived in Nepal since 2013. It's "where I belong," he says. He made a video so the world will have a close-up — and personal — view of the earthquake's impact.

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60 Percent: Record Number Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage In Poll

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:08

It's a far cry from 1996, the first year in which Gallup posed the question to Americans. Back then, 68 percent of respondents said same-sex marriages should not be valid.

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As Congress Haggles Over Patriot Act, We Answer 6 Basic Questions

Tue, 2015-05-19 11:44

If you haven't been paying attention, here's a primer on the changes Congress is considering making to U.S. surveillance practices.

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Takata Agrees To Declare Air Bags In Nearly 34M Vehicles Defective

Tue, 2015-05-19 10:39

The problem lies with Takata air bags that can potentially explode, sending metal shards flying into the compartment. The recall is believed to be the largest in NHTSA's history.

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Reporting On Rape Kit Backlog Leads To New Law And Arrests In Ohio

Tue, 2015-05-19 10:04

While researching sexual assaults for Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, Rachel Dissell unearthed a backlog of untested rape kits dating back to 1993. Ohio has since mandated the testing of these kits.

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Patriots To 'Accept Reluctantly' NFL's 'Deflategate' Punishment

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:52

The NFL fined the team $1 million and stripped it of draft picks in connection with the scandal involving underinflated footballs. Quarterback Tom Brady is appealing his four-game suspension.

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An English 'Family Business,' Dedicated To A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Fort

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:08

Andrew Birley first visited Vindolanda, a Roman fort near the Scottish border, when he was still in his mother's womb. Now, he's the latest Birley to lead excavations at the site rich in artifacts.

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Dense Breasts Are Just One Part Of The Cancer Risk Calculus

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:06

Women with dense breasts are more likely to get cancer and less likely to catch it early on a mammogram. But degree of density matters too, a study finds, as do other factors like family history.

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Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:03

The Bradford boasted sweet flesh so coveted, 19th-century growers turned to guns and poison to thwart thieves. The melon all but vanished by the 1920s. Now a descendant of its creator is reviving it.

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Plan Bee: White House Unveils Strategy To Protect Pollinators

Tue, 2015-05-19 08:35

The national strategy addresses the alarming decline in honeybee populations. It calls for more bee habitat and more research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides.

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