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Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill

Thu, 2014-07-10 13:19

President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing about the request.

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Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:45

The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.

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Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:33

When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a Breathalyzer and a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.

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Doctors Face Ethical Issues In Benching Kids With Concussions

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:31

There's plenty of evidence that playing with a concussion increases the risk of long-term problems. But athletes, coaches and parents can be reluctant to call a halt. Then how can doctors do no harm?

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No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:18

Miriam Carey, 34, was fatally shot by two police officers last fall after she led them on a high-speed pursuit from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

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A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:08

LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.

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Maasai Warriors: Caught Between Spears and Cellphones

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:02

One of Kenya's oldest tribes has held on to a traditional lifestyle but it's not uncommon to see members holding a cellphone in one hand while wearing their cultural robes, or shukas.

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Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:02

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.

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Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:02

Germany has asked the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country. This comes as two Germans are under investigation for spying for the U.S. in Germany. While tensions between the allies are high, both countries are trying not to strain relations too far.

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Deaths Mount Into The Dozens As Gaza Strip Bombardment Builds

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:02

Israeli air strikes continue to pound the Gaza Strip. NPR's Emily Harris reports from Gaza on the intensifying conflict there.

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After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:02

China's one-child policy, introduced more than three decades ago, has had some unintended consequences. One is that, in the event of a child's death, many older parents lack a source of support.

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In West Africa, Officials Target Ignorance And Fear Over Ebola

Thu, 2014-07-10 12:02

Health officials are trying to convince families to bring the ill to health centers and to change the way their bury their dead to rein in the disease, which has killed hundreds across the region.

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Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:14

As co-founder of the Ford modeling agency, she was instrumental in promoting such superstars as Lauren Hutton and Christie Brinkley.

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Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:10

People in heterosexual relationships are about 20 times less likely to pass HIV to their partners than homosexual men. Now scientists have found a clue to why this disparity exists.

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Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

Thu, 2014-07-10 11:10

People in heterosexual relationships are about 20 times less likely to pass HIV to their partners than homosexual men. Now scientists have found a clue to why this disparity exists.

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No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

Thu, 2014-07-10 10:59

The decision brings a muted end to a power struggle that had undermined relations between the intelligence community and the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Philadelphia Judge Denies Former Nazi Guard Bail

Thu, 2014-07-10 10:31

Johann "Hans" Breyer, 89, is awaiting extradition to Germany. His defense lawyers argued he is in poor health. A hearing to extradite him to Germany is scheduled for Aug. 21.

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He Never Really Liked Soccer Until He Made A Movie About It

Thu, 2014-07-10 10:23

Juan Rendon was not a fan. Then he co-directed This Is Not a Ball, a documentary that took him to the slums of Brazil and to an amputee league in Sierra Leone.

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Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention

Thu, 2014-07-10 10:17

Recent incidents of customers being denied access to nightspots in Minneapolis and Austin have sparked conversation anew about the meaning and intent behind dress codes.

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Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper

Thu, 2014-07-10 09:44

Readers responded strongly to our series about caregiving, especially one photo of a father caring for his son with cerebral palsy. Some said it was demeaning. Others said it revealed great love.

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