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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana Should Be Legal

Thu, 2014-04-24 11:37

In an interview with NPR's Scott Simon, Stevens compares making pot illegal to the attempt to prohibit alcohol. Like alcohol, he said, there will soon be a consensus that it is not worth the cost.

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Using Technology To Fix The Texting While Driving Problem

Thu, 2014-04-24 11:25

Parents, cities and software companies have advocated or developed apps that block texts and calls when you're driving. But an Apple patent for locking phone functions could make a big impact.

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Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos

Thu, 2014-04-24 11:16

The New York Times photojournalist happened to be nearby when Islamist militants launched an attack on shoppers inside an upscale Kenyan mall — he rushed inside and took photos as the event unfolded.

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Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Thu, 2014-04-24 09:51

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.

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A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

Thu, 2014-04-24 09:48

International travel is one reason why the number of measles cases in the U.S. has spiked this year. But the number of people who refuse to get their children vaccinated is a factor, too.

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American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine

Thu, 2014-04-24 09:14

Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, was seized at gunpoint by masked men in the city of Slovyansk earlier this week. Vice says he is now safe and in good health.

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Thu, 2014-04-24 09:04

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.

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Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History

Thu, 2014-04-24 08:34

The City of Chester, which sank in 1888 after colliding with the liner Oceanic, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship's Chinese crew failed to assist stoked racial hatred.

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Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move

Thu, 2014-04-24 07:54

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.

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Tweet Suits: Social Media And The Law

Thu, 2014-04-24 07:13

In this age of social media, is every negative experience a possible class action?

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Lawyers Use High Court Petition To Highlight Prosecutorial Misconduct

Thu, 2014-04-24 07:05

A computer support technician convicted of possessing ricin to use as a weapon wants the Supreme Court to hear his appeal. He says prosecutors denied him due process by failing to disclose evidence.

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Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change

Thu, 2014-04-24 06:50

A standoff over sovereignty of an island chain that Japan calls Senkaku and China calls Diaoyu has been a source of deep tension between the two countries in recent years.

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Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

Thu, 2014-04-24 06:31

Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.

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Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

Thu, 2014-04-24 06:11

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.

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British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

Thu, 2014-04-24 05:53

At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, made compared with female workers on the same pay scale.

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Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

Thu, 2014-04-24 05:03

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

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Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

Thu, 2014-04-24 04:39

The 15-year-old boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

Thu, 2014-04-24 03:33

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.

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Three Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

Thu, 2014-04-24 02:45

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire. One victim was a doctor from Chicago. The other two were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.

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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Wed, 2014-04-23 23:39

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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