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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:38

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.

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A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:30

Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.

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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:57

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:47

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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FIFA Votes To Release At Least Some Of The World Cup Report

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:27

Soccer's governing body also announced that it would not revisit the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, because there were no legal grounds to do so.

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Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:54

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.

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Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:50

Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half that nation's academic medical centers will be docked by Medicare for making too many medical mistakes.

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To Finish Up Year, Obama Will Hold A Press Conference

Fri, 2014-12-19 04:32

President Obama has a lot to talk about: From the recent protests in Ferguson to thawing relations with Cuba and Iran. Obama may also be asked about the cyber attack on Sony.

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Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System

Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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What's Next For Cuba? The Headlines That Tell The Story

Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

The State Department says a delegation of diplomats will visit the island next month. The formal restoration of diplomatic ties is expected to be as easy as the two countries writing each other notes.

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When A Hospital Bill Becomes A Decade-Long Pay Cut

Fri, 2014-12-19 01:02

Nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients in exchange for tax breaks. But some still seize wages of poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for free or reduced care.

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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Fri, 2014-12-19 00:03

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

Fri, 2014-12-19 00:02

Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.

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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

Fri, 2014-12-19 00:01

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.

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The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus

Thu, 2014-12-18 23:59

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.

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Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

Thu, 2014-12-18 17:23

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.

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Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet

Thu, 2014-12-18 16:05

The Kepler space telescope, which cost some $600 million, was feared to be at the end of its useful life in 2013. But NASA says it just found another exoplanet.

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'Team America' Is Benched: Won't Return To Theaters, Reports Say

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:47

One day after some U.S. theaters vowed to screen Team America: World Police in the place of The Interview, whose release was canceled, word has emerged that Team America has also been pulled.

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Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:08

President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.

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