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45 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Weekend

Tue, 2014-04-22 10:18

That follows 33 shootings the weekend before and 27 one week before that. As the weather is warming, the deadly incidents are on the rise again.

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We Didn't Believe In 'Artisanal' Toast, Until We Made Our Own

Tue, 2014-04-22 10:17

Inspired by toast's ascendance as a trendy snack du jour, we push "artisanal" toast in new directions. Using a blowtorch, coffee maker and dryer, we prove you can toast it yourself without a toaster.

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Tattoo Of Buddha Gets British Tourist Thrown Out Of Sri Lanka

Tue, 2014-04-22 09:21

A 37-year-old British woman was detained in the island nation after a taxi driver noticed her Buddha tattoo, which is viewed as a religious affront to the country's dominant religion.

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'Stop Supporting Men Hiding Behind Masks,' Biden Tells Russia

Tue, 2014-04-22 08:01

In Ukraine on Tuesday, the vice president also said "it's time for Russia to stop talking and start acting" to help resolve the crisis there.

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Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:47

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.

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Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:03

People aren't locked into the plan they chose through the health exchanges if their income changes during the year. But you've got just 60 days to make the switch to a cheaper plan.

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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:01

The Lumina Foundation says nearly 40 percent of adults held college degrees in 2012 — the biggest one-year jump since 2008. And it says that 60 percent college attainment is "within reach" by 2025.

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action

Tue, 2014-04-22 06:21

In a 6-2 decision, the justices said the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to set aside as discriminatory the state's voter-approved ban on race-conscious college admissions.

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UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

Tue, 2014-04-22 05:25

Last week, at least 13 of the Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche. Sherpas have been discussing a boycott of the climbing season if they aren't given more insurance and other aid.

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As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

Tue, 2014-04-22 04:05

Although the captain and some of the officers have been called cowards or worse, passengers say other crew members acted heroically. At least seven crew members died or are missing.

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Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces?

Tue, 2014-04-22 03:10

A pair of swans suggests Love Eternal. You often see them in twos, gliding together. But they're not Nature's Coupliest Birds. Which are?

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Wheel Well Stowaway Was 'Runaway Kid With A Bad Idea'

Tue, 2014-04-22 03:00

The California teen "ran for the nearest plane," according to the FBI. He ended up riding for 5 1/2 hours to Hawaii, and luckily survived the thin air and freezing temperatures.

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Supreme Court Case Could Change How You Watch TV

Tue, 2014-04-22 02:51

Aereo offers consumers in 11 cities a cheap way to watch local stations that deliver network TV shows. The networks contend that Aereo uses a gimmick to thwart the economic vitality of their business.

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What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Tue, 2014-04-22 01:03

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.

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For Early Childhood Education, Tulsa, Okla., Stands Out

Tue, 2014-04-22 01:03

Many states are planning to expand early childhood education programs, but what constitutes a high-quality pre-K program? Researchers say the city of Tulsa, Okla., has come up with a winning formula.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

Tue, 2014-04-22 01:03

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday testing whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during an election campaign.

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Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

Mon, 2014-04-21 23:29

The FDA is weighing the pros and cons of a drug that would, for the first time, combine morphine and oxycodone in a single pill. Critics warn that it could launch a new wave of abuse.

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'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

Mon, 2014-04-21 23:28

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Clinton to say that, yes, she is running for president.

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British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals

Mon, 2014-04-21 23:27

Street dogs and cats find treatment and get linked up with foreign adopters at a clinic that's helping lower the rabies threat in Kabul.

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Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought

Mon, 2014-04-21 23:26

For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.

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