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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

Thu, 2014-06-19 07:55

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.

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Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

Thu, 2014-06-19 07:27

The Supreme Court calls sworn testimony at a trial "a quintessential example of citizen speech" that is protected by the First Amendment. The decision was unanimous.

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1,000 Words: Afghans Engage In A Dangerous Game

Thu, 2014-06-19 07:11

A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.

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American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder, Dov Charney

Thu, 2014-06-19 06:27

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.

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House Republicans To Vote On Cantor's Replacement Today

Thu, 2014-06-19 05:42

Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.

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Book News: Cache Of Unpublished Pablo Neruda Poems Found In Chile

Thu, 2014-06-19 05:15

Also: Evie Wyld's gorgeous, grim novel All the Birds, Singing has won the Encore award; Clinton's Hard Choices sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week.

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Only 7 Percent Of Americans Are Big Fans Of Congress

Thu, 2014-06-19 04:39

The amount of confidence Americans have in Congress has hit a new low, plummeting from highs in the 1970s and '80s. In the same period, the military has boosted its image.

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Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

Thu, 2014-06-19 04:03

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Dodgers' Ace Kershaw Notches His First No-Hitter

Thu, 2014-06-19 03:47

The no-hitters just keep coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In less than a month, the team's pitchers have thrown two games without giving up a hit.

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Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

Thu, 2014-06-19 03:20

Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.

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NPR Poll: In Senate Battleground States, Obama Ratings Lag

Thu, 2014-06-19 01:01

According to a new NPR poll, in the 12 states with competitive Senate races this fall, only 38 percent of likely voters said they approved of the way the president is handling his job.

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National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools

Thu, 2014-06-19 01:00

A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.

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U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

Wed, 2014-06-18 23:01

Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.

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Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:59

Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.

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Kershaw Throws No-Hitter, Dodgers Rout Rockies 8-0

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:29

Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the victory over Colorado.

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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Wed, 2014-06-18 20:04

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C. according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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3rd Inmate Executed After April's Botched Lethal Injection

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:01

John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.

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Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:51

Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.

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Grappling With Gangs, Salt Lake City Turns To Racketeering Laws

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:04

Law enforcement in Utah's capital is using federal organized-crime charges to try to rein in groups like the Tongan Crips. One officer says it's sometimes the only way to send a message to criminals.

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Iraq's Meltdown Troubles U.S. Political Waters

Wed, 2014-06-18 14:44

Iraq has a long history of roiling American politics. And that doesn't appear likely to change anytime soon.

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