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How The Turtle Got Its Shell

Wed, 2015-06-24 09:04

The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil holds clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.

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Alabama Governor Orders Removal Of Confederate Flags From Capitol

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:49

The decision is part of a growing backlash against symbols of the Confederacy following last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina.

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U.S. Clarifies Hostage Policy, Saying It Won't Prosecute Families Over Ransom

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:22

The Obama administration says the U.S. will continue to try to prevent hostage situations — and the Justice Department says it "does not intend to add to families' pain" if they pay ransoms.

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Hillary Clinton's Three-Word Gaffe: 'All Lives Matter'

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:08

Speaking about her mother at a church on Tuesday, Clinton said what had kept her mother going was "kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered. All lives matter."

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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

Wed, 2015-06-24 08:08

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.

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Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Wed, 2015-06-24 07:51

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.

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Vietnam Is Having Condom Problems — And That's A Good Thing

Wed, 2015-06-24 07:51

New prosperity brings new problems. For example: What does a government do when aid money for condom handouts is dwindling?

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Yoink! Dad Nabs Foul Ball While Holding Baby At Cubs Game

Wed, 2015-06-24 07:39

Cubs fan Keith Hartley got a round of applause for focusing on making the catch – and not disturbing his infant son Isaac, who kept enjoying his bottle while his dad lunged over the rain tarp.

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When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?

Wed, 2015-06-24 07:19

A small but growing number of employers tie financial incentives to losing weight and exercising. The cost of nonparticipation can be so high that critics question whether workers have a true choice.

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Freddie Gray Autopsy Report Details Homicide, Newspaper Says

Wed, 2015-06-24 06:00

The death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray was a homicide due to a "high-energy injury" to his spine that resulted from "acts of omission" by the police, according to The Baltimore Sun.

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That's Not Fair! Crime And Punishment In A Preschooler's Mind

Wed, 2015-06-24 04:54

Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.

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Over-Aged: Chinese Authorities Seize Decades-Old Meat

Wed, 2015-06-24 04:53

The thousands of tons of meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million – but it also posed serious health risks, officials said.

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French Are Fuming Over Report That NSA Spied On 3 Presidents

Wed, 2015-06-24 03:43

According to one document published by WikiLeaks, "the main sticking point" for President Nicolas Sarkozy back in 2010 was "the U.S. desire to continue spying on France."

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5 Things You Should Know About Bobby Jindal

Wed, 2015-06-24 03:03

Once seen as a rising star in the GOP, the 44-year old Indian-American has seen his presidential hopes dim even before he gets in, as he's expected to do.

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#StreetsAndBeats: How Do Cops And Communities Build Trust?

Wed, 2015-06-24 02:03

Michel Martin hosts a live storytelling event around police and community relations in Los Angeles. Join the online conversation by using #StreetsAndBeats.

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Bulgaria Steps Up Efforts Against Drug Trafficking Across Its Borders

Wed, 2015-06-24 01:05

Bulgaria has long been a drug trafficking hub. As recently as the the 1990s, the government looked the other way. Now an EU member, it's working to stop the flow of Afghan heroin into Europe.

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A Thorn For Russia, Georgia's Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

Tue, 2015-06-23 23:42

As president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili boldly took on much larger Russia in a 2008. He promptly lost. Now he's a governor in another country, Ukraine, which is also doing battle with Russia.

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VA's Response To NPR Story On Broken Promises To Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

Tue, 2015-06-23 15:02

NPR reported today that the Department of Veterans Affairs didn't locate and compensate some 4,000 men exposed to mustard gas during World War II.

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Vanderbilt Rape Case

Tue, 2015-06-23 14:43

Defense attorneys for the two convicted football players successfully argued that a juror had intentionally withheld information that he was raped.

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What's Trending On Instagram? A Battle With Twitter

Tue, 2015-06-23 14:33

Instagram wants to be a source for your news. The photo-sharing app is rolling out an update that features trending tags and a beefed-up search tool that should help it compete with Twitter.

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