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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:45

When tea met sugar, they formed a power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics. And it doomed millions of Africans to slavery.

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South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:29

Officer Michael Slager previously said he had followed procedure, but a video showed him shooting a man who was running away from him after a traffic stop.

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An Edward Snowden Statue Was Replaced By A Hovering Snowden Image Last Night

Tue, 2015-04-07 13:48

After a bust of Snowden was installed in a Brooklyn park and then removed by authorities, some artists projected a photo of his face there last night, using ashes and light.

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The Risky Boom In Carefree Social Payment Apps

Tue, 2015-04-07 13:21

Lots of young adults are using apps like Venmo to settle all kinds of debts. As the apps get more popular, they've become targets for scammers and hackers. But that hasn't seemed to scare away users.

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How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:55

As President Obama unveiled a framework of a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Congress was out of town. Next week, they're back and could prevent sanctions from being lifted.

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Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:52

Depending on the amount of subsidies taken, some will get a bigger refund than expected and others will owe taxes. Making earlier adjustments based on income or other changes could ease the guesswork.

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Calif. Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:40

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:40

More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.

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Uber Makes Strong Gains In Corporate Expense Reports

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:36

In the first-quarter of 2015, the ride-sharing service accounted for 46 percent of rides expensed by workers, according to a report. Its market share in the same period last year was 15 percent.

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2 Illinois State Univ. Athletic Officials Among 7 Dead In Plane Crash

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:27

The university said Aaron Leetch and Torrey Ward were returning from the NCAA basketball championship game in Indianapolis. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Amid Seattle's Affluence, Homelessness Also Flourishes

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

In Seattle — one of the nation's wealthiest cities — homelessness has surged over the past decade. More people are now homeless in Seattle than anywhere except New York City, Los Angeles or Las Vegas.

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The Second Most Dangerous Country For Land Mines Begins To De-Mine

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

As the 51-year-old civil war in Colombia winds down, efforts to find and destroy the many mines are underway.

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Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some get free care from students in medical school.

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U.N. Demands Access To Besieged Palestinian Camp In Damascus

Tue, 2015-04-07 12:15

Thousands of people trapped in the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in southern Damascus. The area has been under Syrian military siege and is now threatened by militants with the self-styled Islamic State.

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Tracing The Roots Of 'The Brothers' And The Boston Marathon Bombing

Tue, 2015-04-07 11:06

As the jurors start deliberations Tuesday whether to convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Masha Gessen says there are still some "gaping holes" in the case. Her new book is The Brothers.

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Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:33

A new study finds Mexican-American toddlers are lagging behind their white counterparts.

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Hillary Whiskey Glasses? The Campaign Shops Are Open

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:21

From Rand Paul's "NSA spy cam blockers" to the RNC's George H.W. Bush socks, political swag is already getting creative ahead of the 2016 race.

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Three-Peat Or Upset? UConn And Notre Dame Play For Women's NCAA Title

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:09

For Notre Dame, tonight brings a chance for to overcome years of frustration. In three of the past four years, the team has lost in the championship game.

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When Wearing Shorts Was Taboo

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:55

In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.

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Power Outages Hit Parts Of Washington, D.C., Including The White House

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:40

Several government buildings, including the Capitol and the State Department were without power. The local power company, Pepco, reported major problems throughout the D.C. area.

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