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Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

Tue, 2014-05-27 23:31

After nearly 50 years of tight regulations, farmers in some states are now allowed to grow hemp seeds for experimentation. But it's still illegal to import viable seeds — which are in high demand.

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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

Tue, 2014-05-27 23:29

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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How To Shop For Long-Term Care Insurance

Tue, 2014-05-27 23:27

Buying insurance is always a gamble — weighing the total cost of monthly premiums against the chance that you'll need pricey care. So how can you tell if long-term care insurance is right for you?

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In Buddhist-Majority Myanmar, Muslim Minority Gets Pushed To The Margins

Tue, 2014-05-27 23:25

As Myanmar has opened up its political system, it has unleashed long suppressed tensions. The Rohingya Muslims have been hard hit, with many driven from their homes and now confined to camps.

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Sterling Responds To NBA, June 3 Hearing Still On

Tue, 2014-05-27 22:12

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling argued that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel."

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Obama Delays Review Of Deportation Policies

Tue, 2014-05-27 22:03

President Barack Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until the end of the summer, senior White House officials said Tuesday.

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Oldest Serving Member Of The House Loses To Tea Party Opponent

Tue, 2014-05-27 19:57

Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, 91, was defeated in a Republican primary runoff by John Ratcliffe, 48, a former U.S. attorney with Tea Party support.

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Google Is Becoming A Car Manufacturer

Tue, 2014-05-27 18:01

The company that started as a search engine is making a big leap into the auto industry. Scientists at Google X are building self-driving cars they plan to debut (at least in test mode) this summer.

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State Department Issues Warning For Americans To Leave Libya

Tue, 2014-05-27 15:48

The upgraded travel warning says "various groups" have called for attacks against U.S. personnel in the country.

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White House Counsel To Look Into Accidental Leak Of CIA Name

Tue, 2014-05-27 15:26

The Obama administration has asked its top lawyer to investigate how the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan showed up on documents distributed to reporters.

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Supreme Court Upholds Law Enforcement's Qualified Immunity

Tue, 2014-05-27 14:27

In two decisions handed down Tuesday, the justices made it more difficult for citizens to sue law enforcement officers for their conduct. Both decisions were unanimous.

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WATCH: Otters Play The Keyboard At National Zoo

Tue, 2014-05-27 13:33

As part of the zoo's animal enrichment program, otters and orangutans take up musical instruments.

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California Lawmakers Vote To Require Condom Use In Porn Films

Tue, 2014-05-27 13:28

Health officials praised the bill, which passed the California Assembly on Tuesday. The porn industry warned it could force them to move their multibillion-dollar business out of state.

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Hybrid Trout Threaten Montana's Native Cutthroats

Tue, 2014-05-27 13:09

Climate change in the West is luring rainbow trout to higher elevations, where the fish are mating with native cutthroats, genetic evidence shows. Biologists and anglers worry cutthroats could vanish.

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Rampage Victim's Father: Inaction Of 'Gutless' Politicians Killed His Son

Tue, 2014-05-27 13:06

After his son was killed, Richard Martinez made national news with a stunning, emotional indictment of the NRA in front of cameras. Now, he's asking politicians to "do something."

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First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:43

Michelle Obama's fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She's launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.

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Egyptian Media Encourages Voters To Get To Polls — Or Else

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

Egypt has added a third day of voting in its presidential election. With Abdel Fattah al-Sisi relying on voter turnout to legitimize his election, the government-allied media is exhorting Egyptians to vote or be considered traitors.

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As Poland Buries Its Last Communist Leader, An Old Debate Is Dredged

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

Poland's last Communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has died, leaving Poles a difficult question: What honor befits a man with such a complicated legacy? Konstanty Gebert, a Warsaw journalist, explains.

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From Kiev, An Olive Branch For Russia — And A Saber For Separatists

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

Ukraine's favorite oligarch is poised to become its president. Petro Poroshenko wants peace talks with Russia, but he supports military action against the armed insurgents he compares to Somali pirates. The billionaire confectioner is promising to pacify the restive east, end corruption and move Ukraine closer to Europe — all while maintaining ties with Moscow. Analysts say he will need help — and a dose of good luck.

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A Remembrance Of UCSB Victims: 'This Shouldn't Happen To Any Family'

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

In the wake of a killing rampage that left six students dead, the University of California, Santa Barbara, community continues to grieve. NPR's Sam Sanders has a remembrance of the victims.

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