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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:54

The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987, and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Nasdaq Index Hits 5,000 For First Time Since 2000

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:34

The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn't seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, crossing the 5,000 mark in early trading Monday.

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Video Shows L.A. Police Shot And Killed Man On Sidewalk

Mon, 2015-03-02 06:20

The LAPD says a Taser did not subdue the man, who was struggling with officers on the ground when he was shot to death. Police say the man tried to grab an officer's gun.

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Netanyahu: Reports Of Decline In U.S.-Israel Ties 'Just Wrong'

Mon, 2015-03-02 05:41

His remarks at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee come a crucial time for U.S.-Israeli relationship.

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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

Mon, 2015-03-02 04:18

"The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered," NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

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College: I'll Only Go If I Know (That I Can Afford It)

Mon, 2015-03-02 04:03

New research shows if students don't think they can afford college, they may not even apply.

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Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters

Mon, 2015-03-02 02:51

An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul.

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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Mon, 2015-03-02 01:09

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:05

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.

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Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:03

Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.

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Liberia's President: Ebola Re-Energized Her Downtrodden Country

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

In an exclusive interview, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf remembers how Liberia was "the poster child of everything that could go wrong." But people lived up to the local proverb: "Go fix it."

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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

Sun, 2015-03-01 23:58

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

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Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

Sun, 2015-03-01 16:40

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

Sun, 2015-03-01 16:37

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.

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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

Sun, 2015-03-01 12:31

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."

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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

Sun, 2015-03-01 10:59

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.

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