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Common Core Repeal, The Day After

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:20

The Common Core had a rough year. The learning standards were repealed in three states, including Oklahoma. But what happens the day after a state repeals its academic standards?

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Hangover Helper: Tips To Prevent A Horrible Headache

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:01

Champagne and other booze flow freely New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: Science offers some guidance.

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U.N. To Vote On Palestinian Resolution To End Israeli Occupation

Tue, 2014-12-30 11:51

But the proposal faces strong opposition — and a veto — from the U.S. in the Security Council. The Palestinian plan calls for, among other things, an end to the Israeli occupation by late 2017.

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Tribute: The Man Who Linked Climate Change To Global Health

Tue, 2014-12-30 11:06

Dr. Tony McMichael was a lonely crusader. He wanted governments to pay attention to ways that earth's changing climate will affect the health of all — with the poor likely to suffer the most.

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Ex-Korean Air Executive Arrested Over 'Nut Rage' Incident

Tue, 2014-12-30 09:56

Cho Hyun-ah's conduct aboard an aircraft over a packet of improperly served macadamia nuts led to her resignation. She was arrested today for violating South Korea's aviation safety laws.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Is Released From Hospital

Tue, 2014-12-30 08:55

Bush was taken to a hospital in Houston a week ago after he experienced shortness of breath. He is now resting at home.

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Ebola Survivor: Faith And Oral Rehydration Salts Got Her Through

Tue, 2014-12-30 08:06

It was "the worst news that I can hear in my life," says Dr. Ada Igonoh. She had Ebola. Her husband said she looked like a zombie. She wondered: "What's the cure for a disease that has no cure?"

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Hospitals Win In States That Chose To Expand Medicaid

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:58

In negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to cuts in federal payments for uncompensated care in the expectation that millions of people would get Medicaid coverage.

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Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:36

The Orthodox church may not like it, but the powerful government is pushing family planning.

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Report: Number Of Police Officers Killed Spikes In 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:33

In total, 126 officers were killed in 2014, a 24 percent increase from the 102 killed in 2013. The report also found that "ambush-style" attacks increased.

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Russian Opposition Figure Detained Hours After Suspended Sentence

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:25

Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.

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Pakistan Detains Suspect In Mumbai Attack A Day After His Ordered Release

Tue, 2014-12-30 06:42

Police registered an unrelated kidnapping case against Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. He is believed to have been the operational chief of a group blamed for the deadly 2008 attack on Mumbai.

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Rep. Steve Scalise: 'I Went And Spoke To Any Group That Called'

Tue, 2014-12-30 04:01

The recently-elected majority whip in the House is explaining his appearance at a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise says when he spoke to the group, he had no knowledge of the ties.

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AirAsia Crash: Rescue Crews Pull Bodies, Find Plane Wreckage In Java Sea

Tue, 2014-12-30 02:40

An Indonesian navy spokesman told reporters a ship had recovered dozens of bodies. AirAsia said Indonesia had confirmed the wreckage was that of the Airbus carrying 162 people.

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