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House Votes To Block Obama's Immigration Actions

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The House moved to turn back President Obama's immigration actions. The White House is pushing back. Now what?

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New EPA Guidelines Limit Methane Release From Drilling

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The rules are mostly voluntary, which disappoints environmental groups, but they should ratchet down the amount of leaked methane from new or modified oil and gas operations, which contributes to climate change.

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Chicago Scrambles To Remain Top Contender For Obama Library

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The Obama Library Foundation says it has major concerns about the proposals from two Chicago universities. The city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, says he's confident that Chicago will beat out New York and Hawaii.

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Supreme Court Considers Whether A Sock Is Drug Paraphernalia

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that deported a graduate student in Kansas because a sock was deemed to be drug paraphernalia.

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Amazon Gains Ground With Online-Only Shows

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

With the announcement this week that Woody Allen will write and direct a new television series for Amazon, the online retailer is now poised to be a major force in television.

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One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

Wed, 2015-01-14 11:58

Eastern China's Rudong County began implementing the one-child policy 10 years before the rest of the nation. Now, an estimated 60 percent of the county's residents will be 60 or older by 2030.

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Philadelphia Pizza Lovers Pay It Forward One Slice At A Time

Wed, 2015-01-14 11:53

A Philadelphia pizza shop has become an ad hoc feeding program for the homeless where customers can pay the $1 slices forward. To date, some 8,400 slices have been bought for the homeless.

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Free-Climbers Close In On Summit Of Yosemite's El Capitan

Wed, 2015-01-14 11:47

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are using only their hands and feet to ascend the nearly 3,000-foot Dawn Wall. Ropes are used only to break a fall.

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Obama Pushes FCC To Expand Broadband Access

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:16

The president is asking the agency to address state laws that could inhibit competition for high-speed Internet service. The move could draw opposition from major cable and Internet companies.

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Early Test Of An Obamacare Experiment Posts Little Progress

Wed, 2015-01-14 09:21

Community groups getting federal funds to reduce hospital readmissions made improvements, an early evaluation finds. The experiment will run for five years.

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10 People Reported Dead After Prison Bus Falls Off Overpass In Texas

Wed, 2015-01-14 08:07

The bus was then hit by a train near a town in West Texas. The bus was transporting prisoners from Abilene to El Paso.

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Controversial French Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Post On Paris Attacks

Wed, 2015-01-14 07:46

Dieudonne's alleged crime: writing "Je suis Charlie Coulibaly" [I am Charlie Coulibaly]. He was one of 54 people held across the country; none has been linked to the deadly attacks.

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Mexico Charges Former Iguala Mayor In Missing Students Case

Wed, 2015-01-14 07:39

The country's attorney general also said that the mayor's wife had been linked to the organized crime group that police say likely murdered the students.

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Pope Francis Canonizes First Sri Lankan Saint

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:58

Francis is in Asia on a six-day tour intended to build the Roman Catholic Church's following on a continent that holds 60 percent of the world's population but only 12 percent of Catholics.

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Working Longer Hours Can Mean Drinking More

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:33

Working more than 48 hours a week makes risky drinking more likely, a study of people in 14 countries finds. And that held true for rich and poor, men and women.

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AirAsia Search: Singapore Ship Finds Aircraft's Fuselage

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:27

A Singapore official said images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle showed parts of the wing and words on the fuselage. Singapore has informed the Indonesian team that is trying to find the plane.

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What If Mitt And Jeb Really Do Go At It, Hammer And Tong?

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:09

If Romney is serious, and follows through, it will fundamentally change the nature of the GOP primaries next year. And if both he and Jeb Bush run, they become each other's first hurdle.

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A Tour De France First: An African Team Will Compete This Year

Wed, 2015-01-14 05:54

South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka received a wildcard from organizers of the world's most prestigious cycling race that begins in July.

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Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

Wed, 2015-01-14 05:24

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.

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