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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

Wed, 2015-03-04 13:28

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:38

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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In LA, Clearing A Backlog Of Aging Instruments

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:26

The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.

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A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:26

If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.

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India Bans Film About Infamous 2012 Gang Rape

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:20

The government also says it will investigate how the makers of India's Daughter got permission to interview one of the men convicted of the brutal rape and killing of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi.

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Failed Keystone Veto Override Marks Another Win For Veto Pen

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:13

Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."

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Ferguson Documents: Justice Investigation Backs Former Officer Wilson

Wed, 2015-03-04 12:05

The grand jury documents left doubt, but federal investigators say they found "no credible evidence to disprove [Officer Darren] Wilson's perception that Brown posed a threat."

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Here Are The Racist Emails Ferguson Officials Passed Around

Wed, 2015-03-04 11:37

One email compares President Obama to a chimpanzee. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday that one employee has been fired and two others are on administrative leave.

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The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

Wed, 2015-03-04 11:30

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.

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Senate Fails In Bid To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

Wed, 2015-03-04 11:02

The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.

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Programs Help Students Cut Back On Booze, But Not For Long

Wed, 2015-03-04 10:42

Most colleges have some sort of alcohol education program. One-time interventions do cut drinking, but only short term. They tend to work better for women, with with no benefit for men in frats.

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Few Clues On Health Law's Future Emerge In Supreme Court Arguments

Wed, 2015-03-04 10:40

Will the Supreme Court strike down tax credits that help moderate-income Americans afford coverage in the three dozen states where the marketplace is being run by the federal government?

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Jawbone Fossil Fills Big Gap In Human Evolution, Scientists Say

Wed, 2015-03-04 10:37

Writing in Science, scientists say the 2.8-million-year-old fossil appears to belong to an individual from the beginning of the ancestral line that led to humans.

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Ferguson Report: Justice Dept. Says Wilson Won't Face Civil Rights Charges

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:32

The report concludes "that Darren Wilson's actions do not constitute prosecutable violations under the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute."

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UK Government Is Selling Its Share Of Eurostar

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:07

The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by the year 2020.

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People With Eczema Are Itching For Better Health Care

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:01

Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.

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The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:55

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of 'Jihadi John,' drawing criticism that it defends terror.

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Turkish Airlines' Near-Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:51

What do you do when a plane crash-lands at your country's only international airport and you have no equipment to move it out of the way? Nepalese airport officials are grappling with that question.

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Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:50

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

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Putin Speaks About The Killing Of Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

Wed, 2015-03-04 08:11

Russia's president said Nemtsov's death was a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. His supporters blame the Russian authorities.

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