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Measuring The Power Of A Prison Education

Fri, 2015-07-31 05:03

Inmates who took college-level courses while in prison saw a 16 percent drop in their risk of re-incarceration.

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

Fri, 2015-07-31 04:27

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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Beijing Awarded The 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Fri, 2015-07-31 02:18

With the selection, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

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Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

Fri, 2015-07-31 01:08

"Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," an activist in the movement said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the National Urban League today.

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Fri, 2015-07-31 01:00

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

Fri, 2015-07-31 00:55

An estimated 4 to 6 million land mines are scattered throughout Cambodia, one of the world's worst-affected places. Rats possessing an exceptional sense of smell are being trained to detect the mines.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Fri, 2015-07-31 00:50

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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To Get Big Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

Thu, 2015-07-30 23:58

Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.

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New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

Thu, 2015-07-30 16:08

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

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The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals

Thu, 2015-07-30 14:18

Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics' high school theater rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Thu, 2015-07-30 14:15

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

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Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

Thu, 2015-07-30 13:58

A University of Cincinnati officer faces murder charges for the traffic stop death of Samuel DuBose, and now critics are questioning the growing trend of giving campus cops weapons.

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Low-Income Teens Are Better At Getting The HPV Vaccine

Thu, 2015-07-30 13:16

Doctors have a hard time getting teenagers vaccinated, but they're making progress, according to data from the CDC. Low-income teens are most likely to get the first shot of HPV vaccine.

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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

Thu, 2015-07-30 13:16

A group of Uganda chimps have found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.

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U.S. Authorities Can't Find Hunter Who Killed 'Cecil The Lion'

Thu, 2015-07-30 13:04

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, but the agency says it has failed so far to track him down.

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Help Wanted: The Philippines Needs More Exorcists

Thu, 2015-07-30 12:31

The Office of Exorcism reports an sharp increase in cases over the past decade — more than its five-man team can handle. Warning: It's a high-stress job. The priests believe the demons strike back.

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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

Thu, 2015-07-30 11:37

On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.

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Experts: MH370 Debris Could Have Reached Western Indian Ocean

Thu, 2015-07-30 11:05

An scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.

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#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

Thu, 2015-07-30 11:02

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.

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Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail

Thu, 2015-07-30 10:59

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

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