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U.S. And Cuba Will Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations

Tue, 2015-06-30 14:29

The Obama administration will announce on Wednesday when they will open embassies.

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Communities Get A Lift As Local Food Sales Surge To $11 Billion A Year

Tue, 2015-06-30 13:42

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says local food is growing quickly from a niche market into something that's generating significant income for communities across the country.

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A Dozen Officials Suspended As Probe Into N.Y. Prison Break Widens

Tue, 2015-06-30 13:29

The house-cleaning of top administrators and guards at the prison where two inmates escaped comes as the FBI begins its own investigation into possible corruption and drug dealing at the facility.

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Ebola Returns To Liberia With A Mysterious Case Near Monrovia

Tue, 2015-06-30 13:27

A teenage boy tested positive for Ebola in a town outside the capital city. It's unknown where he caught the virus, and health officials are concerned the case could spark another outbreak.

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Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

Tue, 2015-06-30 13:18

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.

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Does The Drip, Drip, Drip Of Clinton's Email Controversy Matter?

Tue, 2015-06-30 12:55

The State Department will release another set of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state on Tuesday. The email issue may dog the Democratic candidate for her entire campaign.

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High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Elevenses: English Tea Times For Dummies

Tue, 2015-06-30 12:47

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the English and their social tea traditions. What time are they each at, anyways? But don't fret. The Salt is here to offer guidance.

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How Default Could Push Greece Out Of The Eurozone

Tue, 2015-06-30 12:15

On the verge of missing a loan payment, Greece is one step closer to the possibility of quitting the euro, analysts say. And, they say, the crisis poses a danger to the eurozone itself.

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Prison Officials On Leave After New York Escape

Tue, 2015-06-30 12:12

The officials are off the job while authorities continue their investigation of the break out. The surviving escapee says the two prisoners conducted a dry run the night before they left.

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Caveats About Favored Access Method For Dialysis

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:34

Not all doctors are convinced that the preferred point of connection for patients to blood-cleaning dialysis machines is always the best.

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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:31

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.

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California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:25

Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares in the state must be vaccinated, regardless of parents' religious and other personal beliefs.

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Venus And Jupiter Set For A Close Encounter Tuesday Night

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:16

NASA says the two bright planets will be "a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart" around sunset. It's the closest they'll come in their current 24-year cycle.

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A Slave Plantation Tour Guide Recalls Awful Questions From White Visitors

Tue, 2015-06-30 11:07

Vox has a great essay by a white woman who used to lead tours at a historic Southern plantation, and couldn't believe some of the things visitors believed about slavery.

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Deadline In Iran Nuclear Talks Extended To July 7

Tue, 2015-06-30 10:21

The negotiations in Vienna are aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting economic sanctions imposed by the West.

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Pope In U.S. Visit Will Meet With Poor, President, Politicians

Tue, 2015-06-30 10:16

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the U.S. Sept. 19-28. He will become the first pope to address Congress.

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Still She Rises: Misty Copeland Makes History With American Ballet Theatre

Tue, 2015-06-30 10:00

Misty Copeland didn't begin ballet until she took a free class at a Boys & Girls Club. Today she became the first black female principal dancer with the U.S.'s premiere dance company.

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With Seconds To Spare, 70-Year-Old Woman Finishes 100-Mile Endurance Race

Tue, 2015-06-30 09:13

Runners have a 30-hour cutoff in which to finish the Western States Endurance Run. Rob Krar won the race in 14:48:59, but the loudest cheers were reserved for Gunhild Swanson who clocked 29:59:54.

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11:59:60 — Look For An Extra Tick Of The Clock Tonight

Tue, 2015-06-30 08:58

"Leap seconds" are added from time to time to keep atomic clocks in sync with a time standard tied to the rotation of the Earth. This will be the 26th time it's been done.

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Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

Tue, 2015-06-30 08:48

Jonathan Kozol looks back on the events he wrote about 50 years ago, in Death at an Early Age.

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