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Secret Service Under High Court Scrutiny For Potential First Amendment Violations

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case testing whether the Secret Service, in restraining certain demonstrators and not others, violated the protesters' First Amendment rights.

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With Elections Days Away, Suicide Bombs Sow Fear In Kabul

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

Taliban attacks have rocked some of Kabul's most guarded locations just days before Afghans vote in national elections, generating fear among foreigners and many Afghans connected to the vote.

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Unanimous Jury Convicts Al-Qaida Propagandist In Manhattan

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a top propagandist for al-Qaida, has been convicted. The verdict supports the Obama administration's claim that federal criminal courts are ready to hear terrorism cases.

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Washington State's 'Slide Hill' Has A History Of Landslides

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

Robert Siegel speaks with Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong about the instability of the land in Snohomish County in Washington that was affected by the massive mudslide.

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In Brussels, Obama Seeks Broader Support For Ukraine

Wed, 2014-03-26 12:00

President Obama is visiting the European Union and NATO headquarters in Brussels for talks that will likely be dominated by Russia and Afghanistan.

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Egypt's Defense Minister Says He Will Run For President

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:48

Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says that he's resigned his military post and will run for president in July elections.

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Labor Board Rules Northwestern University Players Are Employees

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:40

The decision means the players can vote to unionize and has the potential to revolutionize the way college athletics work.

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New Dwarf Planet Found At The Solar System's Outer Limits

Wed, 2014-03-26 11:01

The tiny world is a pink-hued ball of ice in an area of space once thought to be relatively empty. But the new findings hint of other small objects — and perhaps an unseen planet bigger than Earth.

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The Sometimes Tricky Relations Between Popes And Presidents

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:35

For decades, U.S. presidents have sought an audience with the pope, and President Obama will have one Thursday. But this wasn't always the case, and often there have been political differences.

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A 'Silent Killer' Returns: Live Chat With Filmmaker On Fighting TB

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:32

PBS traveled to the epicenter of a terrifying epidemic. We're chatting with the film's maker to learn how the world can stop drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Map Warns Of Patches Susceptible To Landslides

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:30

The deadly mudslide in Washington occurred in an area that was seen as vulnerable. The U.S. Geological Survey maintains data on areas at risk of landslides.

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Therapists' Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:20

There are lots of apps out there that claim to improve your mental health, but precious few have actually been tested to see if they work. Psychologists are starting to give that a try.

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Photo: Pothole Tries To Eat Pothole Repair Truck

Wed, 2014-03-26 08:50

Winter weather that doesn't seem to want to end has done its damage to roads across much of the nation. In Michigan, one road-repair crew saw its truck sink into one tough pothole.

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Fewer People Are Getting Infections In Hospitals, But Many Still Die

Wed, 2014-03-26 08:01

More than 70,000 deaths a year are caused by hospital-acquired infections, a CDC survey of U.S. hospitals finds. The numbers are improving, doctors say, but not fast enough.

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Bogus Pills Found In Bottles Of Weight-Loss Drug In 7 States

Wed, 2014-03-26 07:58

The bottles that appear to have been tampered with contained tablets and capsules in various shapes and colors, rather than the turquoise capsule used for the over-the-counter medication alli.

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The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

Wed, 2014-03-26 07:45

Tell Me More wraps up its "Women in Tech" series looking at the new ideas women are bringing to tech, and how they're encouraging young girls to get into the field. What lessons have been learned?

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Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

Wed, 2014-03-26 07:45

Kenyan lawmakers recently passed a bill that legalizes polygamy without a wife's consent. Member of Parliament Annah Nyokabi Gathecha explains why she walked out of the voting session.

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Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

Wed, 2014-03-26 07:45

Walter Mosley's writing inspired Hollywood filmmakers and a generation of black writers. He's now being honored at the National Black Writers' Conference. He talks about the award and his new book.

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Despite Financial Challenges, HBCUs Fight To Remain A Bargain

Wed, 2014-03-26 07:44

Historically black colleges and universities remain a gateway to higher education for millions of students. But how are the institutions and their students weathering difficult financial challenges?

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Debate: Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?

Wed, 2014-03-26 07:26

Colleges that use race as a factor in admissions say the approach creates opportunity for students who might otherwise be excluded. Critics argue the practice hurts the students it's intended to help.

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