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From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town

Tue, 2014-03-25 23:39

Columbus, New Mexico, has a rich border history. Pancho Villa stormed across in 1916. Today, kids on the Mexico side take a bus — driven by the Columbus mayor — across the border to go to school.

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How To Meet Your Congressman

Tue, 2014-03-25 23:30

Arranging face-time with members of Congress and their staffs is such a challenge that businesses in Washington exist to do nothing other than try to schedule meetings.

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In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

Tue, 2014-03-25 23:22

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.

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Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

Tue, 2014-03-25 23:21

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.

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Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer-Funded Political Convention

Tue, 2014-03-25 23:15

With little fanfare, President Obama is expected to sign a bill that marks the first legislative step toward undoing the Watergate-era presidential public financing program.

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Snag Delays Arrival Of Crew At Space Station

Tue, 2014-03-25 21:42

NASA said shortly before the planned docking that the arrival had been delayed after an engine burn that was necessary to adjust the Soyuz spacecraft's orbiting path "did not occur as planned."

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3 Secret Service Agents Benched Before Obama Trip

Tue, 2014-03-25 21:28

The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Obama arrived there. One agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

Tue, 2014-03-25 18:52

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.

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Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

Tue, 2014-03-25 18:42

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

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BP Says Oil Spill In Lake Michigan Has Been Contained

Tue, 2014-03-25 16:23

The cold weather helped contain the oil. Clean up crews are on the scene and the drinking water has not been affected.

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Facebook Will Acquire Virtual Reality Company For $2 Billion

Tue, 2014-03-25 15:38

Oculus VR is less than two years old, but it has built enormous buzz with its Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

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The Political Winner From The Proposed NSA Changes? Rand Paul

Tue, 2014-03-25 14:50

The Kentucky Republican's stance against NSA data-gathering has made him a champion for those worried about federal government surveillance — among them, young voters.

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Another Uproar? Danish Zoo That Culled Giraffe Kills A Family Of Lions

Tue, 2014-03-25 14:29

Two cubs and their parents were euthanized to make room for a younger lion. The zoo had already come under fire in February for euthanizing a young, healthy giraffe and feeding it to the lions.

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Can A 250-Year-Old Mathematical Theorem Find A Missing Plane?

Tue, 2014-03-25 13:40

As one scientist puts it, Bayes' theorem, developed by a Presbyterian minister, isn't clouded by emotion, so it can be revelatory — and may be the best hope of finding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

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Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:50

The vice president traveled to the state with the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday. He swears it was to check out New Hampshire's workforce development programs.

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Senate Slugfest Highlights Hawaii's Changing Political Landscape

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:27

The contentious Democratic primary for the seat once held by the late longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye has placed age, gender and ethnicity at center stage.

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In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:03

Invasive weeds are already a big headache for ranchers, who spend thousands of dollars to get rid of them. New research shows that a changing climate is likely to help many of these weeds thrive.

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'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

In his new memoir, sous chef Michael Gibney spends 24 hours on the line, capturing the rhythm of a New York restaurant kitchen — from quiet morning prep work to dinner hour in full swing.

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At Nuclear Summit, Ukraine Questions Dominate The Day

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

President Obama is holding a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders in The Hague. Although the event is focused on nuclear disarmament, international attention is dominated by events in Ukraine.

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Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.

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