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Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Thu, 2015-06-25 16:12

Unvision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were 'rapists,' among other things.

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Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

Thu, 2015-06-25 14:58

Thursday's court ruling upheld subsidies nationwide under the Affordable Care Act. And unlike the court's previous Obamacare ruling, the majority was unified and the tone was broad.

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Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From Capitol

Thu, 2015-06-25 14:02

The measure, proposed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, would authorize the removal of that state's flag on the House side of the Capitol complex.

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Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Words, Offers Clarity On Old Ones

Thu, 2015-06-25 13:58

The OED unveils some modern coinage and explains a Supreme Court justice's choice of words.

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Farewell, Low-Fat: Why Scientists Applaud Lifting A Ban On Fat

Thu, 2015-06-25 13:58

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report that came out in February contained some pretty game-changing advice that's largely been overlooked: Don't worry about the total amount of fat you eat.

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U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

Thu, 2015-06-25 13:50

The U.S. won't give the Ukrainian army lethal weapons to fight Russian-backed rebels, but it has sent 300 trainers to help the beleaguered, bedraggled Ukrainian military.

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After Ben Affleck Scandal, PBS Postpones 'Finding Your Roots'

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:49

The show came under fire after leaked emails revealed that the actor pressured show staff to hide the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves.

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The Cycling World May Soon Bow Down Before Nairo Quintana

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:37

In 2013, a newcomer from Colombia passed almost everyone else and came in second in the Tour de France. This year, many think he'll take home the winning yellow jersey.

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After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

Thu, 2015-06-25 12:30

Professors in Pennsylvania are upset over a new law that requires them to be fingerprinted and undergo thorough background checks. The law came in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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Study Reveals What Happens During A 'Glacial Earthquake'

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:54

Scientists have figured out how massive chunks of ice trigger these seismically-detectable events when they break off a glacier. The findings could help researchers track ice loss from glaciers.

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California Law To Curtail Vaccine Exemptions Clears Hurdle

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:33

If the bill passes out of the Legislature, the bill would then move to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. He hasn't indicated whether he'll sign the bill.

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California Lawmakers Vote To Remove Vaccine Exemptions For Schoolchildren

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:27

A similar bill, which eliminates all but medical exemptions, has already passed the Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he will sign it.

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Make Lava, Not War

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:12

A sculptor and a geologist are melting hundreds of pounds of rock in a giant cauldron to create realistic lava flows. Cool! NPR reporter Adam Cole pays a visit to learn more about lava's allure.

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How A Historical Blunder Helped Create The Water Crisis In The West

Thu, 2015-06-25 11:06

In 1922, seven states drew up a plan for dividing the waters of the Colorado River. But they overestimated how much water the river could provide — and now 40 million Americans face a water crisis.

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Tama, The Cat That Saved A Japanese Train Station, Dies

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:55

Tourists would come to the Kishi train station near Wakayama City to see the feline hanging out in her office — a converted ticket booth — wearing a railway hat and collar.

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Amy Poehler Asks A Critic Of Women's Sports, 'Really!?!'

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:26

Unfortunately for Sports Illustrated analyst Andy Benoit, two people who noticed his dismissal of the Women's World Cup were Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.

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Haven't Found The Gown? The GSA Can Help With That

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:19

The agency regularly auctions off surplus government items and is now conducting its first online auction of bridal items. If you need to accessorize, there are also veils, tiaras and bouquets.

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Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:09

WNYC's Matt Katz reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting in the presidential race Tuesday. He would be the 14th Republican to launch a bid for the White House.

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Pope: Sometimes Marital Separation 'Morally Necessary'

Thu, 2015-06-25 10:01

Francis, speaking during his weekly general audience, said couples splitting may be required to protect "the weaker spouse" and children.

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With More People Quitting Smoking, Do We Need E-Cigarettes?

Thu, 2015-06-25 09:31

It's easy to think that hardcore smokers will never quit, and thus e-cigarettes without the smoke is a better alternative. The changing demographics of smoking suggests otherwise, a study finds.

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