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S.C. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overturned

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:23

Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:15

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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Training The Next Generation Of Doctors To Get LGBT Health Right

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:01

People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. Med schools need to integrate LGBT health throughout training, a key group says.

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The Data You're OK Sharing And What You Don't Want Others To See

Wed, 2014-11-12 06:13

People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey on privacy by the Pew Research Center.

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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wed, 2014-11-12 05:13

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Comet Landing: European Craft Due To Make Contact Today

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:25

As it hopes to learn the Philae robotic lander successfully settled onto the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says it is in contact with the spacecraft.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wed, 2014-11-12 03:08

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Tue, 2014-11-11 23:49

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Tue, 2014-11-11 23:47

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

Tue, 2014-11-11 22:49

Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas.

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China Agrees To Greenhouse Gas Cap; U.S. Will Accelerate Cuts

Tue, 2014-11-11 20:25

The unexpected breakthrough by the world's two largest polluters reflected both nations' desire to display a united front, and could inspire other reluctant developing countries to follow suit.

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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

Tue, 2014-11-11 20:03

The Court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

Tue, 2014-11-11 19:50

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination.

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Ferguson, Mo., Anxiously Awaits Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

Tue, 2014-11-11 16:14

The jury could hand down its decision in the teen's death as early as this weekend, and both protesters and authorities are preparing for that moment.

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Chinese Shoppers Set Record For 'Singles Day' Shopping Spree

Tue, 2014-11-11 16:00

A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.

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The Prosthetics Industry Gets A Human Touch

Tue, 2014-11-11 14:01

The prosthetics industry is rapidly growing, allowing patients to better customize their devices and even regain a sense of touch.

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Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:46

More than 1 million public school students in the U.S. don't have permanent homes. Most live doubled up with family or friends, but many live in motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds — even cars.

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Medicare Poised To Cover CT Scans To Screen For Lung Cancer

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:31

To qualify for coverage, patients would have to first meet with a doctor to talk through the pros and cons of scans, which involve a low-dose of radiation.

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Facebook Friends Ebola Relief, Google Searches For Donations

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:08

Those who use two of the world's most popular websites can easily donate to charities working to stem Ebola's spread in West Africa. The money will help, but aid groups say awareness is important too.

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Surprise Medical Bills: ER Is In Network, But Doctor Isn't

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:55

When Jennifer Hopper's husband was hit in the eye with a baseball, she rushed him to a hospital she knew was within their insurance plan. Then the ER doctor sent her an extra bill for more than $700.

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