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White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Tue, 2015-04-14 11:41

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Why The FDA Is Clueless About Some Of The Additives In Our Food

Tue, 2015-04-14 11:29

In recent decades, the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000. A legal loophole in food safety law means companies can add them to foods with no government review.

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Tea Tuesdays: Evolution Of Tea Sets From Ancient Legend To Modern Biometrics

Tue, 2015-04-14 11:23

Legend has it that a Chinese emperor first discovered tea more than 4,700 years ago. As the culture surrounding tea has changed through the centuries, so, too, have the tools we use to drink it.

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Chicago Plans Reparations Fund For Victims Of Police Torture In '70s, '80s

Tue, 2015-04-14 09:30

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is supporting the proposed $5.5 million package. More than 100 people are eligible for reparations for their treatment at the hands of a former police commander.

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End Of FX's Excellent 'Justified' Highlights TV's Vanishing Westerns

Tue, 2015-04-14 09:18

FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.

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Cheap Oil Fueling Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

Tue, 2015-04-14 09:05

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.

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How A Candidate Announces Can Say A Lot About His Or Her Campaign

Tue, 2015-04-14 08:46

From a place of significance to what message they want to convey, where and how presidential candidates announce their campaigns matters.

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Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

Tue, 2015-04-14 08:31

Most employers have a wellness program, but who knows if it's actually improving your health. The American Heart Association is proposing its own standards for improving cardiovascular health at work.

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Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Tue, 2015-04-14 07:44

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

Tue, 2015-04-14 07:12

African health officials are partnering with the U.S. to build a continent-wide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is a more rapid response to health emergencies, such as Ebola.

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Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Tue, 2015-04-14 06:51

Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.

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Famed Mountain Lion Seeks Comfort Under An LA Home

Tue, 2015-04-14 06:33

P-22, as the mountain lion is known, typically lives in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Attempts to dislodge him from under the home have failed.

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Scientists Release Largest Map Yet Of Dark Matter In The Cosmos

Tue, 2015-04-14 04:58

Researchers from the Dark Energy Survey used data captured by one of the world's most powerful digital cameras to put together the largest contiguous map of dark matter created.

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Atlanta Teachers Convicted In Cheating Scandal Await Sentencing

Tue, 2015-04-14 03:48

A judge on Monday gave the 10 defendants a chance to negotiate with prosecutors. They each face up to 20 years in prison for their role in the largest cheating scandal in U.S. education.

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Senate Panel Weighs Bill Giving Congress Final OK On Iran Deal

Tue, 2015-04-14 03:10

A vote in the Foreign Relations Committee could come as soon as today. The White House has threatened a veto, saying any congressional action could imperil talks with Iran on its nuclear program.

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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tue, 2015-04-14 03:03

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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As Country Changes, Rubio, Republicans Try To Adjust

Tue, 2015-04-14 01:00

On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.

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Republicans Are Making Foreign Policy The Obamacare Of The 2016 Election

Tue, 2015-04-14 01:00

The GOP still has the health care law in its sights, but now also promises to do away with Obama's opening to Cuba and nascent deal on nuclear development with Iran.

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Year After Denying Federal Control, Bundy Still Runs His Bit Of Nevada

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:18

Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.

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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

Tue, 2015-04-14 00:17

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.

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