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National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:59

A controversial practice to tie, hold down or seclude agitated students mostly impacts kids with disabilities. Schools say it's for safety, but opponents say it's dangerous and a civil rights issue.

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Michigan's High Court Limits The Fees Billed To Defendants

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:32

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that local courts cannot charge indiscriminate fees to defendants.

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Amazon Raises The Curtain On A Fire Of Its Own

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:26

At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."

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Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:20

A study found that people who consumed broccoli sprouts excreted two air pollutants faster than usual. So does that mean there's something to detoxing with cruciferous veggies? Scientists say maybe.

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Defending Champ Spain Knocked Out Of World Cup

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:16

Spain, a tournament favorite, lost 2-0 to outsiders Chile in group play of the soccer tournament Wednesday. Chile now advances to the next stage, along with the Netherlands, who beat Australia 3-2.

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Afghan Presidential Candidate Alleges Vote Fraud

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:32

Abdullah Abdullah has accused election officials of allowing ballot-box stuffing and other irregularities in the June 14 poll.

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GM Chief Makes A Return Trip To The Hill, Where A Grilling Awaits

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced another grueling hearing on Capitol Hill, two weeks after a critical internal report blasted the company's handling of defective ignition switches as incompetent. GM has recalled 20 million vehicles already this year and has set aside $700 million to cover repairs related to the recall.

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From Ukraine's President, A Promise Of Truce — With Conditions

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

Ukraine's new president says he will declare a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. The announcement comes after months of fighting between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.

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How ISIS, Endowed By Conquest, Stocks Its War Chest

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

The militant group ISIS has managed to fund a full-scale offensive using a financial system that's very similar to the Mafia's. For more on the means the group uses to finance its operations, Robert Siegel speaks with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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ISIS Presses Its Advance, Attacking Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

While ISIS militants assault Iraq's largest oil refinery, the country's prime minister is vowing that his forces will turning back the insurgency.

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The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

From his time as an Illinois state senator to his role as U.S. commander in chief, President Obama's political life has been defined by the issue of Iraq — and not necessarily because he wanted it to.

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Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled trademark registrations by the Washington Redskins football team, ruling that the team's name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.

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Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:22

Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.

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Jazz Pianist, Composer Horace Silver Dies At 85

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:11

He created a rhythmic style that combined R&B, gospel and jazz that became known as "hard bop," and performed with such jazz greats as Stan Getz and Miles Davis.

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Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:12

It started in February in West Africa. It has surged in the past few weeks, and now it has killed more than 300. The death toll is the highest of any outbreak since Ebola was detected in 1976.

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Fed Slows Pace Of Bond Buying, Keeps Rates Steady — For Now

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:03

The Federal Reserve said that it was curtailing its bond purchases to $15 billion per month. It gave no hint when interest rates would rise.

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Amazon Unleashes Fire Phone To Compete With Apple, Samsung

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:34

The new entry into the smartphone arena offers unlimited cloud storage for photos and a 3-D camera with image stabilization.

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Is The World Cup Commentary Racist?

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:27

While most of the World Cup attention is on the field, Felix Sanchez of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, says broadcasters' racist commentary should be getting more attention.

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What Does Body Ink Say About NBA Players' Pain And Personalities?

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:26

According to Ethan Swan's blog 'NBA Tattoos,' 55 percent of basketball players in the league are tattooed. Swan shares what he's learned about the athletes from tracking their body ink.

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Violence And Chaos Continue In Kenya And Nigeria

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:25

Recent attacks in Kenya have left as many as 57 people dead. Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the search for hundreds of missing schoolgirls continues amid more violence in the north.

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