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Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

Thu, 2014-03-13 06:46

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.

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Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

Thu, 2014-03-13 06:06

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.

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Small-Scale Attacks Could Bring Down U.S. Power Grid, Report Says

Thu, 2014-03-13 05:43

Last year, snipers nearly knocked out an electric substation in California. If just nine such facilities were put out of commission, the entire grid could go down for months, federal regulators warn.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Touch 3-Month Low

Thu, 2014-03-13 05:01

There were 315,000 new applications for unemployment insurance filed last week, down 9,000 from the week before. It's the latest sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.

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Overtime Pay Proposal Triggers A New Debate About Wages

Thu, 2014-03-13 04:49

Economists are divided about the White House plan to boost overtime pay for workers. Some say the change would spur consumer demand, while others see a coming downward spiral for job creation.

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Top Stories: Still No Sign Of Missing Jet; Merkel Presses Putin To Back Down

Thu, 2014-03-13 04:36

Also: At least seven people died at site of Harlem explosion; two people were killed in Austin when a car plowed into SXSW crowd; and the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continues.

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Death Toll From NYC Explosion Stands At 7, May Go Higher

Thu, 2014-03-13 04:12

Two buildings in Harlem were leveled. Authorities say there were reports of a gas leak shortly before Wednesday's explosion and fire. Along with the deaths, there were dozens of injuries.

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'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW

Thu, 2014-03-13 03:45

Two people were killed and at least 23 more were injured early Thursday when a vehicle sped through one of Austin's crowded streets. Police say the man behind the wheel fled a drunken-driving stop.

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Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color

Thu, 2014-03-13 03:12

A recent study found that the populations of for-profit prisons tend to be younger, which correlates with a skew toward more black and Latino inmates than in publicly run prisons.

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Officials Dispute Report That Malaysian Jet Kept Flying For Hours

Thu, 2014-03-13 03:00

U.S. investigators tell The Wall Street Journal that equipment aboard the missing plane was transmitting for four hours after it is thought to have vanished. Malaysian officials say that's not true.

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2 Dead After Driver Hits Them At SXSW Festival

Wed, 2014-03-12 23:59

Police in Austin, Texas, say a man and a woman have been killed after a drunk driver crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival.

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Who's The Best In College Basketball? Let's Look At The Numbers

Wed, 2014-03-12 23:40

"Nobody really compares" to Alan Williams number-wise, a statistician says. But the starting center for University of California, Santa Barbara, isn't widely expected to be named Player of the Year.

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One Year Later, 'A Pope For All' Keeps Catholics Guessing

Wed, 2014-03-12 23:38

Following two doctrinally conservative leaders, Pope Francis' pastoral approach in his first year has given the Catholic Church a new glow. But it's still unclear where he intends to take the church.

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Hitching A Ride On The World's Biggest Cargo Ship

Wed, 2014-03-12 23:36

Launched in August, the Maersk McKinney Moller is the first of a new class of megaships. It's 20 stories high and a quarter-mile long. NPR's Jackie Northam hopped on board in Poland.

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3 Dead After Pileups On Snowy Ohio Turnpike

Wed, 2014-03-12 22:20

Pileups on the Ohio Turnpike involving at least 50 vehicles killed three people and seriously injured a state trooper on Wednesday as a late-winter storm swept through the Midwest and the Northeast.

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Judge Throws Out Charges Against Indian Diplomat

Wed, 2014-03-12 15:20

A federal judge said Devyani Khobragade enjoys diplomatic immunity. Her case sparked a diplomatic row between India and the U.S.

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New Jersey Judge Rules Women Can Keep Fathers Out Of Delivery Room

Wed, 2014-03-12 14:09

Basing his opinion on two landmark abortion cases, the judge said a woman has a stronger right over her body and her unborn child than the father. This is likely one of the first rulings of its kind.

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Foul Weather Begets Foul Moods Online

Wed, 2014-03-12 13:12

Bad moods — and good ones — can infect social networks at the speed of a keyboard click, according to researchers who gauged the effect of a rainy day on the emotional spin of Facebook posts.

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Health Care Law Helps Entrepreneurs Quit Their Day Jobs

Wed, 2014-03-12 12:59

Employer-provided health care can deter people from leaving their jobs to start their own businesses. Analysts say Obamacare could alleviate so-called entrepreneur lock.

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Senate Panel Clears Ukraine Aid Package

Wed, 2014-03-12 12:54

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the bill, which now goes to the full Senate for a vote. The House has its own version.

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