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Report: Despite Bans, Pregnant Prisoners Still Shackled During Birth

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:28

Across the country, it's common practice to handcuff a pregnant prisoner to her hospital bed while she gives birth.

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Police-Involved Shooting In Washington Sparks Protest

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

A police shooting of a homeless man in Pasco, Wash., is under investigation. Officers shot the man at a busy intersection after he was reportedly throwing rocks at cars. It was the town's fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months.

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Low Oil Prices Great For Consumers, Less So For Investors

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

Much of the oil industry is gathered in Houston this week for an annual conference that serves as a deal-making forum for producers large and small. Deals may be harder to reach this year because there is so much uncertainty about the price of oil.

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Ukraine Dominates Meeting Of E.U. Leaders In Brussels

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

Thursday's summit of EU leaders in Brussels was dominated by news of a possible ceasefire in Ukraine, but other crises like Greek debt and the threat of terrorism were also on the agenda.

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Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

It's the last country in Africa where polio is hanging on. The good news: There hasn't been a case in more than 6 months. But that doesn't mean the virus is history.

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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:09

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?

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In A Somber Homecoming, Yazidis Grieve And Watch Over Their Dead

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:02

With the Islamic State pushed back, Iraq's Yazidis are returning to their villages — and to mass graves. Now, they guard the remains and are calling on the U.N. to document the killings.

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Tussle Over Electric Bill Plunges New York Mall Into The Dark

Thu, 2015-02-12 11:34

The lights suddenly flickered off today at Rotterdam Square Mall near Schenectady after what the owners say was "a total misunderstanding" with the power utility.

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Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:49

Carter will take over the Pentagon for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Carter served as the No. 2 defense official under Leon Panetta.

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Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:34

British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup 'N' Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.

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'Community' Actor Ken Jeong Might Be Getting His Own Show

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:12

ABC recently green lighted a sitcom starring the doctor-turned-actor Ken Jeong, who will play a frustrated MD in Dr. Ken.

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From Facebook To A Virtual You: Planning Your Digital Afterlife

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:00

Whether you appoint a postmortem account manager or opt for "virtual immortality," new online tools help us navigate how we will preserve our digital footprint after death.

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Nicaragua's New Canal Could Be Environmental Disaster, Report Says

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:29

Scientists believe the project, which is reportedly underway already, could destroy a million acres of rainforest and contaminate Central America's largest source of drinking water.

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Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:29

Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.

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As Commodity Prices Plunge, Groceries May Be Next

Thu, 2015-02-12 08:10

Oil prices aren't the only thing that's dropped. The prices of everything from corn to sugar have fallen, too. So some economists predict lower prices at the grocery store later this year.

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San Diego Cops: Family Thanked Us For Beating, Arresting Them In Their Own Home

Thu, 2015-02-12 07:52

Video footage shows glaring inconsistencies in officers' account of a suspected break-in that was really just two brothers walking into their home.

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Couples Who Chose Not To Have Children Are 'Selfish,' Pope Says

Thu, 2015-02-12 07:17

Francis spoke of a "greedy generation" that was opting not to procreate. His remarks come less than two weeks after he said that Catholics do not need to breed "like rabbits."

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John Kerry Takes A Side Trip Into A Snowstorm

Thu, 2015-02-12 07:12

Secretaries of state and other top officials sometimes make personal stops while traveling on official business. It's permitted, though it sometimes raises eyebrows and questions of cost.

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Are Pediatricians Prepared To Help Patients Who Want IUDs?

Thu, 2015-02-12 07:08

Some pediatricians and other doctors worry they aren't properly prepared to make this highly effective form of birth control available, because their training didn't cover insertion of the devices.

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'We're All One,' Chapel Hill Shooting Victim Said In StoryCorps Talk

Thu, 2015-02-12 06:28

"Growing up in America has been such a blessing," Yusor Abu-Salha said in a conversation with her former teacher that was recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project last summer.

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