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Michigan Man Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girl On His Porch

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:15

The white homeowner said he shot the 19-year-old because he'd felt threatened when she pounded on his door after 4 a.m. She had crashed her car about half a mile from his house.

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Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:01

The legislation provides funding to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.

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Embattled Montana Senator Withdraws From Race

Thu, 2014-08-07 10:34

In the wake of plagiarism accusations, appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh announced Thursday he would not seek a full term in November.

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NCAA Votes To Give New Autonomy To Big Conferences

Thu, 2014-08-07 10:20

Elite college sports conferences can set their own rules about sharing profits with student-athletes, under a new policy adopted by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday.

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Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

Thu, 2014-08-07 10:03

Start with paper; add Shrinky Dinks, a microprocessor, heat, and voila! It's not quite that easy. But this engineering project might one day lead to a printable, flat spacecraft that folds itself.

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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Thu, 2014-08-07 09:17

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?

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As ISIS Advances In Iraq's North, U.S. Weighs Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57

There are also reports that the Sunni militant group had captured Iraq's biggest dam, which controls the water supply for a huge swath of land.

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Young, Idealistic And Transsexual: Speaking Out In Africa

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:55

Tampose Mapotheng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.

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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:02

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.

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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:58

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.

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The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:18

The soldier resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:08

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

Thu, 2014-08-07 06:26

The verdict is the first to be handed down against the top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as 2 million people died in the regime's "killing fields." The two men will serve life in prison.

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Hurricane Iselle: Hawaii Forecast To Take First Direct Hit In 22 Years

Thu, 2014-08-07 05:04

Iselle was expected to weaken, but that hasn't happened. Officials are urging everyone to prepare and saying that the island is ready.

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Tests That Look Like Video Games

Thu, 2014-08-07 04:03

Playable tests capture learning in action.

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In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe

Thu, 2014-08-07 03:44

Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.

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What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

Thu, 2014-08-07 03:03

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

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Russia Gives Edward Snowden 3-Year Residence Permit

Thu, 2014-08-07 02:31

Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States' most deeply held security secrets.

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Grandmother Finds Grandson, Abducted In Argentina's Dirty War

Thu, 2014-08-07 00:59

Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.

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NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

Thu, 2014-08-07 00:59

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.

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