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House To Vote On DHS Funding — Without Immigration Curbs

Tue, 2015-03-03 09:50

The vote would be a victory for President Obama as Republicans had wanted to strip funding for the president's executive actions on immigration from the bill.

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Praise, Criticism For Netanyahu's Speech

Tue, 2015-03-03 09:11

The reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress are so far along partisan lines.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Tue, 2015-03-03 09:08

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose - and a new path - on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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Petraeus Enters Into Plea Deal With Justice Department

Tue, 2015-03-03 07:33

Former CIA chief and retired Gen. David Petraeus, whose military career has been overshadowed by charges that he provided classified data to his mistress, will avoid a trial.

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The Secret History of Knock-Knock Jokes

Tue, 2015-03-03 07:18

The complicated story behind the simple repetitive wordplay jest.

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LOOK: Pictures of The Villarrica Volcano's Eruption In Chile

Tue, 2015-03-03 07:02

The volcano spewed heavy smoke into the air and lava down its slopes, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people in southern Chile.

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After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

Tue, 2015-03-03 06:58

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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Hillary Clinton's Use Of Personal Email At State Dept. Raises Questions

Tue, 2015-03-03 06:29

The arrangement circumvented a process that could have automatically preserved Clinton's email communications in government archives.

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GOP Faults Shift Of Funds To HealthCare.Gov From NIH And CDC

Tue, 2015-03-03 05:47

House Republicans are asking why the Obama administration moved money to run the federal insurance marketplace in 37 states, after House Democrats didn't appropriate enough funding.

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Netanyahu To Outline Iran Threats In Much-Anticipated Speech To Congress

Tue, 2015-03-03 05:37

The Israeli premier's remarks are a culmination of a controversy that began in January with he was invited — without input from the White House — to make the speech.

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Alleged Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement

Tue, 2015-03-03 04:27

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a medical products company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its antiseptic.

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With Iran's Help, Iraqi Force Pushes Toward ISIS-Held Tikrit

Tue, 2015-03-03 03:41

A local source says that Iran, which has already been aiding Iraq with artillery and intelligence support, has sent fighters to help take Tikrit.

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LAPD Shooting Update: Two Body Cameras, And A Gun Malfunction

Tue, 2015-03-03 03:11

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.

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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Tue, 2015-03-03 01:03

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

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What Shapes Health? Join The Discussion On Harvard's Webcast

Tue, 2015-03-03 00:03

People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:46

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:41

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:39

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:37

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

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Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:37

Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.

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