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N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers

Mon, 2014-03-10 23:07

Andrew Cuomo says funding prison college classes will cut recidivism rates. But critics say it's unfair to pay for prisoners' educations while middle-class families struggle with college costs.

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Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

Mon, 2014-03-10 23:06

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City's apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.

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Customer Surveys Are Here To Stay. Suggestions For Improvement?

Mon, 2014-03-10 23:02

Companies want to know what you think of their product — and they're not afraid to ask. Surveys might be annoyingly pervasive to customers, but they provide valuable information for a low price.

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Democrats Are Up All Night Talking About Climate Change

Mon, 2014-03-10 22:13

Democrats took to the Senate floor Monday night to talk about global warming and planned not to let up until morning. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got the dusk-to-dawn talkathon started.

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'Fatal Vision' Author Joe McGinniss Dies At Age 71

Mon, 2014-03-10 21:57

McGinniss, who announced last year that he had been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer, died from complications related to his disease. He died at a hospital in Worcester, Mass., Monday.

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Senate OKs Bill To Combat Military Sexual Assault

Mon, 2014-03-10 21:45

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault. The measure now goes to the House.

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The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

Mon, 2014-03-10 20:01

A new report by the Pew Research Center predicts that the Internet will magnify our awareness of the world, eliminate privacy and become as embedded in our lives as electricity is today.

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Gas Exports Debate Makes Better Domestic Politics Than Geopolitics

Mon, 2014-03-10 14:08

Not everyone agrees that more U.S. natural gas exports would be an effective lever against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Seattle Moves To Curb Uber, Other Ride-Share Services

Mon, 2014-03-10 14:06

Taxi companies have been vocal opponents of web-based "ride-share" services, which they say have an unfair advantage because they're playing by different rules.

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Colorado Collected $2.1 Million In January Taxes On Recreational Pot

Mon, 2014-03-10 13:56

Another $1.4 million in taxes and fees were collected from the sale of medical marijuana. This indicates that about $14 million worth of marijuana was sold during the first month of legalization.

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How An Aircraft Can Fall From The Sky Midflight

Mon, 2014-03-10 13:56

There's much conjecture about what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared over the weekend. But planes can experience everything from bad weather to technical failures.

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What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power In Russia

Mon, 2014-03-10 13:34

The soft drink giant is one of the few big U.S. firms with major investments in Russia. And the reasons why say a lot about why the U.S. has less leverage in Russia than it might like.

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As Health Law Takes Hold, Rate Of Uninsured Falls

Mon, 2014-03-10 13:21

More people reported being covered by insurance they purchased themselves or by Medicaid. The percentage who said they were covered by employer plans fell slightly.

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Despite Diplomatic Tensions, U.S.-Russian Space Ties Persist

Mon, 2014-03-10 13:10

NASA needs Russian rockets to reach the International Space Station, and Russia needs NASA's money to help finance operations.

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SXSW: Software, Apps Still Rule But A Hardware Resurgence Is On

Mon, 2014-03-10 12:57

Technology talk is often focused on software and programs that run inside our devices. But a "maker movement" is driving interest toward making the physical devices themselves.

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Prosecutors Say D.C. Mayor Knew About Shadow Campaign

Mon, 2014-03-10 12:06

This is the first time prosecutors have directly linked Vincent Gray to the secret effort waged on his behalf in 2010. Gray is seeking a second term in office.

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Social Distrust Blooms Among Millennials, But Where Are Its Roots?

Mon, 2014-03-10 12:00

A Pew Study finds that the milliennial generation has a low level of social trust. There are several possible causes for this distrust, including a skewed social media culture and a faltering economy.

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Drug Cartel Boss Dies A Second Time

Mon, 2014-03-10 12:00

Nazario Moreno, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, is dead — again. He was wrongly confirmed dead in 2010, but now, Mexican authorities claim they know "100 percent" that they killed him.

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Path To Television's Future May Be Paved In Virtual Reality

Mon, 2014-03-10 12:00

On display at South by Southwest is an attempt to create the future of storytelling. HBO is working with Oculus — maker of virtual reality goggles — to put the audience right into Game of Thrones.

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Pending Russian Response, Kerry's Travel Plans Are Up In The Air

Mon, 2014-03-10 12:00

Before Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to visit Russia, the State Department says it wants to see concrete evidence that Russia's ready for serious discussions on ending the crisis in Ukraine.

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