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New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

Wed, 2015-01-21 18:19

FBI, U.S. Marshals and local police use new radar device to detect motion inside a building

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GOP-Led House Drops 20-Week Abortion Limit, Will Advance Funding Ban

Wed, 2015-01-21 18:15

Some Republican lawmakers, many of them women, felt the language of the limit was too restrictive — allowing abortions in case of rapes, but only if the attacks were reported to the police.

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Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Wed, 2015-01-21 17:32

The frilled shark's roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.

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Google Is Said To Be Preparing Its Own Mobile Wireless Service

Wed, 2015-01-21 17:22

Google plans to launch a new mobile phone service that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers, according to technology site The Information and other news outlets.

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California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

Wed, 2015-01-21 14:53

A new state law requires that condoms be made available to all inmates in all jails and prisons — even though state law also forbids sex between prisoners.

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Shouts Of Protest At Supreme Court On Citizens United Anniversary

Wed, 2015-01-21 14:48

The day's session had just begun when protesters in the back of the chamber began yelling things like, "One person, one vote" and "We are the 99 percent."

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Why Some GMO Foods Don't Have Genetically Modified DNA

Wed, 2015-01-21 14:13

It may surprise you to learn that some processed foods made from GMOs — say, canola oil, for example — don't actually contain any genetically modified DNA or proteins.

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The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

Wed, 2015-01-21 14:06

President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

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Meet The YouTube Stars Who Will Interview The President

Wed, 2015-01-21 13:40

On Thursday, President Obama will sit down for a round of unconventional interviews with some unconventional questioners.

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Justice Dept. Will Reportedly Clear Ferguson Police Officer In Brown Case

Wed, 2015-01-21 13:17

The Justice Department is poised to declare that former police officer Darren Wilson should not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown, sources tell NPR.

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E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

Wed, 2015-01-21 13:03

Unexpectedly high levels of the carcinogen were found in an analysis of the vapor from e-cigarettes, researchers say.

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This Is True: Facebook Starts Cracking Down On Hoax News Stories

Wed, 2015-01-21 13:02

Facebook says it won't delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users' News Feed.

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of TSA Whistleblower

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:48

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a TSA whistleblower who gave a reporter information about U.S. air marshals being taken off flights to save money.

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'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:47

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs and gained an advantage in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.

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Rep. Van Hollen: Obama's Focused On Helping Middle Class

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:46

Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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At Davos, U.S. Economic Recovery Widely Lauded

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:40

Audie Cornish talks with Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

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Scholar: U.S. Drone Use Has Contributed To Yemen's Instability

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:35

The spectre of civil war and chaos hangs over Yemen's capitol. Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institute scholar Ibrahim Sharqieh about the dynamics in this poor and troubled nation.

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Virginia Searches For A New State Song

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Robert Siegel speaks with Professor James "Bud" Robertson about his campaign to help his home state of Virginia find its missing state song.

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Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

President Obama wants to expand an existing tax credit for child care and create a new one for families with two working spouses. He also wants to make two years of community college free and expand access to retirement savings programs.

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Police, Counter-Demonstrators Dampen Anti-Islam March In Leipzig

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Thousands of opponents of Muslim immigration to Germany staged a mass rally in the German city of Leipzig on Wednesday night, but the turnout was lower than expected thanks to counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.

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