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Army's Planned Troop Reductions Concerns Military Communities

Fri, 2015-07-10 01:06

The Army is preparing to cut 40,000 soldiers as part of defense spending cuts. We visit Hinesville, Georgia, which depends heavily on nearby Fort Stewart, one of the places to be scaled back.

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Confederate Flag At S. Carolina Statehouse Headed To Military Museum

Fri, 2015-07-10 01:06

South Carolina is set to take down the flag that's flown on the statehouse grounds for years. It will be taken down the street to the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

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Greeks Rally In Athens In Support Of The Euro

Fri, 2015-07-10 01:06

Greeks who want their country to continue using the euro held a rally in Athens Thursday. Many see it as a last-ditch attempt to pressure the government to reach an agreement with its lenders.

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Federal Audits Of Medicare Advantage Reveal Widespread Overcharges

Fri, 2015-07-10 01:03

Internal audits, never before made public, provide striking evidence of billing mistakes in Medicare Advantage health plans. The Center for Public Integrity filed suit to obtain the records.

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Bill To Boost Medical Research Comes With A Catch

Fri, 2015-07-10 00:39

The House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill Friday that would increase National Institutes of Health funding and ease rules for the approval of new drugs. But the Senate may not go along.

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Tough Painkiller Rules Push Some Russian Cancer Patients To Suicide

Fri, 2015-07-10 00:30

The rules have been altered following cases where patients killed themselves, saying they couldn't bear the pain and couldn't get painkillers. But advocates say the changes haven't gone far enough.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Looks At The Physical Toll Of Being Black In America

Thu, 2015-07-09 23:50

Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between The World And Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.

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Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Dies

Thu, 2015-07-09 18:28

Stabler led the the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory, and played college football at the University of Alabama under coach Bear Bryant.

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IN PHOTOS: Nearly A Century After Death, Union Soldier Gets A Proper Burial

Thu, 2015-07-09 15:43

Sgt. Charles Schroeter, who received the Medal of Honor for his valor during the Indian Wars, was buried in an unmarked communal crypt in San Diego. On Thursday, he returned to his comrades-in-arms.

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Students' Reading And Math Skills Are Still All Over The Map

Thu, 2015-07-09 15:33

A federal report out today reinforces that states have huge differences in their definition of "proficiency."

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Webb Seeks To Clarify Defense Of Confederate Battle Flag

Thu, 2015-07-09 14:05

Ex-Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has defended the Confederate battle flag for years, making a nuanced argument for what it represents. But that's been complicated after the shooting at a Charleston church.

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The Plane Seating Arrangement That's Being Called A 'Nightmare'

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:44

A French company has filed a patent for an airplane seating plan that arranges passengers in a hexagon pattern with the middle seat facing backwards.

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Army To Cut 40,000 Troops Over 2 Years At U.S. Bases

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:37

The decision to shrink the Army to 450,000 active-duty personnel was made months ago, but Congress was only briefed on the details of the plan in recent days.

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How To Take A Picture-Perfect Presidential Selfie

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:11

This election has been called the "selfie election." It turns out there's an art to the political selfie. And with this many candidates running for president, they are in need of some advice.

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Joint Chiefs Nominee Says Russia Could Pose 'Existential Threat' To U.S.

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:05

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said that Moscow poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and that Ukraine requires U.S. arms to counter Russian aggression.

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Their Country In Turmoil, Some Greeks Now Lash Out At Each Other

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:58

As Greeks argue about how their troubled country should reform, the debate has often turned personal and nationalistic. Some people are even accusing each other of treason.

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FBI Says It Thwarted Attempted July 4th Attack

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:52

FBI Director James Comey says the agency arrested at least 10 people, radicalized through social media, plotting to kill Americans on Independence Day.

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Buzz Kill For Bumblebees: Climate Change Is Shrinking Their Range

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:47

Wild bees are some of nature's busiest pollinators of crops and flowers. But new evidence suggests a warming climate is squeezing the bounds of where bumblebees can live.

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Government Extending Federal Benefits To All Married Same-Sex Couples

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:17

The announcement follows last month's Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples may legally wed in all 50 states.

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Confederate Flag Bill Into Law

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:12

In a public signing ceremony staged in the lobby of the Statehouse where slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney once worked in the state Senate, Gov. Nikki Haley signed the hard-fought bill.

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