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Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Chicago voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide if Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get another term in office. He faces Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy " Garcia in a closely watched runoff.

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Activists Urge U.S. To Evacuate Yemeni-Americans From Yemen

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

The U.S. pulled out its diplomats and security personnel as Iranian-backed rebels advanced. Saudi Arabia is leading Arab airstrikes to counter those rebels and civilians are caught in the middle.

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Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.

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Al Shabab: One Terror Group, Many Brands

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Al-Shabab's deadly attack on a college in Keyna illustrates the changing face of the militants. Al-Shabab emerged in Somalia but now its described as a transnational network across East Africa.

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After Retaking Iraqi City, Shiite Militias Accused Of Targeting Sunnis

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Fleeing Iraqi civilians say Shiite militias unleashed sectarian revenge in recaptured areas in and around Tikrit that has included burning, looting and the arrest of Sunni men.

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Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:11am

The president tells NPR's Steve Inskeep the U.S. and other countries have have a solid plan to keep Iran's nuclear program under control.

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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:26am

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties, and the pressures of being on the road.

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A New Orleans High School Adapts To 'Unaccompanied Minors'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:23am

About 68,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have entered the U.S. in the past year. We check back in with a school in New Orleans that took in 50 of them.

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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:21am

After the shooting death of one of his students, New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:20am

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com or .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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Italy Rethinks Its Disdain For Restaurant Doggy Bags

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:46am

In Italy, taking restaurant leftovers home is considered vulgar. But now diners are being encourage to embrace the doggy bag to combat food waste. The push coincides with a food sustainability summit.

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Animals At Houston Zoo Treated To Easter Egg Hunt

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:35am

Giant paper mache eggs were filled with meat and veggies. Orangutans cracked them open to find bok choy and broccoli. No word if zoo keepers jumped into bunny costumes to stash the goodies.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't enjoyed a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The fast-growing organic sector hasn't enjoyed a succinct motto. The Organic Trade Association wants growers to help pay for one. The idea is splitting farmers, processors and marketers into factions.

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France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

The controversial measure is part of an overall healthcare bill expected to pass into law. Spain, Israel and Italy have rules against ultrathin models, but none go as far as the French measure would.

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Bomb Attacks Increase In Ukraine's Second-Largest City Kharkiv

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

Kharkiv has largely escaped the ravages of the war until recently. It has been hit by several terrorist bombings, including a blast at a Ukrainian national unity rally last month that killed 4 people.

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Next Stage For Iran Nuclear Talks Faces Multiple Challenges

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

As much effort as it's taken to get Iran to agree to limit its nuclear ambitions, it will be a monumental sell for the administration to get Congress and key Mideast allies to go along with the deal.

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To Alleviate Confusion, LA Officials Give Color-Coded Parking Signs A Try

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

If you find a parking spot in Los Angeles, the signs near it will be confusing. The city has rolled out new parking signs that are supposed to be easier to understand.

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Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Andrew McCutchen, centerfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, about the future of baseball in America's inner cities.

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College Basketball Championship Games Expected To Be Close

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:58am

Men's and women's college basketball seasons are over except for the championships. Wisconsin plays Duke Monday for the men's title, and UConn and Notre Dame play Tuesday for the women's title.

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