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Deford: 'Gentleman and Coach' Dean Smith Did What He Believed In

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:41am

The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.

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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:40am

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.

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What It Means To Play Pablo Casals' Cello

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:39am

"I would call him the grandfather of classical music of the 20th century," says cellist Amit Peled, who grew up idolizing the late master and now tours with his instrument.

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How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To A Tootsie Pop's Center?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:28am

Mathematicians at New York University have come up with an answer: 1,000. Previous studies, however, found it only took a few hundred licks to get to the chewy center.

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Dog In Croatia Banned From Barking

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:24am

The temporary ban on barking between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. only applies to a three-year-old mutt named Medo. Neighbors were demanding damages from Medo's owner.

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Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Even though a disease like measles can spread easily through a workplace, employers often are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. Hospitals are one big exception.

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State Budgets To Be Hit By Slide In Oil Prices

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

In North Dakota, falling prices have barely caused a ripple. In Alaska, lawmakers are calling it a "fiscal apocalypse." Wyoming is neither panicking or ignoring the decline in prices.

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UAW Criticizes Nissan For Use Of 'Perma-Temps'

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Nissan's increasing use of temporary workers is coming under scrutiny. The automaker's U.S. workforce now exceeds 22,000. But about half are considered temporary. Unions are eyeing the situation and hoping they will enable to begin unionizing in the south.

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Southern New Hampshire Takes The Brunt Of Recent Snow Storms

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

New England plow drivers are getting plenty of hours this month. Workers are pulling double and triple shifts to keep the roads clear, and they're running out of places to put the snow.

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Nevada's Gaming Commission Considers Olympic Wagers

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Nevada gaming officials are mulling a proposal that would allow gambling on the Olympic Games. If approved at a hearing this month, gamblers could start placing bets on the Summer Olympics in 2016.

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African Migrants' Deaths Blamed On Italy Ending Large Rescue Missions

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Twenty-nine African immigrants have died of exposure after being rescued off the Libyan coast by Italian coast guard patrol boats. More migrants fleeing conflict zones are seeking refuge in Europe.

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Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

More often than not, employers are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. There are legal rights — and pitfalls — of trying to require vaccinations among the American workforce.

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Judicial Chaos Complicates Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 4:07am

Some same-sex couples across Alabama received marriage licenses on Monday despite protests and an order by the state's chief justice ordering probate judges not to issue the licenses.

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In Likely Democratic Primary, Who's Joining Hillary Clinton?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:03am

Pretty much everyone expects Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. But will she have any competition? A look at the Democratic bench and finds a rather short, short list.

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The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:36am

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.

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Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:35am

It's no secret that most state and federal legislators in Texas aren't fans of Obamacare. But insurers and Texan cities are successfully marketing plans on HealthCare.gov without the state's help.

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Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:33am

Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.

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The French Debate: Free Speech Versus Hate Speech

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:33am

Since the attack on a French satirical magazine, dozens have been arrested for condoning terrorism and inciting hatred. Many are wondering if the crackdown on hate speech is compromising free speech.

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Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:30am

After being diagnosed with cancer, the first question people have is, "How long do I have?" Doctors usually overestimate the time, and patients often don't understand it's a range, not one number.

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Push It Further: Rhiannon Giddens Takes A Turn On Tradition

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:03am

"If you're going to do something that's been covered a million times, you want to do it differently," Giddens says of her funky version of "Black Is The Color."

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