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Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:04am

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

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Opening Statements To Begin Nearly 2 Years After Boston Bombing

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

Twelve jurors and six alternates will spend the next several months considering the 30 federal charges against alleged bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors say they have a mountain of evidence.

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Did Netanyahu's Capitol Hill Speech Affect Nuclear Talks In Switzerland?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was attacking a nuclear deal with Iran in a controversial speech to the U.S. Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry sat with his Iranian counterpart in Switzerland, trying to reach a framework agreement outlining what that deal would look like.

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Federal Findings Don't Surprise Ferguson Protesters

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

Civil rights investigators say police In Ferguson, Missouri, arrest African Americans and charge them more often than white people. Residents of Ferguson say they are happy that someone finally heard the complaints they've been making for years.

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DOJ: Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate Against African Americans

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

A Justice Department investigation finds police and local courts in Ferguson, Missouri, routinely violate the constitution and federal laws. Civil rights investigators cite a pattern of racial bias. The investigation was launched after a Ferguson police officer killed an unarmed African-American man — an incident that prompted weeks of protests. The full report is expected to be released Wednesday.

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Clinton Speaks To 30th Anniversary Gala Of EMILY's List

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

Former Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a large group of female political donors Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. Clinton asked the crowd of Democratic activists: "Don't you want to see a woman president of the United States?"

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How Jewish Should Israel Be? 2 Israelis Voters Have Answers

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

Israeli voters go to the polls in two weeks. One issue that prompted the government's fall in December was an impassioned debate over exactly how Jewish this democratic country should be.

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House Votes To Fund DHS Without Immigration Curbs

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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Without Apprenticeships, Migrant Germans Lack Career Opportunties

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

Germany is home to about 4 million Muslims, many of them born there. But they are often not embraced by society. A study found Germans with immigrant roots are often passed over for apprenticeships.

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Government Cracks Down On 'Birth Tourism' In Southern Calif.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

Federal agents searched about 50 locations in Southern California on Tuesday for evidence of "maternal tourism" operations there.

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Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:34am

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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Alex Rodriguez Is Back, For Better Or Worse

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:34am

As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:32am

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:59pm

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare's opponents are challenging the ACA again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control, Official Says

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:51pm

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel that some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

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After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:58am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:47am

A rare cluster of storms dropped so much hail on Huntington Beach, it appeared blanketed in snow. Kids had snowball fights and photos circulated on social media of an icy snowman on the sand.

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Hockey Player's Daughter Is Happy Her Dad Is Coming Home

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:44am

Jordyn Leopold missed her dad and wrote a letter to get him a new job. Jordan Leopold was traded from the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild. His team says the letter wasn't a factor.

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What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:44am

The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:37am

Tikrit, home town to Saddam Hussein, had been captured last year by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The new military offensive is relying heavily on support from Iran.

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