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Fake IDs Backfire On Pa. College Students

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:21am

Police say a student named Dean and some friends ordered fake ID's from China. When the package was mistakenly delivered to a college dean with the same last name, the students' parents were called.

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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:16am

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.

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New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of "today" are very different than the ones they're replacing.

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'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne Win Biz Oscar Prizes

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

"Birdman" took home the best picture award at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night. The film also earned director Alejandro Inarritu the Oscar for directing. Julianne Moore won best actress for her work in "Still Alice," and Eddie Redmayne won best actor for his role as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."

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Homeland Security Warns Of Terrorist Threats Against U.S. Malls

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

The secretary of Homeland Security has issued a warning after a video purportedly from the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab called for Muslims to attack shopping malls.

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Cynthia Bond's 'Ruby' Gets Oprah Winfrey's Attention

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Cynthia Bond's haunting tale of a beautiful, abused woman in an east Texas hamlet was praised for its lyrical language. Oprah Winfrey announced she'd not only chosen "Ruby" for her bookclub's March selection, but she'd also bought the film rights to Bond's book.

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Runway Collections Inspired By Vibes From '60s And '70s

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.

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How We Talk About Our Teachers

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.

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Wil Smith, Who Recorded StoryCorps Conversation, Dies At 46

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Wil Smith, a single dad who listeners met through StoryCorps, died early Sunday. Several years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. We remember Smith, recalling a StoryCorps interview with his teenage daughter Olivia, shortly after he was diagnosed. Smith was 46.

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Advanced Placement History Test Accused Of Being Unpatriotic

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

An Oklahoma legislative committee voted recently to review the latest version of the Advanced Placement U.S. History course and to potentially cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course glosses over the nation's founders and foundational documents and focuses on the negative.

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Struggling Writer's Debut Novel Gets Coveted Oprah Winfrey Nod

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.

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OSCE Needs Better Technology To Monitor Ukrainian Truce, Zannier Says

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Lamberto Zannier is the secretary general of the organization monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has sent about 400 observers.

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Kerry In Geneva For Latest Nuclear Talks With Iran

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

The latest round of nuclear talks regarding Iran have begun in Geneva. The U.S. and Iran are trying to iron out their differences ahead of a March 31 deadline for a framework on a potential deal.

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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:24am

A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren't more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?

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Brutal ISIS Tactics Create New Levels Of Trauma Among Iraqis

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:23am

The self-styled Islamic State has made a practice of public beheading and other horrific acts of violence. It's taking a huge toll on Iraqis, only a fraction of whom are getting the help they need.

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For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:22am

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.

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Immigration Courts 'Operating In Crisis Mode,' Judges Say

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:21am

The nation's immigration courts are jammed with the asylum cases of some 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border last summer. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.

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When Kids Think Parents Play Favorites, It Can Spell Trouble

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:20am

When children think they're being slighted, it can lead to risky behavior as teenagers, a study finds. Having warm, respectful relationships helps counteract the "You always liked her best!"

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Bad Weather Kept North Carolina Senators At Home — Except 1

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:44am

Democratic Sen. Jeff Jackson had the chamber to himself, and he decided not to waste any time. He got right to work passing his agenda. Jackson tracked his imaginary progress on Facebook.

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Harris Wittels, Coined Term Humblebrag, Dies At 30

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:35am

Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday. He was the executive producer of the NBC show Parks and Recreation. A humblebrag is a type of boast disguised in modesty.

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