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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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Learning More About Longshoremen And Their Powerful Union

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:32am

The standoff between dock workers and shipping lines at 29 West Coast ports is costing millions each day. Renee Montagne talks Steven Greenhouse, who covered labor issues for The New York Times.

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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:32am

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

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First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting's 'Race For Space'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:04am

Public Service Broadcasting's new album, The Race For Space, combines news footage and music to tell the story of the first 15 years of the Space Age.

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FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:04am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding talks with lawyers representing Superstorm Sandy victims who say insurance claims fraud cheated them out of tens of thousands of dollars.

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U.S. Outlines Timetable To Force ISIS Out Of Mosul

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:04am

Mosul is Iraq's second-largest city, and it has been under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, since June. The effort to force ISIS out could begin as early as April.

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Good Acting, Directing And Story Make 'McFarland USA' Effective

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:04am

McFarland USA is an apologetically inspirational Disney sports movie. Kevin Costner plays a coach who starts a high school cross-country team of Mexican-American kids in California's Central Valley.

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Daytona 500 Kicks Off NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:04am

The race comes amid big rules changes on the track, and plenty of personal drama off the track. David Greene talks to NBCSports.com lead NASCAR writer Nate Ryan, who is covering the race.

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Panel Recommends More Fruits And Vegetables, Less Meat And Sugar

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:04am

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. The panel also weighed-in on cholesterol and caffeine.

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White House Worries Extremists Are Winning The Propaganda War

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:04am

The Obama administration's effort to counter violent extremism includes trying to find a way to fight the messages of sectarian strife coming from groups like the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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