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Documentary Makers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:48am

PBS and some of big public television stations are moving news and public affairs documentaries out of prime time. Thy're putting in audience favorites like Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow.

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In Eastern Ukraine, A Cease-Fire In Name Only

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:45am

Sporadic fighting continues in a handful of strategic spots. Both the Ukrainian military and separatists and their Russian allies claim their opponents have failed to pull back their heavy weapons.

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British Teens On Their Way To Syria Are Returned Home

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:44am

Three British teenagers were stopped on their way to Syria and sent back to the U.K. This comes weeks after case where three girls crossed into Syria.

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Politics Roundup: A Balancing Act For 2016

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:42am

The Republican field for 2016 is more crowded than the Democratic side. With Hillary Clinton unchallenged, the GOP can focus its attacks on a single candidate. That has some Democrats worried.

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Start The Madness: Weighing The Seeds Of March

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:38am

Millions are preparing to fill out their NCAA tournament brackets, pondering deep questions such as, "Can Kentucky really run the table?" and "Which No. 5 seed will beat a No. 12 in the first round?"

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Leading The Charge At South By Southwest

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:36am

Companies at the giant festival in Austin found something everyone attending could use more of: battery power. Yahoo hid chargers in planters, while Mophie sent around a St. Bernard with a charger.

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Arab States And Iran's Nuclear Talks

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:26am

As talks with world powers over Iran's nuclear program resume, there are plenty of sources of opposition to a deal. Arab allies in the region see Iran as a threat to their own power and influence.

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Brazilians Stage Massive Protests Against President Dilma Rousseff

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:23am

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest her leadership. It's been only four months since she was re-elected, and it already looks like her presidency is in deep trouble.

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Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Police In Ferguson

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:21am

Police in St. Louis arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of two officers at a protest in Ferguson, Mo. New information may cast doubt on statements that police were the intended targets.

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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:09am

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architechture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler home owner Adriene Biondo.

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A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role in Thought And Emotion

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:08am

Jonathan Keleher is one of a handful of people known to have lived their entire lives without a cerebellum. His experiences are helping scientists show how this brain structure helps shape who we are.

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A Rail Line That Crosses Jerusalem's Divide, But Can't Unite It

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:05am

The city's light rail has attracted Israeli and Palestinian riders. But it has also been a source of controversy in a conflict where even the trains are freighted with political significance.

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Rowdy Soccer Fans Get An Offer To Be Civilized

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 6:16am

When rowdy soccer fans clashed with riot police in Rome a few weeks ago, the mayor was furious. As a punishment, game tickets for some matches include free entry to museums so they could get cultured.

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Atlantic Coast Conference Mascots Face Off Without Otto The Orange

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 5:47am

Syracuse University is being investigated for possible NCAA violations. In February, the school announced a self-imposed ban on post-season basketball, which apparently included the ACC mascot game.

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In Ferguson, The Shooting Of 2 Officers Stirs A Long-Simmering Anxiety

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.

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Growing Number Of Indians Who Moved To U.S. Decide To Return Home

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Indians now make up third largest immigrant group in this country. Decades ago, when immigrants moved here from India, they used to ask each other: "Why would you ever go back?" But now, many are heading back.

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Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

The bill was endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The law includes a variety of protections in areas including housing and employment. It also contains certain exemptions for religious groups and their affiliates.

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Ferguson Needs To Be Model For Systemic Change, Professor Says

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Some top officials in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned this week following a scathing Justice Department report. Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad tells David Greene that wiping the leadership slate clean is a good start. Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the author of the book, "The Condemnation of Blackness."

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Shooting Of 2 Police Officers Ratchets Up Anxiety In Ferguson

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

A manhunt continues for those involved in the shooting of the officers. With tensions rising, the St. Louis County Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol have taken over protest security.

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India's Prime Minister Makes A Swing Through Indian Ocean Nations

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Narendra Modi aims to deepen India's strategic footprint. China has been investing in the islands, raising concern in New Delhi that India is being challenged in its own backyard.

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