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Imprisoned Nuclear Activist Nun Granted Victory On Appeal

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:02am

A federal appeals court thew out the most serious charge, sabotage, against 85-year-old Sister Megan Rice. Her case gained attention after supporters said she was being held in unfair conditions.

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The 13 Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered From The Press

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:01am

It has been more than three weeks since Hillary Clinton has answered a question from the press. That hasn't stopped reporters from trying.

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Was 'Deflategate' About Tom Brady's Legacy Or His Ego?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:23am

"Deflategate" is as much about vanity as it is about victory, says commentator Frank Deford.

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Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:33am

Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.

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IKEA Offers Breakfast In Bed

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:12am

For a couple of days in a trendy London neighborhood, customers can book a bed and order a traditional Swedish morning meal at a pop-up IKEA.

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Bangladesh's Supreme Court Bans National Anthem As A Ringtone

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:04am

The high court says the country's national anthem should not be a "business tool."

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Sold Out Grateful Dead Chicago Concerts Brings Out High-End Scalpers

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Some sellers are offering three-day packages for the Grateful Dead concerts for more than $100,000. Steve Inskeep talks to drummer Bill Kreutzmann, for his thoughts on the six-figure tickets.

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Venezuela Faces Crime Epidemic

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Venezuela is facing an epidemic of crime. With 16,000 homicides last year, it became the world's second deadliest country. But even as crime climbs, the number of police battling criminals is falling.

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Report: Corrections Officers Use Excessive Force Against Inmates With Mental Illness

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

A new report concludes staff working in U.S. jails and prisons often use unnecessary, excessive and even malicious force against inmates with mental disabilities. Human Rights Watch says more should be done to divert nonviolent inmates out of the corrections system, and to train officers about how to de-escalate tense situations.

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Kerry Flies To Russia To Discuss Ukraine, Syria Conflicts With Putin

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the war in Ukraine broke out. Kerry's staff says he wants to keep maintain direct lines of communication and make sure that U.S. views are clearly conveyed.

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NFL QB Tom Brady Will Sit Out 4 Games For Deflated Balls Scandal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

The NFL has given New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady a four-game suspension for his part in deflategate — the controversy over under-inflated footballs in January's AFC championship game. An investigation found that Brady was "generally aware" that Patriots employees were letting air out of the balls. Under-inflated balls are easier to grip.

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San Francisco's Ugly Yard Contest Promotes Water Conservation

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

The winner will get a landscaping makeover featuring drought-tolerant plants.

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Researchers Use Lottery Tickets To Help Slow The Spread Of HIV

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Social scientists have discovered a powerful way to reduce the spread of HIV. Researchers working in the southern African country of Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to young volunteers if they can keep themselves HIV negative is a powerful motivator for safe sex.

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Fox Announces 'American Idol' To End After 15 Seasons

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Ahead of its fall programming presentation to advertisers, Fox announced Monday that the 15th season of American Idol, which will begin in January 2016, will be the last.

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What Might Make Young People Practice Safe Sex? Lottery Tickets!

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Researchers working in Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to volunteers who test negative for sexually transmitted infections is a powerful motivator for safe sex.

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Shell Gets Interior Department's Ok To Drill Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Conditions include plans to protect animal species and to prevent oil spills. The exploration will take place over multiple years in the Chukchi Sea, between Alaska and Siberia.

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NYC Mayor Seeks National Spotlight, New 'Contract With America'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

Just two years into his job as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is unveiling a progressive "Contract With America" in Washington. But critics back home say it's all too much, too soon.

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Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren.

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NYC Mayor Seeks National Spotlight, New 'Contract With America'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

Just two years into his job as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is unveiling a progressive "Contract with America" in Washington. But critics back home say it's all too much, too soon.

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Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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