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Environmentalists Hail Reduced Emission Rules, Others Criticize

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.

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Playtime With Mom Helps Boost Toddlers' Under-Developed Brains

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.

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How Atomic Particles Became The Smoking Gun In Wine Fraud Mystery

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:31am

Testing for radiation, detectives try to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.

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The Common Core Curriculum Void

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:29am

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.

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'The Director' Offers A Glimpse Into The Digital Underground

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 2:28am

Veteran reporter David Ignatius' new novel explores the sometimes dangerous intersection between hacker culture and the world of intelligence — and offers a prescription for a new kind of agency.

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Paperweight Gets Stanford Professor In Hot Water With TSA

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:03am

The professor accidentally left a hand grenade in his carry-on. His late father, a World War Two veteran, used it as a paperweight.

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Chicago Blackhawks' Social Media Team Sends Obscene Tweet

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:32am

On twitter, the Blackhawks tried using a certain hashtag but autofill changed it into an obscene one

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Sgt. Bergdahl Releases From Captivity By Taliban

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:12am

On Saturday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a swap for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Bergdahl's family and his hometown are preparing for the next chapter.

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Release Of Sgt. Bergdahl May Have Come At A High Cost

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:12am

Bowe Bergdahl's release and the prisoner swap that made it possible are raising thorny foreign policy questions, which are being voiced most loudly at this point by congressional Republicans.

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17 Primary Candidates Vie For Rep. Henry Waxman's Seat

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

When the Democrat from Southern California announced his retirement earlier this year, he opened up a seat that had been occupied for decades. The top-two vote getters will face off in November.

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Mitt Romney Emerges As A Player In Midterm Elections

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The ex-presidential candidate is on the campaign trail, picking winners in a number of key primaries. He says his goal is to help the GOP have a great 2014, including seizing control of the Senate.

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Corruption Allegations Surface Before World Cup Opens

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The World Cup starts next week in Brazil. There are reports that the organization governing world soccer — FIFA — apparently has proof that an Asian gambling syndicate fixed World Cup matches in 2010. Steve Inskeep talks toJere Longman, who is one of the reporters investigating the story for "The New York Times."

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Civil Rights Champion Yuri Kochiyama Dies At 93

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Japanese-American activist and Malcolm X Ally, Yuri Kochiyama, has died at the age of 93. David Greene and Steve Inskeep have this remembrance.

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If Keystone XL Pipeline Is Rejected, More Trains Will Transfer Oil

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has generated huge controversy, especially in Nebraska, where opposition to transporting crude from the oil sands of Canada has repeatedly delayed a national decision on the project. But even if the pipeline is rejected, it's possible the oil will come anyway — by rail. And that can pose a different set of problems.

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EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Mickelson Says He's Done Nothing Wrong In Trading Probe

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Golf pro Phil Mickelson, investor Carl Icahn and William "Billy" Walters, a Las Vegas sports bettor, are being investigated over allegations of insider trading, according to published reports. The investigation began about three years ago, after Icahn bought a large stake in Clorox company. Well-timed trading around that bid made some investors a lot of money.

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India's New Prime Minister Makes A Stand On Foreign Policy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu leader, defied expectations on his first day in office by holding a micro-summit with India's principle rival Muslim Pakistan.

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Syria Election Expected To Give Assad Another Term

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

Syrians are set to vote in a presidential elections on Tuesday, which Western observers are calling a farce. David Greene talks to Sam Dagher of "The Wall Street Journal."

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign Comes To Inaugural BookCon

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

BookCon planners knew the event would be filled with panels, author stalking and autograph opps for the Twitter set. What they didn't anticipate was a firestorm over their all white lineup.

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