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The Science Of Getting Kids Organized

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 6:00am

Can teaching kids impulse-control, self-evaluation and focus actually help them do better in school?

Dutch Police Enlist Eagle To Take Down Drone

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:54am

Dutch authorities are going after illegally operated drones. They released a dramatic video of an eagle swooping into the air and snatching an unsuspecting drone right out of the sky.

Iowa Caucus Results: 6 Things That Explain How It Happened

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:55am

Rubio was the surprise beneficiary of heavy GOP turnout and also made the fight for evangelicals a three-way contest. Meanwhile, Sanders won with younger voters, but not enough voted for him to win.

Cruz Deals Trump A Setback in Iowa; Clinton Edges Out Sanders

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:38am

Donald Trump must now show his mettle as a contestant in the public arena. Everyone knows Trump can throw a punch; now we will see how well he can take one.

Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Gets The Spotlight And Criticism

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Renee Montagne talks to sports columnist Kevin Blackistone on the criticism Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton has received for his elaborate end zone celebrations, and how race may be an influencing factor in those criticisms. On Sunday, he will be the sixth African-American quarterback to start in the Super Bowl — his team goes up against the Denver Broncos.

Why Critical Illness Insurance Is Gaining Popularity

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Critical care insurance pays out a lump sum for any kind of expense if someone is diagnosed with a serious illness. It's increasingly popular with insurance companies and consumers, but other kinds of insurance may already cover needed expenses.

House Panel To Get An Update On Security In Afghanistan

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is set to appear before a House panel on Tuesday for what's expected to be a contentious report about the progress of the war.

Plumbers Converge On Flint To Help Get Lead Out Its Drinking Water

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Some good news for Flint, Mich., where the water was contaminated with lead. Dozens of union plumbers volunteered to install water filters and replace faucets for some of the city's poorest residents.

Attention Turns To Repelling Mosquitoes That Carry Zika, Dengue

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

The WHO says the possible link between serious birth defects and the Zika virus is a global health emergency. Renee Montagne talks to Laura Harrington, an entomologist at Cornell University.

A Night Of Surprises And Nail Biting In Iowa

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Donald Trump didn't fulfill his late polling promise — finishing second to Ted Cruz in the GOP race. And Hillary Clinton barely squeezed past Bernie Sanders to claim victory on the Democratic side.

22 Years Since O.J.'s Trial, FX Debuts 'The People V. O.J. Simpson

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson begins Tuesday on FX. Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, it's a behind-the-scenes series that stars Cuba Gooding., Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.

Venezuela Accused By Doctors Of Underestimating Zika Virus Cases

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

The Zika epidemic spreading through Latin America and the Caribbean got its start in Brazil. In neighboring Venezuela, some doctors groups are warning the situation could be almost as bad.

Iowa Caucuses: Cruz Wins GOP Race; Clinton Defeats Sanders

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Iowa voters took the first step in choosing a new president Monday. Republicans in the state chose Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Donald Trump. And Hillary Clinton won over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Boston Program Teaches Women To Negotiate For Better Salaries

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Statistics show women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. In Boston, women make 83 cents on the dollar. That city is trying to narrow the gap further by teaching women to negotiate.

Supporters Reflect On Caucus Outcomes By Trump, Rubio

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

In Iowa, David Greene follows up with two voters who supported Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, the second and third-place finishers in Monday's Republican caucuses.

In Iowa, Ted Cruz Overcomes Donald Trump's Star Power

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican caucuses in Iowa, turning out his base of evangelical supporters and delivering Donald Trump a loss during his first time being judged by voters.

Clinton Declared The Winner In Iowa's Democratic Caucuses

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Based on the results of Monday's caucuses, Clinton received 699.57 state delegate equivalents, to Sanders 695.49. The race moves to New Hampshire, where the state holds a primary on Tuesday.

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