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Britain Set To Vote On '3-Parent Baby' Law Tuesday

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:10am

While the technique is often referred to by the shorthand "three-parent baby," the controversial process uses nuclear DNA from two parents and the mitochondrial DNA of a third donor.

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Sheriff Outlaws Deputies From Wearing Cowboy Boots

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:09am

The new sheriff in a Wyoming county says no more cowboy hats and no more cowboy boots for his deputies. That's not just a fashion statement. He says new uniforms will help them do their jobs better.

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'Funny Girl' Is A Book Made For Binge-Watching

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 6:03am

Yes, you read that right. Nick Hornby's charming, light yet thoughtful tale of the creative team behind a fictional BBC sitcom in the 1960s takes the pejorative sting out of the word "heartwarming."

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Can Republicans Find Common Ground With Obama's Budget?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

President Obama has revealed a budget he hopes will find approval in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. David Greene talks to former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp.

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Catholic Church Attacks In India Spark Fears Of Religious Intimidation

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

One week after President Obama cautioned India against "splintering" along religious lines, there are reports a Catholic church in New Delhi has been desecrated. Religious minorities say they feel increasingly vulnerable as the forces pushing Hindutva — Hindu way of life for India — advance unchecked.

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Super Bowl Watchers Register Shock Over Nationwide Commericial

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

The Internet was where many people registered their shock over a Super Bowl ad. It was that Nationwide commercial that dramatized the death of child from accidents in the home. David Greene reports.

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Budget Proposal Calls For Billions In New Government Spending

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal about Obama's approach to "middle-class economics."

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Budget Sent To Congress Values Middle-Class Economics

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Free from the constraints of a re-election campaign and out from under the weight of the recession and massive federal deficits, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2016 on Monday.

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Why We Judge Algorithmic Mistakes More Harshly Than Human Mistakes

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

In many areas, algorithms make fewer mistakes than humans. But new research suggests that we distrust algorithms when they make mistakes, in ways we do not distrust humans who make mistakes.

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Convincing Iraq's Sunni Muslims To Fight ISIS Is A Tough Sell

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Influential Sunni sheikhs in Iraq, whose tribesmen are fighting for the Islamic State, say they need their demands met before they will switch sides and join the fight against ISIS militants.

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Vatican's Women Initiative Gets Off To A Bad Start

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A promotional video produced ahead of Wednesday's conference on women's issues has been widely ridiculed as a sexist stereotype of the modern western woman.

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Workers Should Be Prepared To Start Over In New Jobs, Stats Show

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that baby boomers have held 10 to 11 jobs, on average, by the time they reach age 46.

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Wis. Budget Proposal Reignites Debate Over Private, Public Sector

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Gov. Walker's budget would make record cuts to the University of Wisconsin. To cope with the cuts, Walker says faculty could work more and teach more classes. The comments have left some aghast.

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White House Urged To Re-Think Its Approach On Ukraine

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A Brookings Institution report recommends the U.S. provide the Ukrainian government with what it calls "lethal defensive assistance," to help it respond to a new offensive by pro-Russian separatists.

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With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:59am

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.

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A Boy Who Had Cancer Faces Measles Risk From The Unvaccinated

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:57am

The father of a young child who had leukemia has a plea for other parents: Please vaccinate your children because people with compromised immune systems, including his son, can't be vaccinated.

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The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:56am

The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:55am

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.

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To Promote A New Album, Bob Dylan Gave His Only Interview To... The AARP?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 1:03am

"He thought that this record would be more appreciated by people who have more wisdom and experience in life," says Bob Love, editor in chief of AARP The Magazine.

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A Sigh Of Relief For The Murdoch Media Empire

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:32am

The U.S. Justice Department decides not to prosecute Rupert Murdoch's media companies for their role in a cellphone voice mail hacking scandal.

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