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Ferguson Approves Police And Courts Overhaul — With Some Changes

1 hour 58 min ago

The agreement, negotiated by the city of Ferguson, Mo., and the Justice Department, was estimated to cost the city more than $2 million per year. City council altered the plan to reduce that cost.

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First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

5 hours 44 min ago

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurman, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail-Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

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New Hampshire Primary: Trump And Sanders Win Big; Kasich Second

6 hours 31 min ago

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won convincing victories in New Hampshire. On the Republican side, John Kasich finished second

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U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

February 9, 2016 - 3:02pm

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.

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State Of Emergency On Hawaii's Big Island Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

February 9, 2016 - 2:32pm

Hawaii has nearly 250 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus since September 2015. State health officials say dengue symptoms include fever, rash, severe headaches and eye, joint and muscle pain.

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Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick

February 9, 2016 - 2:17pm

Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.

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Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

February 9, 2016 - 2:15pm

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

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Court Orders Government To Explain The Holdup With 7,000 Clinton Emails

February 9, 2016 - 1:54pm

A federal judge wants the Department of Justice to formally explain why it hasn't been able to meet a deadline set for releasing all of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state.

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Two Of Cuban Baseball's Brightest Stars Apparently Defect

February 9, 2016 - 1:43pm

Lourdes Gourriel Jr. and his older brother Yulieski went missing from their team hotel in Santo Domingo on Monday. Experts saw the potential defection as further sign that Cuban baseball in shambles.

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Chess Wars: 20 Inmates, 5 Weeks, 1 Champion

February 9, 2016 - 1:22pm

Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, 20 inmates are engaged in a fierce chess tournament in a secluded prison. The prize may be just a paper certificate, but even then, winning means a lot.

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Password Security Is So Bad, President Obama Weighs In

February 9, 2016 - 12:55pm

In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.

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Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs

February 9, 2016 - 12:52pm

Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.

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Reality Star And Ex-Rapper Team Up To Coach Miami High School Football Team

February 9, 2016 - 12:49pm

Lakatriona "Bernice" Brunson of South Beach Tow fame has been named head football coach at Miami Jackson High School. Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell is the new defensive coordinator.

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Key Moments From The U.S. Spy Chief's Annual 'Litany Of Doom'

February 9, 2016 - 12:30pm

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Intelligence Director James Clapper says "unpredictable instability has become the new normal."

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'Luncheon In Fur': The Surrealist Teacup That Stirred The Art World

February 9, 2016 - 12:03pm

In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.

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Record $300 Million Net Loss For McDonald's In Japan As Sales Drop

February 9, 2016 - 6:44am

Hit by a string of scandals over food safety controls, McDonald's business in Japan has reported its worst annual results since it went public 15 years ago.

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What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

February 9, 2016 - 6:13am

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: P-L-A-Y.

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4 Things The New Hampshire Primary Will Tell Us

February 9, 2016 - 6:00am

Did Rubio do serious damage during Saturday's debate? Does Trump need a better ground game? Will Sanders ride a huge win into other states? And how many more Republicans will leave the race?

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Developers Arrested Over Building That Collapsed In Taiwan's Earthquake

February 9, 2016 - 4:57am

So far, 39 of the more than 40 people who died in the quake were residents of the Golden Dragon apartment building in the city of Tainan.

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Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

February 9, 2016 - 4:22am

The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly, and contractors worry about immigration fallout.

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