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Chicago Bears Release Ray McDonald After Arrest For Domestic Violence

May 25, 2015 - 12:58pm

It is the defensive end's second arrest in the past nine months. Police in Santa Clara, Calif., say McDonald assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby.

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'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

May 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.

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In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

May 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

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Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

May 25, 2015 - 12:03pm

Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.

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For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

May 25, 2015 - 11:59am

They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.

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Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

May 25, 2015 - 11:05am

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.

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On Memorial Day, Obama Honors Sacrifices Of Service Members

May 25, 2015 - 10:09am

The president called Arlington National Cemetery "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes." It is, he said, "a reflection of America itself."

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Iraq, Iran Push Back Against Defense Secretary's Comments On Iraqi Forces

May 25, 2015 - 7:38am

In an interview Sunday with CNN, Ash Carter said Iraqi forces lacked the "will to fight" ISIS in Anbar Province and its capital, Ramadi.

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Police: Malaysia Uncovers 139 Mass Graves Believed To Hold Migrants

May 25, 2015 - 5:53am

Most of the victims are believed to be Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. They are held until their families pay more money, which few can afford to do.

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Ex-Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Sentenced To 8 Months In Corruption Trial

May 25, 2015 - 5:17am

Olmert, who led Israel until 2009, unlawfully accepted money from a U.S. supporter. He is appealing the decision to the Supreme Court.

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Texas Governor Calls Flood Damage 'Devastating'

May 25, 2015 - 4:52am

Gov. Greg Abbott lew over parts of the Blanco River today, a day after storms triggered flooding. At least three people are dead in Texas and Louisiana, and a dozen missing.

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Colleges To Students: Don't Trash Those Dorm Castoffs, Donate!

May 25, 2015 - 4:03am

As college students leave for the summer, many just throw away what they can't fit in the car for the ride home. But some schools are trying to find a new home for those campus castoffs.

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An Island Wonders: Why Are The Sharks Attacking So Often?

May 25, 2015 - 12:29am

Since 2011, the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has had 16 shark attacks, seven of them fatal. It's a sharp rise from previous years; Australia is the only country with more deaths during this span.

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Trying To Organize A Marathon, An Arab-Israeli Woman Runs Into Opposition

May 24, 2015 - 11:59pm

Conservatives in Tira pushed back hard at the idea of women and men running together in a public race. Someone went so far as to shoot at race organizer Haneen Radi's car. For now, the run is off.

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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

May 24, 2015 - 11:43pm

"I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see," says photographer David Jay. "And we need to see them because we created them."

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On Memorial Day, Learning The Story Behind The Markers

May 24, 2015 - 11:39pm

In a Boston neighborhood, WBUR's Steve Brown seeks out the story of a Marine honored by one of the many markers throughout the city that commemorates sacrifice in war.

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

May 24, 2015 - 11:37pm

The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500

May 24, 2015 - 10:01pm

The Colombian native came from dead last to finish first. He won the event in 2000 as a rookie.

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Capitol Police: Pressure Cooker In Suspicious Vehicle Destroyed

May 24, 2015 - 8:49pm

A bomb squad destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday on the National Mall and the vehicle's owner was arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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Death Toll Rises After Storms Barrel Through Plains, Midwest

May 24, 2015 - 4:28pm

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Three people were killed.

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