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Doctors Join Forces With Lawyers To Reduce Firearms Deaths

February 26, 2015 - 8:51am

More than 32,000 people die each year in the United States in gun-related suicides, violence and accidents. The physicians seek universal background checks and other measures to reduce the toll.

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet'

February 26, 2015 - 8:46am

The FCC approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the agency will ensure that no entity "should control free open access to the Internet."

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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

February 26, 2015 - 8:27am

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.

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How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation

February 26, 2015 - 8:16am

Hundreds of outspoken African Americans moved America toward Emancipation.

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

February 26, 2015 - 7:01am

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote: Here's What You Need To Know

February 26, 2015 - 12:08am

The FCC is set to vote on whether to reclassify the Internet as a utility. If it votes in the affirmative, the commission will not allow Internet service providers to throttle traffic.

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Dentists Have No Right To Limit Who Can Whiten Your Teeth, Justices Say

February 25, 2015 - 7:40pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a North Carolina case that a board made up largely of dentists may not regulate whitening services.

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Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

February 25, 2015 - 5:46pm

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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Obama: "I Am Absolutely Confident... We're Doing Right Thing' On Immigration

February 25, 2015 - 5:01pm

Speaking in Miami, Obama said his executive actions on immigration will ultimately be upheld by the court system. Still, Obama said, the only way to solve this permanently is through legislation.

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A Detroit Opera Celebrates Frida Kahlo's Life And Cooking

February 25, 2015 - 3:34pm

The Michigan Opera Theater is mounting a production in March of Frida. The city's Mexican restaurants are getting involved by honoring the Mexican artist's recipes and cooking with special menus.

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Morgan Stanley Agrees To $2.6 Billion Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlement

February 25, 2015 - 3:14pm

The settlement is the latest in a string tied to the mortgage practices that led to the housing bubble, which was mostly responsible for the great recession.

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High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

February 25, 2015 - 2:44pm

Did Abercrombie & Fitch violate a prohibition against religious discrimination by not hiring a woman who wears a hijab? The company contends it just has a neutral policy against wearing caps.

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Global Rules Of Greeting Vary, But Biden And Travolta Get No Support

February 25, 2015 - 2:38pm

The vice president and the actor are getting panned for the way they greeted women in the past week. That made us wonder: What's the greeting etiquette in parts of the world we cover in our blog?

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What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

February 25, 2015 - 2:28pm

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

February 25, 2015 - 2:00pm

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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An Owl Is Attacking And Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

February 25, 2015 - 1:59pm

Drones aren't the only airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing the Dutch town of Purmerend. Hormones, perhaps? Or maybe it's just hungry.

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Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

February 25, 2015 - 1:58pm

Regulations intended to block money from getting to terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.

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At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries

February 25, 2015 - 1:33pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a lead among other hospital systems in the country to keep nurses and other staff from getting injured when they move and lift patients.

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Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

February 25, 2015 - 1:25pm

The government says free expression can combat radicalization. Yet a military court recently sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for a Facebook post deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates.

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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

February 25, 2015 - 1:19pm

In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.

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