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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

November 21, 2014 - 2:27pm

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

November 21, 2014 - 2:01pm

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

November 21, 2014 - 1:49pm

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

November 21, 2014 - 1:46pm

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

November 21, 2014 - 1:46pm

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.

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In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

November 21, 2014 - 1:22pm

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.

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Texas Hits The Books

November 21, 2014 - 1:22pm

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

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Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

November 21, 2014 - 1:09pm

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.

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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

November 21, 2014 - 1:05pm

The actions announced Thursday are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.

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Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

November 21, 2014 - 12:16pm

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

November 21, 2014 - 4:55am

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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Still Reeling From SCOTUS Decision, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

November 21, 2014 - 4:37am

The streaming company's founder said fallout from a Supreme Court ruling in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

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U.S. Transfers 5 Guantanamo Detainees To Georgia, Slovakia

November 21, 2014 - 3:36am

Four of them become the first Yemeni detainees to be transferred since 2010. There are still 143 men at the American prison in Guantanamo.

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Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

November 21, 2014 - 1:19am

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

November 21, 2014 - 1:18am

A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.

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Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

November 21, 2014 - 1:17am

When it comes to raising assault awareness among would-be victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims.

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Snowed-Out Buffalo Bills To Play N.Y. Jets In Detroit

November 21, 2014 - 1:10am

The Bills were to play at home on Sunday against the Jets. The NFL moved the game to Monday night after Buffalo got walloped by a snowstorm., and the two teams will face off in Detroit.

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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

November 20, 2014 - 6:14pm

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.

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WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

November 20, 2014 - 5:39pm

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

November 20, 2014 - 3:23pm

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.

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