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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

March 3, 2015 - 2:03am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

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What Shapes Health? Join The Discussion On Harvard's Webcast

March 3, 2015 - 1:03am

People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

March 3, 2015 - 12:46am

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

March 3, 2015 - 12:41am

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

March 3, 2015 - 12:39am

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

March 3, 2015 - 12:37am

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

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Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

March 3, 2015 - 12:37am

Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.

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Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade

March 3, 2015 - 12:34am

Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.

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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

March 2, 2015 - 7:06pm

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

March 2, 2015 - 4:28pm

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

March 2, 2015 - 3:13pm

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

March 2, 2015 - 2:42pm

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

March 2, 2015 - 2:20pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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