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2 Stories Of Law And Order

3 hours 19 min ago

In Farmington, N.H., cops cruise the streets looking for good behavior. When they see it, they hand out restaurant coupons. And in Finland, fines are based on income — some can really add up.

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Researchers Explain Why Indian Cuisine Is Exquisite

3 hours 25 min ago

An epic study of recipes was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology. It says Indian dishes contain a little bit of everything — especially of unlike flavors.

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Federal Agents Carry Out Search For Evidence Of Illegal Support For 'Birth Tourism'

4 hours 40 min ago

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says some wealthy foreigners seek to give birth to their children in the U.S. so they will obtain U.S. citizenship.

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Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

5 hours 58 min ago

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

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Opening Statements To Begin Nearly 2 Years After Boston Bombing

6 hours 9 min ago

Twelve jurors and six alternates will spend the next several months considering the 30 federal charges against alleged bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors say they have a mountain of evidence.

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Did Netanyahu's Capitol Hill Speech Affect Nuclear Talks In Switzerland?

6 hours 9 min ago

As the Israeli prime minister attacked a nuclear deal with Iran in a speech ti Congress, Secretary of State Kerry sat with his Iranian counterpart in Switzerland, trying to reach a framework deal.

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Federal Findings Don't Surprise Ferguson Protesters

6 hours 9 min ago

Civil rights investigators say police In Ferguson arrest African Americans and charge them more often than white people. Ferguson residents say they're happy that someone finally heard the complaints.

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DOJ: Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate Against African Americans

6 hours 9 min ago

A Justice Department investigation finds police and local courts in Ferguson, Mo., routinely violate the constitution and federal laws. Civil rights investigators cite a pattern of racial bias.

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Clinton Speaks To 30th Anniversary Gala Of EMILY's List

6 hours 9 min ago

Former Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a large group of female political donors Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

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How Jewish Should Israel Be? 2 Israelis Voters Have Answers

6 hours 9 min ago

Israeli voters go to the polls in two weeks. One issue that prompted the government's fall in December was an impassioned debate over exactly how Jewish this democratic country should be.

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House Votes To Fund DHS Without Immigration Curbs

6 hours 9 min ago

The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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Without Apprenticeships, Migrant Germans Lack Career Opportunties

6 hours 9 min ago

Germany is home to about 4 million Muslims, many of them born there. But they are often not embraced by society. A study found Germans with immigrant roots are often passed over for apprenticeships.

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Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

7 hours 28 min ago

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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Alex Rodriguez Is Back, For Better Or Worse

7 hours 28 min ago

As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

7 hours 30 min ago

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

March 3, 2015 - 10:58am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

March 3, 2015 - 6:47am

A rare cluster of storms dropped so much hail on Huntington Beach, it appeared blanketed in snow. Kids had snowball fights and photos circulated on social media of an icy snowman on the sand.

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Hockey Player's Daughter Is Happy Her Dad Is Coming Home

March 3, 2015 - 6:44am

Jordyn Leopold missed her dad and wrote a letter to get him a new job. Jordan Leopold was traded from the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild. His team says the letter wasn't a factor.

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What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

March 3, 2015 - 5:44am

The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

March 3, 2015 - 5:37am

Tikrit, home town to Saddam Hussein, had been captured last year by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The new military offensive is relying heavily on support from Iran.

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