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Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages In Florida

3 hours 50 min ago

The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.

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'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

5 hours 7 min ago

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.

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CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

5 hours 37 min ago

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.

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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

5 hours 42 min ago

Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve.

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Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

6 hours 19 min ago

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.

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The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

6 hours 36 min ago

Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.

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New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous

6 hours 50 min ago

Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.

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With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

7 hours 28 min ago

Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady, but not-yet-guaranteed progress.

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St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says

7 hours 47 min ago

Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.

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Apple Responds To BBC On Conditions At Asian iPhone Suppliers

8 hours 17 min ago

Jeff Williams, the tech giant's vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.

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Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

8 hours 37 min ago

The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.

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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

9 hours 10 min ago

Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.

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Instagram Is Now Valued At $35 Billion By Citigroup Analysts

9 hours 18 min ago

Less than three years ago, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The photo-sharing service is said to have more than 300 million users.

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At Last, I Meet My Microbes

9 hours 40 min ago

At 31, a woman had the bacteria in her gut catalogued as part of scientific project that aims to characterize the creatures that live inside us and affect our health. Here's what she found out.

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Obama's Wide-Ranging, Year-End News Conference

10 hours 9 min ago

The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

11 hours 41 min ago

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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Obama Says Sony Should Not Have Pulled Film Over Threats

11 hours 47 min ago

"That's not what America's about," the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview's release a "mistake." The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.

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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

12 hours 2 min ago

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.

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A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

12 hours 10 min ago

Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.

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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

12 hours 43 min ago

The draft plan indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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