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Obama Wants Rules That Force Brokers To Put Clients' Interests First

February 23, 2015 - 12:21pm

The Obama administration says the current system promotes conflicts of interest, leads to high fees and erodes returns on investment.

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12 Feet: A Soaring New Broad Jump Record Is Set At NFL Combine

February 23, 2015 - 11:42am

If you're ever standing near Byron Jones when he jumps, you might want to stay well back. On Monday, the cornerback flew more than 12 feet from a standing start.

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50 Years Of Shrinking Union Membership, In One Map

February 23, 2015 - 11:04am

Union membership has been on a steady decline nationally since the middle of the last century. Watch as membership declines in states across the country.

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Iran Nuclear Talks Report Progress, While Critics Ratchet Up The Rhetoric

February 23, 2015 - 10:55am

U.S. and Iranian delegates are trying to settle on the framework for an accord on the future of Iran's nuclear program. Not everyone is impressed with this nuclear diplomacy.

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Administration Bars Health Plans That Won't Cover Hospital Care

February 23, 2015 - 10:40am

Companies mainly in lower-wage industries that hadn't previously offered health coverage had been flocking to the stripped-down plans for 2015.

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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

February 23, 2015 - 10:34am

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.

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Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

February 23, 2015 - 9:48am

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

February 23, 2015 - 9:45am

Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others were convicted of violating a law banning unlicensed protests. Activists said the sentences underscore the lengths the government will go to to stifle dissent.

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Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

February 23, 2015 - 9:34am

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.

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Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

February 23, 2015 - 9:34am

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.

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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

February 23, 2015 - 9:16am

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's diseases, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

February 23, 2015 - 9:16am

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and ALS, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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Ukraine Says It Can't Withdraw Weapons, Citing Attacks During Truce

February 23, 2015 - 7:04am

Noting deadly attacks by Russian-backed separatists who have renewed a push near the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine says it can't withdraw heavy weapons from the front lines.

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How We Talk About Our Teachers

February 23, 2015 - 5:02am

The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.

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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

February 23, 2015 - 4:24am

A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren't more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?

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Brutal ISIS Tactics Create New Levels Of Trauma Among Iraqis

February 23, 2015 - 4:23am

The self-styled Islamic State has made a practice of public beheadings and other horrific acts of violence. It's taking a huge toll on Iraqis, only a fraction of whom are getting the help they need.

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For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

February 23, 2015 - 4:22am

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.

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Immigration Courts 'Operating In Crisis Mode,' Judges Say

February 23, 2015 - 4:21am

The nation's immigration courts are jammed with the asylum cases of some 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border last summer. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.

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When Kids Think Parents Play Favorites, It Can Spell Trouble

February 23, 2015 - 4:20am

When children think they're being slighted, it can lead to risky behavior as teenagers, a study finds. Having warm, respectful relationships helps counteract the claim, "You always liked her best!"

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Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

February 23, 2015 - 12:41am

Swedish kids growing up in families that wash their dishes by hand are less likely to develop certain allergies than those in families with dishwashers, a study suggests. But there may be more to it.

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