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U.S. Government Teams Up With Private Sector To Stave Off Cocoa Crisis

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Chocolate is both increasingly popular and under assault from diseases that infect cocoa plants. Scientists are working to find varieties that will resist diseases and keep the world's sweet tooth satisfied.
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As Economy Improves, Wages Remain Stagnant

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Monthly unemployment figures are released on Friday. The economy is rebounding and employers are hiring, but wages aren't going up as fast. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal."
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Clinton's Private Email Server Has Legal Advantages But Also Vulnerabilities

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Not only did Hillary Clinton exclusively use a personal email account while she was secretary of state. She also stored those messages in a private server at the Clinton family home in Chappaqua, New York, according to the Associated Press. While many of those messages are tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, it's not clear they are well-protected from hackers.
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Report Finds Ferguson Polarized But Mayor Says Change Is Underway

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice has found systematic racial bias in the manner in which the city of Ferguson treats its African American citizens. The mayor insists change is under way, but some of the city's residents doubt tensions between police and black residents will quickly abate.
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Identitiy Of Homeless Man Shot By LAPD Still Unclear

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The weekend shooting took place in the city's Skid Row neighborhood and raised questions about use of force. Authorities say the victim had assumed the identity of someone else — a French national.
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For Dementia Patients, Behavioral Therapy May Outweigh Antipsychotic Drugs

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A new study in the British Medical Journal finds that non-drug approaches to treating symptoms of dementia work better than using drugs, particularly antipsychotics.
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Money Drove Criminal Justice System In Ferguson, DOJ Report Says

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Justice Department says police and courts in Ferguson, Mo., violated black residents' civil rights because officials saw them as a source of revenue. They were given excessive fines and fees.
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John Ridley Explores Family, Race And Justice In TV's 'American Crime'

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The writer-director's new show, premiering Thursday on ABC, opens with the home invasion murder of a war veteran. We learn about the crime through characters diverse viewpoints.
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In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

Thursday, March 05, 2015

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.
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Japanese World War II Battleship Musashi Found, Billionaire Paul Allen Says

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Microsoft co-founder says his team found the ship's wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines. The vessel was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.
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2 Stories Of Law And Order

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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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Government Cracks Down On 'Birth Tourism' In Southern Calif.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Federal agents searched about 50 locations in Southern California on Tuesday for evidence of "maternal tourism" operations there.
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House Votes To Fund DHS Without Immigration Curbs

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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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How Jewish Should Israel Be? 2 Israelis Voters Have Answers

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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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Opening Statements To Begin Nearly 2 Years After Boston Bombing

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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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DOJ: Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate Against African Americans

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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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