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4-year-old Girl Boards Bus Alone At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

Monday, March 30, 2015

The bus driver called police and she was returned safely to her family. On local TV, the girl's mom told her, "Yes, you can have a slushie. Next time just ask me to take you."
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Twitter Account Chronicles Adventures Of 'Florida Man'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Someone tweets real news articles in which a "Florida Man" does dumb things. Public Policy Polling checked Florida Man's approval rating, and found his numbers are better than many politicians.
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Congressional Panels Probe Opiate Prescriptions At Wis. VA Hospital

Monday, March 30, 2015

Two congressional committees travel to the town of Tomah, Wis., on Monday to hold a hearing on the VA hospital there. The hospital has been singled out for over prescribing opiates to vets.
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Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

Monday, March 30, 2015

Islamist insurgents have reportedly killed about 40 people, as the polling for a new president continued into Sunday. Voting was extended after technical problems kept some from casting their ballots.
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Recovery Efforts Continue For Victims of Germanwings Crash

Monday, March 30, 2015

At the same time, the German media are reporting that 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have seen a doctor for physical problems as well as psychological issue.
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Politics In The News: Religious Freedom Act

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday said he supports an effort to "clarify the intent" of a new law that would allow businesses in the state to cite religious objections to refuse to serve gay people.
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Tikrit Battle: U.S. And Iran-Backed Militias Are On The Same Side

Monday, March 30, 2015

In the battle to re-capture the Iraqi city from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, two influential players are fighting uncomfortably on the same side: the U.S. and Shiite militias backed by Iran.
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Specialists Monitor Conditions To Predict Northwest's Water Supply

Monday, March 30, 2015

Snow levels are at record lows for Washington and Oregon. That could create problems later on in the dry season when there's no more snow to feed rivers that depend on snowmelt.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Bog Down As Tuesday Deadline Approaches

Monday, March 30, 2015

Talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program to peaceful purposes continue. An Iranian negotiator is quoted as rejecting the idea that Iran would ship some of its nuclear fuel out of the country.
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Yemenis Pay The Price For Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes continue in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. And as usual, there was no warning. Residents worry that soon the battle will move from the sky to Yemen's soil.
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Prosecutors In Boston Marathon Bombing To Wrap Up Their Case

Monday, March 30, 2015

Emotional testimony is expected before the government rests its case against admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The defense team's goal is to convince at least 1 juror that he doesn't deserve to die.
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In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

Monday, March 30, 2015

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.
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Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

Monday, March 30, 2015

Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.
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Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

Monday, March 30, 2015

In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.
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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

Monday, March 30, 2015

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.
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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

Monday, March 30, 2015

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains โ€” in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
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Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk โ€” But You Still Need To Exercise

Monday, March 30, 2015

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.
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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tight elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.
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Social Media Posts Help Police Nab Suspect

Friday, March 27, 2015

While police in Fairfield, Maine, were searching for a supsect, he was posting on Snapchat. A friend told police where he was hiding, according to the Morning Sentinel.
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Buffalo Fans Cheer Sabres 4-Game Losing Streak

Friday, March 27, 2015

In the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres and the Arizona Coyotes are battling for the title of the worst in the league. The loser would get better odds of landing a top draft pick.
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