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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

Monday, February 23, 2015

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.
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Advanced Placement History Test Accused Of Being Unpatriotic

Monday, February 23, 2015

An Oklahoma legislative panel is reviewing the latest Advanced Placement U.S. History course and could cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course focuses on the negative.
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How We Talk About Our Teachers

Monday, February 23, 2015

The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.
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Struggling Writer's Debut Novel Gets Coveted Oprah Winfrey Nod

Monday, February 23, 2015

Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.
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Homeland Security Warns Of Terrorist Threats Against U.S. Malls

Monday, February 23, 2015

The secretary of Homeland Security has issued a warning after a video purportedly from the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab called for Muslims to attack shopping malls.
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Runway Collections Inspired By Vibes From '60s And '70s

Monday, February 23, 2015

Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.
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'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne Win Big Oscar Prizes

Monday, February 23, 2015

Birdman was named best picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Julianne Moore won best actress for her work in Still Alice, and Eddie Redmayne won best actor in The Theory of Everything.
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OSCE Needs Better Technology To Monitor Ukrainian Truce, Zannier Says

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lamberto Zannier is the secretary general of the organization monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has sent about 400 observers.
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Kerry In Geneva For Latest Nuclear Talks With Iran

Monday, February 23, 2015

The latest round of nuclear talks regarding Iran have begun in Geneva. The U.S. and Iran are trying to iron out their differences ahead of a March 31 deadline for a framework on a potential deal.
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Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wil Smith, a single dad whom listeners met through StoryCorps, died Sunday. A few years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. (This conversation initially aired on Oct. 23, 2013 on Morning Edition).
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New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Monday, February 23, 2015

Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.
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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

Monday, February 23, 2015

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

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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Bad Weather Kept North Carolina Senators At Home — Except 1

Friday, February 20, 2015

Democratic Sen. Jeff Jackson had the chamber to himself, and he decided not to waste any time. He got right to work passing his agenda. Jackson tracked his imaginary progress on Facebook.
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Harris Wittels, Coined Term Humblebrag, Dies At 30

Friday, February 20, 2015

Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday. He was the executive producer of the NBC show Parks and Recreation. A humblebrag is a type of boast disguised in modesty.
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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

Friday, February 20, 2015

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.
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