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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears.

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Michigan Man Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girl On His Porch

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The white homeowner said he shot the 19-year-old because he'd felt threatened when she pounded on his door after 4 a.m. She had crashed her car about half a mile from his house.

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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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Iselle Downgraded To Tropical Storm As It Spins Toward Hawaii

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The National Weather Service has downgraded Iselle to a tropical storm. Residents are still warned to take precautions.

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Bank Tellers Don't Believe Would-Be Robber

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A Virginia man rode a bike into the drive-through lane of a bank. He told the tellers he had a bomb. In Minnesota, police say a man drove a bulldozer while drunk and ended up in the Mississippi River.

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Political Adversaries Work To Reduce Alabama's Prison Population

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican State Sen. Cam Ward and Southern Poverty Law Center attorney Maria Morris about efforts to work across political lines to reduce the state prison population.

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Summer Food Program Tries To Reach At-Risk Kids

Thursday, August 07, 2014

For millions of kids, being out of school means missing out on a free or reduced-price meal. Summer food programs try to meet the need but for every child they reach, seven more kids miss out.

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Buick Regal Competes With German Luxury Cars

Thursday, August 07, 2014

GM is trying to breathe new life into its Buick brand. Consumer Reports says the 2015 Buick Regal is competitive with many of its rivals. GM designed the car to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

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NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.

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Long Process Begins To Win Non-Violent Drug Offenders Pardons

Thursday, August 07, 2014

It's all part of an effort to clear overcrowded prisons of non-violent drug offenders who would have received shorter sentences if they had been convicted today.

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?

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Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From 4 States

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.

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Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.

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Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.

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Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The real estate mogul was a pioneer of the New Jersey shore town's gambling industry. Its decline is hurting his name by association, Trump claims in a court filing.

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Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

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Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Obama administration began granting deportation relief with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012. But half of the eligible unauthorized immigrants still haven't applied.

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Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.

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