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SeaWorld Ads Counter Criticism Over Treatment Of Whales

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SeaWorld has a new CEO and a new advertising campaign touting its care of killer whales. At the same time, a former orca trainer at the theme park has written a book criticizing his former employer.

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Hearing Set For Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl After Desertion Charges Filed

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009 and end up being held captive by the Taliban for five years.

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Republicans Join Fight To Reduce Prison Terms For Drug Crimes

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A small group of advocates has been working for years to overhaul the criminal justice system — to dial back long sentences for drug crimes, and let nonviolent inmates out of prison early.

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Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.

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Is Capitol Hill Ready To Rest Its Near-Annual 'Doc Fix' Exercise?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn't act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.

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Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.

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All Things Considered

California Attorney General Moves To Stop Anti-Gay Ballot Proposal

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vikram Amar, a law professor at the University of California, Davis, about the attorney general's move to halt a proposed initiative.

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All Things Considered

Calif. Lawyer's Ballot Proposal Calls Referendum System Into Question

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vikram Amar, a professor at the University of California, Davis School of Law, about the initiative that would allow the killing of gays and lesbians.

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All Things Considered

'Super-Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.

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Can Republicans Get Ahead In The 2016 Digital Race?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When Sen. Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring, it happened first on Twitter. Political news is breaking more and more on social media, and both sides face different challenges in reaching out.

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University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they're trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.

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Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.

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All Things Considered

Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.

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Takeaways From The Federal Report On Deadly Force By Philadelphia Cops

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Justice Department crunched years of data after Charles Ramsey, the city's police commissioner, requested that it look into how and when his officers used deadly force.

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Patients Often Aren't Offered Minimally Invasive Surgery

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Laparascopic surgery can be faster, safer and cheaper, but patients don't always get the choice even if it's appropriate, a study finds. Using it more often would reduce complications and save money.

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With Sen. Dan Coats' Retirement, One More Gone From The Old School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

These days, flying with both the defense hawks who want more money for the Pentagon and the budget hawks who want to attack the deficit has become more difficult within the GOP.

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Supreme Court Revives Pregnant UPS Worker's Discrimination Lawsuit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At issue is an employer's responsibilities under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The decision gives a former UPS driver another chance to show the company discriminated against her.

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Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices called a district court decision that upheld the state's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous."

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Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.

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SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Princeton Review wanted to use a line from her song "Fifteen" as an example of bad grammar. The problem is the lyric in question was misquoted.

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