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Tension From Utility Companies Casts A Shadow On Rooftop Solar Industry

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

There's growing tension between the rooftop solar panel industry and traditional utility companies as solar continues to grow in popularity. Melissa Block speaks with Joby Warrick of the Washington Post.

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Think Man-Sized Swimming Centipede — And Be Glad It's A Fossil

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This sea monster swam Earth's seas about 480 million years ago and was the biggest creature of its day, scientists say.

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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of Southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.

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Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A dentist unearths documents detailing the sugar industry's influence over the National Institutes of Health's research agenda in the 1960s and 1970s. At issue: setting limits for sugar intake.

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Lost Love Letter Resurfaces After 70 Years

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

From WWII Europe, Bill Moore wrote a love letter to Bernadean. When it was found at a thrift shop, Denver's KMGH-TV helped return the letter. Moore said of his late wife Bernadean, "I loved her."

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D.C. Court Orders Row House Resident Not To Smoke

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In Washington, D.C., neighbors complained that Edwin Gray's cigarette smoke came through a hole in the row house basement, according to WJLA TV. The precedent-setting court order is temporary.

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Defense Looks For Ways To Make Admitted Boston Bomber More Sympathetic

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Prosecutors showed jurors a confession that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote on the inside of the boat where he hid from police. The defense disputed claims that tweets showed he was a violent radical.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."

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Critics Take Aim At Port Of Seattle's Lease With Shell Oil

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Port of Seattle has leased space to Shell Oil to dock ships and store Arctic drilling rigs in the off season. City officials and environmentalists question that decision and want Shell out.

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9 Iraqi Interpreters Sue U.S. Government Over Visa Delays

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thousands of Iraqis and Afghans have been resettled in the U.S. through a special visa program, but hundreds of cases are on hold.

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In Retrospect, Clinton Says She Should Have Used Separate Emails

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ex-Secretary of State Clinton, who has been under fire for her use of a personal email address while in office, has turned over 55,000 pages of her official correspondence to the State Department.

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Caddies File $50 Million Class-Action Lawsuit Against PGA Tour

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

More than 100 caddies filed legal action against the Professional Golfers Association for $50 million in advertising revenue. Renee Montagne talks to Rex Hoggard, a senior writer at the Golf Channel.

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Veterans Choice Act Fails To Ease Travel Burdens For Vets In Need Of Care

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last year, Congress tried to make getting care for vets easier by giving them the option of going outside of VA facilities. Seems pretty simple, but making that rule work hasn't been all that easy.

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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The price of copper is down 40 percent from four years ago. Arizona residents from smaller mining towns worry about job losses, but some companies are planning to expand in the state.

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States Aim To Restrict Medically Induced Abortions

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One in four abortions is induced with medications rather than a surgical procedure. But the process faces a growing number of legal restrictions, including a law in Ohio.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded. He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Highlight Benefits Of Youthful Matrimony

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Southern Baptist Convention is quietly nudging its 16 million members to tie the knot at a younger age. Baptist leaders say that marriage should be considered a foundation of adult life.

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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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