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Duke University Backpedals After Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer

Friday, January 16, 2015

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the bell tower โ€” but then backtracked after getting threats.

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NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

Friday, January 16, 2015

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.

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Teens Who Skimp On Sleep Now Have More Drinking Problems Later

Friday, January 16, 2015

Missing out on sleep can lead to more than grumpiness. Teenagers who aren't getting enough sleep are also more apt to binge drink, a study finds, even years later.

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Fla. Police Department Used Black Mug Shots For Target Practice

Friday, January 16, 2015

The practice was discovered when a National Guard sergeant found that one of the mug shots was her brother's. The North Miami Beach police chief says pictures of whites and Hispanics are also used.

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Proposed NCAA Deal Would Restore Penn State Football Wins

Friday, January 16, 2015

The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

Friday, January 16, 2015

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

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Archdiocese Of St. Paul-Minneapolis Files Chapter 11

Friday, January 16, 2015

Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. 11 other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.

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A Weight-Loss Device Aims To Curb Hunger By Zapping A Nerve

Friday, January 16, 2015

A surgically implanted device similar to a pacemaker gained FDA approval after showing some weight loss in people who are obese. But people in a study who had sham devices lost weight, too.

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Duke's Muslim Students Prepare For Prayers Amid Controversy

Friday, January 16, 2015

They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.

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Arizona 1st In Nation To Require High Schoolers To Pass Civics Test

Friday, January 16, 2015

The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.

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Iowa's Sen. Ernst Grabs Spotlight That's Often Proven Too Hot

Friday, January 16, 2015

As often as not, the opportunity to speak right after the president has been the kiss of death for aspiring politicians โ€” especially for the GOP during the Obama years.

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In Support Of Seattle's Seahawks, City Hall Bans Cheese

Friday, January 16, 2015

The city manager of Bainbridge Island in Washington instituted the cheese ban. The Green Bay Packers, with their cheesehead fans, play the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. The winner heads to the Super Bowl.

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Oklahoma Executes 1st Inmate Since Lethal Injection Problems

Friday, January 16, 2015

More than 8 months after Oklahoma officials struggled to perform an execution, the state executed Charles Frederick Warner who was convicted in the 1997 rape and beating death of an 11-month-old girl.

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How Cars Evolved Over The Last Decade

Friday, January 16, 2015

Year after year, little by little, cars are guiding drivers, protecting them from their incompetence and distractions, squeezing out more fuel economy and making everyone on the roads safer.

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By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

Friday, January 16, 2015

Jason Comely's fear of rejection was so strong that he'd become completely isolated. So he set out to get himself rejected at least once a day, every day. Funny thing is, it worked.

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NYPD Disciplinary Problems Linked To A 'Failure Of Accountability'

Friday, January 16, 2015

The New York Police Department is one of the most sophisticated in the world, with advanced systems for fighting crime. But it's not so good at policing its own officers, criminal justice experts say.

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Oklahoma Executes An Inmate For First Time Since Lethal Injection Disaster In April

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Charles Frederick Warner's execution had been postponed while Oklahoma revamped its drug combination and procedures.

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After Saying Yes, Duke Nixes Muslim Call To Prayer From Chapel Bell Tower

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The school had announced it would allow the traditional call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The decision was excoriated, and today the private university in Durham, N.C., reversed course.

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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

Thursday, January 15, 2015

California is seen as an Obamacare success story. But tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state have only one insurer available on the health plan exchange.

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