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Despite A Wave Of Data Breaches, Fed Says Patient Privacy Isn't Dead

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hackers may have gained access to records for 11 million people covered by Premera Blue Cross. It's the latest lapse keeping an obscure government agency that investigates the breaches busy.

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Both Parties Agree The Food Stamp Program Needs To Change. But How?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Republicans argue the SNAP program would be more efficient if it were run by states. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is funding an initiative to move recipients into jobs.

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From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Los Angeles criminal court judge has organized a running club made up of residents from Skid Row's Midnight Mission. This weekend, the club is running far away from home.

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Pretty Yende: An Opera Star Whose Rise Began With A Fall

Friday, March 20, 2015

A mishap in the South African soprano's Metropolitan Opera debut still makes her laugh, but that night ended with a standing ovation. Now she's in Los Angeles for The Marriage of Figaro.

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Dad To Son: 'Live With Hands Unfolded ... Release Your Gifts To World'

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fourth-grader Aiden Sykes asks his father, Albert, some of the heavy questions on his mind and gets some meaningful words in return. "My dream is for you to live out your dreams," Albert tells him.

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'A Proud Walk': 3 Voices On The March From Selma To Montgomery

Friday, March 20, 2015

Following the Bloody Sunday crackdown in Selma, Ala., Martin Luther King Jr. called for support across the U.S. People of different races and religions flocked to the state. Three of them look back.

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Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

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Obama To Iranians: 'Best Opportunity In Decades' For A Different Future

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The president's greeting marks the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran about the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

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In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.

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Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

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Australia Taking Over Local Government On Tiny, Bankrupt Island

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Norfolk Island, home to descendants of sailors who mutinied on the HMS Bounty in 1789, will be administered from Canberra beginning next year.

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Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

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'The Gunman': The Tale Of A Do-Gooder Defined By His Pecs

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Director Pierre Morel, who also did the original Taken, introduces Sean Penn to similar middle-aged butt-kicker territory with a distinct lack of purpose.

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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

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We May Have Snakes To Thank For Our Acute Vision

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a new paper supporting the snake-detection theory, a set of hypotheses suggesting we owe certain features of our evolution to the risks posed by snakes.

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Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.

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Despite Cease-Fire, Skirmishes Carry On Along Ukraine's Front Line

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Separatists and their Russian allies are still trading fire with Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine, and casualty counts are rising. The separatists haven't withdrawn heavy weapons, Ukrainians say.

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How Much (Or Little) The Middle Class Makes, In 30 U.S. Cities

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What do families in the middle of the income distribution actually make in cities around the United States?

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N.Y. Judge Rejects Release Of Grand Jury Testimony In Eric Garner Case

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Garner died last July after being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested for selling loose cigarettes on the sidewalk. A grand jury decided not to indict the officer involved in the death.

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'Looks Like Laury' Shines The Power Of Friendship On A Failing Mind

Thursday, March 19, 2015

When actress and writer Laury Sacks started losing words fast, her best friends, who happened to be filmmakers, captured her experience. Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury shows how they reached her.

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