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Thai Court Charges Ex-Premier Yingluck With Negligence

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was ousted in a military coup in May, will be tried for her role in overseeing a failed policy to boost the price of rice paid to mostly poor, rural farmers.

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Tunisian Museum Attack: 'I Thought It Was A Game,' Witness Says

Thursday, March 19, 2015

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack that struck travelers from Japan, France, and other countries. Tunisia's president says his nation is "in a merciless war against terrorism."

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When The KKK Was Mainstream

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In 1920s America the insidious Invisible Empire was not only visible; it participated in otherwise polite society.

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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

Thursday, March 19, 2015

America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.

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A First For Joe: Biden Could Break Tie To Confirm Attorney General

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Vice presidents have cast 244 tiebreakers in the Senate, but if Biden rescues Loretta Lynch's bid, it will be the first time it has been used for a Cabinet nomination.

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Australian Leader Raises Furor In Parliament With 'Goebbels' Comment

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Roars of disapproval rang out in Australia's Parliament on Thursday, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Labor leader Bill Shorten "the Dr. Goebbels of economic policy."

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'Mountaineer' Is A Must-Read Of Soviet Sci-Fi

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky were at the heart of Soviet science fiction; reviewer Juan Vidal says The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is less edgy than some of their work, but still a must-read.

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Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Thursday, March 19, 2015

With its flashy swagger and quotable one-liners, Empire, the Fox series about a black music label, has become a cultural phenomenon. A watch party in D.C., had just as much.

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A Once-Guarded Tradition Spills Open In New Orleans' Streets

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Mardi Gras Indians have become a central part of the city's celebrations, but there was a time when residents found them mysterious and outsiders even considered them dangerous.

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Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.

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More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.

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One Year After Mudslide, First Responders Tackle Emotional Damage

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This weekend, residents of Washington state will mark one year since a massive mudslide devastated a small community, killing 43 people and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of minutes.

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How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In The Battle of Versailles, fashion critic Robin Givhan tells the story of the groundbreaking runway show that pitched French couture designers against American up-and-comers.

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As Women Try Out For Armor Units, 'If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As part of an experiment, the men and women of a Marine armor unit are being assessed on difficult physical tasks, such as hooking up heavy towing gear. The women are keeping up, but it's a struggle.

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The president defends his economic track record, even as Republicans are trying to change the government's fiscal course. House and Senate committees unveiled draft budgets that would cut spending.

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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.

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Blue Shield Of California Loses Exemption From State Taxes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The state's third largest insurer reportedly has $4.2 billion in financial reserves. The firm's former public policy director says the insurer is "unwilling or incapable" of serving the public good.

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Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is likely to cause President Obama more headaches when it comes to dealing with Republicans, the Iran negotiations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.

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How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.

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