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California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Paper or plastic? If you're at a restaurant in the coastal city of Fort Bragg, Calif., that's what your food is likely to be served on these days.

The drought-stricken city, located about 170 miles north of San Francisco, recently declared a "stage 3" water emergency, which makes it ...

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WATCH: 'Mighty Mites' Team Stops Playing Football To Do The 'Whip,' 'Nae Nae'

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Sometimes when a funky beat drops, you can't help but break out in dance.

That's what happened when many of the kids on the Mighty Mites football team from Milford, Mass., were scrimmaging during halftime of a varsity football game, according to The Washington Post.

Silento's hit song "Watch ...

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After Employees Mob Air France Executives, French Government Gets Involved

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls paid a swift visit to corporate offices of beleaguered airliner Air France on Tuesday, a day after two of the company's executives were mobbed by protesters and had their shirts and suit jackets ripped from their bodies.

The executives had been taking part in meetings ...

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California Governor Signs Physician-Assisted-Suicide Bill Into Law

Monday, October 05, 2015

With the stroke of a pen, California Gov. Jerry Brown made it legal for physicians in the state to prescribe lethal doses of medications if their terminally ill patients wish to end their lives.

Brown signed the "End of Life Act" into law on Monday, and in doing so California ...

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American Apparel, Best Known For Racy Ads, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Monday, October 05, 2015

American Apparel, the trendy clothing company perhaps best known for its racy, sexually charged ads, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday.

The made-in-the-U.S.A. clothing chain announced it had reached an agreement with 95 percent of its secured lenders to put in place what it is calling "a comprehensive ...

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U.S. General Says Afghan Forces Called For Kunduz Airstrike

Monday, October 05, 2015

The U.S. airstrike this weekend that hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 22 civilians, was requested by Afghan forces, according to the top U.S. general in Afghanistan.

Gen. John Campbell, addressing reporters Monday at the Pentagon, said Afghan forces advised they were taking fire from Taliban ...

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#NPRreads: China's One-Child Policy, And Pat Sajak's Politics

Friday, October 02, 2015

NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you three ...

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We Need 2 Talk: Most Teens Still Start, End Their Relationships Offline

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Pew Research Center released a new study Thursday that examines just how much technology is embedded in the romantic relationships of teenagers. Half of the more than 1,000 teens ages 13 to 17 said they have let someone know they have feelings for them on social media sites such ...

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EPA Issues New Standard Restricting Ozone Emissions

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rule sets reduces the threshold for the particles that contribute to smog at 70 parts per billion, lower than than 75 ppb currently on the bo...

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Study: Social Media Play Key Role In Maintaining Teen Romances

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Nearly two-thirds of teens say social media makes them feel more connected to what's happening in their significant other's life, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

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Tesla Unveils Its Model X, Complete With A 'Bioweapon Defense' Button

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tesla unveiled its much-anticipated Model X on Tuesday night after nearly two years of delays.

CEO Elon Musk took the wraps off the all-electric SUV at an event near the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. As an added bonus, he gave keys to a handful of lucky customers who can ...

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Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim are longtime friends and fans of Shakespeare. They blog about the bard at their site “Everyday Shakespeare” and ...

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Taliban Fighters Overrun Afghan Security Forces, Reported In Control Of Kunduz

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hundreds of Taliban militants stormed the Afghan city of Kunduz early Monday, reportedly taking control of a hospital, freeing hundreds of prisoners and advancing towards the city's airport.

In what appears to be a well-coordinated, multi-pronged attack, Taliban fighters converged from different directions, stunning security forces. The Associated Press ...

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N.Y. Prison Worker Who Helped Inmates Escape Gets Up To 7 Years

Monday, September 28, 2015

A former prison worker who helped two convicted murders escape from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York was sentenced Monday to up to seven years behind bars.

Under the terms of a plea deal, Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces a minimum sentence of 2 years and 4 months in prison. ...

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German Prosecutors Investigating Former Volkswagen CEO

Monday, September 28, 2015

German prosecutors announced Monday that they have begun a criminal investigation of Martin Winterkorn, the former Volkswagen CEO who stepped down last week amid a widening scandal involving the automaker's use of technology that cheats emissions tests.

The investigation will focus on whether fraud was committed through the sale of ...

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Senate Vote To Keep Government Funded Fails As Shutdown Nears

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Senate Democrats today blocked a Republican plan to keep the federal government open beyond next week. Their objection was that it also denied federal funds to Planned Parenthood.

With only days left before an Oct. 1 shutdown, the short-term measure that would fund the government through mid-December fell well short ...

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Obama And Putin To Meet One-On-One Next Week In New York

Thursday, September 24, 2015

President Obama is set to have a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

It's not clear exactly when the two leaders would meet, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the encounter would happen Monday when Putin is scheduled ...

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Kentucky Clerk Again Accused Of Interfering With County Marriage Licenses

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is once again being accused of hampering the processing of marriage forms, according to new court filings.

The court documents, filed by the American Civil Liberty Union attorneys ...

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EU To Begin Slapping Labels On Products Produced In Israeli Settlements

Monday, September 21, 2015

European Union officials will forge ahead with a controversial plan to begin labeling products produced in Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post.

The publication, citing an Army Radio interview with an unnamed European Union ...

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How Equal Is American Opportunity? Survey Shows Attitudes Vary By Race

Monday, September 21, 2015

A new survey shows a majority of Americans, regardless of race, agree that race relations have worsened nationally in the past year — but on questions of equality, opinions were split between white and African-American respondents.

According to a PBS Newshour/Marist Poll, a racial divide still persists on how Americans ...

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