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Border crisis could last a while

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:12am
Ruben Navarrette says the U.S. can make token efforts to send back immigrant children but they won't be enough to stop the tide of those crossing borders out of desperation
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'Gay gene' doesn't need cure

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:12am
Tim Holbrook says even if there's a gay gene, there's no need for treatment since gays and lesbians are not sick.
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Kissinger 'resting' after heart surgery

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:11am
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve, a New York hospital says.
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Votes in: Best amusement parks

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:02am
In the hunt for the world's best amusement park, the people have spoken -- and it seems the people like mixing with creatures who eat a lot of fish.
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Shoppers free kids left in mom's hot car

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:59am
Texas shoppers frantically tried to free two children left in a hot vehicle while their mom was getting a haircut.
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Look at me! 14 selfies of the week

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:53am
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Man breaks into Kennedy compound, 'looking for Katy Perry'

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:55am
A man wearing a Captain America T-shirt and camouflage shorts broke into the Kennedy compound in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, police said. When officers asked him what he was doing there, he replied: "Looking for Katy Perry."
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9-year-old girl dies from brain-eating amoeba in water

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:58pm
A brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old girl.
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Is baseball on its way out?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:54pm
Where'd all the baseball fans go?,asks Mike Downey. Attendance at games and TV viewership are way down; it seems the game's status as the great American pastime is slipping
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Oracle braces for immigrant children's arrival

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:05pm
The national debate over what to do with unaccompanied immigrant children will heat up Tuesday in Oracle, Arizona.
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Do we have drinking age wrong?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:13pm
The national drinking age isn't based on clear science about the difference between 18- and 21-year-old brains.
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Pulitzer winner, symbol of immigration debate, detained

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:10pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas suspected he wouldn't get out.
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DEA probes NFL drug abuse?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:20pm
The DEA is launching an investigation into claims that NFL players illegally have been given powerful painkillers, among other prescription drugs, to keep them on the field, according to a source.
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Inequality persists in health care

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:36pm
Growing up in the Jim Crow-era South, we saw firsthand the great disparities in health care suffered by African-Americans. The lack of access to basic services, the dearth of black physicians and the often overtly racist attitudes of white health care providers contributed to higher rates of infant mortality, chronic illnesses and shorter life expectancy.
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Anthrax investigation: USDA finds more CDC lab problems

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:28am
Four days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded its investigation into June's accidental anthrax exposure, more details are being released about the government health agency's mishandling of potentially dangerous pathogens.
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See dogs surf the waves

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:03am
More than 50 dogs took to the water with their owners in the annual Petco Surf Dog Competition in San Diego.
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Teen: Instagram booted me for my weight

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:01am
Instagram apologized for deleting an account of an Ohio college student who said she was kicked off for being overweight.
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Why Holder made whites mad

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:54am
Dorothy Brown says by commenting that 'racial animus' may in part drive opposition to Obama, the Attorney General allowed many whites the too-rare experience of hearing what a black man is thinking about race
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Why's Rick Perry being mean?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:54am
Tim Stanley says it's as transparent as the Texas governor's new glasses--a tactical slam of a possible 2016 opponent that misrepresents the Kentucky senator's positions
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We're genetically linked to pals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:49am
This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, "You've got a friend in me."
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