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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

In the state's agricultural Central Valley, planning is under way to transform peach and plum fields into Kings River Village, a solar-powered community that will send wastewater back into an aquifer.
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Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. Charged For Political Corruption

Rep. Fattah, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday over alleged involvement in a scheme that included bribery, illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.
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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don't always comply. They are improving, but the U.S. does not appear to actively enforce the federal law.
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Nobel Prize Winner Thinks No One Should Ever Retire

Muhammad Yunus — honored for loaning millions to poor women — just turned 75. And he's thrilled to keep on working: 'The word retirement is very harmful.'

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Doctors Devise A Better Way To Diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome

Doubters have said that merely shaking a baby can't cause brain damage or death. Listing six injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome will make it easier to identify child abuse, a study says.
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Can Donald Trump Build A Campaign To Last?

Veteran strategists say that while Trump has staffed up in early states, the Republican is missing the long-term campaign infrastructure and approach to go the distance.

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Texting While Walking: Are You Cautious Or Clueless?

People who text while walking change their pace and seem to walk more cautiously, a study says. But that doesn't mean you're not a menace to yourself and others.

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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam DuBose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.
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Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.
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U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Justice Department alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds.

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