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Family Of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

The federal lawsuit accuses the Texas state trooper who arrested Bland of depriving her of her constitutional rights. Bland was found hanging in a jail cell three days later.
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Just How Arbitrary Is Fox's 10-Person GOP Debate Cutoff?

The top 10 candidates, as determined by Fox's analysis of polls, will debate Thursday. But even when you average polls together, it's tough to tell the difference between the lower-ranked hopefuls.
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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."
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Straighten Your Hair Without Frying It? Engineers Are On The Case

Heat can turn curly locks into a sleek 'do — and can also damage hair permanently. Engineers at Purdue are figuring out how hot is just hot enough when it comes to wielding that flat iron.
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Women, There's A Reason Why You're Shivering In The Office

Air conditioning standards are based on the needs of a 155-pound man. Researchers say it's time to admit that women don't need to be chilled as much and crank up the thermostat.
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Families Of Newtown Massacre Victims Reach $1.5 Million Settlement

The families of 16 victims sued the estate of shooter Adam Lanza's mother and will receive nearly $94,000 apiece under the deal. The settlement still needs a judge's approval.
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Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

The company that makes Spritam says the 3-D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.
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The Strangest Presidential Campaign Ever

In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.
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Circus Tent Collapse Kills 2 During Storm In New Hampshire

"We lost two lives — a father and a daughter — at an event that was supposed to be fun," Gov. Maggie Hassan says. Dozens of people were sent to hospitals.
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Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

A California playground embraces the value of wild play.

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