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Why Jeb Bush Can't Bank On Faith Like His Brother Did

Bush, who is likely running for president, is a firm Catholic. But that might not be enough for evangelical Christians in Iowa who see him as moderate and are looking elsewhere.
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Test Preppers, Take Note: Free SAT Study Tools Could Signal Sea Change

The College Board has announced a unique partnership with Khan Academy to make prep materials for the SAT college-entrance exam available for students.
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Emergency Rooms Crack Down On Abusers Of Pain Pills

Hospitals in some states have begun tracking the names of patients who show up repeatedly seeking opioids. Denying these patients pills saves hospitals money, but some doctors question the ethics.
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Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

Most commuter trains are several years away from implementing Positive Train Control system to prevent derailment. With Americans taking 490 million commuter rail trips last year, the stakes are high.
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Are The Vaccine Court's Requirements Too Strict?

Before awarding compensation, the court wants a "preponderance of evidence" that a vaccine caused the injury. Some years, the nearly $4 billion fund earns more interest than it pays out in claims.
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Coming Soon: More Ads On Instagram, And A 'Buy' Feature On Pinterest

Pinterest will launch an in-app "buy" button, and Instagram will soon target ads using demographic data from Facebook.
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Pro-Warren Group Disbands, As Senator Splits Again With Obama

A group pushing Elizabeth Warren to run for president moves on and "declares victory" in advancing her positions. But Warren is already on to new fights.
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ABC News Report Is 'Very Disconcerting,' Former TSA Administrator Says

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with John Pistole about the report that found 95 percent of recent covert tests of airport screeners were able to get past security.
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Senate Advances USA Freedom Act, After Republican Leaders Fail To Amend Bill

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a House-passed bill that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection program. Edward Snowden also spoke via videolink to a conference in London.
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Buzz Bissinger: With Caitlyn Jenner, 'You Feel A Connection'

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Buzz Bissinger about his profile of Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair and her gender transition. She is formerly known as Bruce, an Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon.

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