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When Bad Things Happen To Planes, Flight Codes Get 'Retired'

Malaysia Airlines says it will stop using codes associated with its missing Flight MH370 as a "mark of respect" for the plane's passengers and crew. It's a long-standing industry practice.
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What's Holding Up Ukraine Aid Bill In Congress? Anger Over IRS

Republicans say that to get the measure passed new IRS rules that make it harder for tax-exempt groups to veer into politics must be withdrawn.
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A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. It's new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of Joe.
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App Connects Military Families

Military families face unique challenges in finding aid for veterans. Now there's an app to help. A member of the National Military Family Association tells us how.
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Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

Many cities are undergoing economic change as new residents and businesses move in. We hear from a housing expert and residents on both sides of America's gentrification debate.
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Statins Might Not Cause Aching Muscles, But Diabetes Risk Is Real

An analysis of research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs shows that most side effects are no more common with them than with placebo drugs. But statins can raise the risk of diabetes.
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Holder Backs Reduced Sentences For Some Drug Traffickers

The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.
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Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.
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Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.
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Small-Scale Attacks Could Bring Down U.S. Power Grid, Report Says

Last year, snipers nearly knocked out an electric substation in California. If just nine such facilities were put out of commission, the entire grid could go down for months, federal regulators warn.

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