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You Got What In The Mail? Home Test Boosts Colon Cancer Screening

Not enough people get screened for colon cancer, and minority or low-income people are even less likely. But simply sending people a test and following up by phone or mail got results.
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Teachers Unions Mobilize To Delay The Common Core

The president of the largest U.S. teachers union is calling on school districts to delay adopting the Common Core education standards. The union's the latest group to voice concerns over Common Core.
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Feeling The Fiscal Squeeze, EPA Seeks To Slim Down

The Environmental Protection Agency is offering buyouts to some of its employees. The move comes as a number of federal agencies, under pressure from the sequester, are trying to slim their budgets.
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Minority Aspirants To Federal Bench Are Hindered By Underrating

The American Bar Association ranks nominees to the federal bench, with low rankings making confirmation difficult. A new study finds that these rankings systematically underrate women and minorities.
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Portable Potables: How To Fight Drought By Reusing Water

David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, explains the many methods of capturing and reusing drinking water.
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Swiss Bank Finds Itself Under American Scrutiny

Credit Suisse has been accused by senators of helping American clients hide assets from the IRS. The Swiss bank's top executives are answering the allegations in a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
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Fed Up With Zero Tolerance In Schools, Advocates Push For Change

Studies show that harsh policies, including criminalization, don't help the students who are removed from the classroom — and that schools punish black, Latino and disabled students more harshly.
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Massachusetts Launches Health Care Shopping Experiment

How much is that colonoscopy? Finding out can range from hard to impossible. Massachusetts now requires that health care providers give patients prices within two days. But that doesn't always happen.
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Federal Judge Voids Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Saying that a Texas law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and demeans the dignity of homosexuals, a federal judge struck down the law Wednesday.
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'Planet Bonanza' Indeed: NASA Unveils 715 New Worlds

The space agency announces a stunning discovery, as the Kepler mission identifies 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The finding boosts the verified number of such planets by around 70 percent.

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