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Jury Confirms Aurora Theater Shooter Is Eligible For Death Penalty

Convicted of first-degree murder, James Holmes faces either a lifetime prison sentence or execution for a Colorado shooting rampage.
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Think America's Roads Are Crumbling? Not Quite

A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.
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How Democratic-Leaning Detroit Helped Shape Ben Carson's Conservative Views

Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community, but a look at where Carson grew up reveals a young man determined to carve his own path.
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Administration Prods States To Scrutinize Insurers' Rate Hikes

As health insurers propose their rates for 2016, state agencies are So far only a handful of states have finalized rates for 2016.
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From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

Journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin discuss upspeak, vocal fry and why women's voices are changing — and whether or not that's a problem.
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Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.
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What The College Kids Are Reading

Book programs for freshmen — and sometimes a whole campus or community — are meant to spark discussion and unity. This year's picks at eight U.S. schools range from chilling nonfiction to poetry.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive against Islamic State forces.
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Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong

A new study by Google indicates that experts and non-experts have very different approaches to securing their online data. And the non-experts should probably rethink the way they're going about it.
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At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.

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