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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bugs

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.
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Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Louisville Slugger Brand

The $70 million dollar deal will join the makers of Major League Baseball's official bat with the company that produces MLB's official glove.
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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID requirements are making their way through the courts. Texas and North Carolina are among them.
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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.
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Justice Dept. Faults Philly Police For Poor Training On Deadly Force Policy

A review of the city's 394 officer-involved shootings between 2007 and 2014 also found police recruits were not trained in a "systematic and modular fashion."
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If You're Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

Many older people are taking a lot of meds, and some drugs may not be doing them much good. When terminally ill people went off statins, they said they felt better. And it didn't increase their risk.
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Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he's eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.
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Ted Cruz Makes It Official

The Texas senator is looking for a boost, as he trails other GOP presidential hopefuls. So he took the bold move of becoming the first to officially declare his candidacy.
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Media Dissect Sen. Ted Cruz's Presidential Prospects

The Texas Republican's early focus will reportedly be fundraising and the caucuses. He faces what's likely to be a crowded Republican field for the 2016 presidential nomination.
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Fundraising Site For Teachers Illuminates Classroom Disparities

Since DonorsChoose.org launched in 2000, teachers have been able to crowdfund rather than use their own money to pay for supplies. A broader look at the site's data shows who needs what.

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