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Now You Can Sign Up To Keep Drones Away From Your Property

Most Americans worry that drones will invade their privacy, polls show. Thousands of people have signed up with NoFlyZone.org — the equivalent of a "get-off-of-my-lawn" warning to drone operators.
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Supreme Court Considers Visa Case For Foreign Spouses

Do Americans' constitutional rights include the right to a visa for a non-citizen spouse? The Supreme Court heard arguments on that issue Monday and appears to be headed for another close vote.
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Up First For Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter: Afghanistan And ISIS

The new Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, is one week on the job and already wrapping up an overseas trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait. Carter is getting up to speed on two of the Pentagon's top priorities: the war in Afghanistan and the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.
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U.S. Federal Jury Finds PA And PLO Liable For Israel Attacks

A federal jury has found the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization liable for attacks that occurred in Israel more than a decade ago.
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New Consumer Protections Hold Financial Advisors To Stricter Standards

As part of a larger effort to regulate the financial services industry, on Monday the Obama administration proposed new restrictions on those who manage Americans' retirement accounts.
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Catching A Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go In The Name Of Science

Coyotes in the Deep South live among a mosaic of agricultural fields and woods but little wilderness. A new study uses tracking collars to understand how these animals thrive in three Southern states.
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U.S. Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

The State Department said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."
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Your Soap Has Bacteria In It, But It Still Gets You Clean

Everyone presumes that soap is clean, but manufacturers know it's always got a few random germs in it. Most of the time that's not a problem, but every now and then things can get out of control.
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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.
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Justice Department Appeals Ruling Blocking Obama's Immigration Plan

The Department of Justice filing says a federal judge lacked authority to issue an injunction on President Obama's executive action on immigration.

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