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What Would Jeb Do On Iraq? He Won't Say

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he loves his father and older brother, but would be his "own man" in matters of foreign policy.
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Some Gas Stations Find New Business As Food Destinations

There are taquerias, barbecue joints and gastropubs. To any food-loving road traveler, these places were always around, especially if you happened to chat up the locals and find one of these hidden gems. But increasingly the eateries are popping up at gas stations and convenience stores, where the food was, let's just say, less than stellar. Now, they're a destination in and of themselves.
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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.
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From Haiti's Earthquake To Ebola, He Had Five Busy Years At USAID

It's the last day on the job for Rajiv Shah — who at age 36 became the youngest ever head of USAID. A key figure in the U.S. Ebola response, Shah has his critics, but he's proud of his record.
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Oklahoma May Scrap AP History For Focusing On America's 'Bad Parts'

In Oklahoma, state lawmakers are debating a bill that would axe the teaching of Advanced Placement courses in U.S. history. The reason? Some believe the classes focus too much on what is "bad about America." The bill, which passed easily through a committee this week, outlines what should and shouldn't be taught in the classroom.
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For Somalis In Minneapolis, Jihadi Recruiting Is A Recurring Nightmare

U.S. officials say young Somali-Americans are leaving the Twin Cities for Syria to join the group ISIS, encouraged by an earlier wave of jihadists who had joined al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Boston Mayor: Stop Jumping Out Of Windows Into Snowbanks

Earlier this week, Mayor Marty Walsh warned Bostonians to stop jumping from second-story windows into snowbanks. "This isn't Loon Mountain," he said, "This is Boston."
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Local Communities Key Part Of Plan To Prevent Extremist Recruitment

The White House summit on violent extremism is focused on what local communities can do to keep vulnerable people from turning to radical ideology. But the approach is not without its critics.
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Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting to figure out why.
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Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.

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