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Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.
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In Intense Desert Training, Marine Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in ground combat units. Injuries in earlier training kept a dozen women from getting that far.
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Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets' worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.
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Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are moving, too — in some cases.
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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?
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In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

This is the first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.
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California Judges Must Cut Ties With The Boy Scouts

The state's earlier ban on judges belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation now applies to youth organizations. Does this take judicial impartiality too far?
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FEMA's Appeals Process Favored Insurance Companies Almost Every Time

It's the latest step in a growing controversy after thousands of homeowners said insurance companies lowballed damage estimates and insurance insiders called the appeals process "rigged."
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Officers Recall Night Of Battle With Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

The trial continued Monday for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Three police officers recalled a battle with the accused bombers in Watertown, Mass., four days after the attack.
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Gunfire, Bombs And An Arrest: Boston Police Detail Tsarnaev's Capture For Court

Police officers on Monday described a fierce gunbattle that included thrown explosives, at the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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