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Soccer Players End Lawsuit Over Artificial Turf At Women's World Cup

The suit accused the organizers of discrimination, saying elite men's teams would never be forced to play on an artificial surface instead of natural grass. The plaintiffs included Abby Wambach.
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Scientists Give Genetically Modified Organisms A Safety Switch

By making E. coli dependent on an artificial amino acid, scientists hope to show that engineered organisms can be safer and more useful for industrial processes like drug production.
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Boehner Invites Israel's Netanyahu To Address Congress On Iran

The White House, which was not informed of the invitation, called it a departure from diplomatic protocol. House Speaker John Boehner said, "Congress can make this decision on its own."
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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.
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I'm Over The Moon Obama Brought Up Broadband, Sen. Heitkamp Says

Renee Montagne talks to Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota about President Obama's State of the Union address.
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Rep. Cole: Obama Used Tax Issue For Partisan Advantage

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about his reaction to President Obama's State of the Union speech.
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Man Cited In Georgia For DWE: Driving While Eating

A police officer in Cobb County told Madison Turner, who's from Alabama, that, "You just can't go down the road eating a hamburger."
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An Emboldened Obama Makes The Case For Middle-Class Economics

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, the president said the economic recovery is taking hold and it's time to ensure more Americans are sharing in the benefits.
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Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama's face on it.
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Supreme Court Rules On 2 Prisoner Rights Cases

The court ruled: It was wrong to force a Muslim inmate to shave a beard he regarded as a religious obligation, and a death row inmate shouldn't be denied an appeal because lawyers missed a deadline.

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