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Potent Powdered Caffeine Raises Safety Worries

With two young men dead, the Food and Drug Administration is considering banning sales to consumers of a highly concentrated form of pure caffeine. It's too easy to overdose, officials warn.
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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.
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Toddler Fatally Shoots His Mother At Idaho Wal-Mart

The Kootenai County sheriff's office says the 2-year-old boy, who was seated in a shopping cart, reached into his mother's handbag, found the loaded gun and shot her. She died at the scene.
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Beyond Free Lunch: Schools Open Food Pantries For Hungry Families

More than 8 million U.S. children don't get enough to eat. In Sacramento, Calif., one school is helping families cope by sending students home for the weekend with backpacks full of groceries.
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First Black Republican Congresswoman Wants To Be Known For More

Earlier this fall, voters in Utah elected the first black Republican woman to the House of Representatives. Mia Love is a Haitian American who previously served as the mayor of Saratoga Springs, near Provo, Utah.
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Boehner's Upcoming Congress Already Has Personnel Challenges

The 114th Congress has yet to convene but already members of the new majority have personnel issues to confront.
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Common Core Repeal, The Day After

The Common Core had a rough year. The learning standards were repealed in three states, including Oklahoma. But what happens the day after a state repeals its academic standards?
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Hospitals Win In States That Chose To Expand Medicaid

In negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to cuts in federal payments for uncompensated care in the expectation that millions of people would get Medicaid coverage.
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Rep. Scalise: Speech At White Supremacist Gathering 'A Mistake I Regret'

The House majority whip said the group was one of many he spoke to in 2002 in efforts to build support for legislation. But, he said, he opposed the group's "racial and religious" views.
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CIA Takes Blame For Most UFO Sightings Decades Ago

The CIA released its most-read document of 2014: flights by U-2 spy planes. It says these secret planes, flying higher than anyone thought possible, were often mistaken for alien space ships.

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