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New Government Agency Designed To Tackle Cyber Threats More Effectively

The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.
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Advocates Join Fight To Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog

Six years ago, 11,000 untested rape kits were found in Detroit. Now nearly all of the kits have been tested, but it will cost the city millions to investigate and prosecute every case.
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New England Growing Weary Of Winter After Another Snow Day

Parts of New England were digging out from another two feet of show on Tuesday. Boston's transit system has been hobbled, flights all over the region have been impacted and officials are scrambling to figure out where to put the astounding amount of snow. All this — with more expected later in the week — has hurt local businesses, shuttered schools and is making the charm of snowfall wane.
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New Illinois Governor Has Unions Bristling Less Than A Month Into The Job

Illinois' new Republican governor is taking a page in politics from other Midwestern states. Bruce Rauner is setting policies that have government labor unions bristling and he hasn't even been on the job for a month.
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Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer. It turns out there is limited data on how chemotherapy during pregnancy affects a baby.
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If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

Margaret Bentley, a woman in British Columbia, didn't want food or liquids if she became mentally disabled. But a nursing home is refusing to stop feeding her, even though she has Alzheimer's.
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Schools Not Keeping Track When Kids Are Behind On Their Shots

California lets kindergartners start school as long as they've had the first dose of all required vaccines. But some schools aren't tracking whether such kids end up getting all the doses they need.
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Upcycling, Underground: Huge Bike Park Opens In Former Limestone Mine

The owners of a Kentucky cavern say they've made the world's largest indoor bike park, with 320,000 square feet of riding. It just happens to be 100 feet below the surface.
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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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What If Napoleon Had Come To America?

Two centuries ago, the fallen French emperor was licking his wounds and dreaming of America.

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