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Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

Republican businessman Charlie Baker is beginning to inch ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. Democrats are increasingly worried that Coakley may stumble and disappoint the party as she did in 2010.
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More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.
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What We Don't Know About Heart Disease Can Kill Us

People in the United Kingdom failed big time when they took a poll on risk factors for heart disease. Think you're more up to speed? Try our quickie quiz and find out.
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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.
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California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.
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Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.
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Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.
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Bear Inspires Runner To Qualify For State Meet

High school athletes were running a cross country meet in Alaska when some encountered a bear. The meet was disrupted, but Taylee Nyquist ran well. She tells KRBD, she ran like a bear was chasing her.
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Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

On Monday, opening statements begin in the trial of 12 educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy. Originally, 35 were indicted but more than half took plea deals.
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Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?

The NFL has become a $10 billion financial juggernaut by attracting new fans and devising new ways to make money. Now, the NFL confronts what may be its most serious image problem ever.

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