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Feds Hope Hitting Nursing Homes In The Wallet Will Cut Overmedication

A U.S. attorney has sued two nursing homes in Watsonville, Calif., alleging that they failed to provide the acceptable care they were paid for by the government.
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A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy's Strength

The latest labor report indicates a slowdown in job growth, but many economists aren't buying it. They say other data paint a stronger picture, but the jobs numbers may delay higher interest rates.
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Manliness In Music: The XY Hits The Hi-Fi

There's no shortage of songs about what it means to be a man. But what makes some music sound "manly" — and what attracts men to play and listen to certain genres of music? The answers are changing.
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Stinky T-Shirt? Bacteria Love Polyester In A Special Way

Why does that sleek polyester T-shirt reek after 10 minutes, while the old-school cotton stays relatively sweet? Polyester attracts very different microbes, which may account for that special stink.
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Justice Dept. Makes A Habit Of Turning Its Sights On Local Police

Law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo., isn't alone in coming under federal scrutiny. The Justice Department has put pressure on a number of departments to change their practices.
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At NATO Summit, U.S. And Europe Ready New Sanctions Against Russia

President Obama and other NATO leaders are returning from Wales, after two days there spent discussing the future of the organization. The summit touched on topics that ranged from Ukraine to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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The Path To Setting A Wrongly Convicted Prisoner Free

Half-brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were convicted of rape and murder in 1983. This week, they've been exonerated, after DNA analysis implicated someone else. To learn more about the case, and the work that went into their exoneration, Audie Cornish speaks with Kendra Montgomery-Blinn, the executive director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.
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Reclining Airplane Seats Are Getting Pushback — And Not Just From Knees

Airline seat space is prime real estate, and fights have been breaking out over who owns it. Who has the right to comfort — the person who wants to recline, or the person sitting behind them?
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'The Talk:' How Parents Of All Backgrounds Tell Kids About The Police

In light of events in Ferguson, Mo., African-American parents have been discussing the importance of having "The Talk" about how their children should interact with police. But do other ethnic groups have similar conversations?
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A Coming-Out Party For The Humble Pawpaw, Native Fruit Darling

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mangolike fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

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