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FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

Heavy traffic to the FCC's commenting site crashed it on Tuesday. That was the original deadline for the public to weigh in on a controversial Internet proposal. You now have until Friday to comment.
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Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.
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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.
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A Peacock Murder Mystery: (Pea)Fowl Play In California

The boisterous birds are a familiar sight in an upscale community near LA, but in recent years they've become a source of conflict. Now, someone is killing them — 20 in the past six months alone.
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What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

It's not easy to scan a baby brain, so scientists used a kind of scanner that lets the infants wiggle at will. They could see how speech sounds activate motor regions in babies' brains.
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Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers

Catholic schools are requiring teachers to sign morality clauses, which have gotten some educators fired for marrying same-sex partners.
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With A Deadline Days Away, Iran Nuclear Deal Might Get An Extension

Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to Washington, D.C., after meeting the Iranian foreign minister about nuclear negotiations. The deadline for a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program is Sunday, but it might be extended.
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A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive

A year into congressional scrutiny of the IRS, House Republicans have narrowed their focus to two issues: former CIA official Lois Lerner's lost batch of emails, and the possible political motivations behind the agency's targeting of conservative groups. As NPR's Peter Overby reports, the investigators may be asking the wrong questions.
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Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented Filipino immigrant, has been detained at a Border Patrol station.
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The American Adviser's Quandary: What More Can Be Done In Iraq?

A recent American assessment of Iraq's military has come to some bleak conclusions. What more can U.S. advisers offer an Iraqi security force they have already spent years training?

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