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Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

Liberal activist Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to promote his favored cause of fighting climate change. David Greene talks to Steyer about his political plans.
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Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain

Izidor Ruckel lived in a Romanian orphanage where children were neglected. Scientists say that lack of attention can damage a child's brain. But Ruckel thinks his adoptive parents' love saved him.
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Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court

The case focuses on the Clean Air Act permitting required of companies that want to build or modify facilities expected to emit a lot of gases. Critics call the requirement costly and time-consuming.
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No Easy Answers For DUI Concerns As Marijuana Gains Support

As more states legalize pot for medical and recreational use, law enforcement and health officials want to deter driving under the influence. But the task isn't as clear cut as it is with alcohol.
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With Nets, Jason Collins Will Be NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Jason Collins, who signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, will be the first active openly gay player in NBA history when he takes to the floor with the team.
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American Held In Israel For 1997 Murder Is Killed In Prison Shootout

Samuel Sheinbein fled to Israel after murdering a Maryland teen. He claimed Israeli citizenship but was later convicted and had been serving a long prison term near Tel Aviv.
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With Expanded Definition, Rape Is Reported More Often

Two years after the Justice Department rewrote the official definition of rape, reports of rape have increased in most cities. Under the old definition, however, the number of rapes between 2012 and 2013 were down.
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Taliban Break Off Negotiations On U.S. Soldier Held Since 2009

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban since his capture nearly five years ago. He is thought to be somewhere in Pakistan.
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Fed Up With Harassment, Author Reveals Her Cyberstalker

Melissa Anelli is the author of Harry, A History, a best-selling book about Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling's series. And for more than five years, she has also been the victim of a cyberstalker.
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N.Y. Becomes Largest Prison System To Curb Solitary Confinement

Reform advocates hope the deal to limit solitary confinement becomes a model for prisons throughout the country.

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