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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.
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U.S. Drone Strikes Target Suspected Al-Qaida Militants In Yemen

The strikes come just days after Yemen's the U.S.-backed government resigned in the face of an uprising by Shiite Houthi rebels, effectively leaving the country with no government.
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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it too, say pediatricians. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail.
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'Quad Copter' Flew Into, Crashed On White House Grounds, Secret Service Says

The agency says the person who had been operating the device reported that it crashed after they lost control. The White House says the device posed no threat.
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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.
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Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

The coyote was found in the sprawling complex known as Stuyvesant Town. It's been released into a Bronx wildlife area. It's the second time this month a coyote turned up in the nation's largest city.
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From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard

The potentially historic nor'easter could bring more than 2 feet of snow to the region today and Tuesday. Travel is expected to be affected, with thousands of flights already canceled.
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Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

Consider the San Francisco Zoo's Valentine's Day special. Adopt a giant hairy scorpion in honor of your ex-lover because, according to the zoo, scorpions are also low-lifes.
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Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Ernie Banks Dies At 83

The Chicago Cubs slugger was affectionately called "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine." He spoke about his life in baseball with Steve Inskeep. (This piece initially aired Oct. 13, 2009 on Morning Edition).
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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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