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Dozens Of Haitian Migrants Abandoned Near Puerto Rico

Smuggling Haitians has become a big — and deadly — business. In recent days, several groups of migrants have been abandoned by smugglers on uninhabited islands in the Caribbean.
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New EPA Rules Burn Red State Democrats

In coal-producing Kentucky and West Virginia, Democrats can't put enough distance between themselves and the Obama administration.
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Do Autistic Kids Fare Better In Integrated Or Specialized Schools?

Some advocates say autism-only schools can be life-changing for autistic kids who struggle in traditional classrooms. Others say segregating kids with autism carries its own problems.
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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.
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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.
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Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.
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With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings

For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.
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With California Campaign, Political Pundit Decides To Try It Himself

What happens when a political expert puts down his pundit hat and actually runs for office? Ask Dan Schnur, a professor and political analyst who is now running to be California's secretary of state.
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As Bergdahl Returns Home, Accusations Of Desertion Surface

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recently returned to the U.S., released from Taliban captivity in a deal that also released five Guantanamo Bay detainees. A member of Bergdahl's squad tells of a young soldier who turned sour on the Afghan mission and deserted. If true, the Army would have to consider the circumstances of his capture and whether it warrants charges.
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Supreme Court: Case Involved Romantic Jealousy, Not Chemical Weapons

The justices ruled that federal authorities erred by invoking the chemical weapons treaty in prosecuting a woman who attacked a romantic rival with chemicals.

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