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New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.
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Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds

The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.
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Is Fracking To Blame For Increase In Quakes In Oklahoma?

Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
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Milwaukee Neighborhood Rallies To Put Young Boys On The Right Path

Activists are trying to teach boys the value of hard work and respect through neighborhood cleanups and mentoring sessions. The community pays the boys $20 for four hours of work.
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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.
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A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR

Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.
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Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing Pot

San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is wasting money fighting marijuana sales, says the city attorney. Better to regulate pot, end the black market — and collect taxes.
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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
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House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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