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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.
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Research: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms With Female Names

A new analysis suggests unconscious sexism causes people to take hurricanes with female names less seriously than hurricanes with male names.
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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.
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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.
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Environmentalists Hail Reduced Emission Rules, Others Criticize

For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

By testing for radiation, detectives tried to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting more sophisticated.
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The Common Core Curriculum Void

States and school districts are struggling to navigate the flood of new materials claiming to be Common Core-aligned.
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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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