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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.
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Alexander Shulgin, The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy,' Dies At 88

Shulgin's contribution to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.
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Despite Law, Rape Victims Sometimes Pay For Medical Services

Federal law seeks to keep sexual assault victims from paying for forensic exams, but in some states they may have to cover tests and treatment for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
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Local Views Of New Orleans' Changing School Landscape

Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.
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U.S. Ambassador Sworn In On E-Reader

Ambassador Suzi LeVine became the U.S. representative to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday. She took the oath of office on an electronic copy of the Constitution.
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Albuquerque's Weather? Cloudy With A Chance of Grasshoppers

The insects are swarming the city so densely that local radar is mistaking them for rain clouds. Officials say it's the worst infestation in 20 years.
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Texas Air Base Houses Minors Crossing Solo Into U.S.

The government expects as many as 60,000 child immigrants to illegally enter the U.S. alone this year — a tenfold jump in just three years.
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Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone-wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.
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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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