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Minority Aspirants To Federal Bench Are Hindered By Underrating

The American Bar Association ranks nominees to the federal bench, with low rankings making confirmation difficult. A new study finds that these rankings systematically underrate women and minorities.
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Portable Potables: How To Fight Drought By Reusing Water

David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, explains the many methods of capturing and reusing drinking water.
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Swiss Bank Finds Itself Under American Scrutiny

Credit Suisse has been accused by senators of helping American clients hide assets from the IRS. The Swiss bank's top executives are answering the allegations in a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
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Fed Up With Zero Tolerance In Schools, Advocates Push For Change

Studies show that harsh policies, including criminalization, don't help the students who are removed from the classroom — and that schools punish black, Latino and disabled students more harshly.
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Massachusetts Launches Health Care Shopping Experiment

How much is that colonoscopy? Finding out can range from hard to impossible. Massachusetts now requires that health care providers give patients prices within two days. But that doesn't always happen.
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Federal Judge Voids Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Saying that a Texas law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and demeans the dignity of homosexuals, a federal judge struck down the law Wednesday.
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'Planet Bonanza' Indeed: NASA Unveils 715 New Worlds

The space agency announces a stunning discovery, as the Kepler mission identifies 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The finding boosts the verified number of such planets by around 70 percent.
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Supreme Court Allows Stanford Ponzi Scheme Suits To Go Forward

The high court agreed with investors who lost billions in a massive fraud perpetrated by tycoon Allen Stanford. By a 7-to-2 vote, the justices allowed their state class action suits to go forward.
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Do Tech Startups Need More Soul?

Race and gender gaps can prevent people from getting the skills to make it in the tech world. But if you have what it takes, how do you get your startup off the ground?
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Going 'Afro Global' For Black History Month

Tell Me More wraps up its Black History Month "Afro Global" series with staff members Freddie Boswell and Carline Watson.

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