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The Teenaged "Troublemaker" Fighting For Science

Zack Kopplin has been fighting to have the "Louisiana Science Education Act" overturned since it was first passed in 2008, and he was in high school. Critics of the SLEA say it's used to introduce creationism and other non-scientific theories into public school science class. Kopplin, now at Rice University discusses his continuing campaign against the act.
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Judge Rejects $20 Million Severance For American Airlines CEO

The judge says the severance would violate a federal code aimed at reining in large payouts to departing CEOs of bankrupt companies.
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Explosives Said To Be In Package Addressed To Sheriff Arpaio

The package addressed to the controversial Arizona lawman was safely destroyed. Tests for explosive residue confirmed it contained black powder, authorities say.
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Startup CEO Wields Small Antenna In TV Streaming Battle

Television networks are up in arms. The new company Aereo is charging a monthly fee to provide a high-definition feed of the basic over-the-air channels, and the stations aren't seeing a penny of it. But CEO Chet Kanojia thinks he's figured out a legal loophole.
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Adoptive Dad Dreamed A Dream That Brought Him A Son

John Curtis never thought he would be able to be a dad. But in 1998 he held his son against his chest. It was "like we fit," he says.
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Mother Of George Zimmerman Accuses Media Of 'False Narrative'

Gladys Zimmerman accuses the media of turning the tragedy of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin into a free-for-all.
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Seniors In The South Are More Apt To Be Prescribed Risky Drugs

In many parts of the South, more than one-third of seniors are taking drugs that they should avoid, an analysis of Medicare data finds. Ten percent are taking two or more potentially problematic medicines.
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Notes On A Sex Scandal: Rebounding From Disgrace

Politicians who were caught up in sex scandals have often achieved second careers in media and lobbying. Now, some want to go all the way and return to elective office.
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'Sandy' Retired From Storm Names; 'Sara' Takes Its Place

When a storm is so deadly that using the name again would be insensitive, a replacement is found. Sandy, which hit the Caribbean and the U.S. last fall, left behind nearly 150 dead and more than $50 billion in damages.

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