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Drug Treatment Slots Are Scarce For Pregnant Women

Tennessee's "fetal assault" law is designed to push pregnant women into drug treatment programs. But there are not enough of those programs available for the people who need them.
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Four Civilian Meteorologists Receive Posthumous Purple Hearts

The four men volunteered to go on weather patrol aboard a Coast Guard ship, which was sunk by a U-boat attack in 1942. They are the first civilian weather service employees to receive the medal.
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Bernie Sanders Delivers Anticipated Speech On Democratic Socialism

Socialism is a dirty word for most Americans. But democratic socialist is a label Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wears proudly. On Thursday, he explained what it means to him.
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Hillary Clinton Calls For Shift In Strategy To Destroy ISIS

Former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton laid out her ideas on national security and the struggle against terrorism on Thursday.
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Sanders Speech Highlights Generational Divide Over Socialism

Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, made a major address about socialism at Georgetown University Thursday. That word — socialist — means many different things to different people. And often a lot changes in the meaning of that word based on how old — or young — you are.
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From Deadbeat To Dead Broke: The 'Why' Behind Unpaid Child Support

Despite a decades-long crackdown, much of the $113 billion in child support debt will never be paid because those who owe it are too poor. President Obama is proposing changes to address this reality.
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From Grocery Shelves To Pop Culture: A Century of Coca-Cola Bottles

This week is the anniversary of a bottle designed to be "so distinctive that it could be recognized by touch alone and so unique that it could be identified when shattered on the ground."
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Weathermen Who Died In World War II Posthumously Awarded Purple Hearts

Four World War II U.S. weathermen lost their lives when a German U-Boat sunk the ship they were on. They never received their purple hearts until Thursday.
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House Passes Legislation Designed To Pause Refugee Resettlement

The House passed legislation Thursday to pause the refugee resettlement program. The legislation includes new requirements for the government agencies that are screening Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
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Obama Pushes Back Against Opponents Of Syrian Refugees In U.S.

While overseas this week, President Obama has weighed in multiple times on the ongoing debate in the U.S. over Syrian refugees — often using pointed rhetoric and jabbing at his political opponents.

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