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Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:22:00 -0400 
    SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.


Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:14:00 -0400 
    The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."


Nation's Only All-Women MBA Program To Close 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:03:00 -0400 
    Simmons College in Boston has announced it will transition its brick-and-mortar program to an online-only degree for women and men.


Froggy Went A-Courtin', But Lady Frogs Chose Second-Best Guy Instead 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:01:00 -0400 
    Given two choices of attractive mates, female frogs pick the top vocalist. But add a third, inferior male to the mix, and females go for No. 2. The "decoy effect" shapes some human choices, too.


New Ruling May Have Sweeping Implications For Fast Food, Other Industries 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:32 -0400 
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that many corporations using a franchise model are "joint employers" with the local franchisee, which will impact union organizing and negotiations.


Decade After Hurricane Katrina, Obama Celebrates New Orlean's Resilience 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:32 -0400 
    President Obama visits New Orleans Thursday, on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.


Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested Renamed In Her Honor 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    In Texas, the Prairie View City Council has voted to rename a street as "Sandra Bland Parkway." Bland was arrested by police after a traffic stop and later died in jail.


Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.


Planned Parenthood Says Experts Found Misleading Edits In Videos 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    Planned Parenthood has paid forensic experts to comb through undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists, and their report finds significant distortions and misleading edits. The report has been handed over to Congress, which is investigating allegations that Planned Parenthood illegally profits from fetal tissue donation.


Stock Market's Sudden Correction Might Not Impact Most Americans 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    Only about 53 percent of Americans own stocks, and those who do mostly have them in retirement accounts they may not tap for decades. So the stock market's recent drop won't have much effect on them.


Hunger Strike Over Future Of Chicago School Enters Its 11th Day 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:38:00 -0400 
    Parents, teachers and activists are fighting to defend a high school the school board voted to close several years ago. They say officials are ignoring their input over what kind of school to reopen.


Darryl Dawkins, The NBA's 'Chocolate Thunder,' Has Died 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. At 6 feet, 11 inches and more than 250 pounds, he broke two glass backboards in one month.


National Portrait Gallery Won't Remove Bust Of Planned Parenthood Founder 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:23:00 -0400 
    Conservative groups want the gallery to take down the bust of Margaret Sanger, who they say was racist because of her support for eugenics.


Can You Use That In A Sentence?: Dictionary Adds New Words 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:08:00 -0400 
    The Oxford English Dictionary was updated with a number of new words, so, naturally, we held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.


A Man Shed Live Polio Virus In His Stool For 28 Years 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:58:00 -0400 
    That's the longest span for one individual to excrete the live virus in history. It's not the norm, that's for certain. But how much of a concern is it in the war to wipe out polio?
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Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:22:00 -0400
Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:14:00 -0400
Nation's Only All-Women MBA Program To Close  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:03:00 -0400
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