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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher


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Winter Storm Winds Down, But Blizzard Conditions Persist  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:32:35 -0500
Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow. 
Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:56:00 -0500
All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class. 
For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:12:32 -0500
Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ. 
In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:51:00 -0500
At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined." 
How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask 4 Villagers To Weigh In  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:37:00 -0500
President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course, but what did the village people think of it all? 
Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:25:00 -0500
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time. 
Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:22:00 -0500
As if the drought weren't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake. 
To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:05:00 -0500
A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids. 
Alabama Chief Justice: Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:33:00 -0500
Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge "raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment." 
Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:19:00 -0500
Our 50 Great Teachers series profiles a football coach who's made academics ... and a sense of family ... part of his winning strategy. 
Orange County Fights To Contain Measles Outbreak  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:14:00 -0500
Melissa Block talks with Dr. Eric G. Handler, health officer for Orange County, Calif. The biggest number of measles cases have been reported in his county, a dozen of which are linked to Disneyland. 
Obama Makes Guest Appearance On Modi's Radio Show  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:10:04 -0500
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts a radio show and this week his guest was President Barack Obama. They answered questions from a curious Indian public. 
In Phoenix, Super Bowl Madness In Full Swing  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:10:00 -0500
Super Bowl madness is in full swing in Phoenix, where the majority of fans have flocked for Sunday's championship. Budget hotels have suddenly turned pricey, buildings have been covered in sponsors' colors — and there's even some references to the two teams competing in the game. 
After India, Obama Takes Saudi Arabia Detour  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:10:00 -0500
Leaving India, President Obama detoured to Saudi Arabia — a key ally in a volatile region, which is itself a country in transition. 
Winter Storm Snarls Air Traffic Throughout Northeast  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:10:00 -0500
Thousands of flights have been cancelled as a result of Monday's blizzard in the Northeast. By Tuesday morning, as many as 15,000 flights had been delayed and airport officials say travelers won't start see schedules normalizing before Wednesday. Some travelers determined to get to their destination opted for the railways and roads instead.