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Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:28:00 -0400
Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February. 
A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:57:12 -0400
Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say. 
A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:05:00 -0400
An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model." 
The 313 Turns 313: Happy Birthday, Detroit  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded the beginnings of modern-day Detroit — area code 313. Motor City can't throw a big celebration because of its bankruptcy, but there will be some parties. 
In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat. 
Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
The governor of Iowa says he's empathetic but doesn't want to host any of the unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America. But advocacy groups and other officials in the state are urging Iowans to welcome them. 
New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years. 
Complications During Ariz. Inmate's Execution Reignite Controversy  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die after receiving a lethal injection Wednesday. 
Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned. 
How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back. 
Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants. 
FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Tel Aviv  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:27:00 -0400
The FAA worked with other U.S. agencies to reassess the risk of planes being hit by rockets at Israel's main airport. But that doesn't mean all carriers will resume service. 
Ariz. Governor Orders Review After Execution Lasts 2 Hours  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:04:00 -0400
Death row inmate Joseph Wood took nearly two hours to die by lethal injection. Robert Siegel speaks with reporter Tucson News Now reporter Mauricio Marin about the execution and related legal battles. 
Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:54:00 -0400
Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process. 
Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:04:00 -0400
The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.