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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:41:00 -0500
Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime. 
In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:39:16 -0500
Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate. 
Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:37:56 -0500
In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states. 
Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:37:00 -0500
Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot. 
Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:34:00 -0500
Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading. 
Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:06:00 -0500
Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else. 
Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:13:00 -0500
Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history. 
Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:04:00 -0500
People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight. 
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:41:00 -0500
Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge. 
L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:37:00 -0500
The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems. 
Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-Election  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate. 
GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes. 
Community Policing Task Force Calls For Better Training, More Transparency  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
A White House task force says law enforcement needs to change their practices to rebuild trust with minority communities. 
Netanyahu Insists D.C. Visit Not Intended To Pull Israel Into Partisan Debate  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500
Two weeks ahead of elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a controversial visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday with a speech to the pro-Israel AIPAC conference. 
Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:01:00 -0500
Lonesome George was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When the tortoise died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve his body, and his legacy. 
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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:41:00 -0500
In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:39:16 -0500
Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:37:56 -0500
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Russia restricts Nemtsov mourners  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:20:28 GMT
Obama seeks long Iran nuclear freeze  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:23:40 GMT
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