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Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:41:00 -0400
On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta. 
Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0400
Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost. 
Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400
If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree. 
First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:42:00 -0400
A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. 
New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:00 -0400
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers. 
BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:06:09 -0400
A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain. 
EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:01:09 -0400
Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company. 
Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:12 -0400
Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable. 
Secret Service Director Admits Mistakes In White House Breaches  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:12 -0400
Congress called an unusual recess hearing to grill the Secret Service about the White House fence jumper. 
Justice Department Investigates Use Of Force Among Albuquerque Police  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:11 -0400
The Justice Department is investigating 26 police departments across the country. Among them is Albuquerque, N.M., where police have shot dozens of people in the past few years, 25 of them fatally. 
Six Years After Financial Crisis, Litigation Carries On With AIG Suit  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400
Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, AIG's former CEO, is suing the U.S. government over the terms of the company's $85 billion bailout. He says it amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of private property. 
White House Tries To Keep Fence Jumpers At Bay With ... Another Fence  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400
Amid criticism over multiple security breaches at the White House, the Secret Service has erected a second fence around the North Lawn. Critics call it an eyesore. 
Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:07:00 -0400
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags. 
Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:43:00 -0400
A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces. 
Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:36 -0400
Going into Julia Pierson's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, President Obama has expressed confidence in her and the agency she leads. Will that change?