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Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:26:00 -0400
Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process 
Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:41:00 -0400
Limited though it may be, analysts say the administration's negotiation with Iran has shaken traditional allies and left both friends and enemies uncertain about what it will do next in the region. 
Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:38:00 -0400
The court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs. 
Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:36:00 -0400
Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday. 
Defense Rests Case In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:23:24 -0400
The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial will continue Monday with closing arguments. 
Watchdog Groups File Complaints Against Likely Candidates  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:55:00 -0400
Two liberal groups say some politicians have crossed the legal line that defines a candidacy in campaign finance law, even though they haven't declared anything yet. 
Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:53:00 -0400
The Daily Show isn't the only fake news show around. South Africa has Late Nite News, starring comedian Loyiso Gola. We asked him how he feels about Noah's new job — and what advice he has to offer. 
Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:04 -0400
Six world powers and Iran will extend their deadline by a day to form a preliminary nuclear agreement. 
Native American Tribes Win Child Welfare Case In South Dakota  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400
A federal court ruled Tuesday in summary judgment that the state of South Dakota has routinely violated federal law by taking Native American children from their families and tribes. 
Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400
A group of students met with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday to send a message: They won't pay back the loans they incurred attending troubled for-profit colleges. 
Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the continuing controversy surrounding his state's religious freedom law Tuesday. 
Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400
A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image. 
U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:44:00 -0400
The White House proposal will be submitted at the next big climate meeting in Paris this December. It marks the beginning of a worldwide plan for countries to combat climate change. 
Media Mischief On April Fools' Day  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:01:00 -0400
When news organizations make fun of the news, it can be funny — or not. 
Tweeners Trust Peers More Than Adults When Judging Risks  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:35:00 -0400
We all tend to adjust our opinions based on what other people think. But young teenagers pay far more attention to other teens than they do to adults, a study finds. That explains a lot, doesn't it?