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—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) American associate justice, US Supreme Court

 

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Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:17:00 -0500
After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. 
Critics Worry Nuclear Reactor Deal With India Has A Dark Side  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:01:00 -0500
The administration says the reactors are good for the climate, good for American industry and for strengthening ties with India. But some worry the deal also has a dark side. 
Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:47:00 -0500
Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds. 
Facebook Suffers Self-Inflicted Outage  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:43:00 -0500
A Facebook statement said the disruption was caused by a technical change it made to the site and wasn't a cyberattack. The outage lasted an hour. 
New England Expected To Bear The Brunt Of Nor'easter  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:24:00 -0500
Forecasters had predicted the storm could bring 1 to 3 feet of snow and hurricane-force winds. But early Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service downgraded some of the numbers. 
Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:52:00 -0500
Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment. 
Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:13:00 -0500
Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times. 
Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:41:00 -0500
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city. 
At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:07:00 -0500
Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects — Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — say no. 
2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:20:00 -0500
The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office. 
Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:20:00 -0500
News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog. 
Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:54:00 -0500
Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead. 
Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:46:00 -0500
Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it too, say pediatricians. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail. 
'Quad Copter' Flew Into, Crashed On White House Grounds, Secret Service Says  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:18:00 -0500
The agency says the person who had been operating the device reported that it crashed after they lost control. The White House says the device posed no threat. 
Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:03:00 -0500
A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.