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Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:16

Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

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Who's Getting Preschool Right? Researchers Point To Tulsa

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:14

A national debate over universal preschool has raised an important question: What does high-quality pre-K look like? Researchers say the preschool program in Tulsa, Okla., is among the nation's best.

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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:08

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.

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As Putin Rides Wave Of Popularity, Opposition May Get Swept Under

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a recent surge in popularity to crack down on opposition. Several proposed laws would strengthen penalties against protestors, and officials and local media alike are denouncing criticism of Putin as "unpatriotic."

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Amid Ukraine's Faltering Hopes For Peace, Biden Speaks In Kiev

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

During a visit to Kiev, Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia that it must help to reduce tensions in Ukraine. A recent international agreement intended to disarm militant groups seems to be failing.

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Search Efforts For Nigerian Schoolgirls Dogged By Shifting Numbers

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

As the search continues for the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, the exact number of those still missing is in dispute. Michelle Faul, Nigeria bureau chief for the Associated Press, explains more.

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High Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

By a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved measure in Michigan that banned the use of race or gender in deciding admissions to the state's public universities.

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Longtime D.C. Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel

Tue, 2014-04-22 12:06

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

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FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving New Opioid Painkiller

Tue, 2014-04-22 11:50

The developer of Moxduo says the drug, which combines morphine and oxycodone, would provide faster pain relief. But reviewers say there's not enough evidence that the combination drug is safer.

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Who Are Nepal's Sherpas?

Tue, 2014-04-22 11:49

Members of this Nepalese community are renowned for their climbing skills and remarkable endurance at high altitudes. They are paid well by local standards, but it's a job fraught with risk.

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Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For Washington Power Outage

Tue, 2014-04-22 11:31

A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all? Michigan.

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Army Vs. National Guard: Who Gets Those Apache Helicopters?

Tue, 2014-04-22 11:30

The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard says that's an insult, but Army leaders say it's not personal — it's just about saving money.

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In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

Tue, 2014-04-22 11:12

Terri Lynn Land, a Republican running for Senate in Michigan, says she knows more about being a woman than the male Democratic congressman who's attacking her.

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45 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Weekend

Tue, 2014-04-22 10:18

That follows 33 shootings the weekend before and 27 one week before that. As the weather is warming, the deadly incidents are on the rise again.

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We Didn't Believe In 'Artisanal' Toast, Until We Made Our Own

Tue, 2014-04-22 10:17

Inspired by toast's ascendance as a trendy snack du jour, we push "artisanal" toast in new directions. Using a blowtorch, coffee maker and dryer, we prove you can toast it yourself without a toaster.

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Tattoo Of Buddha Gets British Tourist Thrown Out Of Sri Lanka

Tue, 2014-04-22 09:21

A 37-year-old British woman was detained in the island nation after a taxi driver noticed her Buddha tattoo, which is viewed as a religious affront to the country's dominant religion.

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'Stop Supporting Men Hiding Behind Masks,' Biden Tells Russia

Tue, 2014-04-22 08:01

In Ukraine on Tuesday, the vice president also said "it's time for Russia to stop talking and start acting" to help resolve the crisis there.

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Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:47

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.

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Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:03

People aren't locked into the plan they chose through the health exchanges if their income changes during the year. But you've got just 60 days to make the switch to a cheaper plan.

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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:01

The Lumina Foundation says nearly 40 percent of adults held college degrees in 2012 — the biggest one-year jump since 2008. And it says that 60 percent college attainment is "within reach" by 2025.

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