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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:44:00 -0400 
    More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.


Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:41:14 -0400 
    More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.


Judy Woodruff Recalls Assassination Attempt On President Reagan 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:28:00 -0400 
    John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reporter Judy Woodruff, then with NBC News, was there.


The Hidden Costs Of Teacher Turnover 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:10:00 -0400 
    Constant churn costs billions. Professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.


Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:03:00 -0400 
    The darling of the left again denied any interest in running for president in an interview with WBUR's Here & Now. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence on Hillary Clinton.


Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:34:01 -0400 
    Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.


Ex-Feds Accused Of Pocketing Bitcoins During Investigation 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:52:00 -0400 
    Both officials — one with the Secret Service and the other with the Drug Enforcement Administration — were on a task force investigating the Silk Road online marketplace.


Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:23:00 -0400 
    Dr. Dan Swangard doesn't know if he would take lethal medications to hasten death. But as someone with metastatic cancer, he wants to have that choice. He's part of a suit to change California law.


1 Person Killed After Car Tried To Ram Security Gate At NSA 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:21:00 -0400 
    A vehicle that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, killing one suspect and injuring another.


Amid Criticism, Indiana's Republicans To Revisit Religious Freedom Law 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:16:00 -0400 
    The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.


Clinton's Email Drama Hasn't Had Much Effect On 2016 Prospects 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:03:00 -0400 
    Three weeks after the Democratic front-runner's news conference about her use of private emails as secretary of state, polls continue to show her ahead of GOP contenders.


How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:11:00 -0400 
    Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.


Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:04:00 -0400 
    Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.


In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:04:00 -0400 
    The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.


Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:03:00 -0400 
    In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.
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