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When Social Media Fuels Gang Violence - Young people, often rival gang members, have increasingly used Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging" and it's led to fights and even death.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:02:00 -0400

What VW Needs To Do To Survive Its Biggest Scandal - After revelations it cheated emissions tests, Volkswagen is vowing to win back the public's trust. But, experts say, it will take a long time. First, the automaker needs to let the crisis play out.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 04:45:37 -0400

Feds May Order Financial Firms To Allow Class Action Lawsuits - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:38:00 -0400

Civil Rights Luminaries Remember Julian Bond As A Dogged Advocate - Friends, family and colleagues recounted the human rights contributions of the late Julian Bond at a memorial service Tuesday for the former NAACP chairman. Bond died in August after a brief illness.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:03:00 -0400

Astros Drop Yankees, Advance In Baseball Playoffs For First Time Since '05 - Houston got home runs from Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez and only gave up three hits to New York in the wild card game. They'll take on the Kansas City Royals in the American League Divisional Series.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:39:00 -0400

Hospitals Still Don't Give Moms Enough Support For Breast-Feeding - Although an increasing number of U.S. hospitals and other birthing centers now encourage women to breast-feed and teach them how, other common practices by staff hinder moms from sticking with it.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:53:00 -0400

Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility - One-third of women who froze ovarian tissue before undergoing cancer treatment and later had it transplanted back ended up having babies, according to a study of women in Denmark.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:03:00 -0400

Attorney General Lynch: 'Out Of Tension Comes Opportunity' - When she visited Baltimore amid unrest, Lynch said heard the same thing from police and young people — that they love their city and want to make it better.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:18:00 -0400

New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal - A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:16:00 -0400

How A Taste For Chinese Tea Minted America's First Millionaires - China and its trade practices are often blamed for U.S. economic woes. But once upon a time, it was the tea trade with China that created American magnates — with some catastrophic consequences.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:49:00 -0400

States To Workers: Let Us Help You Build Your Retirement Savings - About half of workers in the U.S. have no retirement plan on the job. State-run, IRA-type programs are increasingly popular, with at least 20 states introducing legislation to create these programs.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:28:00 -0400

Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School - The South Carolina flood has left the Columbia Classical Ballet Company without not just its costumes and scores but its building.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:26:00 -0400

3 Questions With The Guy Who Hates Renoir - Max Geller led a small crowd in protest of the fact that paintings by renowned French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir hang in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:04:00 -0400

Inside The Message Machine That Could Make Politicians More Persuasive - A political scientist identified optimally persuasive terms that make people more inclined to support the health care act. He says the tool could someday make it easier to sharpen political messages.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:45:00 -0400

Former U.N. General Assembly President Charged In Corruption Scheme - U.S. prosecutors say John Ashe accepted more than $1 million in bribes in exchange for support of investment contracts.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:08:00 -0400

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