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'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:24:00 -0500 
    In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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.

From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:03:00 -0500 
    The potentially historic nor'easter could bring more than 2 feet of snow to the region today and Tuesday. Travel is expected to be affected, with thousands of flights already canceled.

Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0500 
    In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500 
    Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:59:00 -0500 
    Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best?
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