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Chemical Change In Synthetic Marijuana Suspected Of Causing Illnesses 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:53:00 -0400 
    The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.


Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:31:00 -0400 
    Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.


Freddie Gray's Funeral Spurs Calls For Calm In Baltimore 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:06:00 -0400 
    After a weekend that saw violence and arrests, Gray's family and many public and religious figures are calling for peace. A huge turnout is expected for Monday's service.


6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0400 
    Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."


James Holmes Trial Set To Begin In Colorado, 3 Years After Cinema Shooting 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:34:00 -0400 
    More than 1,000 days after James Holmes opened fire on an audience at a midnight movie premiere in Aurora, Colo., his trial will begin in earnest Monday.


Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:23:00 -0400 
    A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention, and for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.


The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:09:00 -0400 
    On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sank while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.


Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:03:14 -0400 
    People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.


For Japan's Prime Minister, U.S. Visit A Chance To Elevate Image 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:35:00 -0400 
    Shinzo Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement and make a historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his weeklong visit.


Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:35:00 -0400 
    A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.


Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:34:00 -0400 
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, we know a good deal about the justices' views already.


In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:31:00 -0400 
    Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.


Too Scared To Talk To Police, Stalker's Victims Open Up In 'Grim Sleeper' 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:30:00 -0400 
    From 1985 to 2002, a series of killings struck South Central Los Angeles. A new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, explores the 25 years it took for police to arrest the alleged killer.


Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:25:00 -0400 
    James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. Two key questions remain: Was Holmes insane, and should he be put to death?


Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:25:00 -0400 
    The state is accustomed to tornadoes and severe weather. But since 2008, there's been a surge of quakes — linked to oil and gas drilling.
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