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"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."

—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright

 

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Bankrupt California City May Turn To Taxing Pot  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:24:00 -0400
San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is wasting money fighting marijuana sales, says the city attorney. Better to regulate pot, end the black market — and collect taxes. 
House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:45:00 -0400
The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors. 
House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:48:00 -0400
House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt." 
Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:33:00 -0400
A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan." 
Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:54:00 -0400
Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth. 
Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:27:00 -0400
A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal. 
What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:08 -0400
The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom? Michigan Radio's Sarah Alvarez offers a peek at the standards at work in a second grade math class. 
For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:08 -0400
To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. 
Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400
Republicans in the House voted to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe the president has overstepped his constitutional authority. 
Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400
A group of senators has introduced legislation aimed at combating sexual assault on college campuses. It would force schools to handle accusations more aggressively and provide advocates for victims. 
As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400
Though officials say that this wildfire season has been tamer than average, responding to these fires has been costly. Now, the Obama administration is re-evaluating how it pays for fighting them. 
Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:38:00 -0400
The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates. 
Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:54:00 -0400
One study suggests middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking may be twice as likely to develop serious memory issues as the years wear on. 
When Searching For Mentors, Look 'Beyond Race'  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:49:17 -0400
Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talks about the importance of mentoring in academia, especially in science, technology, engineering and math fields. 
Want To See The World? Try A Library In Queens  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:13:00 -0400
One of the nation's most diverse counties boasts a library system befitting the distinction. Since launching a program for immigrants, it's worked to keep pace with the borough's changing population.