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Tavi Gevinson of ‘Rookie’ Inspires Young Women to Create Communities of Self-Empowerment

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:19
Young women have embraced Tavi Gevinson’s message of community and self-empowerment.

Border Patrol sends more agents to South Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:18
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — More than 100 Border Patrol agents from California and Arizona have been shifted to the southernmost tip of Texas, the country's busiest sector for illegal immigration, the agency announced Wednesday.

Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:18
Gareth Bale scores to help Real Madrid to victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Categories: BBC World News

Many local year-round lakes starting to pick up for trout fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:16
%%%55439af24999c9263373eb17b0e21891%%%State Fish and Wildlife continues to plant many local year-round lakes with trout to provide anglers with early spring fishing opportunities.

Air pollution reaches high levels

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:13
Air pollution has reached "high levels" in parts of Greater London, rural south-east England, and towns and cities in East Anglia, Defra confirms.
Categories: BBC World News

Abortion Providers in Texas Sue Over a Restrictive Rule That Could Close Clinics

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:10
The rule, which will take effect Sept. 1, requires that all clinics providing abortions at any stage of pregnancy meet the costly building standards of ambulatory surgery centers.

Program Looks to Give Bees a Leg (or Six) Up

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:10
In California’s Central Valley, researchers are trying to find assortments of bee-friendly plants that local farmers and ranchers can easily grow.

Police: 4 forcibly tattooed man they held hostage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:09
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four people forcibly tattooed a man with racial slurs and obscene images while holding him hostage for three days in a Philadelphia basement, authorities said Wednesday.

NYC doctor on trial in patients' overdose deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:09
NEW YORK (AP) — One patient died of an overdose after getting a prescription for scores of painkillers and anti-anxiety medications despite telling the doctor he was taking the drugs faster than intended, prosecutors said Wednesday as the physician's manslaughter trial opened. Another patient was prescribed dozens of pills three times in five weeks before he took too many and died, slumped over one of the bottles. A third patient overdosed five times but survived and kept getting scripts, prosecutors said.

Police chief dies in Cairo bombings

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:03
Several bombs near Cairo university kill a police brigadier-general and wound five people, in an attack claimed by the militant group Ajnad Misr.
Categories: BBC World News

Coast Guard cadet accused of touching classmate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:54
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A U.S Coast Guard Academy cadet should face a court martial for entering the room of a classmate and touching her leg, a government attorney said Wednesday, rejecting defense claims that the cadet accidentally went into what he thought was his girlfriend's room.

After Push by Obama, Minimum-Wage Action Is Moving to the States

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:53
The president’s visit to Michigan is part of an effort that has seen most of the action on worker pay move to the states.

Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:51
WASHINGTON (AP) — The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making contraceptive and abortion drugs.

VIDEO: Kenya unease over 'al-Shabab' killing

BBC World News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:48
It is still unclear who shot dead radical Muslim cleric Abubakar Shariff Ahmed in Kenya on Tuesday.
Categories: BBC World News

No verdict yet in toddler's creek-toss death trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:47
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Jurors weighing the fate of a man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek in her car seat ended the first day of deliberations Wednesday without a verdict, though they did ask to see the defendant's video statement to police.

18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:47
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into force.

T Magazine: Bookshelf | Choice Bits

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:45
Diane Keaton shares her thoughts on beauty, and some of Hollywood’s leading actresses, in her forthcoming memoir.

Republicans say Ryan budget can pass House despite Tea Party

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:43

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy walks into a meeting with the House Republican Conference on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Republican leaders on Wednesday predicted passage of a budget blueprint offered by Representative Paul Ryan, despite criticism from conservative Tea Party activists who said the plan would not eliminate federal deficits quickly enough. "It'll pass," said Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 Republican in the House who, as Majority Whip, is responsible for rounding up votes for legislation. The Ryan plan, which proposes deep cuts to healthcare, social safety net and other domestic programs in order to reach a small surplus by 2024 while boosting defense spending, could face resistance from the most conservative Republicans in the House. That's the most I can say right now," said Representative Justin Amash, a libertarian Republican from Michigan, when asked if he would support the plan from Ryan, who chairs the House Budget Committee.