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The Two-Way
7:55 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed legislation passed last week that repealed the state's death penalty.

"Please sustain my veto. Please stand with the citizens of Nebraska and law enforcement for public safety," he said, flanked by law enforcement personnel, murder victims' family members and state lawmakers who support capital punishment.

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It's All Politics
7:25 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Part of Texas' congressional redistricting map from 2003. The lead plaintiffs in Evenwel v. Abbott are residents of a state Senate district in Texas who say their equal rights to representation are diluted because Texas equalized the districts in population terms, and€” not in terms of eligible voters.
Harry Cabluck AP

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 10:11 am

When the Supreme Court returns for its next term in October, among the cases it has agreed to hear is a challenge to a fundamental practice that has governed American elections for generations.

When public-policy makers talk about a state's population, they generally mean the number of human beings living in that state β€” as counted or estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That applies to a host of political actions, including the apportionment of seats in Congress and the Electoral College votes that choose the president.

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Economy
6:31 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

IRS Reports Theft Of More Than 100,000 Taxpayers' Information

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NPR Ed
6:31 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 7:23 pm

Kids in the U.S. are spending less time outside. Even in kindergarten, recess is being cut back. But in the small town of Quechee, Vt., a teacher is bucking that trend: One day a week, she takes her students outside β€” for the entire school day.

It's called Forest Monday.

Eliza Minnucci got the idea after watching a documentary about a forest school in Switzerland where kids spend all day, every day, out in the woods.

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The Two-Way
6:31 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 8:56 am

The IRS says criminals gained access to the accounts of more than 100,000 taxpayers through its online service Get Transcript. The data stolen included taxpayers' Social Security information, when they were born and their street addresses.

At a news conference, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said criminals made about 200,000 attempts to access tax information; 100,000 of those attempts, made from February to mid-May, were successful.

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Law
5:27 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Before Cleveland, About 30 Police Departments Entered DOJ Agreements

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

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Sports
5:27 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

As The NBA Conference Finals Wind Down, LeBron James Remains Dominant

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

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Law
5:27 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Blockage Of Obama Immigration Actions

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

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Goats and Soda
5:27 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

A single Lassa fever virus particle, stained to show surface spikes β€” they're yellow β€” that help the virus infect its host cells.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

An unidentified New Jersey man died after returning home from West Africa, where he had contracted Lassa fever, a virus that has symptoms similar to those of Ebola. Federal health officials are treating the case with caution because the virus, which commonly is spread by rodents, can occasionally spread from person to person.

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Media
5:27 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter Jason Rezaian Begins In Iran

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

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