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The city of Cleveland wants to bill the family of Tamir Rice for ems and ambulance services he received after being shot in November 2014.
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Deep in the heart of the arcane laws that give farmers a helping hand, there's something called "crop insurance." It's a huge program, costing taxpayers anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion each year.

It's called an insurance program, and it looks like insurance. Farmers buy policies from private companies and pay premiums (which are cheap because of government subsidies) to insure themselves against crop failures and falling prices. It's mainly used by corn, soybean, cotton and wheat farmers. Defenders of the program call it a safety net.

After 41 days, the Oregon occupation is over: All four militants who remained at an occupied wildlife refuge have surrendered to the FBI.

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In the summer of 2014, a 23-year-old pregnant woman entered the military hospital at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan with a cut on her left cheek. The wound had been stitched up elsewhere, but she still wasn't quite right.

She said she'd been hit in the face by a ricochet back in her home village. What hit her exactly, she couldn't say for sure. She was upset, though, because the vision was bad in her left eye, even though there had been no apparent trauma to it.

Don't get pregnant.

That's the advice given to women by the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador in light of a possible link between the Zika virus, which is spreading in those countries, and a birth defect called microcephaly, which results in an abnormally small head and possible brain damage. Brazil has reported thousands of cases of microcephaly since the outbreak began there last spring; researchers are trying to determine whether the virus is the cause.

For the Midwesterner who likes to eat local, this time of year is a challenge. Browse the produce shelves in middle America – or any place where snow falls in winter – and you'll find carrots from Mexico and peppers from Peru.

The push by Syrian government forces and their allies has put around 300,000 civilians in the northern city of Aleppo at risk of being placed under siege and cut off from food and humanitarian supplies, according to the U.N.

Since the start of last week, the offensive has displaced some 51,000 civilians from what was Syria's biggest city before the start of the war, the United Nations says.

When Ted Cruz took the stage at his primary night party in Hollis, N.H., he gave what sounded like a victory speech. And in some ways, he may have been an overlooked winner of the night.

"Washington insiders were convinced our wave of support would break in the Granite State," the Texas senator thundered. "The men and women of New Hampshire proved them wrong."

The TVs flanking him showed the results; he was edging out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Cruz finished with just under 12 percent, good enough in the crowded field for third place.

Morgan Stanley has reached a $3.2 billion settlement with state and federal authorities, the New York attorney general's office announced Thursday.

In the deal, the investment bank acknowledges that it misrepresented the risks of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 housing and financial crisis.

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WCBE Presents The Travelin' McCourys Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb. 11, 2016 @ 2PM!

The Travelin' McCourys will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at the Park Street Saloon with Billy Strings! Tune in for live music, conversation and chances to win tickets to the show!It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!www.wcbe.org/listen - LISTEN LIVE!BIO:No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronni...
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Scientists Aflutter Over Gravitational Wave Rumors

Researchers may have detected gravitational ripples from the collision of two black holes, according to rumors circulating in emails and on blogs.The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is planning a major announcement for Thursday morning. For now, scientists directly involved in the project are staying quiet about what they've seen, but other researchers say it could be a major breakthrough for the fields of physics and astronomy."Everyone's going to be watching; we'v...
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From Junkyard To Museum: The Journey Of A 'Jaws' Shark

Call it a happy ending to a fish-out-of-water story.Today, a one-of-a-kind, fiberglass shark cast from the same mold as the iconic, mechanical sharks used in the 1975 classic movie, Jaws, is leaving home.After more than 25 years keeping watch over Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, a junkyard in Sun Valley, Calif., the shark known as Bruce is headed to a museum.This matters to me. Because the shark and I have a past.Like many people, I used to be afraid to go in the ocean because of Jaws.Unlike m...
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