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EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.

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After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm

The International Olympic Committee recognized that American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph, who originally finished fourth, won the bronze at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

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University Of Virginia Apologizes To Student Who Says She Was Gang-Raped

By Eyder Peralta on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Rolling Stone magazine published a harrowing account of a campus rape that’s shaken the university. “Nothing like it should ever happen again,” UVA President Teresa Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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Messy Winter Storm Snarls Thanksgiving Travel

By Eyder Peralta on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Hub airports in the middle of the country are choked with delays, while a tenth of the flights at some Northeast airports aren’t taking off at all. Meanwhile, drivers are navigating slushy roads.

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A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Police arrested 44 people after another round of protests — these quieter than the unrest that erupted after the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

While several big cities saw large protests after the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson on Monday, Tuesday saw protests and blocked highways in at least 14 cities across the country.

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Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

By Bill Chappell on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 8:00 am

After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles through rough terrain and swam to keep up. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.

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Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview

By Bill Chappell on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 25, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, says he has “a clean conscience” about the shooting; he also says he’s sorry for the loss of life.

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Obama: ‘No Sympathy’ For Those Destroying Ferguson

By Bill Chappell on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they’re not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, “I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities.”

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Community Activists Question Timing Of Grand Jury Announcement

By Laura Sullivan on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Some of those who attended planning meetings with local officials blamed police and the county attorney’s office for fueling the unrest by making the finding public at night and with little warning.

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