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Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery

Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On RecoveryThe Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas is one of a small but growing number of programs catering to former addicts at U.S. colleges and universities.

Obama ‘Embarrassed’ For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

Obama ‘Embarrassed’ For Republicans Who Wrote Iran LetterIn two interviews, the president weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.

Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade DealsLabor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.

Powdered Alcohol Faces Hurdles After Regulatory Approval

Powdered Alcohol Faces Hurdles After Regulatory ApprovalThe Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol this week. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he is introducing legislation to make its production, sale and possession illegal.

After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Released Into Atlantic

After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Released Into AtlanticA rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued in South Carolina on Saturday.

Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By WisconsinThis week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states move to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.

Veterans Choice Act Fails To Ease Travel Burdens For Vets In Need Of Care

Last year, Congress tried to make getting care for vets easier by giving them the option of going outside of VA facilities. Seems pretty simple, but making that rule work hasn't been all that easy.

As Palm Oil Farms Expand, It’s A Race To Save Indonesia’s Orangutans

As Palm Oil Farms Expand, It’s A Race To Save Indonesia’s OrangutansDemand for palm oil is destroying the habitat of endangered Sumatran orangutans. One group is working to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce these often-orphaned primates back into the wild.

Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

Taking U.S. Politics Beyond ‘The Water’s Edge’

Taking U.S. Politics Beyond ‘The Water’s Edge’For generations, Congress has deferred to presidents when it comes to foreign policy. The concept was tossed out in the past week as Republicans reached out to foreign leaders, one an ally, one a foe.