US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

...million birds, mostly turkeys and egg-laying chickens in 15 states as it swept through the Midwest. Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri lost the most birds.Vilsack spoke Tuesday at a bird flu conference in Des Moines, where the poultry industry and agriculture...
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Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...said he thinks the act would move the country away from a one-size-fits-all approach to student achievement."What may work in Kansas City, Missouri, may not work in Juneau, Alaska, may not work in Bering Strait," he said.
Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death who reported a suspicious person in his neighborhood; Brown, the 18-year-old shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri, last August; and Graham, an 18-year-old shot to death by a NYPD officer in 2012, all joined Saturday's demonstration...
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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...has been piqued by a serious of upsetting incidents across the country. In places like Baltimore, New York and Ferguson, Missouri, tensions between law enforcement and their communities have spilled out into the open, underscoring longstanding concerns...
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After years of declining crime, a spike in violence

...death of Eric Garner in New York at the hands of police and the shooting death of Michael Brown by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, have contributed to a distrust of police. And that distrust might be proving deadly."A lot of retaliatory violence occurs...
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It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby

...plunge to nearly minus-400 degrees.Bill McKinnon, a New Horizons team member from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, expects to see craters and possible volcanic remnants. A liquid ocean and a rocky core may lie beneath the icy shell...
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Flag down, but what happens now?

...or discrimination in South Carolina or the South, said Trent Brown, a Mississippi native and America Studies professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology. There are still discussions about policing and voting rights to be had, he said.More...
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Everybody into the pool!

...17."Every now and then you have an election cycle that is defined by what can be best described as me-too-ism," says Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown's Institute of Politics and Public Service and a onetime spokesman for Hillary...
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Nieuwenhuis' 3 HR lift Mets over Arizona

...three walks in just 4 2-3 innings for the Tigers after being recalled from Triple-A.ROYALS 11, BLUE JAYS 10KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Paulo Orlando broke a tie with an eighth inning homer and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer as the Royals defeated the...
'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

...portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the film "Bessie." Its 12 nominations included best TV movie and acting nods for Mo'Nique and Michael Kenneth Williams."ThiFor the overall top nominee, the nominations were a rerun of last year. "Game of...
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