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6:46pm

Tue March 17, 2015
The Two-Way

More San Francisco Police Officers Accused Of Sending Racist Texts

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:02 pm

In a rapidly unfolding scandal, San Francisco law enforcement officials are pledging to review the case work of four city police officers who are accused of sending a series of racist and homophobic text messages.

A published report says the San Francisco Police Department is also investigating at least 10 other officers in connection with the sharing of offensive text messages.

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5:50pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Politics

Secret Service Director Grilled About Agency Scandals In House Hearing

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:18 pm

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Tuesday that it took five days before he was informed that a car carrying two agents struck a security barrier outside the White House.

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5:43pm

Tue March 17, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

The U.S. lost control of a drone over Syria, a Pentagon official said Tuesday, hours after the Syrian government said it had shot down a U.S. drone near the city of Latakia.

The Pentagon official said it was not clear whether the drone had been shot down, but the Syrian claim was being investigated.

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5:36pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Goats and Soda

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 6:23 am

A Brazilian activist breast-feeds her child during a United Nations conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012.
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Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests.

The study followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood in Brazil. The researchers found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their 30s, stayed in school longer and earned more money than those who were given formula.

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4:42pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Books

The Long Road To 'Single, Carefree, Mellow'

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:18 pm

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DON GONYEA, HOST:

We're going to spend some time now with writer Katherine Heiny. That profession is not something her family expected and, she says, in some ways, neither did she.

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