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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 2015-01-24 04:10

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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'What Do I Do?' For Sexual Assault Survivors, An App Has All The Answers

Sat, 2015-01-24 03:57

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Sat, 2015-01-24 03:03

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies

Fri, 2015-01-23 21:00

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.

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4-Year Prison Term For Colorado Woman Over Plot To Join ISIS

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:01

When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:17

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:04

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Constitutionality Of Execution Drug Cocktail

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:59

Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment.

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:44

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.

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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:06

The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.

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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:06

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.

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New Generation Of Saudi Royals In Line To Run Country

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:49

For 62 years, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by sons of the founder of the Kingdom, Abdul Aziz. Robert Siegel talks to Middle East specialist Joseph Braude about Saudi succession.

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Study Finds Huge Disparities In Costs Of Common Surgeries

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:41

Robert Siegel talks to Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president of strategic services and chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which did the study.

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U.S.-Cuba Talks First Step In Long Process Of Restoring Relations

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

U.S. diplomats have wrapped up two days of talks with Cuban officials — the highest-level meeting in 35 years. The aim is to start talking through how to restore diplomatic relations following the historic warming of ties announced last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro.

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Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.

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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

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International Criminal Court To Try Former Child Soldier With War Crimes

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.

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Investigation Into Paris Attack Leads Authorities To Spain

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.

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DNA Exonerates Man Who Served Nearly 40 Years For Murder

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:30

Joseph Sledge, now 70, spent 37 years in prison for a crime that a three-judge panel said today he did not commit.

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Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:23

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

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