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Legionnaires' Calif. Prison Outbreak Contained; New Cases In Illinois

Thu, 2015-09-03 09:01

Legionnaires' disease outbreaks reported across the country this summer are not related; it doesn't spread among people. Instead, it's spread in warm water, like that in building cooling towers.

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Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

Thu, 2015-09-03 08:59

A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep's weight reportedly dropped by half.

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Will Donald Trump Really Back Down From A Third Party Threat?

Thu, 2015-09-03 08:24

The billionaire businessman is expected to sign the RNC's loyalty pledge today, promising he won't run as an independent. But there's still no guarantee he'll abide by it.

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Obama's Fish Tale: Spawned On By A Salmon

Thu, 2015-09-03 08:19

The president got more than he bargained for during what was supposed to be a routine photo op at a fishing village in Alaska.

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This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist

Thu, 2015-09-03 08:03

Ainissa Ramirez used to be an associate professor at Yale in Materials Science. Now she's taking her "science evangelism" out on the road.

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Hungary's Premier Defends Handling Of Migrant Crisis

Thu, 2015-09-03 07:04

Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the refugees flooding a train station in Budapest are really Germany's problem, because that's where most of them want to go.

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The 'Indian Cowboys' Of Florida

Thu, 2015-09-03 07:03

Though it may sound like an oxymoron, Native Americans have been riding horses and roping cattle for centuries in the Sunshine State.

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Court Throws Out Tom Brady's Four-Game Suspension Over 'Deflategate'

Thu, 2015-09-03 06:34

Brady appealed a suspension handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in federal court. The judge sided with Brady.

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Former Clinton Aide, Who Built Private Email Server, Pleads The 5th

Thu, 2015-09-03 06:21

The Select Committee on Benghazi had asked Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department employee, to field questions next week. His lawyer has declined.

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China Flexes Muscles With Parade, But Announces Troop Cut

Thu, 2015-09-03 05:14

More than 12,000 precision-drilled soldiers, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft filed through Tiananmen Square.

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Kentucky Clerk Is Due In Federal Court For Contempt Hearing

Thu, 2015-09-03 05:06

The plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge to begin fining Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, for her refusal to hand out marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage.

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Most Health Savings Account Owners Stick With Conservative Options

Thu, 2015-09-03 03:40

People who have had health savings accounts open longer are more likely to invest their contributions. But only about 5 percent of all account holders do so.

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Iran Deal Looks Like A Done Deal, So Here Are The Next Crises For Congress

Thu, 2015-09-03 03:03

President Obama may have secured enough votes to keep his Iran deal in tact, but potential problems loom for Congress on the debt ceiling, highway funding and a possible government shutdown.

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Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

Thu, 2015-09-03 03:01

Prosecutors charge that Pérez Molina was involved in a scheme that gave businesspeople breaks on import tariffs in exchange for bribes. Congress voted Wednesday to lift his immunity.

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That Little Syrian Boy: Here's Who He Was

Thu, 2015-09-03 01:09

A photo of a drowned Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach sparked anguish and outrage over handling of the world's migration crisis.

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White House Takes Aim At Medicare And Medicaid Billing Errors

Thu, 2015-09-03 01:03

Improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid are wasting billions of dollars a year, the White House budget director said. He called for urgent corrective action in a letter that is now public.

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Why Are Colleges Really Going Test-Optional?

Thu, 2015-09-03 01:01

George Washington University recently announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT scores, hoping to improve campus diversity. But does going test-optional actually do that?

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Instagram: The New Political War Room?

Thu, 2015-09-03 01:00

The Donald Trump-Jeb Bush feud has spilled over into Instagram, which was one of the tamer social-media outlets. Not anymore.

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Warning Calls Decoded: Squirrels Take Up Bird Alarms To Foil The Enemy

Thu, 2015-09-03 00:59

It can take more than just a keen ear to figure out what animals are saying. Sometimes, scientists are learning, you have to talk back to map the rich networks of conversation in a forest.

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Illinois House Leaders Override Governor's Veto On Heroin Addiction Bill

Wed, 2015-09-02 17:01

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner partially vetoed the Heroin Crisis Act, which would have cleared the way for Medicaid to fund addiction treatments.

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