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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:20

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

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Bike Like A Pro Athlete, Eat Like A Pig

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:17

When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.

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Health Premiums And Costs Set To Rise For Workers Covered At Work

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:28

As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.

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Kim Jong Un Makes First Public Appearance In More Than A Month

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:01

The North Korean leader's disappearance from the public eye led to speculation that he had suffered from a serious medical problem — or even a coup. New photos from state media show him using a cane.

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Getting Some 'Me' Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic

Tue, 2014-10-14 05:22

Millennials are often criticized for being the most entitled and self-absorbed generation. Many call them narcissists, while others say they should take time to find themselves.

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British Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

Tue, 2014-10-14 05:15

The symbolic, nonbinding vote urges the government of Prime Minister David Cameron to recognize Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

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Forget Facebook, Abandon Instagram, Move To A Village

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:59

People who live in a traditional village — that means a community of about 150 people — are far better off than the rest of us. The author of a new book explains "the village effect."

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What They're Saying: Vatican's New Tolerance On Gays And The Divorced

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:08

We take a look at viewpoints from the Catholic and secular media about a stunning interim report released by a synod of bishops meeting at the Vatican.

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Key To Securing Online Accounts May Be Just A Squiggle Away

Tue, 2014-10-14 03:08

Engineering researchers at Rutgers University have discovered that the free-form symbol might be the ultimate password. The uniqueness of someone's squiggle makes it a tough password to rip off.

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Police Arrest Dozens In Ferguson, Mo., Protests

Tue, 2014-10-14 03:07

At least 49 were arrested Monday afternoon and into the evening for acts of civil disobedience during protests over the August police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Animated 'Book Of Life' Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

Tue, 2014-10-14 01:09

The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and director Jorge Gutiérrez.

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China's Nomads Have A Foot In Two Very Different Worlds

Tue, 2014-10-14 01:09

China is attempting to move nomads into permanent settlements, but the transition for many has proven difficult. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.

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China Entices Nomadic Families To Settle Down

Tue, 2014-10-14 01:09

China wants to protect grassland areas by moving nomads into permanent settlements. Critics say that's disrespecting minority customs. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.

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Makeshift Barriers Highlight Unions, Divisions Over Hong Kong Protests

Mon, 2014-10-13 21:28

More people are choosing sides on the streets where pro-democracy protesters have erected barriers. As police and some citizens tried to remove the barriers, others stepped in to save the structures.

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Dallas Nurse Caught Ebola Despite Safety Gear, Can't Pinpoint Breach

Mon, 2014-10-13 19:08

Federal officials on Monday urged hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures after a Texas nurse treating a Liberian man dying from the disease caught it herself.

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Vatican Report Expresses More Tolerance For Gays, Unmarried Couples

Mon, 2014-10-13 18:02

The preliminary document isn't binding, but suggests the influence of Pope Francis' urging that Catholicism become more merciful.

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Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:23

Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.

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'A Strange Situation' Indeed: Leech Spends Weeks In Woman's Nose

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:20

Mr. Curly. That's the name Daniela Liverani gave the 3-inch leech that doctors found living in her nostril last week. With that tone of creepiness established, we can now provide more details.

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For Italy's Gay Rights Advocates, It's 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

Italy lags behind other EU states in guaranteeing equal rights for homosexuals. Gay couples have no legal recognition or adoption rights, and a bill that would make homophobia a crime has stalled.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity: Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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