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After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home

Wed, 2014-02-19 09:11

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented in 2011 to Japanese-American war veterans. After a round of museum visits across the country, it's back in Washington, in a new display at the Smithsonian.

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U.K. Court OKs Detention Of Reporter Glenn Greenwald's Partner

Wed, 2014-02-19 08:10

David Miranda was stopped and held at London's Heathrow Airport for nine hours in August. Authorities seized a hard drive that had materials provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.

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Finnished! Russian Hockey Team Bounced Out Of Olympics

Wed, 2014-02-19 06:45

The team that's been under the most pressure to win lost to Finland, 3-1.

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Nun Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex Gets 35-Month Jail Term

Wed, 2014-02-19 05:56

In 2012, Sister Megan Rice, 84, and two other activists broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex, where bomb-grade uranium is stored. Rice had asked the judge to show her "no leniency."

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'Crypto-Jews' In The Southwest Find Faith In A Shrouded Legacy

Wed, 2014-02-19 04:45

Spain expelled its Jews in the 15th century, and some believe these conversos sought refuge from the Inquisition in what is now a Texas border region. Had one woman's family been Jewish all along?

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Team USA's Ted Ligety Wins Gold In Giant Slalom

Wed, 2014-02-19 04:31

The 29-year-old skier from Park City, Utah, is now the first American to have won two gold medals in Alpine skiing. His first came at the 2006 games in Torino, Italy.

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Kiev Is 'A War Zone' As Chaos Continues In Ukraine

Wed, 2014-02-19 03:55

Clashes between police and anti-government protesters continue. On Tuesday, at least 25 people were killed and more than 240 were injured.

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As Health Crisis Looms, Cameroon Cracks Down On Illegal Clinics

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:45

The African country faces some of the toughest health problems in the world, including high rates of HIV and infant mortality. But many residents who can't afford public health care turn to unauthorized private clinics. Now the government says clinics that don't measure up will be shut down.

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LA Mayor: 'The Basics Have Been Neglected For Too Long'

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:44

Eric Garcetti says he wants to reinvent Los Angeles and promote its diversity, food and innovators — but first, he says, he's going to focus on a less-glamorous agenda: infrastructure.

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Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:44

A new book argues that Tyson's system treats farmers like "modern-day sharecroppers." Author Christopher Leonard looks at Tyson's inner workings and the not-so-independent farmers who raise the birds.

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Elusive Goal: A Transparent Price List For Health Care

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:36

Price-shopping for coffee makers is easy. Finding the actual cost of a colonoscopy? Nearly impossible. But putting together a useful, comprehensive price-list for patients of the widely varying charges for various health procedures is difficult and expensive, states are learning.

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Ukraine Health Ministry: 25 Killed In Kiev Clashes

Tue, 2014-02-18 23:23

The ministry of health says that 25 people have died and more than 240 were injured during the clashes between police and protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. President Viktor Yanukovych blames opposition leaders for the violence.

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Does The U.S. Lead The Winter Olympics — Or Does Germany?

Tue, 2014-02-18 17:48

In keeping with a trend that began early in Sochi, as of Tuesday the U.S. had collected more bronze medals than any other country at the Winter Games, and a total of 20. Germany had won the most golds. Who was on top? That depends on whom you ask.

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Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

Tue, 2014-02-18 16:39

Longtime followers of the pardon power have criticized President Obama's relatively stingy approach over five years in office. An advocate for ending mandatory minimum sentences says she's "really encouraged" by the new push for clemency.

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Missouri Execution Stalled Over Lethal Drugs In Short Supply

Tue, 2014-02-18 15:39

A pharmacy in Tulsa, Okla., has decided not to provide the Missouri Department of Corrections with the drugs needed to execute an inmate on death row. Securing access to necessary drugs has become a common problem in states trying to carry out the death penalty.

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CBO: Minimum Wage Hike Could Boost Paychecks – And Cut Jobs

Tue, 2014-02-18 15:19

Both backers and opponents of a higher federal minimum pay rate are latching on to different findings in a new Congressional Budget Office report on the proposal's effects. We list the report's pros and cons.

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Democrats Seek Cure For GOP Obamacare Attacks

Tue, 2014-02-18 15:04

Democrats are countering Republican attacks on the Affordable Care Act by promising to fix the broken parts and embracing the most popular provisions in the law.

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Justice Scalia And Jon Stewart Concur Chicago Pizza Isn't Pizza

Tue, 2014-02-18 15:03

This weekend, the conservative justice weighed in from Chicago on a national pizza controversy. For months, Stewart and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel have been dueling over whether Chicago's deep-dish style constitutes pizza.

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U.S. Olympic Committee Plans To Examine Speedskating's Woes

Tue, 2014-02-18 13:53

The U.S. skaters' hopes, bolstered by wins in the recent World Cup season, were quickly dashed in Russia. U.S. organizers say they'll find out why — and they don't think it's the team's racing suits.

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Babies Who Eat Too Well May Be On The Path To Obesity

Tue, 2014-02-18 13:38

Do pushy parents make a baby fatter, or is it all in the genes? That's one of the big puzzles that scientists are trying to answer. Two studies suggest that an individual's interest in food is a big factor, even in babies. A genetic predisposition may be involved.

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