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Syria's Assad Sworn In For Third 7-Year Presidential Term

Wed, 2014-07-16 03:34

He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.

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Israel Warns People To Leave Gaza As Cease-Fire Debate Continues

Wed, 2014-07-16 03:19

Those who received the warning in Gaza were given until 8 a.m. local time to leave. The airstrikes that followed targeted Hamas leaders.

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:42

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:28

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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Fond All-Star Farewell For Jeter, AL Beats NL 5-3

Tue, 2014-07-15 21:52

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation during one more night on baseball's national stage. The AL kept up nearly 2 decades of dominance by beating the NL 5-3 Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

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California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

Tue, 2014-07-15 19:16

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

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Highway Bill As Establishment Vs. Tea Party, Chapter 943

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:46

The same groups that pushed for tactics that resulted in a government shutdown in 2013 urged a "no" vote on a short-term highway bill Tuesday.

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FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:28

Heavy traffic to the FCC's commenting site crashed it on Tuesday. That was the original deadline for the public to weigh in on a controversial Internet proposal. You now have until Friday to comment.

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Apple Teams Up With Former Rival IBM On Business Apps

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:09

The companies announced a deal Tuesday to sell Apple devices loaded with IBM software to big businesses all over the world

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Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:42

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.

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The Violence In Gaza, Through The Lens Of One Family's Losses

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:29

The Gaza Strip has sustained more than 1,500 Israeli airstrikes. A family with no apparent ties to Hamas lost one of two sons last week; the mother and father died in similar attacks six years ago.

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Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:24

Deaths from stroke are dropping too, a study suggests. But don't celebrate just yet. Diabetes, a big risk factor for these "brain attacks," is still on the rise.

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University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:10

In a case sent back by the Supreme Court last year, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is acceptable. Plaintiffs have vowed to appeal.

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A Peacock Murder Mystery: (Pea)Fowl Play In California

Tue, 2014-07-15 13:16

The boisterous birds are a familiar sight in an upscale community near LA, but in recent years they've become a source of conflict. Now, someone is killing them — 20 in the past six months alone.

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What's Going On In There? How Babies' Brains Practice Speech

Tue, 2014-07-15 13:08

It's not easy to scan a baby brain, so scientists used a kind of scanner that lets the infants wiggle at will. They could see how speech sounds activate motor regions in babies' brains.

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Darkened By A Bloody History, Baltics Hope To Be Bolstered By NATO

Tue, 2014-07-15 13:02

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are now members of the EU and NATO, but they have painful memories of the Soviet occupation. The Baltic states are asking for a bigger NATO presence in their countries.

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Captain Ahab's Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

Tue, 2014-07-15 12:52

Yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil is the key ingredient in a "paleo ale" from a Virginia brewery. Like many scientific innovations, the idea came about late one night over a pint.

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With A Deadline Days Away, Iran Nuclear Deal Might Get An Extension

Tue, 2014-07-15 12:21

Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to Washington, D.C., after meeting the Iranian foreign minister about nuclear negotiations. The deadline for a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program is Sunday, but it might be extended.

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