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Militants Sweep Through Iraq's North, Mobilizing Exodus Of Refugees

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

After a week of fighting and conflicting accounts, militants with the Islamic State have reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam. The development spells danger for much of Iraq's civilian population.

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Khmer Rouge Convictions Offer Small Solace For Cambodian Victims

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The Khmer Rouge terrified Cambodia when the group ruled the country in the 1970s. On Thursday, the two most senior surviving leaders of the regime received life sentences for crimes against humanity.

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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears.

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To Solve Cybercrime, Some In Silicon Valley Ditch The Data

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.

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White House Seeks Ways To Go It Alone In Keeping Companies Stateside

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The Obama administration is exploring ways to prevent U.S. businesses from relocating abroad to save money on taxes. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew indicated that Congress would need to act, but now the administration says it is looking for ways to act on its own.

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With Gazans' Eyes On Cairo, Hamas Hopes For Leverage

Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

War's toll on Gaza has been brutal, claiming civilians' lives and leveling buildings. But Hamas and many Gazans say the conflict was necessary, because they had run out of options in negotiating. If Palestinians come away with concessions after peace talks in Egypt, many think the damage will all have been worthwhile.

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Iraq's Widening War Imperils A Religious Minority

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:57

The Yazidis are an ancient religious sect concentrated in a remote corner of Iraq. They've been thrust into the spotlight of Iraq's nasty conflict, with thousands taking refuge in barren mountains.

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Gluten-Free Food Banks Bridge Celiac Disease And Hunger

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:34

It's not always easy for people with celiac disease to find gluten-free food. And it's even harder for lower-income people with the disease who rely on food pantries to help them fill their bellies.

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Michigan Man Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girl On His Porch

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:15

The white homeowner said he shot the 19-year-old because he'd felt threatened when she pounded on his door after 4 a.m. She had crashed her car about half a mile from his house.

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Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

Thu, 2014-08-07 11:01

The legislation provides funding to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.

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Embattled Montana Senator Withdraws From Race

Thu, 2014-08-07 10:34

In the wake of plagiarism accusations, appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh announced Thursday he would not seek a full term in November.

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NCAA Votes To Give New Autonomy To Big Conferences

Thu, 2014-08-07 10:20

Elite college sports conferences can set their own rules about sharing profits with student-athletes, under a new policy adopted by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday.

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Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

Thu, 2014-08-07 10:03

Start with paper; add Shrinky Dinks, a microprocessor, heat, and voila! It's not quite that easy. But this engineering project might one day lead to a printable, flat spacecraft that folds itself.

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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Thu, 2014-08-07 09:17

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?

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As ISIS Advances In Iraq's North, U.S. Weighs Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57

There are also reports that the Sunni militant group had captured Iraq's biggest dam, which controls the water supply for a huge swath of land.

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Young, Idealistic And Transsexual: Speaking Out In Africa

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:55

Tampose Mapotheng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.

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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:02

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.

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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:58

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.

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The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:18

The soldier resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:08

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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