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Tupelo Man Who Sent Ricin Letters To Obama Gets 25-Year Sentence

Tue, 2014-05-20 04:09

After late wrangling that included a threat to withdraw his guilty plea and an offer to eat poison in a sandwich, J. Everett Dutschke accepted a 25-year prison sentence.

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The Secret Players In The Russia-Ukraine Game

Tue, 2014-05-20 03:44

Is the Chechen military fighting for Russia in Ukraine? If so, these covert operations could have significant and dangerous consequences.

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In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of Hypocrisy

Tue, 2014-05-20 03:20

Citing U.S. surveillance and wiretapping operations, China says the U.S. has double standards on cybersecurity. The angry response came a day after the U.S. accused 5 Chinese officials of hacking.

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Ah, Commencement. Caps, Gowns And Mispronounced Names

Tue, 2014-05-20 03:03

It's commencement. You are responsible for calling hundreds of students, one by one, to the stage. Every parent is anxiously waiting for you to pronounce their kid's name — correctly. What do you do?

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Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader

Mon, 2014-05-19 23:33

Pope Francis will head to the Middle East this week to preach peace and has asked two friends from Argentina to accompany him, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.

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Oklahoma's Latino Community Prepares For The Next Tornado

Mon, 2014-05-19 23:31

A devastating series of tornadoes struck Oklahoma a year ago. Hispanics were among the hardest hit by the storms due a lack of preparedness and information available in Spanish.

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Thai Army Declares Martial Law But Says It's No Coup

Mon, 2014-05-19 15:25

After six months of anti-government protests and the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the army says it is needed to "keep peace and order."

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Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty To Helping U.S. Tax Evaders

Mon, 2014-05-19 14:59

The Swiss bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in penalties to U.S. authorities for helping Americans use tax havens to hide from the IRS.

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U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Atlantic Search For 4 British Sailors

Mon, 2014-05-19 14:08

The U.K.'s most famous yachtsman has joined families of the missing crew members of a 40-foot sailboat in urging that the search resume. The yacht disappeared Saturday.

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Task Force Says Asking All Patients About Suicide Won't Cut Risk

Mon, 2014-05-19 13:57

Suicide is a major cause of death, and there's no evidence that screening everybody will reduce the toll, a federal panel says. But doctors, family and friends can help, researchers say.

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U.S., Nigeria Reach Deal On Intelligence Sharing

Mon, 2014-05-19 13:34

The U.S. will now provide intelligence analysis to Nigeria in an effort to find the more than 200 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.

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Fiery British Imam Found Guilty Of Terrorism Charges

Mon, 2014-05-19 13:00

Abu Hamza, an Islamic cleric alleged to have started an al-Qaida camp in the U.S., has been convicted on terrorism charges in a New York courtroom.

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AT&T And DirecTV Mega-Merger Spells Changes For Media Landscape

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:16

AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV now faces regulatory scrutiny. Meanwhile, a deal merging Comcast and Time Warner Cable is also in the works. Consumer advocates worry about consolidation, but many observers think the deals could hold down costs for the merged companies.

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In Rare Concession, Credit Suisse Admits Criminal Wrongdoing

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:16

Credit Suisse will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay over $2 billion in fines in connection to allegations of tax evasion. But the CEO and chairman are reportedly expected to keep their jobs.

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The Blogging Battlegrounds Of Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:16

A social media struggle is unfolding in eastern Ukraine, as bloggers on both Ukrainian and separatist sides plead their cases. But many find they face surveillance, trolls and threats as they work.

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In 'Raging Bull' Ruling, High Court Sides With Co-Writer's Daughter

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:16

The Supreme Court delivered a blow on behalf of writers, giving a screenwriter's daughter a chance to prove in court that the critically acclaimed movie Raging Bull infringed her father's copyright.

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The Mood In Abuja, Where Missing Schoolgirls Cast Long Shadow

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:16

NPR's Gregory Warner talks to Robert Siegel about the mood and politics in the city of Abuja, as Nigeria struggles to deal with the schoolgirl abduction and its growing militant insurgency.

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With Cartels On The Run, Mexican Lime Farmers Keep More Of The Green

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:16

Thanks to a big spring crop in Veracruz and police crackdowns on drug cartels, high prices for Mexican limes are falling earthward, just in time for summer cocktails. Mexican farmers are celebrating.

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Charges Of Chinese Cybercrimes To Play Out In American Courts

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:16

The Justice Department has filed charges against five members of the Chinese military, alleging that they're hackers who committed espionage against U.S. companies.

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NASA Chief Dismisses Concern Over Russia Quitting Space Station

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:04

Administrator Charles Bolden said no one country was indispensable to the ISS after Moscow last week said it would not participate in a plan to extend the station's life past 2020.

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