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Police, Counter-Demonstrators Dampen Anti-Islam March In Leipzig

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Thousands of opponents of Muslim immigration to Germany staged a mass rally in the German city of Leipzig on Wednesday night, but the turnout was lower than expected thanks to counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.

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Sen. Jeff Flake: Republicans Can Work With President On Trade

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for his reaction to the State of the Union.

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Obama Draws Battle Lines In State Of The Union Address

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he still believed in a United America — one that wasn't divided into red and blue camps. But the reaction to his speech, from both camps, was anything but united.

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Voters Said Yes, But D.C. And Congress Continue To Spar Over Pot

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

In November, District of Columbia residents voted to legalize marijuana. Still, the measure's status remains in flux while the city fights against Congress for autonomy on the issue.

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Historic Diplomatic Talks Begin In Cuba

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

The most high-level U.S. delegation to visit Cuba in 35 years is in Havana for two days of talks. The meetings follow the historic thaw in relations announced simultaneously last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro. The focus of the talks will be migration and the nuts and bolts of restoring diplomatic ties.

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Tired Of Paying For Checked Baggage? You're Actually Getting A Good Deal

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Everyone hates to pay extra for checked baggage on an airline. But you probably aren't paying enough — in fact, your baggage is bumping far more lucrative cargo.

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Standard & Poor's Settles In SEC Ratings Fraud Case

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay fines of nearly $80 million to settle charges that it changed the way it was rating securities in a bid to win business, but didn't bother to tell investors. The firm also agreed to a one year ban on rating certain kinds of securities. A separate Justice Department investigation is still underway.

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Going For The Gold Sends Mercury Down The River

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Illegal mining in the headwaters of the Amazon is endangering people and fish hundreds of miles downstream.

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Soccer Players End Lawsuit Over Artificial Turf At Women's World Cup

Wed, 2015-01-21 11:52

The suit accused the organizers of discrimination, saying elite men's teams would never be forced to play on an artificial surface instead of natural grass. The plaintiffs included Abby Wambach.

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Scientists Give Genetically Modified Organisms A Safety Switch

Wed, 2015-01-21 11:03

By making E. coli dependent on an artificial amino acid, scientists hope to show that engineered organisms can be safer and more useful for industrial processes like drug production.

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Bulgakov's 'Master' Still Strikes A Chord In Today's Russia

Wed, 2015-01-21 10:16

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita, ridiculed Soviet leaders and bureaucracy. It wasn't published until 27 years after his death, but still resonates with Russians.

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Boehner Invites Israel's Netanyahu To Address Congress On Iran

Wed, 2015-01-21 09:33

The White House, which was not informed of the invitation, called it a departure from diplomatic protocol. Boehner, the House speaker, said, "Congress can make this decision on its own."

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The Challenge Of Fact-Checking North Korea

Wed, 2015-01-21 08:51

A prominent North Korean defector now says he made up some parts of his story. His case highlights the difficulties of pinning down information in a closed, secretive society.

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Is your Online Password On The Worst Password List?

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:54

SplashData, an Internet security services firm, has released its annual list of 25 worst Internet passwords. "12345" and "password" top the list.

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Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:05

As many as 60,000 people are expected to attend the rally in what could be one of the biggest protests in the eastern German city since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago.

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State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:03

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.

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Google's Stake In SpaceX Puts It Closer To Goal Of Internet Access For All

Wed, 2015-01-21 05:17

Elon Musk's SpaceX received a $1 billion investment from Google and Fidelity, which now own slightly less than 10 percent of the firm. SpaceX is currently valued at $10 billion.

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Feeling Gloomy? Maybe Things On Earth Aren't As Bad As You Think

Wed, 2015-01-21 05:06

That's the view of Michael Elliott, head of Bono's anti-poverty group One and a delegate to Davos, where leaders and activists are gathering this week to hash out solutions to the world's ills.

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Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Fatal New Year's Eve Stampede

Wed, 2015-01-21 04:59

Investigators said the officials were off enjoying a banquet at an opulent Japanese restaurant during the stampede along the city's waterfront that killed three dozen people and injured 49 others.

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Palestinian Stabs At Least 11 Israelis Aboard Tel Aviv Bus

Wed, 2015-01-21 04:16

Three of those stabbed were seriously wounded. The gunman was shot in the leg while trying to escape. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident, which Israel is calling a terrorist act.

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