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Nigerian Officials Say They've Located Missing Girls

Tue, 2014-05-27 03:00

More than 200 girls who were abducted by militants in Nigeria's northeast have been located – but Nigeria's military says it's too risky to try to free them by force.

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No Sign Of 3 Men Missing In Colorado Slide

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42

Rescue teams failed to find any sign Monday of three men missing after a ridge saturated with rain collapsed, sending mud sliding for 3 miles in a remote part of western Colorado.

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Tornado Hits North Dakota Oil Workers Camp

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:40

A tornado struck a workers camp in North Dakota's oil patch on Monday, injuring nine people and destroying at least eight trailers where workers had been living, an emergency management official said.

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Gunmen Kill U.S. Doctor From Minority In Pakistan

Tue, 2014-05-27 00:31

Gunmen in Pakistan shot dead a visiting American cardiologist from the minority Ahmadi sect in front of his wife and son on Monday, police said. The family arrived 2 days ago from their home in Ohio.

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Beirut's Holiday Inn: Once Chic, Then Battered, Still Contested

Mon, 2014-05-26 23:28

The Holiday Inn was a landmark that towered over glittering Beirut in the 1970s. The Lebanese civil war ravaged the city and the hotel. The debate over the hotel's carcass carries on to this day.

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Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

Mon, 2014-05-26 23:27

Many new plans created under Obamacare have consumers and doctors scrambling to figure out which providers accept which plans, and what services are covered.

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How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

Mon, 2014-05-26 23:25

To know if taxpayers got good value in setting up the health care exchanges we need to see what happens in the next few years, economists say. Will buyers and sellers keep coming?

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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

Mon, 2014-05-26 23:23

They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.

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States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

Mon, 2014-05-26 23:23

About a dozen states across the country are taking up laws to give workers legal protections against workplace abuse, though critics say it's impossible to legislate against somebody being a jerk.

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

Mon, 2014-05-26 23:22

After Stalin's death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This "thawing" took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.

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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

Mon, 2014-05-26 22:07

The research project would place electronic devices in the brain in an attempt to combat post-traumatic stress, depression and other problems that have plagued many veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Pfizer Drops $119 Billion Bid For AstraZeneca

Mon, 2014-05-26 21:36

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been circling its smaller rival for months. AstraZeneca has rejected every offer saying Pfizer undervalues the company, and that it wants to remain independent.

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A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

Mon, 2014-05-26 18:06

The WarkaWater is shaped like a vase and looks like an art exhibit. By gathering condensation, it's providing water to Ethiopian villages and could be a solution for thirsty communities worldwide.

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Celebrating 100 Years Of Ham Radio

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

This will be a special year for the hundreds of enthusiasts who converge annually on W1AW, a small station in Newington, Conn., known as "the mecca of ham radio," to broadcast around the globe.

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Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

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On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

At Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama honored the sacrifices of those who died while serving in the military. We remember the stories of some of those who died in America's longest war.

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What We Know About The Man Behind The Isla Vista Killings

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Scott Gold, senior writer for The Los Angeles Times discusses Elliot Rodger, the man who police say went on a stabbing and shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., last week before killing himself.

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At Indian Prime Minister's Inauguration, A Historic Pakistani Presence

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other.

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India's New Prime Minister Sworn In

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Narendra Modi officially takes office as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in New Delhi that broke with the past. More than 3,000 guests witnessed India's most elaborate oath-taking.

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Remembering The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe

Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Donald Levine, an executive at Hasbro when the idea for the action figure was first hatched, served in the U.S. Army in Korea and thought the toy would be a way to honor veterans.

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