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A Very Code Switch Christmas TV Special

Mon, 2014-12-22 12:58

It's that time around Christmas, when all we can see are a handful of stories on our TV screens. Frosty, and Charlie, and Ralphie, and Kevin, but there's not too much brown in this mostly white canon.

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Is Your Heart Doctor In? If Not, You Might Not Be Any Worse Off

Mon, 2014-12-22 12:31

Researchers find that high-risk heart patients in teaching hospitals fared better when their cardiologists were away at national conventions instead of working at their usual jobs. Why?

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Jailed Cuban Spy's Wife Is Pregnant — With A Little Help From The U.S.

Mon, 2014-12-22 12:23

The U.S. helped Gerardo Hernandez and his wife conceive through artificial insemination while he was in prison for spying. Hernandez was released last week as part of a prisoner swap.

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The Khoisan Once Were Kings Of The Planet. What Happened?

Mon, 2014-12-22 12:22

In the landscape of modern Africa, they are a link to the long-ago past. They know everything about plants and animals. But their way of life — and language of clicks — may be doomed.

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'Dreamer' Immigrants Apply For Arizona Driver's Licenses

Mon, 2014-12-22 12:16

More than 22,000 young immigrants are now eligible to apply for a license in Arizona, something they were blocked from doing in 2012, thanks to an executive order by Gov. Jan Brewer.

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'Rolling Stone' Asks Columbia J-School To Investigate Flawed Rape Story

Mon, 2014-12-22 11:34

The magazine's story centered on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. Several discrepancies were found in the story.

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When Humans Quit Hunting And Gathering, Their Bones Got Wimpy

Mon, 2014-12-22 11:03

Humans have lighter bones than other primates, and that change happened a lot later than anthropologists had thought. Blame our sedentary ways after our ancestors took up farming.

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The 85-Year-Old Widow Who's The Symbol Of Spain's Economic Woes

Mon, 2014-12-22 11:02

Carmen Martinez Ayuso was evicted from her apartment due to a loan her son took out and couldn't repay. Now she's been the recipient of unexpected kindness this holiday season.

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Army General To Determine Fate of Bowe Bergdahl

Mon, 2014-12-22 10:47

The Pentagon said action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could range from no further action to convening a court martial. The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years until his release in a prisoner exchange.

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In Slovakia, Christmas Dinner Starts In The Bathtub

Mon, 2014-12-22 10:19

Christmas carp is a holiday mainstay in many central European nations. Traditionally, it swims in the family tub for a day or two, sometimes becoming a sort of pet before it ends up on the plate.

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Singer Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70

Mon, 2014-12-22 10:13

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died, his management agency says.

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1 Dead In Protest At Chinese-Backed Copper Mine Project In Myanmar

Mon, 2014-12-22 08:11

The protest at the Letpadaung project comes two years after police forcefully dispersed demonstrators at the site. Villagers had complained of health and environmental problems related to the project.

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Milwaukee Prosecutor Won't Seek Charges In Police Shooting

Mon, 2014-12-22 07:11

Officer Christopher Manney was attempting to frisk Dontre Hamilton when he woke up and grabbed the officer's baton. Manney shot Hamilton 14 times.

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Pope Francis, At Christmas Gathering, Blasts Vatican's Bureaucrats

Mon, 2014-12-22 06:51

He accused the Curia, which oversees the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and careerism. Francis has made reforming the Vatican a major part of his agenda.

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Tunisian Election Puts Former Regime Figure In Presidency

Mon, 2014-12-22 06:28

Nearly four years after the Arab Spring began, Tunisian voters elected Beji Caid Essebsi, a veteran of the country's autocratic regimes.

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NYC Police Deaths: Details On Suspect; Rift Between Mayor And Police

Mon, 2014-12-22 05:51

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. He spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York.

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Spain's Princess Cristina To Stand Trial On Tax Fraud Charges

Mon, 2014-12-22 05:40

The charges are related to her alleged links to her husband's business affairs. Cristina is sixth in line to the throne and becomes the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.

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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

Mon, 2014-12-22 04:29

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

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Calling U.S. A 'Cesspool,' North Korea Warns Against Escalation

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:55

North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, said its military was ready to fight America "in all war spaces including cyber warfare space."

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An Update On LA's iPad Program

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:23

A high-profile school tech program; a federal corruption investigation and the resignation of the superintendent.

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