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With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:12

Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady-but-not-yet-guaranteed progress.

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St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:53

Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.

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Apple Responds To BBC On Conditions At Asian iPhone Suppliers

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:23

Jeff Williams, the tech giant's vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.

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Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:02

The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.

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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:30

Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.

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Instagram Is Now Valued At $35 Billion By Citigroup Analyst

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:22

Less than three years ago, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The photo-sharing service recently said it has more than 300 million users.

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At Last, I Meet My Microbes

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:00

At 31, a woman had the bacteria in her gut catalogued as part of scientific project that aims to characterize the creatures that live inside us and affect our health. Here's what she found out.

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Live: Obama's Year-End News Conference

Fri, 2014-12-19 09:31

The president is expected to discuss issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to the fight against the self-described Islamic State and his views on the Senate's "torture report."

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:59

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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FBI Formally Accuses North Korea In Sony Hacking

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:53

In a statement, the FBI said it was "deeply concerned" about the "destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity."

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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:38

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.

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A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:30

Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.

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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:57

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:47

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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FIFA Votes To Release At Least Some Of The World Cup Report

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:27

Soccer's governing body also announced that it would not revisit the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, because there were no legal grounds to do so.

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Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:54

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.

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Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:50

Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half that nation's academic medical centers will be docked by Medicare for making too many medical mistakes.

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To Finish Up Year, Obama Will Hold A Press Conference

Fri, 2014-12-19 04:32

President Obama has a lot to talk about: From the recent protests in Ferguson to thawing relations with Cuba and Iran. Obama may also be asked about the cyber attack on Sony.

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Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System

Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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