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Is Collecting Animals For Science A Noble Mission Or A Threat?

Tue, 2014-06-17 23:25

Museums are filled with dead insects, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles meticulously gathered worldwide in the name of scientific discovery. But some researchers now say scientists should think twice.

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Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive

Tue, 2014-06-17 23:24

A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies, known as benefit corporations, also promise to create a tangible benefit to communities and the environment.

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Stairs Wobble Under The Weight Of World Cup Fans

Tue, 2014-06-17 19:43

A video of a staircase used by thousands of fans to get to and from the Maracana stadium shows the structure wobbling unnervingly on Sunday.

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Explosion In Nigeria Hits Gathering Of World Cup Fans

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:12

There is no immediate word on casualties and no claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram militants who are active in the region have called soccer un-Islamic.

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SunTrust To Pay Nearly $1 Billion For Mortgage Practices

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:51

The bank's mortgage-lending subsidiary agreed to pay $968 million and acknowledged that it failed to comply with federal requirements for processing FHA loans.

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How Yahoo's Diversity Numbers Compare With Google's

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:41

Yahoo has released its diversity figures as the tech industry grapples with a gender gap and low numbers of blacks and Latinos in its ranks.

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What, Exactly, Are U.S. Interests In Iraq's Turmoil?

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:11

Some warn that the violence gripping the country could lead to another Sept. 11. But experts are skeptical, and Americans are wary of new military entanglements.

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Ga., Mo. Inmates Put To Death; First Since Botched Oklahoma Execution

Tue, 2014-06-17 13:33

Georgia and Missouri have executed inmates — the first since April's botched execution of a prisoner in Oklahoma. Florida is scheduled to execute an inmate later on Wednesday.

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Suspect's Capture Doesn't Arrest Benghazi Suspicions

Tue, 2014-06-17 13:06

The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a key suspect in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, did little to change the political polarity of the event.

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Hubble To Search For Last Stop On Pluto Probe's Itinerary

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:59

Before NASA's New Horizons probe visits Pluto next year, scientists hope they can find another "icy body" at the edge of the solar system for a final flyby.

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India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety Into Video Hit

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:57

India's transgender community is on a roll. Known as hijras, they recently won court recognition as part of a third gender. Now they're starring in a popular video urging drivers to buckle up.

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Lightning-Fast Trades Go Beneath The Congressional Microscope

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is holding a hearing on problems in the financial markets caused by high-frequency trading firms.

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Will The Trouble In Iraq Draw U.S. And Iran Closer Together?

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

Thomas Erdbink of The New York Times talks to Robert Siegel about the possibility that the U.S. and Iran will cooperate in response to Iraq's unrest.

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White House Plans To Mark Off World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

The White House is announcing the creation of the world's largest marine sanctuary. The plan would make large sections of the Pacific Ocean off limits to fishing and energy exploration. The boundaries will be set after the White House consults with fishermen, scientists and other stakeholders

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U.S. Commandos Catch Alleged Leader Of Benghazi Attack

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

U.S. special operations forces have captured one of the men suspected of playing a key role in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. Ahmed Abu Khatallah has been associated with one of the militias involved in the attack that killed four Americans. Currently being held outside Libya, he will face trial in a U.S. federal court.

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Settlement Brings An Early End To Apple's Price-Fixing Case

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with states' attorneys general and a number of other complainants over e-book price fixing. Apple had been facing some $800 million in damages.

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Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

Philadelphia's school district once again needs tens of millions of dollars to avoid layoffs. With just a few weeks left before the district approves a new budget, school leaders are asking the city, the state and labor unions for help filling a $96 million budget hole.

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Between Two Tales, Kenyans Seek Answers For Latest Attacks

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

In Kenya, two recent terror attacks have killed more than 60 people. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility, but the Kenyan president is laying blame with local leaders. Kate Linthicum of The Los Angeles Times is in Nairobi, and she offers more details on the attacks and the aftermath.

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The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

Deborah Amos, author of Eclipse of the Sunnis, talks about the extremist vision for establishing a new Sunni caliphate, as well as what it might look like if a group like ISIS managed to do so.

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As Isis Strengthens Hold In Northern Iraq, Violent Reprisals Begin

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:06

Sectarian violence continues to escalate in Iraq. The militant group ISIS is maintaining its gains in the northern regions, and suspected Shiite reprisals have dozens in the city of Baaqouba.

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