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Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

Thu, 2015-07-23 09:35

The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.

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Doctors Press For Action To Lower 'Unsustainable' Prices For Cancer Drugs

Thu, 2015-07-23 08:08

More than a hundred influential doctors banded together to propose seven ways to bring down the high prices of cancer drugs. They say changes are needed to preserve access to care.

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Donald Trump On A Circus Peanut, And More Food Art With A Political Bite

Thu, 2015-07-23 07:33

Artist Lauren Garfinkel creates indelible images on edible canvases. Some are silly (Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg as a nacho supreme), others haunting. All offer food for thought on current events.

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Kerry, Moniz Face Off With Skeptical Lawmakers Over Iran Deal

Thu, 2015-07-23 07:25

Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Japan's Nikkei Will Purchase Financial Times Group For $1.3 Billion

Thu, 2015-07-23 07:01

Earlier Thursday, the Financial Times itself had reported that the newspaper's publisher was on the verge of being sold to German media group Alex Springer.

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Executions In Iran Undergo 'Unprecedented Spike,' Amnesty Says

Thu, 2015-07-23 06:42

The rights advocacy group says it has credible reports that Iran executed at least 743 in 2014 and nearly as many so far this year, executing on average three people a day.

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Texas Fights Suit After Denying Birth Certificates To Children Of Illegal Immigrants

Thu, 2015-07-23 06:38

The state asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by parents who argue the state is discriminating against mothers because of their "immigration status and national origin."

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Greece Approves Reforms, Clearing Hurdle For Bailout Deal

Thu, 2015-07-23 05:12

The measures involve an overhaul to the banking and judicial systems — demands made by Greece creditors in exchange for the 86 billion euro rescue package.

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An Artificial Limb Can Bring Hope — But Who's Going To Make It?

Thu, 2015-07-23 04:50

That's the question in Bangladesh, where there aren't enough clinicians to make prosthetic devices for accident victims and others in need. Now there's a school to fill the gap.

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Medical Residents Are Indebted But Reasonably Happy

Thu, 2015-07-23 04:42

Talking to medical residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine is headed. A recent survey of more than 1,700 residents asked a slew of questions about their hopes, daily work and finances.

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Wildfires In Montana, California Scorch Thousands Of Acres, Trigger Evacuations

Thu, 2015-07-23 03:07

The fire at Glacier National Park forced the evacuation of a park inn and campground. In California, a fire in Napa was threatening 150 structures.

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What The College Kids Are Reading

Thu, 2015-07-23 03:03

A look at the books schools around the country have assigned to incoming freshmen.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:49

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive against Islamic State forces.

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House Bill Would Cut Off Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.

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At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.

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The Associated Press Puts Its Vast Archive On YouTube

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.

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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.

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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

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Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:04

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:03

A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.

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