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Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' of Other Candidates?

Tue, 2015-05-05 02:03

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.

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NYU Student Detained In North Korea Was Hoping For 'Great Event'

Tue, 2015-05-05 02:02

A South Korean student arrested for crossing illegally into North Korea tells CNN he is doing well, and that he went into the rogue state hoping to improve relations between North and South.

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The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

Tue, 2015-05-05 00:33

One Pittsburgh middle-school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. And life.

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Santa Barbara Leads California In Cutting Water Use

Tue, 2015-05-05 00:31

California officials are finalizing a mandatory plan to cut water use across the state. Cities looking for a road map on how to save water might consider Santa Barbara's example.

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Teens Say California Drought Makes Tap Water Taste Funky

Tue, 2015-05-05 00:30

A firsthand look at how the historic drought is affecting local teens' quest to quench their thirsts.

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As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

Mon, 2015-05-04 18:56

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

Mon, 2015-05-04 15:44

The site,, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.

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The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Mon, 2015-05-04 15:11

Two more candidates got in on the Republican side Monday, including Ben Carson, who is black, and Carly Fiorina. It's the most diverse GOP field anyone can remember. But will it make a difference?

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In A Poor Indian State, She Got First-Rate Care After Her Miscarriage

Mon, 2015-05-04 15:03

The release of a new report on the world's mothers is a reminder of the gap between rich and poor — in the developing world and in American cities as well.

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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Mon, 2015-05-04 13:45

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.

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With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' Policing

Mon, 2015-05-04 13:41

Amid the latest case of poor police-community relations, critics are targeting N.Y.'s policing theory, which aims to crack down on minor offenses. But it's also praised for reducing the crime rate.

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NATO Forces Launch Biggest Anti-Submarine Exercises In Norway

Mon, 2015-05-04 13:34

The two-week naval exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings dozens of vessels together, and comes amid concern about Russia's increasing aggression.

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Israeli Soldiers: Lax Rules In Gaza War Led To Indiscriminate Fire

Mon, 2015-05-04 13:10

Dozens of soldiers have offered testimonials saying indiscriminate fire was tolerated, even encouraged in last summer's war in Gaza. This contributed to the high numbers of civilian deaths, they say.

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Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

Mon, 2015-05-04 13:03

But her lawyer says the former secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate, will appear before the panel once — not twice, as requested by the head of the Benghazi committee.

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Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

Mon, 2015-05-04 12:44

The Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France to America in 1780 to help the new nation defeat the British. A $29 million replica of the Hermione tall ship is retracing that journey.

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Space Shot: Italian Astronaut 'Boldly' Brews Espresso On Space Station

Mon, 2015-05-04 12:36

Italian Sam Cristoforetti tweeted Sunday an image of her sipping espresso from a zero-gravity cup. No word yet on whether the coffee was any good.

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Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Mon, 2015-05-04 12:31

Some have vented their anger by throwing rocks at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their villages. But many Nepalis are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and water.

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When Hospitals Close, Frequent Fears About Care Aren't Realized

Mon, 2015-05-04 12:17

Mortality rates for Medicare patients don't rise in communities after their hospitals shut down, say Harvard researchers who analyzed 195 closures across the country.

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Sandwich Monday: We're Full

Mon, 2015-05-04 11:34

The Sandwich Monday team says "See you later." Then we say, "Are you gonna eat that?"

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Irene, A Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

Mon, 2015-05-04 11:12

With her shy charm and sunny smile, she makes viewers realize that behind the label "sex worker" there's a sweet young mom, just trying to feed her kids.

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