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China's Neighbors See Mischief In What's Happening At Disputed Reef

Thu, 2015-04-09 09:17

Satellite imagery of a coral atoll in the South China Sea show the reef is growing. A U.S. military official likens Beijing's land reclamation to building a "great wall of sand."

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Chinese TV Star Apologizes For Remarks Critical Of Mao

Thu, 2015-04-09 08:51

Bi Fujian, one of the country's most popular television presenters, recently ran afoul of his employer, state-run CCTV, for a parody song he performed at a private banquet.

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Officer In S.C. Shooting Previously Accused Of Using Excessive Force

Thu, 2015-04-09 07:55

An inquiry exonerated Michael Slager of claims he used excessive force against an unarmed man he thought was a suspect. Slager was charged with murder this week for killing an unarmed man.

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Is The NRA Really Banning Guns At Its Convention?

Thu, 2015-04-09 05:57

Attendees with permits can carry guns at the convention hall in Nashville, Tenn., but not at an arena across the street. Firing pins will be removed from display guns – just like at other gun shows.

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Sabra Hummus Announces A Recall Over Listeria Fears

Thu, 2015-04-09 05:52

The national recall covers several products with a "best by" date of May 11 or May 15. The products are predominantly the "Classic" variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.

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Founder Of Indian IT Giant Satyam Gets 7 Years In Fraud

Thu, 2015-04-09 05:15

B. Ramalinga Raju, the founder of the computer services company that collapsed in 2009, and two of his brothers were among those convicted of defrauding shareholders.

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Tentative Nuclear Deal In Hand, Iran Says All Sanctions Must Be Lifted

Thu, 2015-04-09 04:31

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that any arrangements must respect Iran's interests and dignity. And he questioned the need for talks, if they don't trigger the sanctions' removal.

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The Egg Baby Project: A Lesson In Sex Education

Thu, 2015-04-09 04:03

It is a sex ed rite of passage for teens across the country. But do egg babies really teach kids about the hardships of parenting?

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French Network TV5Monde Is Hacked By 'Cyber Caliphate' Group

Thu, 2015-04-09 03:47

The attack by what are being called cyber jihadists began Wednesday night, when screens showing TV5Monde went blank, with normal programming replaced by a message: "Je suIS IS."

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Weighing Privacy Vs. Rewards Of Letting Insurers Track Your Fitness

Thu, 2015-04-09 03:08

A major life insurer is offering lower premiums in exchange for policyholders sharing activity data. But privacy advocates worry such programs eventually will be used to deny coverage.

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Secret Service Supervisor Put On Leave After Assault Accusation

Thu, 2015-04-09 02:52

A senior manager is on leave from the Secret Service, after an employee he supervised reportedly told investigators that he assaulted her by making forceful and unwelcome sexual advances.

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thu, 2015-04-09 01:03

A bill that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, the bill's final passage may be tough.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:03

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:31

Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.

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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:30

Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.

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Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Chuch

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:29

One neighborhood is creating a 'zone of tolerance' to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.

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China's 'Barefoot Lawyer' And His Great Escape

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:28

In his new book, exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng tells the story of growing up blind, being beaten under house arrest and finding refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing in 2012.

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If Haitians Want Ice Cream, They're Going To Have To Pay For It

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:27

Haiti can't survive on handouts alone. So instead of giving people electricity, one entrepreneur is selling it to them for a profit. For one village, that means finally having cold treats.

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:26

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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White House Says It Supports Efforts To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:47

Responding to an online petition seeking the ban, the White House said that science overwhelmingly demonstrates that conversion therapy hurts gay and transgender minors.

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