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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:00

CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.

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Hours After It Began, Gaza Cease-Fire Appears To Unravel

Thu, 2014-07-31 22:11

The three-day truce that began this morning seems to be crumbling, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating it. Four Palestinians were reportedly killed in the southern town of Rafah.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data to Changed Terrorist Behavior

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:01

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:34

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:03

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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Israel And Hamas Agree To 3-Day Cease-Fire, U.N. Says

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:55

The truce begins Friday morning local time. Envoys will travel to Cairo to negotiate a possible longer peace deal.

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When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:45

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:44

It will take at least three to six months to contain the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the health agency says. Fifty-seven people have died in four days, raising the death toll to 729.

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On Either Side Of Gaza, Leaders' Gain Support — But Blame Game Awaits

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:26

Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.

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Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:20

Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.

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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs. The White House insists that Obama is leading the way in global hot spots like Ukraine, but his cautious and measured strategy may require more patience than many Americans are willing to grant.

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CIA Director Apologizes For Meddling In Senate Computers

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

Months after denying that the CIA could have been snooping on Senate staff, agency director John Brennan has apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss.

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Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.

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To Understand Putin's Policy, Dissect The Kremlin's Inner Circles

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

Some foreign policy analysts say that factions in Moscow are competing to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin as he decides policy on Ukraine. Others say that Putin is pursuing his own line.

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

According to federal election law, members of Congress can't do official mass mailings — or other mass communications — within 90 days of an election. That deadline is approaching.

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Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold, as the prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams, testified against McDonnell and his wife.

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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

A surge of new cases in West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak has health officials worried that the epidemic is getting worse. Sierra Leone, for one, has declared a state of emergency, sending in troops to quarantine some of the hardest hit communities.

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:15

A big week in congressional mailing: Members of Congress can't use "franking" to send mass mailings during a blackout that starts 90 days before an election. That deadline is approaching.

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