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Employers May Start Paying You To Buy Health Insurance

Tue, 2014-05-13 07:32

It costs a lot for companies to buy health insurance, so the idea of giving employees money to buy their own coverage has a lot of appeal. But it might end up being more expensive for workers.

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Texas Set For First Execution Since Oklahoma's Botched Attempt

Tue, 2014-05-13 07:07

Defense attorneys for Robert Campbell want his execution delayed, but Texas says its single-drug execution method has been proven effective and efficient.

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Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been Found

Tue, 2014-05-13 06:43

The ship sank in 1492 after hitting reefs off the Haitian coast. Undersea explorer Barry Clifford says he's working with Haiti's government to carry out an archaeological excavation of the wreck.

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Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

Tue, 2014-05-13 06:06

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it's likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.

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Group Says There's 'Strong Evidence' Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons

Tue, 2014-05-13 05:16

Meanwhile, a defector has handed the U.S. government 11,000 pictures the opposition says shows systematic torture. France is pushing for President Bashar Assad to be tried for war crimes.

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Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

Tue, 2014-05-13 05:03

A "Drinkable Book" can be used to treat drinking water. Also: a new book claims to know the identity of the Zodiac Killer; why all books about Africa use the same cover image.

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Google Must Delete Personal Data When Asked, European Court Says

Tue, 2014-05-13 04:43

The case started when a Spanish man was irked that a 1998 notice about his home being repossessed was still online. Privacy advocates are welcoming a win for the "right to be forgotten."

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Former Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Gets 6-Year Prison Term For Bribery

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:28

In the first criminal conviction of a former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert is punished for taking bribes related to a real estate deal. His sentence also includes a fine of $290,000.

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Nigerian Woman Spots Her Daughter In Boko Haram Video

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:11

The video released by extremist group Boko Haram on Monday shows more than 100 abducted girls. Officials say they are open to negotiate.

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Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:52

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.

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In Caustic Nebraska Senate Race, GOP Battle Lines Are Blurred

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:52

In Tuesday's Senate GOP primary, there's little ideological difference between the top candidates, and no one can lay exclusive claim to tea party support.

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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:23

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largesse is over.

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Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:07

About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.

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The French Ask: Should We Be Building Warships For Russia?

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:05

France's $1.6 billion sale is the biggest ever by a NATO country to Russia. But in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine, the French are debating whether they should suspend the deal.

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The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:04

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). But now there's MINT, CIVET and more. The emerging markets keep changing — and so do the letters.

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:02

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Mon, 2014-05-12 22:37

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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Donald Sterling Says He Isn't A Racist. Is Anyone?

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:39

The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, who is in trouble for comments he made about black people, told CNN that he's not a racist. Who, if anyone, might qualify?

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Keith Crisco, Congressional Opponent Of Clay Aiken, Dies

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:19

Crisco, a textile executive and former state official, died in an accident at home less than a week after apparently losing a close North Carolina primary race against the former American Idol singer.

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Tale Of Two Billboards: An Ozark Town's Struggle To Unseat Hate

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:56

In Harrison, Ark., residents troubled by the area's reputation as a hate group hotbed are working hard to make the town more inclusive. White supremacists say the effort amounts to "white genocide."

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