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Baltimore Police Will Be Target Of Broad Justice Department Inquiry

Thu, 2015-05-07 18:34

Following the death of Freddie Gray, the city's mayor and Maryland's congressional delegations had asked the federal agency to look for possible discriminatory practices by local law enforcement.

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Thu, 2015-05-07 16:58

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

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No Regrets For Organizer Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Thu, 2015-05-07 16:21

"I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die," Pamela Geller told the AP. Her cartoon contest was attacked last weekend by Islamist militants.

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Canadian Judge Grants Former Guantanamo Inmate Bail

Thu, 2015-05-07 15:31

Omar Khadr, who served more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay, has been released on bail while he waits out an appeal for war crimes' convictions. The Canadian government criticized the judge's ruling.

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Let's Talk About Death Over Dinner

Thu, 2015-05-07 15:19

Over the last two years, more than 70,000 people around the world have gathered to dine and discuss their own deaths, and the end-of-life decisions that entails. We eavesdrop on one such gathering.

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No Goooaaal? Spain's Soccer Federation Suspends Season In Row Over Law

Thu, 2015-05-07 14:33

At issue is a new law that allows poorer teams to share TV airtime and revenue more fairly. The law would break the monopoly of the league's two richest teams, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

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What Happens When A Police Officer Doesn't Shoot?

Thu, 2015-05-07 14:06

An officer's body camera captured his decision not to shoot a possibly armed suspect. He was praised for brave self-restraint, but some law enforcement officers say his reluctance was irresponsible.

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A Fish With Cancer Raises Questions About Health Of Susquehanna River

Thu, 2015-05-07 13:53

The smallmouth bass with a malignant tumor was caught late last year near Duncannon, Pa. Officials say it's the first time such a tumor has been found in the state on that type of fish.

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Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:56

Afraid of saying the wrong thing to someone with a serious illness? Now there are "empathy cards" that make fun of those well-meaning but tasteless remarks.

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DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:56

Companies are assembling and churning out tailored stretches of DNA faster and more cheaply than ever before. The tool speeds research into diseases of plants and people. But what about eugenics?

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FBI Says It Sent Bulletin On Texas Assailant Hours Before Attack

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:33

Director James Comey says that Elton Simpson had attracted attention as someone who might attend the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, but that the bureau had no reason to believe he would attack.

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'Haqqathon' Takes Anti-ISIS Fight To Cyberspace

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:30

In Arabic, haqq is the word for truth. Muslim software designers gathered recently for a "haqqathon" to develop social media products that can compete with violent extremists online.

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New Public-Corruption Chief Vows To Not Shy Away

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:29

Raymond Hulser, the new chief of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, said his unit is committed to prosecuting "important and tough" cases cases and bringing them to trial.

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Ebola Hides In The Eyes Of A Man Who Was Considered Cured

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:11

Weeks after being diagnosed with Ebola, a doctor came down with a dangerous eye infection. Ebola was lurking there. Other Ebola victims face the risk of blindness through these delayed infections.

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Orson Welles' Unfinished Final Film Seeks Crowd Funding For Release

Thu, 2015-05-07 11:29

Producers are seeking $2 million on the website Indiegogo to complete The Other Side of the Wind. Welles had intended for it to be his comeback movie.

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Senate Votes For Congressional Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 2015-05-07 11:06

The measure, which now goes to the House for consideration, enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support, passing by a 98-1 vote.

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Screening Rates Stalled For Common Cancers

Thu, 2015-05-07 11:02

Many Americans aren't getting recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. Despite a public health push, there has been a lack of progress in reaching screening goals.

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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Thu, 2015-05-07 10:36

Gone is the short, goofy burger thief of the 1970s and '80s. In his place, the chain has created a hunky masked man in skinny jeans and a fedora. An improvement? Tell us what you think.

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Silver Found Off Madagascar Thought To Be From Capt. Kidd's Treasure

Thu, 2015-05-07 10:09

The Scottish sea captain was hanged as a pirate in 1701. He is known to have sailed to the small island of Sainte Maire off Madagascar in 1698.

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Whole Foods Launching Lower-Cost Stores Geared Toward Millennials

Thu, 2015-05-07 09:09

The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection." Whole Foods hopes to begin opening the stores next year.

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