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In Haiti, Time Running Out To Schedule Overdue Elections

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:12

Time is running out in Haiti for a political compromise before the Jan. 12 date when the majority of the country's legislators' terms will expire. Opposition senators are refusing to negotiate with the embattled president, and if an agreement is not hammered out, Michel Martelly will rule by decree.

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Privacy, Security Focal Points At CES

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:12

From Goldkey's smart watch that can make encrypted phone calls, to the iWallet that prevents hackers from stealing your credit card information, tech companies at CES are focusing this year on privacy gadgets. Melissa Block talks to CNET's Lindsey Turrentine about the latest in personal privacy technology at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show.

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Senate Renews Terrorism Insurance Program

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:12

A renewal of a just-lapsed terrorism program became the first bill passed by Congress this year. Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others should not get taxpayer support, but supporters who say such private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed in both chambers.

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Investigation Finds No Evidence NFL Saw Second Ray Rice Video

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:12

An independent investigation found no evidence the NFL saw a second video that showed a detailed assault by running back Ray Rice of his then fiance.

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Honda Fined $70 Million For Underreporting Safety Issues

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:12

Honda has agreed to pay a $70 million fine for failing to report more than 1,700 death and injury claims in the largest penalty levied against a carmaker by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Honda's violations were first disclosed last year during investigations into defective Takata airbags in Hondas and other vehicles. NHTSA did not specify the exact nature of what Honda failed to report. Honda blamed the matter of "inadvertent data entry or computer programming errors."

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Remembering The Victims Of The 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:12

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block take a moment to remember the 12 victims of Wednesday's shooting in Paris.

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Congress Renews Post-Terrorist Attack Insurance Payments

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:12

Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others shouldn't get taxpayer support. Supporters, who say private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed.

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How The Skin Disease Psoriasis Costs Us Billions

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:04

People with the autoimmune disease psoriasis can need a lot of medical care and can miss a lot of work. A review adds up the big-dollar cost of a disease that often flies under the radar.

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Pentagon's Money-Saver: U.S. Troops To Leave 15 European Sites

Thu, 2015-01-08 11:55

The Department of Defense says it will pull out of bases in the U.K., Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal.

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Investigation Finds No Evidence NFL Received Ray Rice Elevator Video

Thu, 2015-01-08 11:11

But the inquiry by former FBI Director Robert Mueller also says the league should have more thoroughly investigated the assault by the Baltimore Ravens star of his then-fiancee.

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When You Gotta Go: Manila Police Asked To Use Diapers During Pope's Visit

Thu, 2015-01-08 10:04

The city's "traffic enforcers" will be on duty for up to 24 hours at a stretch during the pontiff's visit, with no time to run to the toilet.

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After Leelah Alcorn's Suicide, Trans Youth Fight Broader Bias

Thu, 2015-01-08 10:03

The media response to Leelah Alcorn's suicide has prompted young transgender people — especially people of color — to demand greater awareness about the discrimination they face every day.

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From Threats Against Salman Rushdie To Attacks On Charlie Hebdo

Thu, 2015-01-08 09:17

When Iran's leader called for the killing of the British writer in 1989, it shocked the West. Now, such threats from Islamic radicals are becoming common and actual attacks are becoming more frequent.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Will Print 1M Copies Of Its Next Issue

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:40

The satirical French magazine that was the target of a deadly attack typically prints 60,000 copies and sells about 30,000. Separately, news organizations and Google donated money to Charlie Hebdo.

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Texas Abortion Case May Hinge On Definition of 'Undue Burden'

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:28

A federal appeals court this week is once again weighing whether Texas restrictions on clinics that perform abortions are too onerous for women who seek the procedure. How far is too far to drive?

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Why Bill Gates Is Commissioning Fine Art

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:19

From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Won't Seek 5th Term In Senate

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:10

The California Democrat's announcement ends speculation about her political future. Boxer, 74, had been a favorite to retain her seat; she said she would work to ensure it remains with her party.

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United Attendants Battle Firing After Security Concerns

Thu, 2015-01-08 07:43

The airline's former employees are filing a federal whistleblower complaint over their termination for refusing to fly after discovering what they said was threatening graffiti on an aircraft.

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NASA Map Shows Just How Cold It Is In Eastern U.S.

Thu, 2015-01-08 07:24

Arctic Air moved as far south as Florida and Texas on Wednesday. The low temperatures will persist today.

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How Food Shopping Turns New Year's Resolutions Into 'Res-Illusions'

Thu, 2015-01-08 06:33

Many people aim to make healthier food choices in the New Year. A study finds that while people buy more healthy food, they spend just as much on unhealthy foods as they do during the holidays.

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