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Trains May Be Slow In Sochi, But The Snowboarders Are Flying High

Thu, 2014-02-06 13:00

The first day of competition at the Sochi Olympics took place Thursday on the slopestyle course, as snowboarders took part in qualifying runs. Crowds tangled with logistical issues, but for the most part, the day was a success.

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In Eastern Congo, Complex Conflicts And High-Stakes Diplomacy

Thu, 2014-02-06 13:00

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold now serves as special envoy to the African Great Lakes, where millions have died and dozens of armed groups scramble to seize land and minerals. He is part of a team of diplomats trying to rid the region, mired in decades of war, of a dizzying array of militias.

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Obamacare Thrives In San Francisco's Chinatown

Thu, 2014-02-06 13:00

San Francisco's Chinatown has long had its own hospitals and health care system. Now, one of the hospitals there is offering health insurance plans on California's exchange specifically for the Chinese-American community. It has been very successful where other plans have not.

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Leaked Phone Call Offers Not-So-Diplomatic U.S. View Of EU

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:53

A pair of U.S. diplomats are heard discussing the merits of various Ukrainian opposition figures. One of them is heard using a profanity directed toward the European Union.

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Another SAC Manager Found Guilty Of Insider Trading

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:38

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at the hedge fund, was found guilty of helping his employer reap hundreds of millions dollars in illegal profits.

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Most Smokers Don't Buy Their Cigarettes At CVS

Thu, 2014-02-06 11:55

The CVS drugstore chain's decision to stop selling tobacco products drew praise as an important public health step. But, we wondered, how many people buy cigarettes at drugstores? Not as many as we thought.

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Author: When It Comes To High-Speed Internet, U.S. 'Falling Way Behind'

Thu, 2014-02-06 11:47

The U.S. needs to start treating the Internet like electricity or railroads, law professor and author Susan Crawford says. "We can't create a level playing field for all Americans or indeed compete on the world stage without having some form of government involvement," she says.

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Sniper Attack On Power Station Highlights Grid's Vulnerability

Thu, 2014-02-06 11:42

The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continues to warn about the security of the nation's power grid. Last spring, shots fired at transformers in San Jose, Calif., and caused extensive damage.

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John Boehner Casts Doubt On Prospects For Immigration Reform

Thu, 2014-02-06 11:17

The House speaker said there was a trust deficit between the GOP and President Obama, so immigration reform would be a "difficult" issue to move on this year.

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NASA Probe Finds Newly Formed Crater On Mars

Thu, 2014-02-06 10:37

The impact that formed the 100-foot-diameter scar threw Martian rock and soil more than nine miles across the surface.

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Taliban Release Video Of Captured 'American Military Dog'

Thu, 2014-02-06 10:15

The video seems to mark the first time a canine has been used in a prisoner of war video. The Pentagon said U.S. forces lost a working dog in December.

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From Projects To Parliament, Britain's 'Rev. Rose' Breaks Barriers

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:59

Rose Hudson-Wilkin was the first black woman to be chaplain to the queen of England. Now she is chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons as well. Even while fulfilling these high-profile roles, she continues to run an East London parish that struggles with poverty and gang violence.

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From Projects To Parliament, Britain's 'Rev. Rose' Breaks Barriers

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:59

Rose Hudson-Wilkin was the first black woman to be chaplain to the queen of England. Now she is chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons as well. Even while fulfilling these high-profile roles, she continues to run an East London parish that struggles with poverty and gang violence.

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Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:51

Just a few days after a food blogger created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to phase it out of its fresh-baked breads.

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Sony Will Shed 5,000 Jobs And Its PC Business

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:05

The embattled entertainment and electronics company also said it had annual loss of $1 billion. Analysts fear the restructuring may be too little too late for the company.

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Luxury Carmaker Aston Martin Cites Fake Chinese Plastics In Recall

Thu, 2014-02-06 08:36

The company uses plastics supplied by DuPont for a key part, but it instead received counterfeit material labeled with DuPont's name. About 75 percent of cars built after 2007 are affected.

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Sonic Dictionary: An Aural History Project

Thu, 2014-02-06 08:11

If you don't know the meaning of a word, says Mary Caton Lingold at Duke University, you can look it up in the dictionary, but if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go?The Sonic Dictionary, of course.

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Stolen Stradivarius Found By Milwaukee Police

Thu, 2014-02-06 08:07

The instrument, known as "Lipinski" was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concert master last week.

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Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression

Thu, 2014-02-06 07:30

Lack of sleep contributes to depression in teenagers, two studies find. Lack of exercise and lots of time online don't help, either. The solution, researchers say, is for parents to make sure their children are getting a good nine to 10 hours of sleep a night, even in high school.

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What Do You Want To Know About The Sochi Olympics?

Thu, 2014-02-06 07:08

Are people excited about the Winter Olympics? Don't figure skaters get dizzy? Those are some of the questions being answered on Quora, the "knowledge sharing" site. We'll highlight interesting questions during the 2014 Winter Games.

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