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Live Blog: Senate Expected To Release Long-Held CIA Torture Report

Tue, 2014-12-09 04:19

The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report's release has been controversial

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Chuck Hagel Lands In Iraq To Meet With Officials

Tue, 2014-12-09 02:41

Hagel is the first secretary of defense to visit the country since President Obama ended American combat involvement in Iraq in 2011.

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Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.

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At University Of Virginia, Efforts Born Of Discredited Story Go On

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

"People within the fraternity life feel wronged," says a University of Virginia fraternity member about a discredited news article. But as educator on sexual assault, he knows the problem is real.

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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

No one knows how long they will live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need in order to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.

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Mistaken Identities Plague Lab Work With Human Cells

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

A line of immortal cells, supposedly from a breast cancer patient, turned out to be from a type of skin cancer. The mix-up wasn't discovered until experiments around the world had been contaminated.

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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Mon, 2014-12-08 23:49

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

Mon, 2014-12-08 23:35

An NPR probe finds many U.S. nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to stem agitation in dementia patients — despite FDA warnings. Find out here how your local nursing home compares.

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NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

Mon, 2014-12-08 17:09

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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Justice Department Vows To Fight States That Violate Indian Child Welfare Law

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:21

Attorney General Eric Holder says the department is adding attorneys and resources to bring states in line with 36-year-old law.

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New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:42

The city council gets the controversial bill at Mayor Bill de Blasio's request, one day after the editorial board of The New York Times urged, "Dump the bill. Keep the horses."

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Ransomware: When Hackers Lock Your Files, To Pay Or Not To Pay?

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:27

There's a kind of attack — one that's evolving — that sneaks into your network takes your files, and holds them for ransom.

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FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:04

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."

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America's Highest-Paid Private-University President Made $7.1 Million In 2012

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:43

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson's 2012 compensation was mostly the payout of a retention package, but she still would have made close to a million without it.

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(Not) Eaten Alive: A Snake Tale, Made For TV

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:22

The show aired to intense interest: More than 20 million people watched Discovery's YouTube trailer for the special, in which naturalist Paul Rosolie said, "We're going to get me inside of a snake."

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Inventor Ralph Baer, The 'Father Of Video Games,' Dies At 92

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:20

Video games have become a ubiquitous, billion-dollar industry, but all of the Playstations, Xboxes and Wiis can be traced back to the work of Robert Baer and his "Brown Box." He died Saturday.

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New Entry Program Reunites Some Immigrants With Their Children

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:07

A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:06

Environmentalists, union members and consumer advocates demonstrated against trade negotiators Monday. In an interesting political twist, many Tea Party Republicans agree with the liberal activists.

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How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:54

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.

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