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Honda Fined $70 Million For Underreporting Deaths And Injuries

Thu, 2015-01-08 15:56

The National Highway Safety Administration says the Japanese automaker failed to report over 1,700 death and injury claims over 11 years.

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Look Out: This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:15

Forget chess. Poker may be even harder for a computer. But a software program has now "solved" a variant of Texas Hold'em, the bot's creators say. And nothing can keep it from winning.

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France Observes Official Day Of Mourning After Attack

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:08

Parisians responded to Wednesday's terrorist attack with a mixture of shock, fear and defiance.

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A Familiar Debate On Comedy In Which Contexts Collide

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:00

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we're seeing an old debate about the rules of humor that seem to be in opposition. One side says nothing is sacred. The other maintains a right to offense.

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When Morale Dips, Some Cops Walk The Beat — But Do The Minimum

Thu, 2015-01-08 13:43

Arrests and ticketing are way down in New York City. Many believe it's a way for officers to show frustration with the mayor. If so, it wouldn't be the first time cops have protested by slowing down.

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Saudi Blogger To Be Publicly Flogged For Insulting Islam

Thu, 2015-01-08 13:31

Raif Badawi was sentenced in May to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for comments made in Free Saudi Liberals, a website he created. Starting Friday, he will receive 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks.

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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

Thu, 2015-01-08 13:28

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.

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With A Son Missing, Family Questions Jordan's Mission Against ISIS

Thu, 2015-01-08 13:11

The family of the Jordanian air force pilot recently captured in Syria has deep misgivings about the kingdom's decision to join the U.S. in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Oakland A's Play Hardball To Win Distraught Young Fan's Allegiance

Thu, 2015-01-08 13:09

It's always tough to see your favorite player leave your favorite team. One young Toronto Blue Jays fan took it especially hard when the team traded infielder Brett Lawrie.

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Why I Asked Tina Fey About 'Charlie Hebdo' At The TV Critics Press Tour

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:59

At the TV Critics Association's press tour, journalists can struggle to connect news on the industry to real life. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Tina Fey's words on satire and freedom resonated.

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Out Of the Shadows And Onto Menus: Foie Gras Is Back In California

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:56

Chefs across California are celebrating a judge's decision to end the state's ban on the sale of foie gras. Many had continued to serve the delicacy, made from fatty duck or goose liver, illegally.

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Boston Bombing Survivor Readies For Testimony

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:52

Melissa Block talks with Boston bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory-DiMartino. Her left leg was amputated last November after multiple surgeries to save it.

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Paris Attack Suspect Had Known Terrorism Connections

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:41

Melissa Block talks to Elaine Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, about the suspects in Wednesday's attack on the office of a satirical publication.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Attack Punctuates Exisiting Political Tensions

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:23

Robert Siegel talks to Patrick Weil, professor and senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne.

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U.S. Olympic Committee Poised To Name 2024 Bid City

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:22

This is a nervous time for officials in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the four finalists who want to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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France Mobilizes 88,000 Police, Soldiers In Manhunt

Thu, 2015-01-08 12:16

French police are still searching for the gunmen who killed 12 people in Wednesday's attack on the Charlie Ebdo publication in Paris.

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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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