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An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

Wed, 2014-07-23 08:03

A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.

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Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Wed, 2014-07-23 07:52

The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people.

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States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid

Wed, 2014-07-23 07:44

New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.

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WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

Wed, 2014-07-23 05:47

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.

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A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

Wed, 2014-07-23 05:34

In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

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White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

Wed, 2014-07-23 04:49

In an interview with NPR, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before the conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. It's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.

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Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:49

In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims landed in Eindhoven.

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Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:29

A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?

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Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:07

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.

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Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.

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Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.

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U.S. Intelligence Tracking What Happened To Flight MH17

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have proof that a surface-to-air missile was launched when the airliner went down and have ID'd people in a recorded conversation implicating the culprits.

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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.

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The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.

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Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

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5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers.

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How A Chokehold, Aka Neck Restraint, Is Supposed To Work

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

After a New York man died during a police takedown, police trainers say properly administered "neck restraint" moves do not result in choking and are safer than alternatives like Tasers.

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Obama Adviser: Civilian Toll In Mideast Makes Cease-Fire Critical

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Steve Inskeep speaks with President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken about the administration's next moves in Gaza and Ukraine.

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Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs

Wed, 2014-07-23 00:45

Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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