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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:24

Jordanians are now supportive of the military campaign against the Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions they face at home.

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College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:16

Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, all high schoolers, regardless of college plans, are encouraged to take three career training classes.

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How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:01

His doctor injected him with a used syringe. Each year, millions of people contract HIV, hepatitis and other diseases that way. The solution: a syringe designed to prevent re-use.

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U.S. Diplomat Says Change In Immigration Policy For Cubans Is Not On The Table

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:54

Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. official who will lead negotiations on reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Cubans, says that this will be a long journey, but she has hope for better relations.

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Will Vaping Reignite The Battle Over Smoking On Airplanes?

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:37

It's been 25 years since people could light up with impunity on domestic airline flights. But that doesn't mean they're not still trying. And e-cigarettes are reviving conflict over clean air aloft.

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Trouble Ahead? Searching For Google's Future

Tue, 2015-02-24 10:27

The ambitious Silicon Valley giant is looking to stay dominant in our technological future. But can it adapt quickly to a changing marketplace?

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Feds Close Investigation Of George Zimmerman Without Pressing Charges

Tue, 2015-02-24 10:20

Attorney General Eric Holder said while the case didn't meet the threshold for a hate crime prosecution, it still called for a dialogue about the tensions that led to the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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British Police Say 3 Missing Teenage Girls Now In Syria

Tue, 2015-02-24 10:15

The London teenagers boarded a flight to Istanbul on Feb. 17. Police believe they were radicalized online.

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Obama To Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Today 'Without Drama Or Fanfare Or Delay'

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:58

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the GOP-controlled Congress had sent the bill to the White House this morning. Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the threatened veto.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:57

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

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Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

Tue, 2015-02-24 08:55

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.

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The Great U.S. History Battle

Tue, 2015-02-24 08:33

The College Board redesigned the framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. history course, and many conservative lawmakers aren't happy about it.

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Eurozone Approves Greek Overhaul Plan

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:47

The Greek plan would keep Athens' budget under control while spending more on social programs. European ministers agreed to extend financial assistance by four months, but the IMF was more skeptical.

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Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:32

Scientists interviewed more than a thousand men, women and children who were forced into sex work and hard labor. The result is the largest study to detail the health of human trafficking survivors.

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House Of Carbs: A Big Ball O' Carbohydrates Is Good Eating In Ghana

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:20

Our Peace Corps correspondent meets the giant ball of carbs that floats in many a Ghanaian stew. She takes a pinch (using her right hand only). And she learns to almost love it.

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Commuter Train Derails After Hitting Vehicle In Southern California

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:09

Emergency crews are working among several Metrolink train cars that were thrown onto their sides by a powerful collision near Oxnard, California.

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Head Of U.N. Climate Change Panel Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:09

Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.

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19 Stuck Manatees Rescued From Florida Storm Drain

Tue, 2015-02-24 06:37

The manatees swam into the warm waters of the drainpipe after a recent cold snap, but were unable to turn around to get out.

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The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America

Tue, 2015-02-24 06:33

Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition?

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FIFA Panel Backs Winter World Cup In Qatar In 2022

Tue, 2015-02-24 06:08

Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. But a winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.

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