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The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

Mon, 2015-01-05 23:55

Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration and he says he's proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.

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Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs

Mon, 2015-01-05 23:54

Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont's opiate addiction problem. Since then it has expanded treatment, but doctors say demand is outpacing services.

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How Anglers Are Learning To Save Fish That Get 'The Bends'

Mon, 2015-01-05 23:52

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say so-called descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.

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Fight Over Son's Allowance May Have Led To Hedge Fund Founder's Death

Mon, 2015-01-05 21:33

Thomas Gilbert Jr. was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Thomas Gilbert Sr.

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L.A., D.C., S.F., Boston? U.S. Pick For Olympic Host May Come Thursday

Mon, 2015-01-05 17:56

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that its board would discuss the four cities' bids at Denver International Airport later this week — and then possibly travel to the winning city.

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Student Tuition Now Outweighs State Funding At Public Colleges

Mon, 2015-01-05 15:33

From 2003 to 2012, state funding decreased by 12 percent overall while median tuition rose 55 percent across all public colleges," the General Accountability Office says.

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U.S. Credit Cards Tackle Fraud With Embedded Chips, But No PINs

Mon, 2015-01-05 14:03

The nation's biggest banks are leaning toward a new credit card security system that will rely on embedded chips and signatures rather than PINs. But critics say the PIN-and-chip system is superior.

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SpaceX Plans A Perfect Landing

Mon, 2015-01-05 13:57

The space firm will send a supply capsule into orbit, and then try a new way to recover the part of the rocket that carried it. If it works, that could dramatically reduce the cost of going to space.

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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Mon, 2015-01-05 13:49

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

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Car Sales Surged In December, Capping A Good Year For The Industry

Mon, 2015-01-05 13:07

Boosted by cheap gas and a recovering economy, automakers racked up strong sales gains in December.

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Same-Sex Marriages Start In Florida

Mon, 2015-01-05 13:02

Florida courts are making last-minute preparations as the state prepares on Tuesday to become the 36th in the nation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:53

A new wave of self-monitoring devices and apps is hitting the Consumer Electronics Show — ones with explicit medical purposes. They promise to help diagnose everything from ear infections to diseases.

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India's Philanthropist/Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:49

With an assembly line of operating theaters in India, Dr. Devi Shetty is determined to deliver affordable healthcare to anyone in need.

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Tsarnaev Defense Attorney Has Long History With High-Profile Cases

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:47

Melissa Block talks to criminal lawyer Jonathan Shapiro about Judy Clarke, one of the defense attorneys representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Yoga, Petting Puppies, Halloween: Banned By Malaysia's Muslim Clerics

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:31

The clerics are delivering a growing number of fatwas against what they see as insidious dangers. Liberal Muslims are annoyed by what they say is moral micromanaging.

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Potential Jurors Screened For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:30

Potential jurors were screened on Monday to decide the fate of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He faces 30 federal counts of murder and terrorism.

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Big Data Not A Cure-All In Medicine

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Big data is a trendy term for the ever-expanding cloud of information that's online and increasingly searchable. Some researchers say it could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say big data raises too many big questions — especially when it comes to medicine.

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Letters: Lie Detectors, No-Kill Shelters And Net Neutrality

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read listen letters about the problem with so-called lie detectors, and no-kill shelters, and a correction about Amazon, Netflix and "net neutrality."

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Under Strain From Syrian Refugees, Lebanon Enacts Stricter Visa Policy

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Already, an estimated 1.5 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon and Lebanese officials say they can't accommodate more refugees. Robert Siegel talks with Lama Fakih of Human Rights Watch.

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Republican Majorities Should Give Boehner More Breathing Room

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?

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