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A Virus In Your Mouth Helps Fight The Flu

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:20

It's related to herpes. And it infects most of the world — about half of Americans, nearly all the developing world. But don't go out and get infected. The virus has a dark side, too.

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Trevor Noah Is A Quarter Jewish. Does That Make His Anti-Semitic Jokes OK?

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:13

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart's replacement. Now he's in hot water over some old tweets.

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Diagnosing A Sinus Infection Can Be A DIY Project

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:11

The nation's ear, nose and throat doctors want people to diagnose sinus infections themselves in an effort to reduce overuse of antibiotics. They're telling you how.

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Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of Tikrit

Wed, 2015-04-01 11:10

Iraqi flags are flying over government buildings again in Tikrit, one month into a major offensive to reclaim the city from fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Matamoros Becomes Ground Zero As Drug War Shifts On Mexican Border

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:55

Violence has descended on the once-laid-back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.

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Madison Council Votes To Ban Discrimination Against Atheism

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:49

In what's believed to be a first in the United States, the common council of Madison, Wis., has amended the city's equal opportunities ordinance "to add nonreligion as a protected class."

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11 Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:12

All but one of the 12 educators charged with racketeering were found to guilty by a Georgia jury. The scandal involved dozens of schools and dozens of teachers who had previously taken plea deals.

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:15

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

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'Girl Drifter' Race Driver Freaks Out Instructors In Prank

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:37

Leona Chin stalled her high-powered car in first gear and randomly turned the wipers on — before unleashing the skills she has honed as a professional driver. Havoc, and some panic, ensued.

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Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

Wed, 2015-04-01 07:58

People who rely most on their smartphones to get online, often deal more frequently with service interruptions, because of financial hardship and data caps.

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Thailand Lifts Martial Law, But Critics Say Its Replacement Is Worse

Wed, 2015-04-01 07:31

The announcement to lift martial law goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.

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Scary Times For California Farmers As Snowpack Hits Record Lows

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:28

Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallowed fields and emergency water measures.

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Patton Oswalt Tweets In Defense Of Comedy — And Trevor Noah

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:26

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.

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To Avoid Surprise Insurance Bills, Tell Exchange Plan When You Move

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:09

Consumers can face unexpected costs if they don't cancel their insurance plan before they relocate to another state.

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Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

Wed, 2015-04-01 05:36

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Weighs State's Religious Freedom Bill

Wed, 2015-04-01 05:30

Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana law sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.

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Musician Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake And In Good Spirits' In Intensive Care

Wed, 2015-04-01 05:06

After being found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

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World's Oldest Person Dies At Age 117

Wed, 2015-04-01 04:28

She was born in 1898. And now comes word that Japan's Misao Okawa has died at age 117. She had been the world's oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.

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Iran Nuclear Talks: Varied Signs Of Agreement On An Agreement

Wed, 2015-04-01 03:43

Diplomats from the seven countries involved are sending mixed signals, one day after the deadline lapsed for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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CEOS Of Germanwings, Lufthansa Visit Crash Site

Wed, 2015-04-01 03:00

Speaking to reporters, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr did not respond to questions about the co-pilot's medical history.

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