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Senate Prepares To OK Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Despite Obama Veto Threat

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:21

Sixty senators support the measure, but it doesn't appear to have enough backing to override a presidential veto. A vote could come as early as today. The House approved a similar measure this month.

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Treasure Hunter Who Disappeared With Shipwreck Loot To Appear In Court

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:03

Tommy Thompson, who found one of the most lucrative wrecks in history, had been living under an assumed name for two years after failing to appear in a lawsuit brought by the project's backers.

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U.S. Classifies Some Basic Statistics About Afghan Security Forces

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:27

The watchdog in charge of Afghan reconstruction said the classification threatens its ability to publicly account for the billions of dollars spent each year on Afghan forces.

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Portugal To Offer Citizenship To Descendants Of Expelled Jews

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:26

Portugal's Jews were expelled, burned at the stake or forcibly converted to Christianity 500 years ago. The government wants says it wants to right a wrong. Spain approved a similar law last year.

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Cleveland Hospitals Grapple With Readmission Fines

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:44

The Cleveland Clinic has seen its Medicare penalties go down, while those paid by hospitals that serve many of Cleveland's poorer residents have gone up.

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At Least 3 Dead, Dozens Injured In Explosion At Mexico City Maternity Hospital

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:38

A gas tank truck exploded while servicing the maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City. Fifty-four people were hurt and an unknown number remained trapped.

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French Police Question 8-Year-Old Over Alleged Support For Paris Gunmen

Thu, 2015-01-29 06:25

The third-grader allegedly refused to observe a minute of silence in school following the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Police say he also expressed solidarity with the gunmen. He has not been charged.

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Sri Lanka Plans Probe Into Alleged Atrocities During Civil War

Thu, 2015-01-29 06:23

The country's new government says it is thinking of a new investigation into reports of extrajudicial killings in the closing chapter of the island nation's 26-year civil war.

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Jordan Demands Proof Of Life From ISIS Militants

Thu, 2015-01-29 05:54

The country wants to know if the Jordanian pilot being held by the Sunni militants is still alive. The Islamic State said it would kill the pilot if a convicted terrorist was not released by sunset.

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U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

Thu, 2015-01-29 05:30

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 79, was sentenced to five years in jail after he told FBI agents posing as Venezuelan officials that he could design and supervise the building of 40 weapons.

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Castro Demands Return Of Guantánamo, Before Normalizing Ties With U.S.

Thu, 2015-01-29 04:35

In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said the rapprochement would not make sense otherwise.

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Malaysia Says Disappearance Of MH-370 Was An Accident

Thu, 2015-01-29 03:31

While the aircraft has yet to be found, the government also said it presumes all 239 people onboard are dead.

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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad Cuts Made In 2013

Thu, 2015-01-29 02:03

The across-the-board spending cuts made in 2013, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

Thu, 2015-01-29 01:42

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has renewed scrutiny of the country's Intelligence Secretariat, which conducts domestic surveillance on a scale reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:14

Office workers are spending more and more time in meetings and preparing for meetings. Experts say it's often a waste of time, and managers — as well as a "meeting culture" — are to blame.

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:13

The plunge in gas prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:12

When Blue Shield Of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.

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ISIS Hostage Said To Announce New Deadline For Prisoner's Release

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:04

A Japanese hostage held by the violent extremist group ISIS has reportedly been forced to record a message setting a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner.

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The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:42

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:28

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

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