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Germany's Largest Bank Fined $2.5 Billion In Rate-Fixing Scandal

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:58

At least 29 employees of Deutsche Bank are thought to have participated in manipulating the Libor rate from 2005-2009.

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Feeling Blue? Share A Laugh With Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:05

When he chuckled at a conference last week, the world was definitely a happier place. And when he spoke, he reminded us all how little moments can have a big impact.

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U.S. Operations Killed Two Hostages Held By Al-Qaida, Including American

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:48

Two Americans who worked for al-Qaida were also killed in the counterterrorism operations in January, the White House said. The two hostages killed included an Italian who had been held since 2012.

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EU Leaders Close To Agreement To Deal With Influx Of Migrants

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:41

Days after 900 were feared drowned, the European Union is struggling to forge a new policy to combat the flow of people setting off mostly from Libya in overcrowded boats.

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Video Of Volcano Erupting In Chile Is Amazing In Time-Lapse

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:03

It's been more than 40 years since the Calbuco volcano erupted. But now it's done it twice — generating striking images and concerns over the effects of both the lava and a mammoth cloud of ash.

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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

Thu, 2015-04-23 04:03

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

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Gen. David Petraeus Will Be Sentenced Thursday Over Secret Notebooks

Thu, 2015-04-23 03:31

Under the terms of a plea deal, the former CIA director will avoid jail time. Petraeus, 62, admits to having retained notebooks full of classified information and showing them to his biographer.

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Saudi Airstrikes Target Houthi Forces In Yemen, Despite Talks Of Peace

Thu, 2015-04-23 03:04

It's now very unclear when peace talks that were mentioned earlier this week might occur. Warplanes have been hitting areas under Houthi control Thursday.

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Michael Brown's Family Will Sue Ferguson Over Police Shooting Death

Thu, 2015-04-23 02:38

The lawsuit will be filed at the St. Louis County Courthouse Thursday morning. It's not yet known whether it will include Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, 18.

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More Whistleblowers Say Health Plans Are Gouging Medicare

Thu, 2015-04-23 01:08

Federal authorities are investigating claims that some Medicare Advantage health plans have overcharged the government for years by claiming that patients are sicker than they are.

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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

Thu, 2015-04-23 01:06

By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood disorder. But the work also created unintended mutations.

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A Black Eye, Flipping The Bird, And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

Thu, 2015-04-23 01:01

Former Press Secretary Dana Perino's new book And the Good News Is... details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.

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Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

Thu, 2015-04-23 00:25

Today the USGS will issue a report on earthquakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has acknowledged that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What isn't known is how to fix it.

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thu, 2015-04-23 00:22

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

Thu, 2015-04-23 00:22

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.

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LOOK! Stunning Picture Of Calbuco Volcano Erupting In Chile

Wed, 2015-04-22 16:54

The volcano erupted, spewing a huge cloud of ash over a sparsely populated area in Chile. Authorities, however, issued evacuation orders to about 1,500 people.

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Defense Presents Full Video Of Tsarnaev Giving Camera The Middle Finger

Wed, 2015-04-22 16:36

The defense was trying to blunt the prosecution's claim that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had one more message to send.

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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wed, 2015-04-22 14:51

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wed, 2015-04-22 14:36

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:50

The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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