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The Associated Press Puts Its Vast Archive On YouTube

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.

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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.

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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

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Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:04

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:03

A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.

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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:02

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

Thu, 2015-07-23 00:30

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.

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Younger Adults with Alzheimer's Are Key to Drug Search

Wed, 2015-07-22 23:47

A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.

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Detoxing The Buddhist Way: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

Wed, 2015-07-22 23:42

In South Korea, Buddhist temple food is viewed the way spa food is in the U.S.: curative, cleansing, perhaps even medicinal. Buddhist nuns have preserved these cooking techniques for 1,600 years.

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Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Wed, 2015-07-22 22:41

A new study by Google indicates that experts and non-experts have very different approaches to securing their online data. And the non-experts should probably rethink the way they're going about it.

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Bill Cosby Handed Legal Setback In Sexual Assault Claim From 1974

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:49

The California Supreme Court denied the comedian's petition to review a lawsuit brought by a woman who says he molested her when she was 15. Her attorney says she will depose Cosby within 30 days.

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California, New York And Washington, D.C., Make Moves On Minimum Wage

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:12

The University of California system will increase hourly wages to $15, while New York is one step closer to doing the same for its fast-food workers.

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Leprosy From An Armadillo? That's An Unlikely Pecadillo

Wed, 2015-07-22 14:05

Yes, health officials in Florida have reported nine cases of leprosy so far this year. And yes, armadillos can transmit leprosy. But scientists say we needn't fear the armored mammals.

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New York City, Uber Strike 4-Month Deal On Vehicle Cap

Wed, 2015-07-22 13:57

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration had sought a 1 percent cap on Uber's growth within New York City, pending a study. Uber had opposed the measure.

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Paul Just The latest Candidate To Assault Paper

Wed, 2015-07-22 13:10

Rand Paul burned and used a wood chipper and chainsaw on a stack of paper representing the federal tax code. But he's hardly the first candidate to attack what he sees as an offensive pile of paper.

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U.K. University Finds Muhammad-Era Quran Among Its Possessions

Wed, 2015-07-22 13:09

The manuscript is one of the earliest versions of Islam's holy book to survive. Radiocarbon analysis dates the parchment on which the text is written to between the years 568 and 645.

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Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

Wed, 2015-07-22 12:48

The national egg shortage is hitting bakers hard. Some are replacing eggs with highly engineered ingredients that promise to work just as well.

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In Pakistan Death Row Case, A Rare Glimmer Of Hope

Wed, 2015-07-22 10:47

Asia Bibi, a 50-year-old mother of five sentenced to death in 2010 for insulting Islam, has been granted a reprieve — for now. Pakistan's Supreme Court will hear her appeal, but no date has been set.

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Sting Videos Part Of Longtime Campaign Against Planned Parenthood

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:50

The young anti-abortion activist who planned the recent sting videos on Planned Parenthood staff members has ties to larger group that oppose abortion.

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How An 11-Year-Old Boy Invented The Popsicle

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:23

The beloved ice pops were born of a young boy's tinkering with sugary soda powder and water on a cold night. But the end of this tale for Frank Epperson was not as sweet as his treat.

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