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Democrats Play Wait-And-See On Benghazi Panel

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.

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Draw My Left! No, No, My Other Left! A Hidden Bias In Art History Revealed

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.

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Thai Court Removes Prime Minister Yingluck From Office

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:02

Saying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had violated Thailand's constitution, the Constitutional Court ousted the caretaker leader Wednesday, along with nine ministers.

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In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:36

Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:34

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:33

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.

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Hawaii Releases Video Of Teen Dropping From Jet

Tue, 2014-05-06 22:45

Hawaii transportation officials released video Tuesday of a California teen hopping from a jet's wheel well April 20 after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight.

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Settlement Fund Would Compensate 2012 Meningitis Victims

Tue, 2014-05-06 22:13

A settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy.

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GOP Establishment Favorite Thom Tillis Wins Senate Nod In N.C.

Tue, 2014-05-06 18:11

Three states held primary elections Tuesday — Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. It was a good night for incumbents, but not for Tea Party candidates.

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LA Clippers President To Take Indefinite Leave, NBA Says

Tue, 2014-05-06 16:07

Andy Roeser will step down effective immediately. His leave comes a week after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league for making racist comments.

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Can Africans Do A Better Job Of Peacekeeping In South Sudan?

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:30

The perennially undermanned U.N. "blue helmet" peacekeepers could get a boost from a contingent drawn from neighboring countries.

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UN Committee Grills Vatican Officials On Sex Abuse

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

A U.N. committee has found that systematic sex abuse by priests in the Catholic Church amounted to torture. At the Holy See's first appearance before the committee, experts on the panel peppered the representative with questions. On Tuesday, the Vatican has a chance to respond.

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In Ukraine, West's New Diplomatic Options May Be Few

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is in Washington Tuesday for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry that is likely to be dominated by events in Ukraine.

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White House Report Says Climate Change Is Here And Now

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.

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Veteran Horse Trainer Sets Sights On Triple Crown

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

California Chrome won the 104th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Melissa Block speaks with Art Sherman, the horse's veteran trainer, about his long career and the three-year-old colt.

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Alibaba IPO Could Be The Biggest Ever

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate is filing papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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'The Heart Of Man Is Like A Mine': A Mendelssohn Mystery

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

A lost song that German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote in 1842 has been found, but its sudden emergence is clouded in mystery. Why was it found in the U.S., and why was it never published?

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Report: Climate Change Creates Public Health Costs

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

Melissa Block speaks with Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, about the public health effects of climate change.

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American Legion Calls For VA Secretary's Resignation

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

For the first time in decades, the American Legion is calling for the resignation of a secretary of Veterans Affairs, citing a string of scandals at VA facilities around the country.

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Despite Warnings On Warming, Public Response Remains Lukewarm

Tue, 2014-05-06 13:24

The National Climate Assessment was released today. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, about the report.

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