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Purling In Anger: Arrest Breaks Up 'Knit-In' At Vermont Utility

Thu, 2014-07-03 09:29

Five police cars responded to perhaps the most civil of all disobediences: five women knitting at a gas company's headquarters.

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The Late Walter Dean Myers Wrote In The Language Of Teens

Thu, 2014-07-03 09:07

Myers' young adult novels talked about the tough realities of urban life in language that made teens stop and listen. He won almost every award for YA literature during the course of his career.

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Will Texas GOP Candidate's Actions On Chemicals Prove Toxic?

Thu, 2014-07-03 08:35

After a big explosion last year, Texans are worried about what's in nearby chemical plants. Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor, isn't making it easier for them to find out.

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Woman Charged In Denver With Seeking To Aid Islamic Extremists

Thu, 2014-07-03 07:51

Shannon Maureen Conley was arrested in April as she boarded a flight that would have ultimately landed her in Syria, where she hoped to wage jihad alongside ISIS rebels.

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VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

Thu, 2014-07-03 07:18

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly hits shots from outside the lane. But he's still just 4.

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Freedom To NOT Celebrate Independence Day

Thu, 2014-07-03 07:11

On the Fourth of July, some Americans have celebrated their freedom of choice by choosing to not celebrate at all.

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Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases?

Thu, 2014-07-03 07:06

The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.

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Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

Thu, 2014-07-03 06:24

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.

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The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey

Thu, 2014-07-03 05:58

Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.

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Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

Thu, 2014-07-03 05:54

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.

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Olympian, WWII Hero Louis Zamperini Dies At 97

Thu, 2014-07-03 04:34

Zamperini, whose life story was chronicled in the best-seller Unbroken, survived the brutality of a Japanese POW camp after his bomber crashed in the Pacific during World War II.

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U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says

Thu, 2014-07-03 04:16

This is the fifth consecutive month that American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs. Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.

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Now A Hurricane, Arthur Steams Along Eastern Seaboard

Thu, 2014-07-03 03:22

Arthur is now packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph; it could bring hurricane conditions to North Carolina tonight.

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In Iraq's Sacred City Of Najaf, Clerics Call On Shiites To Fight

Thu, 2014-07-03 01:18

Senior Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.

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In Iraq's Sacred City Of Najaf, Clerics Call On Shiites To Fight

Thu, 2014-07-03 01:18

The Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.

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For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:14

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.

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An Uncertain Future Of The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:09

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

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Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:08

It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?

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With Dirt And A Vision, Palestinian Architects Break The Mold

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:07

In the city of Jericho in the West Bank, there's a new home that looks like it might be from another planet. But in fact, its designers took pains to use materials that were as local as possible.

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Japan's PM Says He Intends To Ease Sanctions Against North Korea

Wed, 2014-07-02 19:50

Shinzo Abe's announcement follows Pyongyang's decision to create a committee to investigate the abduction of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and '80s. Japan will still abide by UN sanctions.

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