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Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

Thu, 2014-07-17 23:37

A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.

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Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

Thu, 2014-07-17 23:36

The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.

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FedEx Charged With Shipping Drugs For Illegal Online Pharmacies

Thu, 2014-07-17 16:03

Prosecutors say the company knowingly distributed controlled substances to customers who had never met with doctors. FedEx says it is innocent and that it will plead not guilty.

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At The Scene Of The Crash: An Attempt To Make Sense Of The Wreckage

Thu, 2014-07-17 15:45

Audie Cornish talks with reporter Noah Sneider, who's at the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region.

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Libya Asks U.N. For Assistance In Protecting Oil And Airports

Thu, 2014-07-17 14:42

Fighting worsened at the Tripoli airport and around the country. Libya's central government admitted it is too weak to protect infrastructure or control warring militia groups.

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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Thu, 2014-07-17 14:41

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.

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A Day Of Tumult, Tragedy And Violence In Europe And Middle East

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:57

A Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in eastern Ukraine, possibly shot down by a missile. And in Gaza, Israel has launched a ground offensive against Hamas forces.

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QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux?

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:43

Combinations of batter, cheese, bacon and sugar at state fair food concessions seem to get more elaborate and outrageous every year. So we were inspired to put our state fair food sense to the test.

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Latest Wrinkle In The Jobs Debate: Blame The Boomers

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:36

Half the drop in the labor force can be explained by retirements, a White House economic report concludes. And the other half of missing workers may yet be lured back, but only with better policies.

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White House Urges Lawmakers To Address Popular Tax Dodge

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:24

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has signaled his intention to push for legislation shutting down "corporate inversions," techniques commonly used by companies to dodge the corporate income tax.

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Some Airlines Say They Are Avoiding Ukrainian Airspace

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:24

After a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in Ukraine, several airlines have said they are now operating with caution in the area. The U.S. believes the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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U.S. Officials Believe That Malaysian Airliner Was Shot Down By Missile

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:09

U.S. officials are saying that the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine was shot down by a missile. Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times explains.

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The UN In Gaza: A Glimpse Of The Ground Invasion Firsthand

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:57

To learn more about the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza, Audie Cornish turns to Robert Turner, who's in Gaza City. Turner is director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

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As Immigration Crisis Grows, A Protest Movement Gains Steam

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:41

Several hundred protests will begin Friday in cities across the country, as activists rail against the Obama administration's efforts to temporarily house migrant children detained at the border.

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Israel Launches A Ground Campaign Against Hamas In Gaza

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:41

According to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Defense Force has been instructed to begin a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip.

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Months From Water Crisis, Leaking W.Va. Tanks Are Demolished

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

As Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports, Freedom Industries is demolishing the site responsible for the leak that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians early in 2014.

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Amid Roiled Landscape Of Border Politics, Obama's Plans May Change

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

The White House's request for more funds on immigration could get a congressional vote soon. Meanwhile, the border crisis is complicating Obama's plan to take unilateral action to ease deportations.

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What Brought Down The Malaysian Airliner?

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

Shortly after news broke that a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in eastern Ukraine, suspicions began to swirl that the plane had been shot down.

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To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

The traditional Japanese art of folding paper is now adding grace and ease to the deployment of fragile solar panels, seismometers and other vital instruments in outer space.

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Lawmakers Call For GM's Top Lawyer To Step Down

Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

Delphi, the company that made the defective ignition switch in General Motors vehicles, has stayed out of the harsh glare in the recall scandal. But that changed Thursday, as Delphi's CEO joined GM CEO Mary Barra and GM's top lawyer for a grilling on Capitol Hill.

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