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Explosion At Florida Jail Kills 2, Injures Dozens Of Inmates

Thu, 2014-05-01 02:27

Local authorities were describing the incident at the Pensacola jail as a possible gas explosion. It's not yet clear whether the extensive flooding that has hit the region may have played a role.

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Is It Still College Without Football?

Wed, 2014-04-30 23:40

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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Sinn Fein Leader Arrested Over 1972 IRA Killing

Wed, 2014-04-30 21:31

Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams was being interrogated Thursday over the 1972 slaying of a Belfast widow that has haunted his political career for decades. Her bullet-shattered skull was found in 2003.

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Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni Resigns

Wed, 2014-04-30 21:23

Team spokesman John Black confirmed Mike D'Antoni's resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers' fourth head coach in less than three years.

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Hundreds Rescued From Flooding In Florida Panhandle

Wed, 2014-04-30 20:09

Nearly 2 feet of rain have fallen on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

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Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

Wed, 2014-04-30 17:13

By surgically transplanting material from pig bladders into the injured legs of several men, doctors prompted muscles to heal by growing and nurturing fresh, healthy cells.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Will Take Leave, Seek Help For Substance Abuse

Wed, 2014-04-30 17:04

Ford, who has been dogged by controversy after he admitted to smoking crack, is leaving in middle of a mayoral campaign. The announcement also comes with reports of new covert recordings of the mayor.

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Exoplanet's Spin Detected For First Time — And It's Fast

Wed, 2014-04-30 16:41

Planet β Pictoris b spins at 62,000 miles an hour, about twice as fast as Jupiter and 50 times faster than Earth. A day lasts just eight hours.

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FAA Slowly Lifting Ground Stop In West After Technical Problem

Wed, 2014-04-30 15:18

Airplanes at airports in some Western states, including California, were grounded because of computer problems. Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles saw major delays.

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States Struggle To Find An Execution Method That Works

Wed, 2014-04-30 14:18

For a generation, nearly all death penalty states followed the same lethal injection protocol. Now they're forced to improvise — some say experiment — which has led to several botched executions.

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Nino's No-No: Justice Scalia Flubs Dissent In Pollution Case

Wed, 2014-04-30 14:06

It's more than embarrassing when a Supreme Court justice makes his decision based on facts that he's gotten wrong. The court has corrected the record, but the slip has stuck among legal cognoscenti.

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Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Will Step Down

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:56

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn clashed with other intelligence officials and sources say he tired of the bureaucratic fights in Washington.

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Botched Execution Leads Doctor To Review His Principles

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:35

Of the 32 states that currently allow capital punishment, all rely on lethal injection as the means. Seventeen of them require a doctor to be present during the injection.

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Campus Rape Reports Are Up, And Assaults Aren't The Only Reason

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:24

Data from the Department of Education show an increase in sexual assault reports, but college officials say new federal guidelines are helping more students come forward.

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Sen. Reid: NFL Should Follow NBA's Lead Regarding Redskins Owner

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:20

Dan Snyder has come under criticism because his team's name is considered a racial epithet against Native Americans. On the floor of the Senate, Reid said it was time for the NFL to act.

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High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:07

Inventing a new product is hard if you can't afford to build a prototype. Enter maker spaces, workshops boasting shared high-tech tools. Entrepreneurs love them, and big backers are taking notice.

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Renegade Cider Makers Get Funky To Cope With Apple Shortage

Wed, 2014-04-30 13:00

Few U.S. farmers grow the tannic apples traditionally used to make hard cider. So craft cider makers are using eating apples and adding chili, chocolate and tropical juices to boost their flavor.

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Twitter CEO Hopes To Attract Users By Clearing The Clutter

Wed, 2014-04-30 12:50

Dick Costolo calls the @ sign "scaffolding" that gets in the way of clear communication. And he says Twitter has to bridge the gap between the brand's global awareness and user engagement.

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Minimum Wage Raise: Blocked For Now, May Live Again In Campaigns

Wed, 2014-04-30 12:44

A bill to increase the federal minimum wage was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday, as Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bypass a filibuster.

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Earth's Climate Problems

Wed, 2014-04-30 12:37

[2014-04-30 13:00:00] Our national conversation about climate change involves analyzing scientific research. But it also includes plenty of political rhetoric and emotionally-charged speech on both sides of the issue. We’ll talk this hour about the history of how we’ve talked about global warming with Emory University professor Patrick Allitt. His new book is A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism (Penguin History).

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