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Artist Transforms Guns To Make Music — Literally

Sat, 2014-01-25 02:24

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes wants to encourage questions about the availability of deadly weapons, so he turns guns into shovels and most recently, unique musical instruments.

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NFL Fines Seattle's Richard Sherman Nearly $8,000

Fri, 2014-01-24 18:02

Days after his conduct in the NFC title game sparked a wide-ranging controversy, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been fined for what the NFL calls unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting.

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Student Is Shot And Killed At S.C. State University

Fri, 2014-01-24 16:58

The shooting took place at a dormitory around 1:30 p.m. The Orangeburg, S.C., campus was locked down for hours afterward; a search for the suspects is still underway off-campus, officials said.

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Immigrants Won't Be Shackled At San Francisco Court Hearings

Fri, 2014-01-24 16:08

The new procedure is part of a settlement between immigration officials and civil rights advocates. Shackles will now only be used in an emergency and during master calendar hearings. It's unclear what effect the agreement will have nationally.

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High Court Grants Nuns Temporary Exemption From Birth Control Mandate

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:51

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns from Denver, are suing the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate. The court put the mandate on hold, while the case is decided by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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String Of Oil Train Crashes Prompts Push For Safety Rules

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:20

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for the swift enactment of tough new standards on trains carrying crude oil. With the huge increase in oil shipped by rail across North America, safety officials warn another major disaster could be looming.

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An Unconventional Contender Emerges As GOP Ponders 2016 Convention

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:01

Las Vegas may seem to be an unlikely place for Republicans to gather to nominate their next presidential candidate. That's exactly why city leaders are getting such a head start on their pitch to do just that.

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New Study Shakes Up Science On Midwest Quake Zone

Fri, 2014-01-24 14:59

The fault that sparked a series of magnitude 7 earthquakes in 1811-12 had been thought dead, but the latest research suggests the region is still alive and kicking.

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Judge Tells Hospital To Take Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

Fri, 2014-01-24 14:47

A North Texas judge has ordered a Fort Worth hospital to remove life support from a woman who is 22 weeks pregnant. Her family says Marlise Munoz is brain-dead; the hospital has cited a state law requiring her to be kept alive.

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Holder Favors Pot Banking, And Legal Dealers Shrug

Fri, 2014-01-24 14:09

The attorney general's view could make it easier for marijuana businesses to have bank accounts. But shop owners say they never doubted that banks want a cut of a billion-dollar industry.

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In The Super Bowl Ad Game, One Small Business Will Win Big

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:28

This year, one lucky little company's professionally produced commercial will air during the Super Bowl's third quarter — all free — thanks to a contest held by the software firm Intuit. The four finalists include an organic egg farm and a natural compost supplier. For Intuit, it's a smart way to drum up more business.

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The Healthy, Not The Young, May Determine Health Law's Fate

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:25

Much has been made of the need for young, healthy people to sign up if the Affordable Care Act is going to work. But it may be that the key word here is not young, but healthy. Insurance companies get paid more for older people, regardless of their health.

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Dow Loses 318 Points, The Most In One Day Since June

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:24

The index joined the rout that hit European and Asian markets on fears that the global economy is slowing.

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Trouble In Emerging Markets Causes Stocks To Take A Tumble

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Stocks turned sharply lower on Friday. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices continued to tumble for the second straight day. The drop is part of a global selloff, as investors focus on the growing financial turmoil in the developing world.

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From Kiev To The Country At Large, Ukraine Protests May Spread

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Massive protests continue to escalate in Ukraine, as demonstrators extend their barricades further into Kiev. At least three protesters have been killed in clashes with riot police so far, and protests are beginning to spread into the western regions of the country. Corey Flintoff offers an update on the unrest from the center of Kiev.

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Texas Sets Up Roadblock For Health Care Navigators

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Texas this week approved regulations that require training and background checks for people who help consumers navigate the Affordable Care Act. But the federal government already requires this kind of trainign. KUHF's Carrie Feibel reports that Texas officials say the rules protect the consumer, while others say it is yet another way to thwart Obamacare.

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There's A Whole Lot Of Waste Outside Beirut's Gates

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Lebanon's stylish capital is looking shabby. Mounds of stinking garbage are piled in Beirut's streets, byproducts of an ongoing political crisis that has paralyzed the government. Angry locals have staged a sit-in outside an overflowing landfill, and waste disposal has ground to a halt. The protesters — and the trash — could be there awhile.

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During Syrian Peace Talks, Rival Sides Wage A Media Battle

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Friday was the first day of negotiations at the Syrian peace conference. There were no direct talks, however. Instead, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between government and opposition delegations in separate rooms.

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Firefighters Search The Ashes After Nursing Home Blaze

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Firefighters are painstakingly combing the frozen rubble of a nursing home in eastern Quebec. The seniors' residence was quickly engulfed in flames shortly after midnight on Thursday, killing at least five residents and trapping dozens of others.

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Tickety-Tock! An Even More Accurate Atomic Clock

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:00

Scientists have unveiled an atomic clock that sets new records in timekeeping — it could run 5 billion years without gaining or losing a second. That sort of precision is not trivial, researchers say. Clocks have ripple effects for all kinds of technology, from cellphones to GPS and more.

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