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Court Rules Chimps Don't Have Same Rights As People

Thu, 2014-12-04 14:04

The New York Supreme Court's appellate division declined to extend habeas corpus to Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, N.Y., to a sanctuary.

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Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

Thu, 2014-12-04 14:01

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

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With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

Thu, 2014-12-04 13:52

Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods — and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.

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At Beer Mile Championships, Scientist Sets New Women's Record

Thu, 2014-12-04 13:45

In a dizzying finish, American Elizabeth Herndon set a new women's mark in the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas, last night.

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'New Republic,' In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Thu, 2014-12-04 13:29

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop to 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.

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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

Thu, 2014-12-04 13:21

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?

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Who Made That Flavor? Maybe A Genetically Altered Microbe

Thu, 2014-12-04 13:02

Biotech companies are inserting new genes into microorganisms, turning them into tiny factories to produce valuable nutrients and flavors. But many of them don't want to talk about it.

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Unhappy Toy Story: Foot-Powered Scooters Drive ER Visits

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:59

A look at injuries that sent kids to the emergency room shows an Everest-like mountain of problems with scooters. After falling slightly from a 2001 peak, the scooter injuries started to rise again.

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Ayn Rand's Novel 'Ideal' To Be Published Next Year

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:26

Rand wrote Ideal as a novel in 1934, but didn't like it and set it aside. Later, she reworked it as a play. The New American Library says Ideal will be published in the form in which Rand intended it.

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Pentagon Says It Failed In Rescue Of American Hostage Last Month

Thu, 2014-12-04 11:38

A brief statement says that a joint mission with the Yemeni military retrieved some hostages, but journalist Luke Somers was not at the target location.

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Montana Man Cites 'Castle Doctrine' As Defense In German Teen's Shooting

Thu, 2014-12-04 11:08

The law says that a man's home is his castle and can be defended as such. Prosecutors said Markus Kaarma shot in cold blood the exchange student who had entered his garage.

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Grand Jury In Garner Case Heard From 50 Witnesses, Saw 4 Videos

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:54

A New York judge allowed the release of limited information about the usually secret process. Unlike the Ferguson case, the judge released only metadata.

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Texas Man Found Guilty In Killings Of DA, His Wife And Prosecutor

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:40

The prosecution argued that Eric Williams, a former justice of the peace who was caught stealing computer equipment, carried out the killings as revenge.

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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:40

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.

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Where Wages Are Rising (And Falling), In 1 Graph

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:40

Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.

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NYC Police Will Be Retrained, De Blasio Says At News Conference

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:23

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announce plans to give new training to police officers.

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Justice Department Finds Cleveland Police Uses Excessive Force

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:26

The city and the federal government have come to terms to try to correct the issues with the department, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:26

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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It Wasn't Pretty, But 76ers Manage To Win Their First Game Of The Season

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:05

The game got off to a bizarre start when the teams went for the wrong baskets. Still, the 76ers managed to avoid tying a record for the worst start to an NBA season.

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CDC Warns That The Flu Season May Be A Bad One

Thu, 2014-12-04 08:07

The main flu strain circulating now tends to send more people to the hospital than other strains. It also causes more deaths, especially among the elderly, children and people with health issues.

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