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Putin: Leaders Agree To Ukraine Cease-Fire Deal

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:57

Russian President Putin on Thursday emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal. Questions remain whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms.

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Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

Wed, 2015-02-11 23:42

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections, and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.

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The Ebola Diaries: Trying To Heal Patients You Can't Touch

Wed, 2015-02-11 23:40

Starting last October, an American doctor wrote almost every day, for six weeks, while she treated Ebola patients. Her eloquent writings offer a rare look into a world we've only had glimpses of.

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South Korea Sentences 'Nut Rage' Executive To 1 Year In Prison

Wed, 2015-02-11 23:36

Cho Hyun-ah was found guilty of forcing a flight to change its route. She was angered she had been offered macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a dish and had a confrontation with the cabin crew.

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Bob Simon, '60 Minutes' Correspondent, Killed In NYC Car Crash

Wed, 2015-02-11 20:50

Bob Simon was among a handful of elite journalists to cover most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s, CBS said. Simon was 73.

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After Plenty Of Starts And Stops, Satellite DSCOVR Starts Its Million-Mile Journey

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:02

The satellite is expected to stream back images of Earth on a daily basis. The idea was first proposed by Al Gore back in 1998.

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Human Rights Watch Documents Mass Rapes In Darfur

Wed, 2015-02-11 14:19

In one town, the organization found, Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls. The government of Sudan has denied that its forces are raping civilians.

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Wisconsin Sculptor Rebuilds After 60-Foot Ice Sculpture Collapses

Wed, 2015-02-11 14:00

On the shores of Lake Superior, a man built an unusual ice sculpture using a unique robotic sprayer system. But after warm weather caused its collapse, the sculptor is determined to rebuild.

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DNA Evidence Frees Illinois Man Convicted Of Rape, Murder In 1984

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:42

A Cook County judge agreed to vacate Christopher Abernathy's 1987 conviction following a request from the prosecutor. Abernathy, now 48, was freed today after spending nearly 30 years in prison.

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Sneak Peek At The Ebola Diaries: A Doctor Opens Her Heart, Journal

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:32

For six weeks, American doctor blogged almost every day while volunteering at an Ebola treatment center. Her writings offer a rare look into a world we've only gotten glimpses of.

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Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:22

Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died. He was 84. Tarkanian was known as an innovator who challenged convention — both on an off the court.

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Forget Beads: Cajun Mardi Gras Means A Grand, Drunken Chicken Chase

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:18

Courir de Mardi Gras is an old tradition in rural Louisiana. From early morning on, costumed revelers go house to house, drinking, singing and collecting ingredients for a big ole pot of gumbo.

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House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:18

Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override a presidential veto. It's unlikely to be the last standoff between the GOP and the president on energy issues.

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NYPD Officer Indicted By Grand Jury For Unarmed Man's Death

Wed, 2015-02-11 13:16

Officer Peter Liang faces multiple counts, including manslaughter, for shooting Akai Gurley, an unarmed 28-year-old black man, during a routine patrol in November.

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Brian Williams's Suspension Brings Attention To Tom Brokaw

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:57

We look at the fraught relationship between NBC's Brian Williams (who has been suspended without pay for six months) and his predecessor, Tom Brokaw.

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Political Unrest In Yemen A Blow To U.S. Counterrorism Efforts

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:50

Rachel Martin speaks with Stephen Seche, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen about the decision to close down the U.S. embassy in Sana'a and how that could affect U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Yemen.

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Ukrainian Lawmaker: 'We Are Hostages Of Putin'

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:42

Robert Siegel talks to Mustafa Nayyem, who is in Washington, D.C., to receive the Wilson Center Ion Ratiu Award for his reform work in Ukraine.

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Gitmo Translator's Past At CIA Throws Wrench In Sept. 11 Trial

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

Government prosecutors confirmed in a Guantanamo Bay war court today that an interpreter for one of five alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. 11 attacks had earlier worked for the CIA. But they insisted no federal agency had tried to place the interpreter on the defense team to gather intelligence. Defense lawyers cried foul and asked that all further proceedings be suspended until the issue is resolved.

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Jon Stewart Changed How Young People View The News, Politics

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

When Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the host chair of The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year, he prompted great dismay among his many fans. The show has influenced a generation of young people — especially liberals and Democrats — and changed how they view both the news and politics.

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Chicago Little League Team Stripped Of U.S. Championship

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team — that was lauded for their play and sportsmanship, even honored at the White House — has been stripped of their U.S. championship title. On Wednesday, league officials said adult mangers of the team cheated by skirting fair play rules that require all players to live inside the same geographical boundaries.

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