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Control, Eliminate, Eradicate A Disease: What's The Difference?

Wed, 2015-01-14 13:43

We've eradicated smallpox. But we can only hope to control malaria. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explains how disease fighters set and pursue their goals.

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Ohio Man Is Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Attack On U.S. Capitol

Wed, 2015-01-14 13:40

The FBI says Christopher Lee Cornell of Cincinnati bought weapons to carry out an attack. Agents also say he used Twitter to express support for the violent extremist group Islamic State.

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Homeland Security Secretary Defends Executive Actions On Immigration

Wed, 2015-01-14 13:26

Audie Cornish talks to Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings

Wed, 2015-01-14 13:17

In Muslim communities around France, some don't believe the official version of events. In schools, some Muslim students refused to join in a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

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Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:59

Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.

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French Ambassador To U.S. Outlines 'Predicament' Of Immigration

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:51

While France's leaders had feared an attack, Ambassador Gerard Araud says, "what happened was in a sense maybe worse than what we were expecting, because it was done in a very professional way."

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Finding, Selling Flaws In Apple's Code Can Be Lucrative Work

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:51

Every time there is a big new release of some Apple software or operating system, hackers get to work — finding a flaw in Apple's computer code can be very lucrative.

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Al-Qaida Group Claims Responsibility In 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:46

Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Hoffman, director of Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

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In Wake Of Lapses, Top Secret Service Officials Are Told To Leave

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:43

The Washington Post is reporting the departures would gut much of the agency's upper management following security lapses that led to harsh criticism of the presidential protection service.

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From The Mouths Of Apes, Babble Hints At Origins of Human Speech

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:33

You say banana; this orangutan says ... well, it's hard to tell what she's saying. But the rhythmic, speech-like sounds of the zoo-dwelling ape have started scientists talking.

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Threatened By Liability, Iowa City Bans Sledding

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest city to pass a ban on sledding. It affects all but two hills in town. City Council members say they've passed the ban to protect tax payers from lawsuits.

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Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday to spotlight that community's investment in an affordable, high-speed Internet system. The president wants to encourage similar systems elsewhere, but community-owned networks face challenges from commercial Internet providers.

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New 'Charlie Hebdo' Cover Met With Condemnation, Albeit Measured

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

Religious and government authorities in the Middle East seem to be trying to tamp down any outrage over the publication of another cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed in France's Charlie Hebdo magazine.

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Another Shooting Puts Albuquerque Police Back In The Spotlight

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

On Tuesday night, officers shot and killed a suspect who they say fired at them.

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House Votes To Block Obama's Immigration Actions

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The House moved to turn back President Obama's immigration actions. The White House is pushing back. Now what?

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New EPA Guidelines Limit Methane Release From Drilling

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The rules are mostly voluntary, which disappoints environmental groups, but they should ratchet down the amount of leaked methane from new or modified oil and gas operations, which contributes to climate change.

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Chicago Scrambles To Remain Top Contender For Obama Library

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

The Obama Library Foundation says it has major concerns about the proposals from two Chicago universities. The city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, says he's confident that Chicago will beat out New York and Hawaii.

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Supreme Court Considers Whether A Sock Is Drug Paraphernalia

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that deported a graduate student in Kansas because a sock was deemed to be drug paraphernalia.

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Amazon Gains Ground With Online-Only Shows

Wed, 2015-01-14 12:16

With the announcement this week that Woody Allen will write and direct a new television series for Amazon, the online retailer is now poised to be a major force in television.

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One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

Wed, 2015-01-14 11:58

Eastern China's Rudong County began implementing the one-child policy 10 years before the rest of the nation. Now, an estimated 60 percent of the county's residents will be 60 or older by 2030.

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