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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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New Dietary Guidelines May Lighten Caution Against Cholesterol

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

New dietary advice is on its way. A panel of top experts — appointed by the federal government — is expected to update recommendations on what we should be eating. And one thing on the mind of the panel is dietary cholesterol. Americans have been told for decades to limit cholesterol-rich foods, but advice may be changing.

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'Frozen Conflict' May Be Ukraine's Best Hope, For Now

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Belarus on Wednesday in an effort to stop the war in Ukraine. The negotiation comes amid the heaviest fighting yet in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels have been gaining ground in a fierce offensive.

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Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:33

What exactly is happening to nurses' backs when they move and lift patients? NPR's Daniel Zwerdling teamed with scientists for a high-tech look inside his own back as he tried the same maneuvers.

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The U.S. Helped Beat Back Ebola — Only Not In The Way You Might Think

Wed, 2015-02-11 12:25

The deployment of troops to build treatment centers and train health workers didn't pan out as planned. But as most of the troops are being withdrawn, it is clear the U.S. still made a difference.

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Obama: War Powers Resolution Does Not Signal New Ground War For U.S.

Wed, 2015-02-11 11:50

President Obama defended a limited three-year resolution saying the country is not benefited "by being on a perpetual war footing."

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What Matters More To America: The Brian Williams Debacle, Or Jon Stewart's Departure?

Wed, 2015-02-11 11:11

A new online survey shows only 27 percent of Americans can identify the NBC Nightly News anchor from his photograph.

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5 Things Jon Stewart Reminded Us About Politics

Wed, 2015-02-11 11:10

When comedian Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show that sound you heard was 2016 hopefuls breathing a collective sigh of relief.

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Why Hot Chocolate Might Be More American Than Apple Pie

Wed, 2015-02-11 10:43

George Washington drank hot chocolate for breakfast, according to historians. His version was flavored with chili powder, vanilla and allspice and contained less sugar than the cocoa of today.

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Costa Concordia Captain Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

Wed, 2015-02-11 10:33

Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster in which the Italian cruise ship hit rocks in 2012 and sank, killing 32 people.

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The Fall And Rise Of U.S. Inequality, In 2 Graphs

Wed, 2015-02-11 09:05

Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.

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Australia To Compete In The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:53

This is the first time an Australian will compete in the song competition that brings in nearly 200 million viewers. The big question is: who will represent Australia at the event in May?

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PHOTO: Rosetta Sends 'An Impressive New Perspective' On Comet

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:42

The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.

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'The Shark' Has Died: Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:39

Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.

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One Of The Chapel Hill Victims Was Raising Funds To Help Syrian Refugees

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:01

Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.

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Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:41

"Systemic exertion intolerance disorder" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, they say, is real.

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From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:15

Humanitarian groups say the world's more dangerous than 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?

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At Least 300 Migrants Feared Dead Off Italian Coast

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:09

The refugees and migrants had tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open vessels without food and water. The estimate comes from the U.N. refugee agency, which spoke to survivors.

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Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

Wed, 2015-02-11 05:50

Little League International said the team violated residency rules. The U.S. championship has been awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas.

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