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'Drone Shoot-Down Bill' Advances In Oklahoma

Tue, 2015-02-10 09:50

An Oklahoma Senate panel approves a bill that provides "civil immunity for damage or destruction of a drone on personal property."

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U.S. State Department Suspends Operations In Yemen

Tue, 2015-02-10 09:46

The deteriorating security situation in Yemen is leading the U.S. embassy in Sanaa to reduce staff and suspend consular operations.

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India's Ruling Party Routed By Upstart In Delhi Elections

Tue, 2015-02-10 09:39

The Aam Aadmi [Common Man] Party won 67 seats, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party won three. The Congress Party, which until recently ruled India, and Delhi, won nothing.

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White House Seeking Support Of Congress In Fight Against ISIS

Tue, 2015-02-10 09:35

Current military action against ISIS relies on a Bush-era vote by Congress authorizing force against al-Qaeda. The Obama administration is drafting language for a new authorization specific to ISIS.

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Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Denies Organizing Orgies, Says He Had No Time

Tue, 2015-02-10 08:31

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is being accused of procuring prostitutes for orgies, says "there were only 12 parties in total." His career unraveled amid allegations he raped a hotel maid in 2011.

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Upcycling, Underground: Huge Bike Park Opens In Former Limestone Mine

Tue, 2015-02-10 08:17

The owners of a Kentucky cavern say they've made the world's largest indoor bike park, with 320,000 square feet of riding. It just happens to be 100 feet below the surface.

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Putin Presents Egyptian Leader With An AK-47

Tue, 2015-02-10 07:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, one day before a critical meeting in Minsk over the future of Ukraine.

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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

Tue, 2015-02-10 07:03

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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Malaysia's Top Court Upholds Sodomy Conviction Against Opposition Leader

Tue, 2015-02-10 06:55

Anwar Ibrahim called the decision a "murder of judicial independence." Human rights groups have also criticized the verdict as a step back for human rights and democracy in Malaysia.

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Family Confirms U.S. Hostage Kayla Mueller Dead

Tue, 2015-02-10 06:24

In a statement, her family said they had received information the 26-year-old was dead. Mueller, who was captured in August 2013, was a hostage of the self-described Islamic State when she died.

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In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates to B-U-S-H

Tue, 2015-02-10 06:13

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force "...just like President Bush."

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Senate Panel Approves Carter's Nomination As Defense Chief

Tue, 2015-02-10 06:09

In a vote that sends his nomination to the full Senate, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved Ashton Carter's bid to be the next Defense secretary Tuesday.

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Syria Has Learned About Airstrikes On ISIS Via 'Iraq And Other Countries'

Tue, 2015-02-10 05:45

Word that some communication is taking place helps explain how military jets from the U.S.-led coalition and Syria have avoided clashing as they attack targets on the ground.

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Senegal's Pharmacies Are Much, Much Better Than Your Local Drugstore

Tue, 2015-02-10 04:59

When the Senegalese need a diagnosis, they often head to the pharmacy. And the odds are good that the pharmacist who sees them will be a woman.

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Is Now The Time To Fix Rather Than Scrap Obamacare?

Tue, 2015-02-10 04:22

Many of the problems with implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past year and a half are rooted in the complexity of the law. Now, some people say the root causes need attention.

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Snowfall Obliterates Records In Boston: 'Another Winter Storm?!'

Tue, 2015-02-10 04:16

Boston has had more than 72 inches of snow in the past 30 days, breaking a record set in 1978, the National Weather Service says.

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Great Teachers: We Had Our Say, Now It's Your Turn

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:03

From social media, comments on the blog and email — here are a few stories of your great teachers.

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ISIS Seen Profiting From Informal Money System In Spain

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:02

The extremist group ISIS is exploiting an informal finance network in Spain to pay its fighters, according to Spanish intelligence officials. The system is often used by immigrants to transfer money.

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Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tue, 2015-02-10 01:07

Even though a disease like measles can spread easily through a workplace, employers often are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. Hospitals are one big exception.

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In Likely Democratic Primary, Who's Joining Hillary Clinton?

Tue, 2015-02-10 00:00

Pretty much everyone expects Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. But will she have any competition? A look at the Democratic bench and finds a rather short, short list.

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