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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays'

Thu, 2015-04-16 23:40

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.

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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Thu, 2015-04-16 16:42

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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WikiLeaks Makes It Easy to Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

Thu, 2015-04-16 16:33

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Thu, 2015-04-16 15:39

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

Thu, 2015-04-16 14:19

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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Florida Mailman Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn Charged

Thu, 2015-04-16 14:02

Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, made his initial appearance in court Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance. He says his flight was a political protest.

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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Thu, 2015-04-16 13:50

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.

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Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

Thu, 2015-04-16 13:20

It's only the fourth case of the deadly disease in the U.S. And it has doctors on an international hunt. How did a disease linked to contaminated beef in the U.K. more than a decade ago get to Texas?

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We Might Welcome Robot Lawn Mowers, But Astronomers Aren't So Happy

Thu, 2015-04-16 13:12

The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.

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The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

Thu, 2015-04-16 13:11

A new poll says Americans think New York is the most corrupt state in the country. But is it? There are lots of ways to calculate it.

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L.A. Schools To Apple: You Owe Us

Thu, 2015-04-16 12:37

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.

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They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

Thu, 2015-04-16 12:17

Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.

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New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Thu, 2015-04-16 12:17

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.

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In Or Out In Congress? Gyrocopters, Tweets To Iran, Downton Abbey

Thu, 2015-04-16 11:55

In Congress, just like at any storied American institution — McDonald's, New York Fashion Week, the Bush and Clinton families — trends come and go.

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Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Thu, 2015-04-16 11:37

The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended by the league last fall amid allegations of child abuse involving his 4-year-old son.

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Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

Thu, 2015-04-16 10:55

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.

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Scientists Probe Puppy Love

Thu, 2015-04-16 10:45

Research shows the mutual gazing between pooches and people spurs release of a "trust hormone" in both. The results suggest dogs really may love us back.

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The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

Thu, 2015-04-16 10:31

Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.

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The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet

Thu, 2015-04-16 09:54

Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.

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In Posthumous Riposte, Editor Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Targets 'Islamophobia'

Thu, 2015-04-16 09:44

Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Jan. 7 attack on the French satirical magazine, says the term Islamophobia protects Islam more than it does Muslims — and plays into the hands of racists.

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