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How Donald Sterling Violated The NBA's Unspoken Social Contract

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:08

The contrast between the racial makeup of the league's ownership class and its players usually goes unmentioned. But the Donald Sterling fracas has pushed that not-quite-subtext to the fore.

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Supreme Court Considers Where Line's Drawn In Cell Phone Searches

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case testing if police may search cell phones possessed by persons they arrest. It has broad implications for police work and protection of personal data.

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One Day From Elections, Baghdad Is Racked By Violence

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

In Baghdad, at least 17 people are dead and dozens wounded after a pair of bombs struck an outdoor market. It's just the latest deadly attack on the eve of Iraq's national parliamentary elections.

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Dozens Dead And Communities Reeling As Storms Roil Deep South

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

Severe storms have hit Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing more than 30 people and leveling buildings throughout the South.

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White House Report Lays Out Plans For Combating Campus Sexual Assault

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

A White House task force issued a report Tuesday aimed at dealing with sexual assault cases at colleges. The report offers basic guidelines for schools and sets up a national reporting system.

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High Court Ruling Revives Law Against Out-Of-State Pollution

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

The Supreme Court is upholding a major EPA air pollution rule. The rule seeks to rein in pollution from power plant smoke stacks which can make the air in downwind states unhealthy. Researchers say the rule finally addresses a disconnect between the science of air pollution and the laws that had tried to clean it up.

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Heated Words, And Mild Relief, In Russia's Response To New Sanctions

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

Russia reacted angrily to new EU and U.S. sanctions, which were imposed in response to Russian interference in Ukraine. Russia's deputy foreign minister vowed to deliver a "painful" response.

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In Diplomacy, Obama Aims To 'Hit Singles,' Not Swing For The Fences

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

As President Obama returns from his trip to Asia, he is defending the trip's modest diplomatic accomplishments. He says that, while such efforts may not be sexy, they're better than unforced errors.

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Donald Sterling Banned For Life From NBA, Fined $2.5 Million

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the league. The decision, coupled with a $2.5 million fine, comes in the wake of Sterling's racist remarks.

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A Brief Tour Of The Alimentary Canal, From Spit To You Know What

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:56

If you didn't know that spit makes a great spot remover or where prison inmates smuggle cellphones, author Mary Roach can fill you in. There's more than digestion going on down there.

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Texas' Biggest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:43

Back in 2007, equity firms took Energy Future Holdings private in a huge $45 billion deal. The natural gas boom, however, drove the price of electricity down, leading to huge losses for the company.

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A Cookbook Map Reveals What's Hot In American Regional Cuisine

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:19

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who's invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.

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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Faces Demolition

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:12

All that stands between the plant that made B-24 bombers and the wrecking ball is two days and $1 million. The group that's trying to save the facility says it's an uphill task.

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Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How

Tue, 2014-04-29 10:33

Animals bark, sing, growl and chat. Plants, one would think, just sit there. But it turns out that plants bark, growl and chat as well. Here's how they do it.

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The Force Is With Them: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:24

Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.

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Famed 83-Year-Old Jewel Thief Pleads Guilty To Stealing Diamond Ring

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:01

Doris Payne's rap sheet dates back six decades. She walked into an upscale jewelry store last October and walked out with a $22,500 ring. On Monday, she was sentenced to four years in custody.

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To Survive A Tornado, First Run To Shelter, Then Grab A Helmet

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:41

In a tornado, debris flung by high-speed winds can cause deadly injuries. A sturdy shelter is the best protection, but even lying in a ditch may save your life. Or putting on a bike helmet.

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Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:03

Get ready for a different kind of distraction. Tech experts predict hearables, which you wear in your ear, are going to hit the market in a big way very soon. And they may change the way we behave.

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NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:46

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being punished for making racist remarks in an audio recording that was made public Friday. His fine is the maximum allowed under the NBA's charter.

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A Life Story In 6 Songs — Part 3

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:11

When Erica Werner sings to her singing parrot, the term "songbirds" takes on a whole new meaning.

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