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A Historic Drought Grips Brazil's Economic Capital

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Restaurants are using disposable cutlery and plates. Residents only have water for a few hours. Food prices are soaring. Now, Sao Paulo faces draconian rationing of up to five days a week.

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Advocates Join Fight To Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Six years ago, 11,000 untested rape kits were found in Detroit. Now nearly all of the kits have been tested, but it will cost the city millions to investigate and prosecute every case.

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Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:40

Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer. It turns out there is limited data on how chemotherapy during pregnancy affects a baby.

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If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:15

Margaret Bentley, a woman in British Columbia, didn't want food or liquids if she became mentally disabled. But a nursing home is refusing to stop feeding her, even though she has Alzheimer's.

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Obama Supported Gay Marriage All Along, Says Obama's Former Political Adviser

Tue, 2015-02-10 12:10

In a new book, David Axelrod, a political strategist who helped Obama triumph in two presidential campaigns, said Obama opposed gay marriage for political expediency.

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What We Learned From Jeb Bush's E-Book

Tue, 2015-02-10 11:18

The former Florida governor isn't technically a presidential candidate yet. But he released the first chapter of an e-book based on hundreds of thousands of emails he sent and received as governor.

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Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here

Tue, 2015-02-10 11:05

There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims.

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Israel's Netanyahu Says He Is 'Determined To Speak Before Congress'

Tue, 2015-02-10 10:59

The Israeli prime minister said his country had a "profound disagreement" with the White House on nuclear talks with Iran, and it was his duty to speak up on an issue that affects Israel's survival.

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Schools Not Keeping Track Of Kids Who Are Behind On Their Shots

Tue, 2015-02-10 10:58

California lets kindergartners start school as long as they've had the first dose of all required vaccines. But some schools aren't tracking whether such kids end up getting all the doses they need.

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White House Says There's At Least One Other American Hostage Held In Syria

Tue, 2015-02-10 10:12

White House spokesman Joshua Earnest would not say if the hostage was being held by the Islamic State, but he said that the U.S. was aware of at least one other American being held in Syria.

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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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