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Obama: There's A Less Than 50/50 Chance Of Nuclear Deal With Iran

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:52

In a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama also urged Congress to keep out of the negotiations with Iran.

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Proposed NCAA Deal Would Restore Penn State Football Wins

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:41

The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:09

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

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Archdiocese Of St. Paul-Minneapolis Files Chapter 11

Fri, 2015-01-16 09:03

Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. 11 other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.

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A Weight-Loss Device Aims To Curb Hunger By Zapping A Nerve

Fri, 2015-01-16 07:56

A surgically implanted device similar to a pacemaker gained FDA approval after showing some weight loss in people who are obese. But people in a study who had sham devices lost weight, too.

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Duke's Muslim Students Prepare For Prayers Amid Controversy

Fri, 2015-01-16 07:15

They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.

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It's Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record, NOAA Says

Fri, 2015-01-16 07:03

The annually-averaged temperature was 1.24 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average, and easily broke the records set in 2005 and 2010.

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Arizona 1st In Nation To Require High Schoolers To Pass Civics Test

Fri, 2015-01-16 06:48

The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.

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Head Of Medicare, Who Oversaw Obamacare Rollout, Will Step Down

Fri, 2015-01-16 06:11

Marilyn Tavenner said she was stepping down in February. She joined the Obama administration in 2010 and oversaw the problematic rollout of the President Obama's signature domestic program.

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Iowa's Sen. Ernst Grabs Spotlight That's Often Proven Too Hot

Fri, 2015-01-16 06:06

As often as not, the opportunity to speak right after the president has been the kiss of death for aspiring politicians — especially for the GOP during the Obama years.

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Saudis Postpone 2nd Round Of Public Flogging For Jailed Blogger Raif Badawi

Fri, 2015-01-16 05:44

A doctor who examined Badawi found his wounds from last Friday's public flogging hadn't healed and he would be unable to withstand another round. The punishment could be carried out next Friday.

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Pope, On Visit To Philippines, Defends Catholic Ban On Contraception

Fri, 2015-01-16 05:38

Francis, on the second day of his visit to the predominately Catholic nation, called for families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."

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Long-Lost British Spacecraft Spotted By NASA Probe Orbiting Mars

Fri, 2015-01-16 04:10

The Beagle 2 Mars Lander was lost Christmas day 2003. Today, British scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of Mars.

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More Than Two Dozen Arrested In France, Belgium In Anti-Terror Raids

Fri, 2015-01-16 02:45

In Belgium, police say they disrupted a major attack when they arrested 13 suspects and seized guns, munitions and explosives.

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Released From Prison After 22 Years, But Still 'Locked Up'

Fri, 2015-01-16 01:10

Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn left office, he granted clemency for Tyrone Hood, who had served more than two decades for a murder Hood says he did not commit. Now Hood is fighting to clear his name.

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By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

Jason Comely's fear of rejection was so strong that he'd become completely isolated. So he set out to get himself rejected at least once a day, every day. Funny thing is, it worked.

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NYPD Disciplinary Problems Linked To A 'Failure Of Accountability'

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

The New York Police Department is one of the most sophisticated in the world, with advanced systems for fighting crime. But it's not so good at policing its own officers, criminal justice experts say.

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Tech Giants Will Pay $415 Million To Settle Employees' Lawsuit

Thu, 2015-01-15 20:42

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.

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Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:20

The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.

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Oklahoma Executes An Inmate For First Time Since Lethal Injection Disaster In April

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:18

Charles Frederick Warner's execution had been postponed while Oklahoma revamped its drug combination and procedures.

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