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Intriguing Lime Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

Sun, 2014-05-18 01:27

It's dry. Empty. Rocks everywhere. About 10,000 feet up in the Andes. Then, all of a sudden you see an enormous, lime green, tasty-looking lump. Should you lick it?

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Lao Defense Chief, 4 Others Killed In Plane Crash

Sat, 2014-05-17 18:33

Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash

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California Chrome Wins Preakness; On Course For Triple Crown

Sat, 2014-05-17 14:43

If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes in June, he will become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since 1978.

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Times Publisher: Abramson Storyline 'Shallow And Factually Incorrect'

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:44

In a statement New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.

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Reports: Obama Considering San Antonio Mayor As HUD Secretary

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:10

In a cabinet shuffle, Obama is considering tapping the Democratic rising star Julían Castro to lead HUD and moving the incumbent, Shaun Donovan, to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.

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Veterans Advocate Says He Fears Loss Of Faith In VA

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Veteran Tom Tarantino says allegations of delayed health care for veterans should be taken more seriously. But he says the care can be great, "once you actually get in" the system.

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Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

Sat, 2014-05-17 13:07

Improving access to clean water can reduce the spread of diarrheal diseases in developing countries. The "Drinkable Book" should help: It has water safety tips and each page works as a filter.

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MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

Sat, 2014-05-17 12:27

An Illinois man is the third known case of MERS infection in the U.S. He was apparently infected after visiting an Indiana man who contracted the virus abroad.

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Miss Beazley, Former First Dog, Keeper Of Bush Cats, Dies

Sat, 2014-05-17 11:42

George and Laura Bush said even though Barney received all the attention, Miss Beazley "never held a grudge against him."

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Doctors' Ignorance Stands In The Way Of Care For The Disabled

Sat, 2014-05-17 10:13

Nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, yet only a small fraction of medical schools teach students how to talk with disabled patients about their needs.

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High On Tea Party Hit List, Idaho Congressman Looks To Hold On

Sat, 2014-05-17 10:12

GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.

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In Photos: India's Prime Minister-Elect Receives Hero's Welcome In Delhi

Sat, 2014-05-17 09:44

The election of Narendra Modi is historic, marking a shift away from a party that has dominated politics in the world's largest democracy.

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Holder: Subtle Racism Is Greater Threat Than 'Outbursts Of Bigotry'

Sat, 2014-05-17 07:33

On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama said racism is still alive and there is work yet to be done.

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5 Fab Fads That Just Faded Away

Sat, 2014-05-17 07:11

Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.

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For First Time, Judge Halts Force-Feeding Of Guantánamo Detainee

Sat, 2014-05-17 06:01

District Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the government to keep all videotapes that show the force-feeding of Jihad Dhiab, and she called on the Obama administration to act further.

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Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:57

OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."

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Turkish Coal Miner Faces Future After Tragedy

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

A survivor of the Turkish coal mine disaster that killed more than 250 talks about the hours he spent trapped below ground. He's now afraid to return to mining, and wonders how he'll make a living.

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Measles And Mumps Make A Comeback

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.

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Iran Reluctant To Disclose Secret Nuclear Activities

Sat, 2014-05-17 03:47

Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.

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