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What Exactly Qualifies As 'Racist,' Anyway?

Fri, 2014-04-25 03:03

A Nevada rancher and conservative cause célèbre said he thought black people would be better off if they were still slaves. He later denied that he's racist.

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Russia Wants To Start World War III, Ukrainian Leader Charges

Fri, 2014-04-25 03:00

Accusations continue to fly. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is refusing to help resolve the crisis. Russia's foreign minister says Kerry is exaggerating. Ukraine is warning about war.

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Tampa Hosts Bollywood's Biggest Stars At Annual Awards Show

Thu, 2014-04-24 23:15

India's Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.

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The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

Thu, 2014-04-24 23:09

Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the Web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Thu, 2014-04-24 23:08

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise it for refugees and immigrants, and hope to mainstream it.

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With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Thu, 2014-04-24 23:07

Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.

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Does Russia Have The Military To Take Ukraine?

Thu, 2014-04-24 23:04

Some analysts say Russia would have to act soon, while its overall military readiness is fairly good. But despite strides in improving the military, Russia still has a shortage of combat-ready troops.

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Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

Thu, 2014-04-24 23:04

The deadline to enroll in Obamacare plans has passed, and many people didn't buy health insurance. Many will have to pay a penalty. Their reasons for opting out vary.

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Nevada Rancher Defends Remarks, Loses Supporters

Thu, 2014-04-24 21:50

Cliven Bundy became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the feds in a fight over grazing rights. GOP politicians quickly distanced themselves after he made comments about blacks and slavery.

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Tech Giants Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

Thu, 2014-04-24 16:42

The suit alleged Google, Apple Intel and Adobe agreed not to recruit each others employees in order to drive down wages.

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Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

Thu, 2014-04-24 15:50

The news marks an important flare-up in a long-running war between teachers unions and the federal government over standardized testing. Washington has become the first state to lose its waiver.

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Kerry Says Window For Russia To Change Course In Ukraine Is Closing

Thu, 2014-04-24 14:41

Secretary of State John Kerry said there is no question Russia is behind an effort to destabilize eastern Ukraine.

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Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

Thu, 2014-04-24 14:30

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.

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Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

Thu, 2014-04-24 14:16

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a fatality rate of about 30 percent. An uptick in new cases in Saudi Arabia has health specialists concerned that the virus could spread outside the region.

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Radioactive Leak At U.S. Waste Dump Was Preventable, Report Says

Thu, 2014-04-24 14:15

The Feb. 14 release of radioactive material at the facility in New Mexico that contaminated 21 workers was due to poor management and lack of oversight, the Department of Energy says.

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Yankees Pitcher Suspended Over 'Foreign Substance' On Neck

Thu, 2014-04-24 13:42

An umpire threw Michael Pineda out of a game Wednesday after he noticed pine tar smeared on the pitcher's neck.

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Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention

Thu, 2014-04-24 13:16

Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.

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Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs

Thu, 2014-04-24 12:48

U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using nonunion Staples employees.

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Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

Thu, 2014-04-24 12:46

Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.

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California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

Thu, 2014-04-24 12:36

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.

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