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Palestinian Minister Dies In West Bank Protest Against Israel

Wed, 2014-12-10 06:55

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Medics say he died from exposure to tear gas. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

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After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

Wed, 2014-12-10 05:58

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

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A Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures

Wed, 2014-12-10 05:21

The winners of an online competition identified electrical patterns in the brain that often precede a seizure. The victors included a mathematician and an engineer, but no neuroscientists or doctors.

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'Pineapple Express' Forecast To Drench The Parched West Coast

Wed, 2014-12-10 04:33

Some parts of California are expected to receive up to 9 inches of rain. Parts of Washington state may see more than 10 inches. That would be the most rain the region has gotten since 2009.

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Officials Set To Dismantle Final 'Occupy' Camp In Hong Kong

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:44

After two months of demonstrations, police said they would clear a camp near the government offices in the Central business district. Students planned one last sit in.

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Cheap Crops Mean Hard Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers — who run a quarter of U.S. farms — but with prices crashing, paying back debts may require some hard conversations and delayed dreams.

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Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

The Supreme Court has ruled that workers at a Nevada Amazon factory aren't due overtime for time spent in security lines at the ends of their shifts, waiting to be checked for stolen goods.

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'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.

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Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

John Rizzo, who spent six years as acting general counsel for the CIA, says that while he believes intelligence gains justified the agency's interrogations, he understands those who feel otherwise.

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Bertha, The Giant Borer That Broke, May Be Sinking Seattle's Downtown

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

The machine, the biggest of its type, was digging a tunnel under the city when it went kaput. To get to and fix Bertha, workers are digging a 12-story pit, which some say is damaging nearby buildings.

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Representatives Laud A Departing Dean, 59-Year Veteran John Dingell

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

Leading Democrats and even some Republicans had kind words Tuesday for the Michigander, who was first elected to the House when Eisenhower was president. His wife was elected to his seat in November.

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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

The U.S. beefed up security at embassies ahead of the CIA interrogation report's release in anticipation of a violent reaction. But around the globe, the response was relatively muted.

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Report Reveals Deeply Misguided Interrogation Tactics, Feinstein Says

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

The Senate's "torture report" finds that the CIA conducted brutal interrogations of detainees in the years after 9/11, misled elected leaders, and got little useful information from the harsh tactics.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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Scientists Often Skip A Simple Test That Could Verify Their Work

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

Scientists have published thousands of studies using immortal cell lines, but in many cases the cells in the experiments have been misidentified or contaminated. They could avoid the problem easily.

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Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers, who run a quarter of U.S. farms. But with some crop prices crashing, paying back debts may require hard conversations and delayed dreams.

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Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

Tue, 2014-12-09 23:43

Russian performers who have criticized the country's role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.

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D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Is Part Of Debate Over Spending Bill

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:17

Restrictions on D.C.'s use of funds to regulate and tax marijuana would likely endanger the district's goal of creating a market that a city finance official said would be worth $130 million a year.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:02

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:44

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.

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