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NFL Says When It Comes To Super Bowl 50, 'L' Is For Losers

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:47

The football league says the 2016 championship will depart from tradition by not using the Roman numeral L (50) because it doesn't work well on the logo.

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Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:41

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.

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Women 'Complain A Lot, Interrupt,' Developer Says At Conference

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:18

At a tech conference in Berlin, a developer compared a software plug-in framework to his girlfriend, saying she "complains, interrupts" and "doesn't play well with others."

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In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

In one of the country's most competitive primaries, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel appear headed for a runoff.

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Chinese Authorities Ensure Tiananmen Anniversary Passes Quietly

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

Twenty-five years ago, Chinese soldiers backed by tanks cracked down on protesters, shooting hundreds and possibly thousands of unarmed civilians in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The Chinese mourned victims in private Wednesday, as Tiananmen Square evinced a heavy security presence.

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After State Lawmaker Comes Out, Campaign Becomes Battle Of Write-ins

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

Mike Fleck, who was re-elected three times before he came out as gay in 2012, lost the Republican state house primary to a write-in candidate. So he won as a write-in on the Democratic ballot instead.

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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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In Keynote Speech, Obama Marks A Quarter-Century Of Polish Democracy

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

President Obama is delivering the keynote address of his current trip to Europe in Poland. Earlier in the day, Obama is meeting with the president-elect of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.

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Prisoner Swap Ignites Political Firestorm On The Hill

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

Everything the Obama administration touches seems to set off a political firestorm. The latest involves Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the prisoner exchange that led to his release by the Taliban.

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VA Health Care's Chronic Ailments: Long Waits And Red Tape

Wed, 2014-06-04 11:34

Problems at the VA are not new; the system has struggled for years to deliver health care in a timely manner. Most of those enduring long waits are older vets from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

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1 Baby, 3 Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

Wed, 2014-06-04 11:27

A medical procedure uses material from three people to target problems in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that have their own DNA.

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Last Of The Navajo 'Code Talkers' Dies At 93

Wed, 2014-06-04 10:54

Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo men who used their native language to secure U.S. military communications during World War II, died of kidney failure on Wednesday.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:39

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen'

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:31

The granddaughter of a taxi driver, Letizia Ortiz is an ex-TV anchor and a divorcee, and will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne. She's also more popular than her in-laws.

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NRA Retracts Statement Calling Open Carry Rallies 'Downright Weird'

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:31

Recent remarks about carrying rifles in public reflected the opinion of a staffer, rather than the organization, the National Rifle Association says.

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The Thai Protest That's Straight From 'The Hunger Games'

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:25

The silent, three-finger salute from the smash movie and book series has been catching fire among demonstrators in a country where the military has banned most every form of protest.

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Tea Party Still Packs A Punch: How It Happened In Mississippi

Wed, 2014-06-04 07:53

Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.

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Tilting Delaware Bridge Stays Closed, Disrupting Interstate Travel

Wed, 2014-06-04 07:15

The I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del., usually carries 90,000 vehicles per day. But it's empty now, as engineers try to discover what's causing eight support pillars to lean.

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Should There Be A University Of Politics?

Wed, 2014-06-04 07:11

Other countries provide formal training for people who want to be national leaders. Why not the U.S.?

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Germany Opens Formal Inquiry Into Tapping Of Merkel's Phone

Wed, 2014-06-04 06:26

Germany's top federal prosecutor has opened an investigation that won't focus on wide spying activities attributed to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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