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Nigerian Woman Spots Her Daughter In Boko Haram Video

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:11

The video released by extremist group Boko Haram on Monday shows more than 100 abducted girls. Officials say they are open to negotiate.

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Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:52

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.

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In Caustic Nebraska Senate Race, GOP Battle Lines Are Blurred

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:52

In Tuesday's Senate GOP primary, there's little ideological difference between the top candidates, and no one can lay exclusive claim to tea party support.

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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:23

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largesse is over.

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Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:07

About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.

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The French Ask: Should We Be Building Warships For Russia?

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:05

France's $1.6 billion sale is the biggest ever by a NATO country to Russia. But in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine, the French are debating whether they should suspend the deal.

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The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:04

Perhaps you're well aware of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). But now there's MINT, CIVET and more. The emerging markets keep changing — and so do the letters.

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

Mon, 2014-05-12 23:02

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Mon, 2014-05-12 22:37

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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Donald Sterling Says He Isn't A Racist. Is Anyone?

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:39

The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, who is in trouble for comments he made about black people, told CNN that he's not a racist. Who, if anyone, might qualify?

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Keith Crisco, Congressional Opponent Of Clay Aiken, Dies

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:19

Crisco, a textile executive and former state official, died in an accident at home less than a week after apparently losing a close North Carolina primary race against the former American Idol singer.

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Tale Of Two Billboards: An Ozark Town's Struggle To Unseat Hate

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:56

In Harrison, Ark., residents troubled by the area's reputation as a hate group hotbed are working hard to make the town more inclusive. White supremacists say the effort amounts to "white genocide."

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Melting Of Antarctic Ice Sheet Might Be Unstoppable

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:19

A new study examined 40 years of data collected by ground, air and satellite stations and found that sea level could rise by more than 10 feet in coming centuries.

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Re-Enactment Of Satanic Mass Planned At Harvard Causes Uproar

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:00

Harvard's president called a school club's plan to hold a black mass "abhorrent." The Catholic Church called it "repugnant." The club said it was "entirely educational."

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Overused Medical Services Cost Medicare Billions Of Dollars

Mon, 2014-05-12 12:57

A treatment that is appropriate for one patient can be unnecessary or even counterproductive for another. But Harvard researchers found a way to estimate truly wasteful Medicare spending.

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Sandwich Monday: Domino's Specialty Chicken

Mon, 2014-05-12 12:10

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new dish from Domino's. It's essentially pizza with crust made out of chicken.

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Nearly 3 Years After Quake, Washington Monument Reopens

Mon, 2014-05-12 12:02

The obelisk has recovered from damage sustained during an earthquake that hit Washington, D.C., in 2011.

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In Two Eastern Ukraine Provinces, Bold Steps Toward Independence

Mon, 2014-05-12 12:02

Two regions of eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, voted Sunday on referendums for self-rule. Separatists in Donetsk announced overwhelming support for independence.

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Apology, Defense And Defiance: The Sterlings Speak Out

Mon, 2014-05-12 12:02

Banned Los Angeles Clippers owners Donald Sterling and his wife, Shelly, have conducted separate television interviews. Donald told CNN that he's not a racist and that he's sorry if he has offended anyone; Shelly told ABC that she will fight to keep her 50 percent stake in the team.

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'Past The Point Of No Return:' An Antarctic Ice Sheet's Slow Collapse

Mon, 2014-05-12 12:02

NASA held a press conference to discuss the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its potential contribution to future sea level rise. The researchers announced that the ice sheet's collapse is both underway and unstoppable.

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