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Brain-Dead Girl Can Stay On Life Support, Judge Orders

Mon, 2013-12-30 17:04

Jahi McMath, 13, has been on a ventilator since a tonsillectomy operation went wrong earlier this month. The hospital has sought to terminate life support, but the family says there's still hope for the teen.

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Train Derailment In North Dakota Causes Explosion, Fire

Mon, 2013-12-30 16:26

A train carrying oil collided with one carrying soybeans, causing multiple explosions and a fire in the town of Casselton, about 10 miles west of Fargo.

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The Other 'F Word': Brewer Responds To Starbucks Over Beer Name

Mon, 2013-12-30 14:58

Getting a cease-and-desist letter from a big corporation isn't usually the mark of a good day. But after a brewery owner got a letter from a law firm representing Starbucks, he saw a chance to draw distinctions between the businesses — and to be funny.

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Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

Mon, 2013-12-30 14:51

Paleo was Google's most searched diet for 2013, but that doesn't mean it went mainstream. Instead, media coverage of one book criticizing the diet may have stoked much of the interest in the diet.

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$0 Profits Couldn't Hold Back This Year's Tech Darlings

Mon, 2013-12-30 14:09

In Silicon Valley, zero profit and even zero revenue don't make a company a loser. Tech companies like Snapchat and Twitter, which have not yet turned any profit, can be worth billions of dollars based on future potential alone.

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Whale Traffic Jam Delights Visitors And Baffles Scientists

Mon, 2013-12-30 14:00

Now is a good time to spot gray whales off the coast of Southern California, but scientists have been seeing an unusually high number of other whales. "The fact that we're getting a chance to see at this time of year fin whales, blue whales, is really a mystery," says a marine biologist.

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Mon, 2013-12-30 13:04

How do you know you're in love? Angry? Or sad? Emotions start off in the brain, then ripple through the whole body. Now scientists have charted where we consciously feel specific emotions. They hope these sensation maps will one day help diagnose and treat mood disorders.

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Doctors And Teens Both Avoid Talking About Sex And Sexuality

Mon, 2013-12-30 13:02

Teenagers would sooner die than ask about birth control or other sexual health issues at a doctor visit. But if pediatricians bring the subject up, teenagers are happy they had the chance to talk, a study finds. But one-third of doctors aren't taking the lead.

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Why Being 'Gypped' Hurts The Roma More Than It Hurts You

Mon, 2013-12-30 12:49

You might know that the word "gypped" — often used to describe being cheated — comes from the word 'gypsy.' But less well known is the fact that it comes from derogative stereotypes about the Roma people.

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5 New Year's Resolutions From Women To Watch

Mon, 2013-12-30 12:17

How do you set a resolution when you've already accomplished so much? These women have innovated and inspired, but they still have hopes for improvement in 2014.

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Official In Charge Of Creating Steps Down

Mon, 2013-12-30 10:59

Michelle Snyder, who was responsible for the problem-plagued website, will retire from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Al-Qaida's Receipts: From 60-Cent Cake To A $6,800 Workshop

Mon, 2013-12-30 10:55

Receipts left behind in Timbuktu show how the terrorist network tracks its expenses, The Associated Press reports. From minor amounts spent on food to much more spent on meetings, al-Qaida records expenses much like a multinational corporation would, the wire service says.

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At Long Last, Female Ski Jumpers Can Go For Olympic Gold

Mon, 2013-12-30 10:34

The event makes its debut in Sochi after a fight that landed in a Canadian courtroom and endured years of setbacks. At trials in Park City, Utah, on Sunday, ski jumper Jessica Jerome, 27, became the first woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

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Report Details NSA's Alleged High-Tech Tricks For Snaring Data

Mon, 2013-12-30 10:13

The NSA's Tailored Access Operations division uses everything from modified USB plugs to fake cell towers to access targets' data, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. The agency's elite TAO unit focuses on producing high-quality and hard-to-gain intelligence, Der Spiegel reports.

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Test Sites Chosen For Commercial Drone Testing

Mon, 2013-12-30 09:17

The locations are expected to produce jobs as companies try out ways to make money with "unmanned aircraft systems." The six sites stretch from Alaska south to Texas and then north to New York State.

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VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

Mon, 2013-12-30 08:35

The Chaparrastique volcano blew for the first time in 37 years, producing a cloud that rose as much as six miles into the air. Airlines canceled many flight into and out of the country. While things are calmer today, gases are still rising from the volcano.

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Boeing Soars Despite A Turbulent 2013

Mon, 2013-12-30 08:28

The airplane manufacturer was one of the stock market's best performers this year, despite battery problems that grounded its entire fleet of new 787s for more than three months. But a labor dispute involving its largest union could have some Boeing customers looking to competitor Airbus for new planes.

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Billionaire Philanthropist, GOP Donor Harold Simmons Dies

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:57

He was a top donor to the Republican Party, but his philanthropy crossed political lines. The Dallas Morning News reports that Simmons died Saturday in Dallas. He was 82.

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GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:31

With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: a June convention.

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GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:31

With a February start and a June convention, the party hopes to regain some control over the chaotic presidential nominating process. Among the proposed changes: A June convention.

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