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New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

Tue, 2014-05-06 04:30

A report overseen by the government finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the study concludes, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.

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5 Things To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries

Tue, 2014-05-06 04:04

Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio serve as the kickoff for an intense two-month stretch of elections. Did we mention former American Idol star Clay Aiken is on the ballot?

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Book News: Gay Bookstore Said To Be The Nation's Oldest Is Closing

Tue, 2014-05-06 03:51

Also: Edwidge Danticat on the real price of sugar; the winners of the O. Henry Prize.

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U-2 Spy Plane Disrupted Hundreds Of Flights, FAA Acknowledges

Tue, 2014-05-06 03:49

After the plane's altitude was misinterpreted, efforts to route airliners around it over California created havoc. The U-2 was reportedly flying at 60,000 feet, but computers thought it was far lower.

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Ukraine Reports Dozens Killed In Slovyansk Fighting

Tue, 2014-05-06 03:09

Ukraine says its military has killed 30 pro-Russian separatists as government forces try to retake eastern cities near the border with Russia. At least four Ukrainian soldiers have died.

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Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Tue, 2014-05-06 02:03

A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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Can Student Journalists Ban 'Redskins' From Their School Paper?

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:44

A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.

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Richmond, Va., Wrangling Over Future Of Historic Slave Trade Site

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:40

More than 300,000 African and African-American slaves were sold in Shockoe Bottom. Today, residents and city officials are debating how to preserve the area: Memorial or stadium and museum?

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Chemist Turns Software Developer After Son's Cancer Diagnosis

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:37

The parents of a young boy made a terrible discovery while looking through photographs they had taken of him as a baby. They noticed a white dot where a black pupil should have been.

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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:35

Wichita Falls may soon be one of the first cities in the nation where half the drinking water comes directly from wastewater. It will save water, but some residents find the process tough to swallow.

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Monterey Bay An 'Ocean Buffet Open For Business' This Spring

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:31

Thanks to upwelling, an influx of marine and wildlife is taking place in one of the world's largest underwater canyons in California.

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Fleeing War At Home, Syrians Reach State Of Limbo In Greece

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:30

The Greek government made grandiose promises to house Syrian refugees in empty resorts on Greek islands. It didn't work out that way. These days, Syrians have no hope for asylum or benefits there.

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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:28

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.

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The Pizza Connection: Fighting The Mafia Through Food

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:26

In the first installment of the new season of Hidden Kitchens, The Kitchen Sisters explore how Sicilians are reclaiming farmland and providing Mafia-free jobs in a region gripped by corruption.

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GOP Softens Its Edge In An Attempt To Appeal To Women

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:24

The GOP knows it has a problem with women. But is it tone or issues? And what can they do to woo more women without alienating their he-man base.

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Even Penguins Get The Flu

Mon, 2014-05-05 20:03

Adelie penguins, which breed in huge colonies on the rocky Antarctic Peninsula, harbor a version of the avian influenza virus. But this strain doesn't make humans or the birds sick.

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USGS: Okla. Fracking Has Increased Chance Of 'Damaging Quake'

Mon, 2014-05-05 16:42

The U.S. Geological Survey and its state counterpart issued a joint statement saying magnitude 3.0 temblors had increased by 50 percent since October.

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Vatican Tells U.N. Committee That Abuse Claims Have Dropped

Mon, 2014-05-05 14:52

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said there had been a "stabilization and even decline of cases of pedophilia."

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The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

Mon, 2014-05-05 14:09

The paralyzing virus had seemed on the verge of disappearing. But this year cases are being reported in 10 countries. The World Health Organization has responded with strict vaccination rules.

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More Health Insurance Equals Fewer Deaths In Massachusetts

Mon, 2014-05-05 13:08

The state's death rate declined in the four years after Massachusetts passed a law requiring health insurance. The state's minority residents posted the biggest gains in life expectancy.

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