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On Stand, A Weeping Pistorius Apologizes To Girlfriend's Family

Mon, 2014-04-07 06:56

An emotional Oscar Pistorius broke down soon after taking the witness stand at his murder trial Monday, saying he has nightmares about the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

Mon, 2014-04-07 06:41

FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses technology, known as mesh networking, that could be scaled up to provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.

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Signal 'Just Like' Emergency Beacon Detected In Search For Flight 370

Mon, 2014-04-07 05:28

Calling it the "most promising lead" so far, the leader of the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner says ships have again detected a signal used by "black box" beacons.

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India Begins World's Largest Election

Mon, 2014-04-07 00:09

The country's 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks to choose representatives to its 543-seat lower house of parliament. Results are expected on May 16.

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Possible Signals From Lost Jet's Black Boxes Heard

Mon, 2014-04-07 00:05

Sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday.

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Involuntary Shaking Can Be Caused By Essential Tremors

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:33

It's easy to think that a shaking hand could be a sign of Parkinson's disease. But it's more likely essential tremor, an ailment that's not life-threatening but can become debilitating.

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Welcome To Voting Rights Boot Camp

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:24

In the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling last year, advocates worry that jurisdictions are quietly making changes to disenfranchise minorities. A training program is designed to counter that.

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Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:22

Patients undergoing chemotherapy need to eat to stay strong. But the drugs can cause nausea and damage taste buds. New flavors and spices can help a lot, a chef says.

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Former Bank Executive: Women, Ask For A Raise!

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:22

As leader of the women's network 85 Broads, Sallie Krawcheck lobbies for better gender equality in boardrooms. She also says women need to negotiate tougher to get there.

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Legendary Hollywood Star Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Sun, 2014-04-06 21:45

Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

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How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

Sun, 2014-04-06 15:21

With new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, vaccinating — and not vaccinating — is still an area of great concern.

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Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

Sun, 2014-04-06 14:29

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.

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'Deltopia' Spring Break Party Morphs Into Riot In Santa Barbara

Sun, 2014-04-06 13:09

After the annual Deltopia party near the University of California, Santa Barbara turned violent last night. Hundreds of law enforcement officers were sent and there were more than 100 arrests.

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Keeping Robots In Line With The Law

Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?

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How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role

Sun, 2014-04-06 12:59

A key moment in the butchery occurred at the Ecole Technique Officielle. Thousands of Tutsis sheltering there were left to fight for survival after the school was abandoned by Belgian peacekeepers.

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Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And Contractors

Sun, 2014-04-06 12:20

Seeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign am executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.

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As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized

Sun, 2014-04-06 09:36

The Wildlife Service mission is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics, including members of Congress, say the agency uses cruel methods and is not transparent enough.

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Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer

Sun, 2014-04-06 09:22

Several scientific teams are developing sensitive tests for tumor DNA that, when perfected, could be used to diagnose cancer earlier, and more closely monitor the response to treatment.

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Women's Final Four: Powerhouse Teams Match Up

Sun, 2014-04-06 09:00

The undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame could meet in a record-setting final Tuesday, if they can get past Stanford and Maryland, respectively, today. All four programs have won past titles.

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Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:19

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.

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