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Cultural Revolution-Meets-Aliens: Chinese Writer Takes On Sci-Fi

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:50

Chinese novels have dwelt mainly on the past and present. Liu Cixin is starting to change that. His science-packed, futuristic best-sellers explore the cosmos, and offers commentary on current events.

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PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:42

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people.

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:35

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children is...

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:09

Some people say a new UNESCO report is grounds for an F: 58 million kids still aren't in primary school. But maybe a better grade is A for effort — significant progress has been made.

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Uber Launches Cash-Only Rickshaw Service In Indian Capital

Thu, 2015-04-09 10:42

Passengers can hail the popular three-wheeled vehicles using an Uber app. Fares are set by the state.

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'I'm With Stupid' T-Shirt Trips Up Ecuador's President

Thu, 2015-04-09 10:08

Politicians have basic rules about photo ops. This week, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa learned one more: don't get on the wrong side of an "I'm With Stupid" T-shirt.

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China's Neighbors See Mischief In What's Happening At Disputed Reef

Thu, 2015-04-09 09:17

Satellite imagery of a coral atoll in the South China Sea show the reef is growing. A U.S. military official likens Beijing's land reclamation to building a "great wall of sand."

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Chinese TV Star Apologizes For Remarks Critical Of Mao

Thu, 2015-04-09 08:51

Bi Fujian, one of the country's most popular television presenters, recently ran afoul of his employer, state-run CCTV, for a parody song he performed at a private banquet.

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Officer In S.C. Shooting Previously Accused Of Using Excessive Force

Thu, 2015-04-09 07:55

An inquiry exonerated Michael Slager of claims he used excessive force against an unarmed man he thought was a suspect. Slager was charged with murder this week for killing an unarmed man.

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Is The NRA Really Banning Guns At Its Convention?

Thu, 2015-04-09 05:57

Attendees with permits can carry guns at the convention hall in Nashville, Tenn., but not at an arena across the street. Firing pins will be removed from display guns – just like at other gun shows.

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Sabra Hummus Announces A Recall Over Listeria Fears

Thu, 2015-04-09 05:52

The national recall covers several products with a "best by" date of May 11 or May 15. The products are predominantly the "Classic" variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.

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Founder Of Indian IT Giant Satyam Gets 7 Years In Fraud

Thu, 2015-04-09 05:15

B. Ramalinga Raju, the founder of the computer services company that collapsed in 2009, and two of his brothers were among those convicted of defrauding shareholders.

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Tentative Nuclear Deal In Hand, Iran Says All Sanctions Must Be Lifted

Thu, 2015-04-09 04:31

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that any arrangements must respect Iran's interests and dignity. And he questioned the need for talks, if they don't trigger the sanctions' removal.

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The Egg Baby Project: A Lesson In Sex Education

Thu, 2015-04-09 04:03

It is a sex ed rite of passage for teens across the country. But do egg babies really teach kids about the hardships of parenting?

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French Network TV5Monde Is Hacked By 'Cyber Caliphate' Group

Thu, 2015-04-09 03:47

The attack by what are being called cyber jihadists began Wednesday night, when screens showing TV5Monde went blank, with normal programming replaced by a message: "Je suIS IS."

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