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Al Sharpton, FBI Informant? New Claims Revive '80s Mob Story

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Rev. Al Sharpton's past work for the FBI is under new scrutiny. On Monday, the website The Smoking Gun published documents that it claims detail Sharpton's work as a confidential informant during mafia investigations in the 1980s. Sharpton admits recording conversations with alleged mobsters for the FBI, but he denies doing anything wrong.

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Pistorius Trial Adjourns Early For Day Amid Runner's Sobs

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

In the second day of testimony from Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympic runner broke down in sobs on the witness stand. David Smith of The Guardian was in the courtroom, and he details the testimony.

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In Donetsk, Demands For A Vote Boil Into Aggression And Arrests

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Pro-Russia demonstrators have taken over government offices in Donetsk and other major cities in eastern Ukraine. They're demanding a vote on whether the region should leave Ukraine and join Russia.

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Holder Plays Asparagus Card Against GOP Antagonist

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:56

When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.

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The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:26

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.

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NCAA Women's Final Matches Two Undefeated Teams

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:28

For the first time in history, two teams meet in the NCAA women's title game with perfect records. Not for the first time in history, two coaches face off who don't like each other.

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Calif. Lawmaker Leeland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:11

Yee, a Democractic senator who advocated for more gun control, was arrested on gun trafficking charges. He denied those charges in a federal court on Tuesday.

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Flight 370 Vanished A Month Ago. What Happens Now?

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:59

An international search team has spent weeks combing the Indian Ocean for signs of the missing Boeing 777. Here's a summary of where we are with the hunt for the jetliner.

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Fists Fly In Ukraine's Parliament After Lawmaker's Speech [VIDEO]

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:06

A speech in Ukraine's parliament sparked violence Tuesday after other lawmakers took exception to a communist leader's speech that criticized the government and those who ousted the president.

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Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:01

Russia banned chocolate made by the leading Ukrainian presidential candidate at a time when political tensions are high between the countries. And we wanted to know: Is the chocolate any good?

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NASA Image Shows Volcanic Island Has Annexed Its Neighbor

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:28

NASA says the Western Pacific island of Nishino-shima has merged with its newly created volcanic companion, forming one larger landmass.

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Global Aid For Health Hits Record High As Funding Sources Shift

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:01

The $31.3 billion given by wealthy nations, aid groups, charities, large foundations and others in 2013 reflects the shifting mix of donors backing international health projects, an analysis suggests.

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Nevada Offers Rare Deal: Year-Round Sales Of Health Plans

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:50

It is the only state to require insurers that sell individual plans outside the online marketplace to make coverage available to customers anytime.

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Sharpton Rejects Detailed Story About FBI Informant Role

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:44

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he isn't a former FBI asset who informed on Mafia figures to a special task force in New York City during the 1980s, despite a recent report by The Smoking Gun.

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Oscar Pistorius Sobs On Witness Stand At His Murder Trial

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:17

The double-amputee runner tells the court of the moment he says he realized he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and not an intruder.

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Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:11

Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.

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Avoiding The Nursing Home Ups The Risk Of Unwanted Medical Care

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:11

Two-thirds of older adults suffer from cognitive impairment or dementia in their last year of life, a study finds. That fact and being cared for at home increase the risk of aggressive treatment.

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Tue, 2014-04-08 06:25

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they've given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient "pseudo-cereal."

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Mouthwash And Poor Dental Hygiene May Up The Risk Of Oral Cancer

Tue, 2014-04-08 06:02

Freshening up your mouth with a regular rinse could come with a long-term health hazard. But cancer specialists are far more concerned about tobacco, alcohol and betel nut chewing.

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