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Obama Calls Loss Of Ramadi A 'Setback,' But Denies U.S. Is Losing To ISIS

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:21

The comments came in an interview with The Atlantic. The president also discussed the nuclear talks with Iran and his often-frosty relationship with Israel's political leadership.

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People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

Thu, 2015-05-21 09:10

In some counties in the South, almost 20 percent of adults have severe vision loss. And those communities are also likely to be among the nation's poorest. Lack of regular eye care is just one issue.

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Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

Thu, 2015-05-21 08:36

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."

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Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

Thu, 2015-05-21 07:57

Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston and several other cities. Advocates say orchards can have longer lasting impact than gardens.

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Overnight Contacts Can Help Kids' Sight During Day, But Also Carry Risks

Thu, 2015-05-21 07:52

Ophthalmologists and cornea specialists have raised concerns about the lenses, citing studies and their own experiences treating children and teens who developed eye infections after wearing them.

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'Fast Track' Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate

Thu, 2015-05-21 07:31

Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority, a step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.

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On 'Menace II Society' And 'Easy Rider': Why All The Talk On Bikers and Thugs Matter

Thu, 2015-05-21 07:04

Many have contrasted the press' treatment of bikers in the Waco shootout with its treatment of black protesters. The Times' Blow says this speaks to an underlying fear "of the otherness of blackness."

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Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Against The NFL's Ray Rice

Thu, 2015-05-21 06:50

A felony charge was filed after Rice struck his fiancee while they were visiting Atlantic City, N.J., in February of 2014. Last May, he entered a one-year pretrial program.

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Muddled Messages In America's Past

Thu, 2015-05-21 06:43

Communication breakdown is not a new phenomenon. American history features a mass — and a mess — of misunderstood messages.

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Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

Thu, 2015-05-21 06:34

Race affects the risk of heart disease, and black women face elevated risk with just a few metabolic risk factors, a study finds. That's not the case for white women.

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Malaysia Orders Navy, Coast Guard To Rescue Rohingyas At Sea

Thu, 2015-05-21 06:34

Prime Minister Najib Razak made the announcement via Twitter, a day after Indonesia joined Kuala Lumpur in agreeing to take in the refugees, most of whom have fled Myanmar.

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Fears Grow That ISIS Might Target Palmyra's Ancient Treasures

Thu, 2015-05-21 04:38

Ancient ruins in the Syrian city captured by Islamist extremists could suffer the same fate as priceless artifacts that were destroyed in other cities seized by the group.

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Pipeline Operator In Calif. Spill Reportedly Had History Of Infractions

Thu, 2015-05-21 03:37

Plains All American Pipeline had accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

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Sen. Rand Paul Stages 'Filibuster' To Protest Patriot Act

Thu, 2015-05-21 02:52

The Kentucky senator and presidential candidate opposes the collection of bulk telephone data and other surveillance measures that the government says are needed to combat terrorism.

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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Thu, 2015-05-21 02:03

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask what's driving Detroit's future now?

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David Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

Thu, 2015-05-21 01:00

Letterman led his last CBS Late Show Wednesday after 33 years in late night. The host left as he arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.

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WHO Calls For $100 Million Emergency Fund, Doctor 'SWAT Team'

Wed, 2015-05-20 23:41

The World Health Organization isn't ready for the next pandemic or international health crisis. So the agency's leader is calling for major reforms at the WHO. But will the changes be enough?

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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

Wed, 2015-05-20 23:40

Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.

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Spending To Fight Wildfires At The Expense Of Preventing Them

Wed, 2015-05-20 23:38

In Washington state, a community coalition is bringing homeowners, businesses and government together to figure out how best to use what little money there is to protect the land from destruction.

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States Lack Accurate Statistics On Widespread Heroin Use

Wed, 2015-05-20 23:36

Opiate abuse has reached crisis levels, but some states aren't doing all they can to determine the depth of the problem. Finding up-to-date statistics for specific drugs is often difficult.

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