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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

Tue, 2014-03-25 18:52

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.

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Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

Tue, 2014-03-25 18:42

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

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BP Says Oil Spill In Lake Michigan Has Been Contained

Tue, 2014-03-25 16:23

The cold weather helped contain the oil. Clean up crews are on the scene and the drinking water has not been affected.

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Facebook Will Acquire Virtual Reality Company For $2 Billion

Tue, 2014-03-25 15:38

Oculus VR is less than two years old, but it has built enormous buzz with its Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

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The Political Winner From The Proposed NSA Changes? Rand Paul

Tue, 2014-03-25 14:50

The Kentucky Republican's stance against NSA data-gathering has made him a champion for those worried about federal government surveillance — among them, young voters.

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Another Uproar? Danish Zoo That Culled Giraffe Kills A Family Of Lions

Tue, 2014-03-25 14:29

Two cubs and their parents were euthanized to make room for a younger lion. The zoo had already come under fire in February for euthanizing a young, healthy giraffe and feeding it to the lions.

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Can A 250-Year-Old Mathematical Theorem Find A Missing Plane?

Tue, 2014-03-25 13:40

As one scientist puts it, Bayes' theorem, developed by a Presbyterian minister, isn't clouded by emotion, so it can be revelatory — and may be the best hope of finding Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

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Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:50

The vice president traveled to the state with the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday. He swears it was to check out New Hampshire's workforce development programs.

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Senate Slugfest Highlights Hawaii's Changing Political Landscape

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:27

The contentious Democratic primary for the seat once held by the late longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye has placed age, gender and ethnicity at center stage.

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In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:03

Invasive weeds are already a big headache for ranchers, who spend thousands of dollars to get rid of them. New research shows that a changing climate is likely to help many of these weeds thrive.

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'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

In his new memoir, sous chef Michael Gibney spends 24 hours on the line, capturing the rhythm of a New York restaurant kitchen — from quiet morning prep work to dinner hour in full swing.

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At Nuclear Summit, Ukraine Questions Dominate The Day

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

President Obama is holding a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders in The Hague. Although the event is focused on nuclear disarmament, international attention is dominated by events in Ukraine.

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Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.

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Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

The company, citing religion, argued before the Supreme Court that it shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage in its health plan. The coverage is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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After Oil Spill, Ships Start Moving — But Cleanup Has Just Begun

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

After a vast oil spill in the waters off Houston, authorities are reopening the shipping channel, hoping to ease the wait on those using it. Dave Fehling of Houston Public Media explains the cleanup.

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For Advocates And Telephone Companies, NSA Changes Are Welcome News

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

A House committee and the White House are proposing to move the NSA's phone records program to the hands of phone companies. Privacy advocates and phone companies both support these proposals.

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Out Of White House And Congress, Two Proposals To Change NSA Practices

Tue, 2014-03-25 12:00

House Republicans are proposing a limit on the National Security Agency's phone records program. President Obama also repeated support for having phone companies keep the records, rather than the NSA.

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Tuberculosis Roars Back With A Deadly Edge

Tue, 2014-03-25 11:44

PBS's Frontline travels to the epicenter of a rising epidemic: drug-resistant tuberculosis that's costly and tough to treat. Join us for a live Twitter chat tonight during the film's premiere.

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With Ribbons, Russians Show Support For Takeover In Crimea

Tue, 2014-03-25 11:33

Politicians have adopted the orange and black ribbons in a symbolic move that was first introduced by Catherine the Great in the 18th century.

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Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Tue, 2014-03-25 11:07

Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, with half of the deaths caused by fumes from home stoves. Fixing the problem isn't as simple as providing more efficient stoves. Habits must change, too.

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