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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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Your Smartphone Is A Crucial Police Tool, If They Can Crack It

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:54

Suspects' smartphones contain a wealth of information: calls, photos, GPS data. With so much info, it's often all police need to make a case. But with fast-changing phone technology, it can take work.

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IRS Says It Will Treat Bitcoins As Property, Not Currency

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:47

This means any profits made on the currency will be taxed at the lower, capital-gains rate. The rule, however, also means investors have to keep extensive records.

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Wal-Mart Recalls 'Cuddle Care' Dolls Because They Can Burn

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:45

The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve their symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.

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Cleanup Continues After Oil Spill Near Houston Ship Channel

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:21

Officials said most of the oil was drifting into the Gulf Of Mexico, perhaps limiting the impact to sensitive bird habitats.

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Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?

Tue, 2014-03-25 08:53

American teenagers turned a 2012 video about the African warlord Joseph Kony into an Internet sensation. Two years on, it shows the possibilities and limitations in social media marketing.

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Food Giants Want 'Sustainable' Beef. But What Does That Mean?

Tue, 2014-03-25 08:43

McDonald's says it will start to buy beef that's "verified sustainable" in 2016. But defining sustainable beef production is tricky because the environmental issues involved are so complex.

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Karl R. Thompson Tapped To Lead Key Justice Department Unit

Tue, 2014-03-25 07:51

Thompson has been named acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, which approves executive branch legal arguments on armed drones, surveillance and other national security issues.

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Afghanistan's Election Heats Up — And So Do The Attacks

Tue, 2014-03-25 07:35

The Taliban claim responsibility for an attack at the election headquarters in Kabul and have warned Afghans not to vote in the April 5 ballot to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai.

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A Life Story In 6 Songs — Part 2

Tue, 2014-03-25 07:11

We asked people to send us their personal soundtracks — songs that are special to them — and to tell us why. The songs — and the stories — are surprisingly revealing.

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Sailor Fatally Shot Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer At Va. Base

Tue, 2014-03-25 07:03

A sailor was shot and killed aboard a guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan before Navy security guards killed the suspect.

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How Crimea's Annexation Plays To Russians' Soviet Nostalgia

Tue, 2014-03-25 07:00

For those who viewed the end of the Soviet Union as a tragedy, Crimea was a chance to showcase Russia's strength. Now Russia may have changed its relationship with the outside world for years to come.

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Can Fear Of Cancer Keep College Kids From Binge Drinking?

Tue, 2014-03-25 06:42

College students tune out warnings about the risks of heavy drinking. Pointing out that drinking increases the risk of cancer may help, researchers say. But will that matter on Saturday night?

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Last Chance To Ask About Health Law Before Sign-Up Deadline

Tue, 2014-03-25 06:36

A 19-year-old claimed on his parents' tax return as a dependent doesn't plan to buy health coverage. Forgoing insurance will trigger a penalty. Who will be on the hook for it?

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National Guard To Join Search In Washington State Mudslide

Tue, 2014-03-25 05:42

The number of dead stood at 14, while 176 people were still unaccounted for three days after the massive slide near Oso, Wash. But officials caution that the number of missing might go down.

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Obama: Russia Making 'Series Of Calculations' After Crimea

Tue, 2014-03-25 04:25

The president said there is no expectation that Russia would be "dislodged by force" from Crimea but that sanctions aimed at the Kremlin were already having an impact.

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Can You Open A Bottle Of Wine With A Shoe? Yes, But It Ain't Pretty

Tue, 2014-03-25 03:30

A YouTube video makes it look so easy: Nine swift strikes against a wall and voila! Your cabernet is ready for pouring. We weren't as successful. But we did figure out the physics behind the trick.

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