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Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Fri, 2014-07-04 06:14

Richard Neal, of Mint Hill., N.C., chronicled the storm from his point of view, which was a pretty darn good one.

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Richard Mellon Scaife, Philanthropist, Conservative Donor, Dies

Fri, 2014-07-04 06:13

The heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune revealed in May that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Scaife was 82.

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Clashes Erupt In Jerusalem Over Palestinian Teen's Funeral

Fri, 2014-07-04 05:25

Palestinians say the 16-year-old was killed by Israeli extremists. His body was found just days after the recovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.

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Weakened Arthur Heads Up U.S. East Coast

Fri, 2014-07-04 04:44

The National Hurricane Center predicted further weakening as the Category 1 storm moved offshore. Arthur knocked out power for about 44,000 people in North Carolina.

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Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

Fri, 2014-07-04 04:29

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.

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Big Data Comes To College

Fri, 2014-07-04 03:38

The exploding field of "learning analytics" raises ethical questions similar to those arising from the recent Facebook revelations.

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Bored On The Fourth Of July? Try These Movies

Fri, 2014-07-04 03:03

Action, singing and lots of fireworks — American movies celebrate the Fourth of July.

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Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest

Thu, 2014-07-03 23:36

Maybe it was messier than we thought, some scientists now say. Big brains, long legs and long childhoods may have evolved piecemeal in different spots, in response to frequent swings in climate.

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Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?

Thu, 2014-07-03 23:33

Laos' government says it needs the money the two dams will generate. But environmentalists and downstream neighbors say the dams are a major threat to fish migration and agriculture.

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As Ebola Cases Spike, WHO Asks For More Money And Help

Thu, 2014-07-03 16:19

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to grow in West Africa. Even as health leaders met to figure out how to stop the virus, the number of cases surged — by nearly 20 percent in a week.

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High Court Temporarily Suspends Contraception Mandate For Christian College

Thu, 2014-07-03 15:24

The order, which doesn't affect the court's ultimate opinion, drew a scathing dissent from the court's three women.

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Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Thu, 2014-07-03 14:34

Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.

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SunTrust Settles In Probe Into Mishandled Home Loan Modifications

Thu, 2014-07-03 13:41

The bank's mortgage-lending arm agreed to pay up to $320 million to resolve allegations that it bungled applications for the federal Home Affordable Modification Program.

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In A Battle For Web Traffic, Bad Bots Are Going After Grandma

Thu, 2014-07-03 13:13

"Bad" Web bots are going after everyone they can, but why? Because by hijacking Grandma's computer, they make it look as if she visits a site often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers.

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Deportation Threat Doesn't Diminish Young Migrants' U.S. Hopes

Thu, 2014-07-03 12:56

The U.S. is returning unaccompanied minors to their home countries. But life in Guatemala, where many of them are from, is so hard, they say they'll keep trying until they succeed.

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Red State Democrats Tread Lightly On Hobby Lobby Ruling

Thu, 2014-07-03 12:48

Some Democratic Senate hopefuls have to be more measured than others in their responses to the recent Supreme Court decision.

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Jobs Numbers Buoy Dow Above 17,000 For The First Time

Thu, 2014-07-03 12:27

The Dow rallied on better-than-expected news from the jobs market. The S&P also closed higher, continuing its positive run.

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Colombia Gives Federal Workers Afternoon Off To Watch Soccer Match

Thu, 2014-07-03 12:13

Local governments are also starting to follow suit. Undefeated thus far, the Colombian national team has provoked euphoria.

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Iran Nuclear Negotiations Try To Hurdle Impasse As Deadline Nears

Thu, 2014-07-03 12:09

Iran and six world powers are saying they want to agree upon a nuclear deal this month. Troublingly, Iranian officials now appear to be laying the ground work for an excuse should the talks fail. They also don't appear to be preparing for significant reductions in its uranium enrichment capacity, which the U.S. says is critical to any agreement.

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Lawmakers' Step Back Toward Disclosure Driven By Optics

Thu, 2014-07-03 12:09

The House Ethics Committee is undoing a recent change to its annual financial disclosure form that deleted information about free trips members have taken. Members had explained the change as a way to streamline paperwork, particularly when more detailed information is available elsewhere. They decided the bad publicity wasn't worth the trouble.

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