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Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

Tue, 2014-11-18 16:51

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.

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India Quarantines Ebola Survivor Because Of Infectious Semen

Tue, 2014-11-18 15:52

Ebola can linger in semen for months after a person recovers from the disease. So survivors are typically given condoms and a stern warning. But India is being more cautious.

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Millions More Airbags Need Recall, Department Of Transportation Says

Tue, 2014-11-18 15:06

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says a full national recall is needed for airbag inflators that have been found to sometimes pepper drivers with metal shrapnel.

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Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, A Racial Moderate In A Split South, Dies

Tue, 2014-11-18 15:02

Sanders, who was thought of as a leader of the "New South," helped bring more racial integration to Georgia in the 1960s. He died in Atlanta on Sunday.

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Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Tue, 2014-11-18 14:20

The controversial project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed to get the approval of Congress.

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Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:23

"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out — and spotted interesting trends.

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Aid Groups See A Dropoff In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:19

International aid groups say the decline in volunteers is due to quarantine restrictions imposed by the states of New York and New Jersey.

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FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:16

Overturning a federal judge's ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the NTSB says the agency can regulate such drones as "aircraft."

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Outreach Workers Look For Gains In Second Year Of Obamacare

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:02

Montana and Georgia sit on opposite sides of the country, but both have minority populations health advocates hope to enroll for coverage. They also fear many won't quality for subsidized coverage.

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Got A Thanksgiving Time Crunch? Food Is Just (A Few) Clicks Away

Tue, 2014-11-18 13:02

If you're scrambling to find the perfect cranberry sauce or a sumptuous dessert, the Internet can help. We've rounded up services to help you spend less time waiting in line and more time with family.

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Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Devastates Women's Health In Liberia

Tue, 2014-11-18 12:58

When a pregnant woman catches Ebola, the fetus and amniotic fluid are flooded with the virus. The ripple effects of these dangerous deliveries could be more catastrophic than Ebola itself.

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Measles Still Kills 400 Kids A Day — And It May Be Making A Comeback

Tue, 2014-11-18 12:04

The global fight against the disease has stalled, says the World Health Organization. The recession gets some of the blame. And so does the anti-vaccine movement.

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With Cash And Cachet, The Islamic State Expands Its Empire

Tue, 2014-11-18 12:00

Based in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is using its chameleon-like branding and financial incentives to attract extremist groups from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to Libya's Mediterranean coast.

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Indonesia Urged To Stop 'Virginity Tests' For Female Police Recruits

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:04

Human Rights Watch says the tests are discriminatory and "harms and humiliates women." The test is listed as a requirement for female applicants, and the group said it is widely applied.

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More States Adopt Laws To Ease Access To Experimental Treatments

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:51

While several states have approved so-called right-to-try measures that aim to give patients with life-threatening illnesses access to unapproved drugs, drugmakers don't have to comply.

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Baby, It's Cold Outside: All 50 States Hit 32 Degrees

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:42

Yep, even Hawaii, where Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano reaching 13,800 feet above sea level, was below freezing.

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The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:18

The procedure to give people with single eyelids a crease above their lashes often provokes controversy. Kat Chow steps past the debate over whether people should do it to get at the "why."

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Once Tolerated, Westerners Are Now Targeted By Radical Islamists

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:12

The kidnapping and killing of Westerners isn't a new phenomenon in the Middle East. But the last time around, it stopped after just a few years. This time there's no end in sight.

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As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:01

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.

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FIFA Files Criminal Complaint Over 2018, 2022 Soccer World Cup Bidding

Tue, 2014-11-18 07:43

Soccer's governing body said assets may have been transferred to Switzerland in connection with the bids. Just days ago, FIFA cleared eventual winners Russia and Qatar of corruption.

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