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'2014 Was A Catastrophic Year,' Amnesty International Says

Wed, 2015-02-25 04:26

The group faults the U.S. on a range of issues, including the use of excessive force by police. It also says governments "must stop pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power."

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France Warns Russia And Its Allies Not To Advance On Ukrainian Port City

Wed, 2015-02-25 03:24

The foreign ministers of the four signatories to the Minsk ceasefire agreement met in Paris to discuss the fighting in Ukraine. Kiev worries the separatists' next target will be Mariupol.

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Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength'

Wed, 2015-02-25 03:08

A suicide prevention program trains middle and high school students as peer mentors — shaping school culture and behavior around pillars of support.

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'Torture Report' Reshapes Conversation In Guantanamo Courtroom

Tue, 2015-02-24 23:57

Last year's release of a Senate report on CIA interrogation practices means lawyers for the accused Sept. 11 plotters can now discuss in court the treatment they say their clients endured.

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D.C. Bible Museum Will Be Immersive Experience, Organizers Say

Tue, 2015-02-24 23:53

Just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, construction is underway for the Museum of the Bible, which will hold about 40,000 biblical artifacts from the family of Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.

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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Tue, 2015-02-24 23:50

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.

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Guilty Verdict Returned In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Tue, 2015-02-24 18:44

Ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, whose bestseller autobiography became the award-winning movie, and a friend.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In Re-Election Bid

Tue, 2015-02-24 18:26

The one-time White House chief of staff will face off against a longtime county commissioner in April.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Rebuffs Senate Democrats' Meeting Request

Tue, 2015-02-24 17:01

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin had invited Benjamin Netanyahu for a closed-door meeting during his trip to Washington next week. Netanyahu was invited to speak to Congress by Republicans.

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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

Tue, 2015-02-24 16:20

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.

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Tables Have Turned As Senate Barrels Toward Homeland Security Deadline

Tue, 2015-02-24 15:22

In many ways, nothing has changed from past funding deadlines. Except this time it's the Republicans howling at the Democrats for being the obstructionists.

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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:53

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.

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Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:42

Apple will be rolling out with a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex-Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:38

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Younger Women Hesitate To Say They're Having A Heart Attack

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:26

Even when women suspected they were having a heart attack, they didn't report it because they feared being called hypochondriacs, a study finds. That may contribute to women's higher death rates.

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:24

Jordanians are now supportive of the military campaign against the Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions they face at home.

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College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:16

Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, all high schoolers, regardless of college plans, are encouraged to take three career training classes.

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How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?

Tue, 2015-02-24 12:01

His doctor injected him with a used syringe. Each year, millions of people contract HIV, hepatitis and other diseases that way. The solution: a syringe designed to prevent re-use.

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U.S. Diplomat Says Change In Immigration Policy For Cubans Is Not On The Table

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:54

Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. official who will lead negotiations on reestablishing diplomatic ties with the Cubans, says that this will be a long journey, but she has hope for better relations.

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Will Vaping Reignite The Battle Over Smoking On Airplanes?

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:37

It's been 25 years since people could light up with impunity on domestic airline flights. But that doesn't mean they're not still trying. And e-cigarettes are reviving conflict over clean air aloft.

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