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Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Fri, 2014-03-21 06:26

Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.

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Teenage Drinkers Go For High-End Liquor And Cheap Beer, Too

Fri, 2014-03-21 06:25

Liquor companies have gotten a lot of heat for marketing sweet, fruity drinks that appeal to underage drinkers. But teens also favor premium vodka and whiskey. Cost isn't always driving choice.

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Top Stories: Malaysia Jet Remains Missing; Turkey's Leaders Split On Twitter Ban

Fri, 2014-03-21 05:04

Also: As Ukraine moves closer to EU, Putin signs law to annex Crimea; Mt. Gox says it found 200,000 Bitcoins; and a "day of upsets" in college basketball.

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Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

Fri, 2014-03-21 04:20

As the new government in Kiev was initialing a pact with the European Union on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing legislation to complete the annexation of Crimea.

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Nothing So Far In Search For Debris From Malaysian Jet

Fri, 2014-03-21 03:10

The focus remains on an area of the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth, Australia. Teams are looking for objects seen floating in the ocean there in images taken by a satellite last weekend.

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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

The deadly bacteria continue to sicken and kill people in Haiti. And the epidemic won't stop until the country provides basic sanitation. Many Haitians still don't even have latrines.

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Does Diversity On Research Team Improve Quality Of Science?

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

As science becomes more diverse, scientific collaborators are growing more diverse, too. New research exploring the effect of this change suggests the diversity of the teams that produce scientific research play a big role in how successful the science turns out to be.

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Romney's Job In Idaho: Prevent GOP Voters From Veering 'Wild Right'

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

Idaho is one of a few states where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney can still be an effective campaigner. Romney has been stumping there for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson. Both are facing May primary challenges from Tea Party candidates.

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Energy Deal With Russians Puts Some In Germany On Edge

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

The German government has intervened in a trade deal between a German arms manufacturer and the Russian military.

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U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against civilians. We hear from Karen Abuzayd, who is with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

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Obama Heads To The Hague For Nuclear Summit

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

President Obama goes to The Hague for a nuclear security summit Monday. Although the crisis in Ukraine is overshadowing the event, there is a packed agenda independent of the tensions with Russia. This is the third time world leaders have met to discuss how to keep nuclear materials out of terrorists' hands.

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When Robots Can Kill, It's Unclear Who Will Be To Blame

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

The Pentagon's Defense Department Research Agency — DARPA — is pushing to build a semi-autonomous search and rescue robot. But scientists see obvious dual uses, for war.

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Rat Poison Kills 2, Sickens Dozens At Chinese Kindergarten

Thu, 2014-03-20 21:44

Investigators did not yet know how the children ingested the poison at the school in Yunnan province. It also wasn't clear whether the poisoning was intentional or an accident.

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Taliban Militants Attack Kabul Hotel, Killing 9

Thu, 2014-03-20 21:20

The gunmen apparently entered the Serena hotel and made it through security with pistols in their socks. They were killed in a standoff.

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With New Inquiry, Harry Reid Raises Stakes In Senate-CIA Clash

Thu, 2014-03-20 15:44

The majority leader informed the CIA director that the Senate's chief law enforcement officer would be conducting a "forensic examination" to get answers in the unprecedented dispute.

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'We'll Eradicate Twitter,' Turkey's Prime Minister Vows

Thu, 2014-03-20 15:20

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in a bitter election battle and launched a verbal assault on social media after recordings surfaced that allegedly tie him to corruption.

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With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map

Thu, 2014-03-20 15:01

Between President Obama's weakened approval ratings, the Affordable Care Act and widespread economic worries, Democrats find themselves on the defensive in the battle for the Senate.

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Gallup: Americans Put The Environment Over Economic Growth Again

Thu, 2014-03-20 14:32

The recession had caused Americans to favor the economy over the environment, but that trend reversed itself in Gallup's latest survey.

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Lawrence Walsh: His Judgment Came Not From Confidence But From Insecurity

Thu, 2014-03-20 13:42

NPR's Nina Totenberg reflects on a man she met more than four decades ago. She learned to respect Walsh's judgement, even when it seemed a little wacky.

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Thrill-Seeking Teen Sneaks To Top Of 1 World Trade Center

Thu, 2014-03-20 13:23

Justin Casquejo, 16, scaled scaffolding, took the elevator and then crept past a sleeping guard before climbing a ladder all the way to the top of the antenna.

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