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Houston Police Find 109 People In Suspected 'Stash House'

Wed, 2014-03-19 17:24

Officials suspect smugglers kept the undocumented immigrants seeking more money in exchange for their release. Police said the conditions in the house were awful.

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At Toronto City Hall, Yet Another Chaotic Scene Involving Rob Ford

Wed, 2014-03-19 16:49

Reporters tried to press Ford on details of newly released court documents. He didn't answer questions; instead he charged toward his office.

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Long, Hot Winter Puts Western Fire Officials On Edge

Wed, 2014-03-19 14:00

As much of California remains in a state of extreme drought, worried eyes are turning toward the coming fire season — which is expected to be particularly destructive.

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Al-Qaida Spokesman: I Warned Bin Laden That U.S. Would Kill Him

Wed, 2014-03-19 13:16

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith took the stand in a Manhattan court on Wednesday. He said that in a conversation with the al-Qaida leader he predicted the U.S. "will not settle until it kills you."

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Why Ukraine's Situation Makes Russia's Other Neighbors Nervous

Wed, 2014-03-19 13:12

From the Baltic states to Central Asia, plenty of former Soviet satellites have large populations of ethnic Russians — and more than a few of them are yearning to be free.

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Ad For Surgical Robot Violated University of Illinois Policies

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:50

A medical center surgical team endorsed the da Vinci robot in an advertisement that ran in The New York Times Magazine in January. A university review found no fraud but said rules weren't followed.

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In First Press Conference, New Fed Chair Goes Vague

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:20

In her first press conference as chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen pledged to keep interest rates low, but at times she wavered in word choice.

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Russian Flags Fly Over Ukrainian Base — But Who Stormed It?

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:14

Masked, pro-Russian forces have taken control of at least part of Ukraine's naval base in Crimea. No one was reported injured, but the Ukrainian commander was taken away by unidentified men.

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Most U.S. Women Wouldn't Know A Stroke If They Saw Or Felt One

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:02

Acting fast can be key to preventing permanent damage from a stroke. But many women don't realize that face or arm numbness, speech trouble or abrupt, severe headache can mean it's time to call 911.

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To Save Her Husband's Life, A Woman Fights For Access To TB Drugs

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:01

When doctors ran out of treatment options for her dying husband, Oxana Rucsineanu took matters into her own hands. The costly new drug she got for him has menacing side effects, but it might save him.

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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Expanding To Catch Early Warning Signs

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:00

The approach would recognize changes in behavior and in the brain. Right now there aren't treatments that slow down the disease, but identifying high-risk patients early on could help with prevention.

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As Iran Talks Wrap Up, Diplomats Get Specific

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:00

The latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, including the U.S., drew to a close in Vienna, Austria. Both sides were relieved to avoid any dust-ups and plan to meet again in April.

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In Airliner Search, Countries Still Wonder What Parts To Play

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:00

FBI investigators are now joining the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It's one more instance of increasingly closer international cooperation in the search — though confusion persists.

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Toyota's $1.2B Settlement Puts Criminal Probe To Rest

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:00

Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to end a federal criminal probe into a vehicle recall. Federal regulators said five people died in accidents related to unintended acceleration prior to the recall.

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In The Absence Of Answers, We Return Repeatedly To The Questions

Wed, 2014-03-19 11:55

The missing Malaysia Airlines jet seems to mirror fiction, and we can't look away. This only makes media want to cover it more, regardless of the information available.

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Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Wed, 2014-03-19 11:25

Despite evidence to the contrary, many Americans believe cellphones cause cancer and that health officials are covering it up. Discredited theories about vaccines and fluoridation also remain popular.

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Fed Reduces Bond Purchases By Additional $10 Billion

Wed, 2014-03-19 10:55

Citing progress in the labor markets, the Federal Reserve said it would continue winding down its economic stimulus program. But Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy still faces headwinds.

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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Wed, 2014-03-19 10:46

Terrorists haven't hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.

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Debate: It May Be Flexing Its Muscles, But Is Russia A Marginal Power?

Wed, 2014-03-19 10:05

In the past year, Russia has given asylum to Edward Snowden, hosted the Olympics and attempted to annex Crimea. Teams debate Russia's role on the world stage in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe, FAA Team Concludes

Wed, 2014-03-19 09:53

After a year-long review prompted by a battery fire and other problems, an FAA team has concluded that the jet meets its "intended safety level."

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