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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid $18 Billion In Fines

Fri, 2014-11-14 04:02

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act; Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Fri, 2014-11-14 03:12

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Ang San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Fri, 2014-11-14 03:03

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.

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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Fri, 2014-11-14 01:06

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:32

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.

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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:31

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:31

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:29

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:27

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relatively and even a few spoilers.

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:26

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

Thu, 2014-11-13 18:28

The letter calls King an "evil, abnormal beast," and speaks of his extramarital affairs, which were discovered while seeking ties to communism. Journalists in the 1960s rejected the FBI's scoop.

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'Muffled' Alerts, Personal Calls: Report On White House Fence Jumper

Thu, 2014-11-13 16:51

One Secret Service officer was on his cellphone when a man jumped the fence and made his way into the mansion in September. A review finds gaps in communication and training in the security response.

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Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

Thu, 2014-11-13 16:06

For the Angels' Mike Trout, the third time was the charm. And Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is just the 11th player to win MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

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Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thu, 2014-11-13 15:02

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Thu, 2014-11-13 14:11

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.

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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:43

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:41

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:25

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar. But cheddar takes months, even years, to age, so Lucero devised a pseudo version: the Smokey Cheater.

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Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:14

So far, it's just scattered unrest. But with peace talks in the deep freeze and the recent scuffling over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, there's talk about the prospects of another intifada.

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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:38

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.

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