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As Pakistan Mourns, Prime Minister Removes Moratorium On Death Penalty

Wed, 2014-12-17 03:17

The country was starting to take stock of a Taliban attack on a school that killed 145 people. Most of them were children.

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Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Wed, 2014-12-17 01:04

Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back a normal life — at peace, pain subdued.

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For Crop Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger

Tue, 2014-12-16 23:45

Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.

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An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Tue, 2014-12-16 23:42

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.

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Senate OKs Judicial Nominees, Tax Extensions Before Republican Takeover

Tue, 2014-12-16 21:45

Lawmakers in the Senate approved an extension of tax breaks and confirmed 12 more judicial nominees, but a terrorism insurance bill didn't survive the night.

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'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:28

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he was shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

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Cows Remain At Large After Breakout At Idaho Meat Plant

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:23

Cows were running free in Pocatello, Idaho, Tuesday, following in the hooves of a feisty heifer that escaped from a meat packing plant Friday.

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Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:23

Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.

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On Nebraska's Prairies, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:35

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:17

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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Japan's Beloved Christmas Cake Isn't About Christmas At All

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:17

The Japanese Christmas Cake takes its name from the Christian holiday, but it actually symbolizes building a life of prosperity from nothing. And it's ubiquitous (it's even in your smartphone).

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Amid Threats By Hackers, Actors Pause Promotion Of Sony Movie

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:05

Sony is withdrawing James Franco and Seth Rogen from upcoming media appearances to promote The Interview. The move follows threats against theaters by a group that allegedly hacked Sony's documents.

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In California, Fire Plus Drought Plus Rain Add Up To Mud

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:48

Heavy rains are hitting drought-stricken California. But instead of sinking into the earth, the water is rushing away in areas burned by wildfire, raising the danger of mudslides.

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India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:33

Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. She is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.

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Google News Is Taken Offline In Spain, After A Call For Payments

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:31

In Spain, Google and other news aggregators would face steep fines if they publish headlines and abstracts without paying.

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Marvel At 75: Still Slinging Webs And Guarding Galaxies

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:19

What became Marvel Comics got its start in 1939 as Timely Publications. It went through many changes — but one constant has been writer Stanley Lieber, better known as Stan Lee.

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When You Burn Off That Fat, Where Does It Go?

Tue, 2014-12-16 11:58

Lipid metabolism may not sound sexy, but it's how you fit into that smaller pair of jeans. And when the fat says farewell, it has to go somewhere. Only some of it winds up in New Jersey.

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Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

Tue, 2014-12-16 11:46

English teacher and roller derby queen Elle L. Cool Jam, aka Nina Park, plays offense and defense on the track and in her classroom.

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Brothers On C-Span Divided By Politics, United In Mortification By Mom's Call

Tue, 2014-12-16 11:19

Brad Woodhouse is a Democrat. His brother, Dallas Woodhouse, is Republican. They were arguing on C-Span when their mother called in. Watch their exchange.

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Suspect In Shooting Spree Near Philadelphia Has Been Found Dead

Tue, 2014-12-16 10:57

Police have found the body of Bradley Stone, who they say went on a shooting rampage that killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives in Montgomery County, Pa., Monday.

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