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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

Fri, 2015-01-23 10:16

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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Who Is The New Saudi King?

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:24

King Salman, 79, presided over the dramatic transformation of Riyadh with a record for good governance, but he is not viewed as a reformer and is unlikely to change the course of Saudi politics.

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Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:54

Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.

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Goodbye, Garden Yeti: In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:49

The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight WiFi, according to the company's Chapter 11 filing.

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Argentine President Now Says Prosecutor's Death 'Not A Suicide'

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:21

Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentinian leader of covering up Iran's role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.

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Dear World: Bill and Melinda Gates Have "Big Bets" For 2030

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:25

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

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TSA Agents Discovered 2,212 Firearms At Airport Checkpoints In 2014

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:07

Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said "the passenger's intent was delicious, not malicious."

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Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:06

The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."

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Yemeni Rebels Call For Mass Rallies After President Steps Down

Fri, 2015-01-23 05:45

The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.

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Thai Lawmakers Vote To Impeach Ousted Premier

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:43

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.

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Fate Of Japanese Hostages Unclear After Islamic State's Deadline Lapses

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:08

A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.

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Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:05

The king's death was announced early Friday. He is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.

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American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

Fri, 2015-01-23 01:03

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.

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A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

Thu, 2015-01-22 23:37

Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.

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To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

Thu, 2015-01-22 18:42

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.

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Former WWE Fighters Suing Over Alleged Brain Damage

Thu, 2015-01-22 17:44

The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring.

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Ancient Egyptian Relic Broken, Repaired With Glue

Thu, 2015-01-22 17:20

Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.

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Goosebumps And Gas: New Data From Rosetta Probe Describes Comet

Thu, 2015-01-22 17:16

We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has "goosebumps" on steep cliff faces. It's also highly porous.

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The Doomsday Clock Moves 2 Minutes Closer To Midnight

Thu, 2015-01-22 15:40

A group of prominent scientists use the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity.

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Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

Thu, 2015-01-22 15:28

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.

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