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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Tue, 2015-03-10 23:37

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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States Aim To Restrict Medically-Induced Abortions

Tue, 2015-03-10 23:36

One in four abortions is induced with medications rather than a surgical procedure. But the process faces a growing number of legal restrictions, including a law in Ohio.

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States Aim To Restrict Medically-Induced Abortions

Tue, 2015-03-10 23:36

One in four abortions is induced with medications rather than a surgical procedure. But the process faces a growing number of legal restrictions, including a law in Ohio.

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Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

Tue, 2015-03-10 23:35

Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.

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Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

Tue, 2015-03-10 23:35

Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

Tue, 2015-03-10 19:14

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded. He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

Tue, 2015-03-10 19:14

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded . He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Italy's Top Court Upholds Berlusconi's Acquittal In 'Bunga Bunga' Case

Tue, 2015-03-10 16:01

Last year an appeals court overturned the seven-year sentence against the controversial former Italian leader. Judges on the Court of Cassation backed that decision Tuesday.

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Got To Give $7.4 Million Up: Jury Finds Pharrell And Thicke Copied Marvin Gaye Song

Tue, 2015-03-10 14:58

A Los Angeles jury has determined that singers Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke lifted portions of Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up" when penning their hit "Blurred Lines."

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An Anti-Rape Activist Is Disturbed By 'India's Daughter'

Tue, 2015-03-10 14:05

Kavita Krishnan says the documentary, about the brutal rape and killing of a young woman in Delhi, makes some important points. But she has many criticisms, starting with the title.

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A Day After His Death, Frei Otto Awarded Pritzker Architecture Prize

Tue, 2015-03-10 13:28

The prize's jury, in its citation, said the German architect had developed "a most sensitive architecture that has influenced countless others throughout the world." Otto died Monday. He was 89.

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Ireland Rushing To Ban Possession Of Several Hard Drugs

Tue, 2015-03-10 13:19

On Tuesday, an Irish court struck down part of the country's 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act. Officials say as a result, possessing some drugs, including ecstasy, is legal in Ireland. Selling them is not.

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Southern Baptist Leaders Highlight Benefits Of Youthful Matrimony

Tue, 2015-03-10 13:07

The Southern Baptist Convention is quietly nudging its 16 million members to tie the knot at a younger age. Baptist leaders say that marriage should be considered a foundation of adult life.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:56

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.

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FDA Decision Signals New Competition For Some Of The Costliest Drugs

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:50

Drugs made from proteins or antibodies are difficult for rival manufacturers to copy. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a copycat drug for cancer patients that shows it can be done.

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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Tue, 2015-03-10 12:38

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.

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