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Why Knuckles Crack

Wed, 2015-04-15 12:59

A little MRI video seems to settle the decades-old debate about that loud pop of the joints: It's all about bubbles. But imagine an air bag inflating, not the bursting of a balloon.

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New Discovery Of World's Oldest Tools

Wed, 2015-04-15 12:43

Researchers in Kenya uncover tools dated to 3.3 million years ago, long before the first humans, as we know them, walked the Earth.

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Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'

Wed, 2015-04-15 11:38

Robyn Gritz investigated major national security threats, but says the FBI drummed her out of a job after she fell out of favor with her supervisors. She went on to sell cosmetics and answer phones.

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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Wed, 2015-04-15 10:49

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.

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Dog Team Races To Rescue Lost Hiker In The Himalayas

Wed, 2015-04-15 10:34

A 47-year-old man disappeared 11 days ago on a popular trail. The weather is so bad that helicopters can't help. His only chance of survival is via a small search team with four dogs.

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Documents Show Global Outpouring Of Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination

Wed, 2015-04-15 10:29

The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and and profound sympathy over Lincoln's death from governments and private citizens the world over.

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Gyrocopter With Single Occupant Lands On Capitol Grounds

Wed, 2015-04-15 10:03

A Capitol Police spokeswoman said one person has been detained. The identity of that person is unknown.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Wed, 2015-04-15 09:28

Citing a boom in natural gas as well as shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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Pentagon To Exhume Remains Of Sailors Aboard USS Oklahoma

Wed, 2015-04-15 08:39

The ship with 429 sailors and Marines sank Dec. 7, 1941, in the attack on Pearl Harbor; 388 remain unaccounted for. The Pentagon decision, citing scientific advances in DNA testing, marks a reversal.

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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

Wed, 2015-04-15 08:26

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

Wed, 2015-04-15 08:20

Most children don't get diagnosed with autism until they start school, a study finds, though the signs may be visible much earlier. Earlier diagnosis means more time to get therapy.

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Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses

Wed, 2015-04-15 08:03

The Common Core math standards say students need more than a textbook understanding of concepts like the Pythagorean Theorem. So two Colorado teachers teamed up for a lesson in real-world math.

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Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

Wed, 2015-04-15 07:40

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service.

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A Year After Deadly Ferry Disaster, S. Koreans Still Awaiting Answers

Wed, 2015-04-15 07:38

As South Korea marks the first anniversary of the accident that killed 304 people, the root causes of the sinking are still unclear, and parents of the victims are embroiled in a political tug-of-war.

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Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder

Wed, 2015-04-15 06:26

In 2013, Aaron Hernandez was a three-year NFL veteran who was accused of killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday.

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When Keeping A Secret Trumps The Need For Care

Wed, 2015-04-15 06:08

Young adults covered by their parents' health plans may balk at getting treatment for mental health or other conditions they would rather not have show up on family insurance statements.

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

Wed, 2015-04-15 06:03

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular but now fewer people are checking the box and more candidates are rejecting the funds.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Wed, 2015-04-15 05:16

Saying that Google abused its dominant position in the search market "by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product," a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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At Walter Scott's Funeral, An Unexpected Conversation

Wed, 2015-04-15 04:39

When Clemson University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika attended the funeral this weekend, he found himself discussing gentrification — and his own role in the changes in North Charleston, S.C.

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On 'One Boston Day,' City Marks Marathon Bombings' Anniversary

Wed, 2015-04-15 03:31

A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 ET, the time when the first of two devastating bombs went off in the crowds gathered to watch the marathon in 2013.

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