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USC's Josh Shaw Suspended For Making Up Heroic Tale

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:06

Shaw had explained that he sprained both his ankles because he jumped from a second-floor balcony to save his drowning nephew. The cornerback has now admitted that was a lie.

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Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:23

One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."

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Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02

Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she has put fiction on hold.

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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:47

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:46

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:44

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.

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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:43

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Brooklyn Man Fights In Syria. Is He A Threat To The U.S.?

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:42

Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.

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FBI Investigates Cyberattacks Against Financial Institutions

Wed, 2014-08-27 22:46

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

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'Cops' TV Crew Member Killed By Omaha Police Bullet

Wed, 2014-08-27 22:27

During an armed robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in Omaha, Neb., the audio supervisor for the TV show was struck by "friendly fire" from one of the officers. The robbery suspect was also killed.

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Deal Reached To Sell Market Basket Chain To Ex-CEO

Wed, 2014-08-27 20:23

The New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott announced that former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas will buy a majority stake in the business.

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Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

Wed, 2014-08-27 14:34

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to taking under-the-table payments when he switched sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.

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ACLU, U.S. Settle Lawsuit On Deportation Of Immigrants

Wed, 2014-08-27 14:06

Under the deal, immigrants who are in the country illegally must be informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge. The ACLU was representing nine Mexicans and three organizations.

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Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food'

Wed, 2014-08-27 13:34

Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.

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In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

Wed, 2014-08-27 13:20

The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.

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Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

Wed, 2014-08-27 13:10

The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.

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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:43

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?

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Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:41

American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.

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Staring Down Famine, Agencies Hesitate To Use F-Word In South Sudan

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:09

The "famine" label will bring an influx of aid to South Sudan from foreign countries — but why do donor organizations wait for that F-word before getting involved?

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Chicaco Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

Wed, 2014-08-27 12:09

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series. Chicago Public Radio's Natalie Moore reports that this all-black team has helped to unify a city reeling from North and South Side segregation, as well as renewed attention on the city's violence.

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