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This Is True: Facebook Starts Cracking Down On Hoax News Stories

Wed, 2015-01-21 13:02

Facebook says it won't delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users' News Feed.

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of TSA Whistleblower

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:48

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a TSA whistleblower who gave a reporter information about U.S. air marshals being taken off flights to save money.

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'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:47

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs and gained an advantage in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.

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Rep. Van Hollen: Obama's Focused On Helping Middle Class

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:46

Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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At Davos, U.S. Economic Recovery Widely Lauded

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:40

Audie Cornish talks with Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

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Scholar: U.S. Drone Use Has Contributed To Yemen's Instability

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:35

The spectre of civil war and chaos hangs over Yemen's capitol. Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institute scholar Ibrahim Sharqieh about the dynamics in this poor and troubled nation.

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Virginia Searches For A New State Song

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Robert Siegel speaks with Professor James "Bud" Robertson about his campaign to help his home state of Virginia find its missing state song.

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Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

President Obama wants to expand an existing tax credit for child care and create a new one for families with two working spouses. He also wants to make two years of community college free and expand access to retirement savings programs.

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Police, Counter-Demonstrators Dampen Anti-Islam March In Leipzig

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Thousands of opponents of Muslim immigration to Germany staged a mass rally in the German city of Leipzig on Wednesday night, but the turnout was lower than expected thanks to counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.

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Sen. Jeff Flake: Republicans Can Work With President On Trade

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for his reaction to the State of the Union.

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Obama Draws Battle Lines In State Of The Union Address

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he still believed in a United America — one that wasn't divided into red and blue camps. But the reaction to his speech, from both camps, was anything but united.

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Voters Said Yes, But D.C. And Congress Continue To Spar Over Pot

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

In November, District of Columbia residents voted to legalize marijuana. Still, the measure's status remains in flux while the city fights against Congress for autonomy on the issue.

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Historic Diplomatic Talks Begin In Cuba

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

The most high-level U.S. delegation to visit Cuba in 35 years is in Havana for two days of talks. The meetings follow the historic thaw in relations announced simultaneously last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro. The focus of the talks will be migration and the nuts and bolts of restoring diplomatic ties.

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Tired Of Paying For Checked Baggage? You're Actually Getting A Good Deal

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Everyone hates to pay extra for checked baggage on an airline. But you probably aren't paying enough — in fact, your baggage is bumping far more lucrative cargo.

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Standard & Poor's Settles In SEC Ratings Fraud Case

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay fines of nearly $80 million to settle charges that it changed the way it was rating securities in a bid to win business, but didn't bother to tell investors. The firm also agreed to a one year ban on rating certain kinds of securities. A separate Justice Department investigation is still underway.

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Going For The Gold Sends Mercury Down The River

Wed, 2015-01-21 12:25

Illegal mining in the headwaters of the Amazon is endangering people and fish hundreds of miles downstream.

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Soccer Players End Lawsuit Over Artificial Turf At Women's World Cup

Wed, 2015-01-21 11:52

The suit accused the organizers of discrimination, saying elite men's teams would never be forced to play on an artificial surface instead of natural grass. The plaintiffs included Abby Wambach.

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Scientists Give Genetically Modified Organisms A Safety Switch

Wed, 2015-01-21 11:03

By making E. coli dependent on an artificial amino acid, scientists hope to show that engineered organisms can be safer and more useful for industrial processes like drug production.

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Bulgakov's 'Master' Still Strikes A Chord In Today's Russia

Wed, 2015-01-21 10:16

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita, ridiculed Soviet leaders and bureaucracy. It wasn't published until 27 years after his death, but still resonates with Russians.

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Boehner Invites Israel's Netanyahu To Address Congress On Iran

Wed, 2015-01-21 09:33

The White House, which was not informed of the invitation, called it a departure from diplomatic protocol. Boehner, the House speaker, said, "Congress can make this decision on its own."

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