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Why Israel Lets Qatar Give Millions To Hamas

Thu, 2015-06-18 01:01

Israel's long-standing policy has been to isolate Hamas. But in a rare exception, Israel does permit Qatar to send large sums for projects in Gaza, the territory run by Hamas.

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Raised Around Cry For Smaller Government, Rand Paul Carries The Torch

Thu, 2015-06-18 01:00

In Lake Jackson, Texas where Paul grew up, he learned politics and his small-government philosophy around the Paul family's kitchen table.

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9 Dead In Shooting At Charleston, S.C., Church

Wed, 2015-06-17 20:59

Police are still searching for a suspect in the attack, described as a young white man. Charleston police chief Gregory Mullen says the shooting will be investigated as a hate crime.

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Report: Brian Williams Out As Anchor, But Will Stay With NBC

Wed, 2015-06-17 20:57

CNN and other news organizations report Williams will shift over to MSNBC, where he'll cover breaking news, while Lester Holt will remain as anchor of NBC Nightly News.

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It's Time To Pay Attention To 'Below-The-Belt' Cancers

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:47

That's another way of referring to gynecological cancers, which strike over 1 million women a year — and are on the rise in the developing world.

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Baby Bump? U.S. Birth Rate Rises

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:07

Nearly 4 million babies were born last year. Preliminary data from the CDC show that the U.S. birth rate increased last year for the first time since 2007.

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Worms Know What's Up — And Now Scientists Know Why

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:03

In what researchers say is a first, they've discovered the neuron in worms that detects Earth's magnetic field. They say the worms have microscopic antenna-shaped sensors to help orient themselves.

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Washington Berry Pickers Push For Elusive Union Contract

Wed, 2015-06-17 13:57

Only about 2 percent of farm workers in the county are part of a union, and few have successfully negotiated contracts with farms. Workers at the Sakuma Brothers Farm are trying for both.

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As Fitbit Goes Public, It Will Have To Outrun Competition

Wed, 2015-06-17 13:55

Amid the buzz around wearables, Fitbit heads to the NYSE. The fitness tracking firm faces challenges from smart watches, but it may get a boost from companies that want to keep tabs on workers.

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Third Man Arrested In New York Pressure Cooker Bomb Plot

Wed, 2015-06-17 13:22

Prosecutors say Fareed Mumuni, 21, was part of a plot to support ISIS. A criminal complaint also alleges he used a kitchen knife to try to stab an FBI agent who came to his Staten Island home.

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The Pope Is About To Weigh In On Climate Change. Not Everyone Is Happy

Wed, 2015-06-17 13:10

A number of conservative politicians have cast a dim eye on Pope Francis' statements on climate change. A teaching document coming out Thursday aims to make the environment a moral imperative.

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California Labor Commission Rules Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

Wed, 2015-06-17 12:58

An Uber driver in San Francisco will be paid more than $4,000 in expenses.

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Gaming Industry Pushes Virtual Reality, But Content Lags

Wed, 2015-06-17 12:05

Developers are showcasing immersive virtual reality games at the E3 expo. But aside from VR headsets and demos, there isn't much software available yet to take advantage of the new technology.

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Yes, Your Car Loan Will Still Be Cheap As Fed Holds Rates Low

Wed, 2015-06-17 11:45

Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interest rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.

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Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Wed, 2015-06-17 09:55

Individual differences in the brain's working memory could help explain why some teens are especially impulsive about sex. Having engaged parents helps reduce the risk.

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To Tackle Food Waste, Big Grocery Chain Will Sell Produce Rejects

Wed, 2015-06-17 09:45

If fruits and vegetables don't measure up to cosmetic standards, they're often plowed under in the field. One company wants to help change that by creating a market for less-than-perfect produce.

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Whatever Happened To The Debate Over Use of Force Against ISIS?

Wed, 2015-06-17 09:38

For months, members of Congress called on the president to seek approval for the use of military force. But when he finally did so, the climate suddenly changed.

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In Combustible, Muslim Karachi, A Christian Erects A 140-Foot Cross

Wed, 2015-06-17 09:16

Parvez Henry Gill says the cross is intended as a "symbol of peace." But in a city where sectarian violence is common, the cross could become a target. Gill acknowledges that death threats are common.

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NASA Satellites Show World's Thirst For Groundwater

Wed, 2015-06-17 09:02

New data suggest that many regions in the world are overusing their underground water supplies. And researchers aren't sure how much remains.

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Boy Who Lost Stuffed Tiger At Airport Finds Tiger Stayed Very Busy

Wed, 2015-06-17 07:34

After he was found by a Tampa airport's janitorial crew, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes was taken out for some gelato and on a behind-the-scenes tours of the airport.

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