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Andrew Madoff, Son Of Disgraced Financier Bernard Madoff, Dies At 48

Wed, 2014-09-03 11:03

The cause was mantle cell lymphoma, his lawyer said. He and his brother, Mark, turned their father in to authorities in 2008 upon learning of his Ponzi scheme. Mark Madoff killed himself in 2010.

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I Feel Nothing: The Home Depot Hack And Data Breach Fatigue

Wed, 2014-09-03 10:36

So many big data breaches — not to mention celebrity data hacks — have happened in the past year that we're reacting to hacks with a shrug.

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No. 3 Justice Department Official To Depart For The Private Sector

Wed, 2014-09-03 10:26

Associate Attorney General Tony West served as the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to recover taxpayer money in settlements related to residential-mortgage-backed securities.

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Can NATO Find A Way To Contain Russia?

Wed, 2014-09-03 10:20

The crisis in Ukraine is exactly the type of confrontation that NATO wanted to preempt by expanding eastward over the past two decades. Yet Russia still views NATO as a threat.

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Millions Struggle To Get Enough To Eat Despite Jobs Returning

Wed, 2014-09-03 10:00

The number of food insecure Americans did not decline between 2012 and 2013, according to the USDA. And the level of food insecurity remains much higher than it was before the recession.

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Bucking Legal Trend, Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

Wed, 2014-09-03 09:51

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled that sexual orientation has not been found to be a protected class and that the state has a legitimate interest in keeping marriage between a man and a woman.

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Organizers Of New York St. Paddy's Day Parade Lift Ban On Gay Groups

Wed, 2014-09-03 08:39

A gay group will be able to march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade lost sponsors and supporters this year because of the ban.

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A Liberian Health Worker Aims To Keep Ebola Out Of His Rural Region

Wed, 2014-09-03 06:44

Lorenzo Dorr wants to keep Ebola at bay in remote parts of the country. "We should be prepared before a case is identified," he says, "not chasing after it after hell breaks loose."

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Detroit Man Sentenced To At Least 17 Years In Porch Shooting Case

Wed, 2014-09-03 06:32

Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder after he shot and killed an unarmed teenager on his front porch. The case drew national attention because of its racial overtones.

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Locusts Eat The Crops Of Madagascar — And Each Other, Too

Wed, 2014-09-03 06:28

We know next to nothing about the red locusts that are swarming over Madagascar. But we do know they destroy crops, a plan is needed to fight them, and eating them is a bad idea.

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LISTEN: President Obama Delivers An Ode To Democracy In Estonia

Wed, 2014-09-03 06:14

Obama said NATO and the democratic values the alliance stands for are facing "a moment of testing," with Russia's military involvement in Ukraine. Ultimately, however, Obama said "Democracy will win."

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Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

Wed, 2014-09-03 05:55

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.

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'Justice Will Be Served,' Obama Warns The Islamic State

Wed, 2014-09-03 04:03

Speaking in Estonia, Obama said the people who beheaded a second American journalist in Syria will learn that the U.S. does not forget and has a long reach.

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Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire Deal

Wed, 2014-09-03 02:52

Ukraine released a statement saying it had agreed to a "permanent cease-fire," only to walk it back shortly thereafter. Russia said it had come to no such agreement.

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Amid Warnings Of Ethnic Cleansing, A Yazidi Man's Suicide Resonates

Tue, 2014-09-02 23:33

Naif Khalif Omar, a 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.

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Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

Tue, 2014-09-02 23:31

Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.

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As Airports Find New Ways To Make Money, Pittsburgh Tries Fracking

Tue, 2014-09-02 23:31

Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.

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Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Tue, 2014-09-02 23:30

Volunteers are combing through old ships' logbooks for the Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.

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U.S. Boosts Baghdad Diplomatic Security With 350 More Soldiers

Tue, 2014-09-02 20:23

The reinforcements, announced late Tuesday, raise the number of U.S. forces in Iraq to more than 1,000.

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Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

Tue, 2014-09-02 15:31

A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.

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