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Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Best-selling author Joe McGinniss has died at the age of 71. He was known best for his incisive books on Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and the murder case of a former Green Beret doctor.

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Outside Groups Lay Millions On Florida Special Election

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

The campaign for a congressional seat in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have seen some $10 million in spending by candidates and outside groups. Where did all of this money go?

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Theories And Disputes Eddy Around Missing Malaysian Airliner

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Questions continue to proliferate around the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner. Matthew Wald of The New York Times sorts through the latest news and tries to puzzle out some answers.

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Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Thousands of non-scientists sitting at their home computers may now be as useful as a single Einstein — thanks to online crowdsourcing. What once took years, now takes days.

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A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

The proposal to eradicate the birds in New York by 2025 has pitted environmentalists against animal rights activists. Some call the swans invasive and destructive; opponents say the science is faulty.

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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy In U.S.

Tue, 2014-03-11 11:35

Mt. Gox had been the most active bitcoin exchange before it announced the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency last month.

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Seriously: Angry Fat Cat Traps Family In Bedroom

Tue, 2014-03-11 11:19

The 911 call reveals the family's 4-year-old male cat Lux had a history of violence. The cat snapped after the owner kicked it to get it away from their infant.

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Questions Remain About Whether Doctors Can Curb Children's Drug Use

Tue, 2014-03-11 10:17

In the absence of evidence about what works best to discourage drug use among teens and kids, doctors are left with their own judgment and clinical experience to fall back on.

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Libyan Premier Dismissed Over Oil Port Standoff With Rebels

Tue, 2014-03-11 10:13

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan lost a vote of confidence triggered in part by the showdown over a North Korean-flagged tanker that purchased oil from separatists forces.

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CIA Tampered With Senate Panel's Work, Feinstein Says

Tue, 2014-03-11 09:52

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says some of the CIA's actions could be illegal or unconstitutional, accusing the agency of interfering with the oversight committee she chairs.

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Deborah Hersman Stepping Down As Head Of NTSB

Tue, 2014-03-11 09:49

While leading the National Transportation Safety Board, she's been a familiar face at investigations into plane crashes and other accidents. She's leaving to run the nonprofit National Safety Council.

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For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean

Tue, 2014-03-11 09:48

The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.

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Tiny In-Nose Filters Aim To Keep Allergies At Bay

Tue, 2014-03-11 09:44

Tiny Nose Filters sounds like a prog-rock band on NPR. But these filters do exist. They're designed to block allergens, and one study says they help. Other allergists aren't yet convinced.

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They're Melting! Great Lakes Come Close, But Miss Ice Record

Tue, 2014-03-11 08:25

The long, cold winter did its best, but the ice cover on the lakes appears to have begun breaking up. So they likely won't touch a recorded record set in 1979.

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Reporter For Swedish Radio Shot Dead In Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-03-11 08:22

The attack on Nils Horner, who had dual British and Swedish citizenship, is reportedly the first in years in which a Western journalist appeared to have been specifically targeted.

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NASA Offers $35,000 For Help In Tracking Asteroids

Tue, 2014-03-11 07:32

Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says. A contest begins next week.

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Deadline Nears To Buy Or Switch Obamacare Coverage

Tue, 2014-03-11 07:04

People who were stymied by website snafus when trying to sign up for health insurance may be able to get retroactive subsidies or choose a different plan.

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Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod Despite Lack Of Snow, High Winds

Tue, 2014-03-11 06:52

Seavey, 27, was victorious in the iconic dog sled race for a second time, slipping under the famed burled arch in Nome, Alaska, the finish line for the 1,000-mile-long trail.

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Why Is Locating A Lost Airliner So Hard?

Tue, 2014-03-11 06:25

Renee Montagne talks with aviation reporter Stephen Trimble about airplane technology and black boxes.

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'Ringing' Phones Do Not Mean Malaysian Passengers Are OK

Tue, 2014-03-11 06:16

Some friends and family of the 239 people who have been missing since Saturday have called their loved ones' cellphones and heard rings. Sadly, that doesn't mean the phones and their owners are safe.

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