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Around-The-World Trek Hits Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:31

Journalist Paul Salopek's long walk recently brought him face to face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:30

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.

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When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:26

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.

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Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:25

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:24

For some teenagers, parties with alcohol are almost a rite of passage. Surveys show the vast majority of parents in these homes know the alcohol is flowing. Cities are now cracking down on the adults.

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PetSmart To Be Sold To Investor Group

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:19

The Phoenix-based pet store retailer says investors, led by buyout firm BC Partners, have agreed to pay $83 per share in cash to the company for a total of $8.7 billion.

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Reports: Hostages Held In Cafe In Sydney, Australia

Sun, 2014-12-14 17:32

Multiple hostages are apparently being held at a Lindt cafe in Sydney, Australia. Several nearby buildings have been evacuated.

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More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

Sun, 2014-12-14 13:39

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.

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LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

Sun, 2014-12-14 13:29

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.

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He Just Flew In From South Africa To Join 'The Daily Show'

Sun, 2014-12-14 13:03

And boy, are his arms tired. Because he's been holding them up so the U.S. police don't attack him. That joke launched Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" gig. He got raves — but a few barbs from fans at home.

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Cheney On Enhanced Interrogation: 'I'd Do It Again In A Minute'

Sun, 2014-12-14 11:11

The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."

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Turkey Launches Crackdown On Government Critics

Sun, 2014-12-14 10:11

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has rounded up two dozen journalists, television producers and police with close ties to an exiled cleric who is fiercely critical of the government.

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Prince George's Christmas Snapshots

Sun, 2014-12-14 08:59

The newest member of the British royal family is seen in 3 new photos released by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

Sun, 2014-12-14 08:03

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.

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Haiti's Prime Minister To Step Down

Sun, 2014-12-14 07:55

Laurent Lamothe says he will resign following violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean country. Anti-government demonstrators are angered over a long delay in holding parliamentary elections.

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Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres

Sun, 2014-12-14 07:22

Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon are still shooting across the sky, dazzling the Earthlings below.

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Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting

Sun, 2014-12-14 06:36

Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.

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Gaza Tech Incubator Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

Sun, 2014-12-14 05:57

Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.

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Japan's Ruling Party Poised For Landslide In Snap Elections

Sun, 2014-12-14 05:07

The victory is seen as a mandate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic overhaul plan, even as Japan has fallen back into recession in the second half of 2014.

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Nations Salvage Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sun, 2014-12-14 04:16

The deal is the first-ever to require all nations to reduce emissions, but it doesn't include a mechanism to monitor compliance.

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