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On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

Fri, 2015-07-03 12:28

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.

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Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

Fri, 2015-07-03 12:28

The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Fri, 2015-07-03 12:20

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

Fri, 2015-07-03 12:03

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

Fri, 2015-07-03 09:44

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

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Iceland's Pirate Party Wins Repeal Of Blasphemy Law

Fri, 2015-07-03 08:22

The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.

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Parts Of Social-Sharing Site Reddit Go Dark In Apparent User Revolt

Fri, 2015-07-03 07:36

After the firing of a key figure at the website, moderators of many of Reddit's most popular sections have gone private in apparent protest.

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Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Rival Humana

Fri, 2015-07-03 07:11

If the deal passes anti-trust scrutiny, it would be the largest-ever such acquisition in the insurance industry.

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When The Fish You Eat Have Eaten Something Toxic

Fri, 2015-07-03 06:59

Toxins produced by algae that live in warm ocean waters can pass up the fish food chain. The toxins can sicken humans who eat large fish. A Florida study finds cases are underreported.

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Syrian Forces Try To Halt Rebel Offensive On Aleppo

Fri, 2015-07-03 05:36

An alliance of forces led by the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front is battling the Syrian government for control of the key northern city.

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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

Fri, 2015-07-03 05:24

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

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Hours From Greek Referendum, Pro-Bailout Side Holds Slight Edge

Fri, 2015-07-03 04:31

A new poll shows that those favoring the bailout hold a wafer-thin plurality despite Greece's premier labeling the international deal "blackmail."

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Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

Fri, 2015-07-03 03:24

The liftoff of the Soyuz Progress 60P was a relief to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station after two previous resupply missions — one Russian and one American — failed.

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New Nation, New Cuisine: The First Cookbook To Tackle 'American Food'

Fri, 2015-07-03 03:03

The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.

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Peruvian Sisters Can Turn A Gourd Into An $800 Objet D'art

Fri, 2015-07-03 03:03

They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

Fri, 2015-07-03 01:03

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

Thu, 2015-07-02 16:30

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

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Investigators Say Weather Caused Mount Zion AME Church To Burn

Thu, 2015-07-02 16:08

The State Law Enforcement Division says that there was no evidence of criminal intent at the church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday. Thunderstorms had passed through the area that night.

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White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

Thu, 2015-07-02 14:13

The White House has ordered a review of the government's system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.

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Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe Granted Federal Recognition

Thu, 2015-07-02 14:07

The Native Americans had contact with earliest English settlers and included Pocahontas among their members.

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