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Lebanon's Cabinet Rejects Bid That Might Have Eased Garbage Crisis

Tue, 2015-08-25 13:00

Protesters from a group that's translated as either "You Stink" or "You Reek" criticized the bid for being too expensive and the government for being too corrupt.

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American Climber Confronts 'The Wall Of Death'

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:56

Sasha DiGiulian is posting vertigo-inducing updates to social media as she tries to become the first woman to scale the north face of Eiger, an infamous Swiss peak.

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For Most Of Us, The "Real" Economy Matters More Than Markets

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:52

Stock prices may be having a meltdown, but consumers and home buyers are still pushing the economy forward. In fact, a new round of data suggest the economy is gaining strength even as markets fall.

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Wildfire Smoke Becomes The Health Threat That Won't Go Away

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:35

Cities and towns across the West are warning residents that high levels of smoke from forest fires threatens their health, with no sign of abating. That means indoor recess and no vacuuming.

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In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:22

There's a new contender in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness: allulose. It's sugar — but in a form that our bodies don't convert into calories. Perfect? Not quite.

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Cattle Theft: An Old Crime On The Rise

Tue, 2015-08-25 12:04

Cattle rustling is a growing problem in Oklahoma, Texas and other beef-producing states. High beef prices and drug addiction are fueling the resurgence.

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Trump Ires Ailes With New Tweets Attacking Megyn Kelly

Tue, 2015-08-25 11:26

"I liked The Kelly File much better without" Megyn Kelly on it, Trump said in one tweet. "Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!"

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Texas Set To Execute Nicaraguan National, Despite Legal Controversy

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:55

Bernardo Tecero was convicted of killing a Texas school teacher. Supporters say he should not be executed because he wasn't informed of his right to contact a consular official.

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China's Financial Capital Tries To Become A Cultural Capital

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:50

Private museums are sprouting up along Shanghai's river bank. The city that lures people seeking their fortune is also attempting to become a destination for art.

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Bicycling In India Has Its Risks (Cow Ahead!) And Its Rewards

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:33

Especially when it comes to repairs. You don't have to make an appointment to see a mechanic. You don't have to wait a week for the work to be done. And the price is definitely right.

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Parisians On Hunt For Baguettes As Bakers Get Nod To Take Vacation

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:19

An arcane law required bakers to tell city hall when they wanted to close up shop. Now that it's been scrapped, bakers can close any time, leaving Parisians hungry for good bread amid summer holidays.

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Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Tue, 2015-08-25 10:13

The world's most famous physicist unveiled a novel idea that he says solves the mystery of the information paradox. Essentially, he explained, information can escape a black hole.

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Biden's Path: Time Is Not Exactly On His Side

Tue, 2015-08-25 09:54

History hasn't been kind to late presidential entrants. But with the vice president's name ID and position, his campaign could break the mold and challenge and sharpen Hillary Clinton.

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Not Over 'Til It's Over: Runner's Early Celebration Costs Her The Bronze

Tue, 2015-08-25 08:43

American distance runner Molly Huddle is the latest athlete to learn the hard way about premature victory celebrations.

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Why Your Doctor Won't Friend You On Facebook

Tue, 2015-08-25 08:35

Public professional Facebook pages focused on medicine are catching on. But doctors aren't ready to share vacation photos and other more intimate details with their patients.

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Donald Trump's Evolution On Campaign Fundraising

Tue, 2015-08-25 07:54

When billionaire developer Trump entered the presidential race two months ago, he drew a sharp line between other candidates – needy candidates, always trading favors for money – and himself.

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U.S. To Accept Up To 8,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

Tue, 2015-08-25 06:46

In 2016, The U.S. will take in between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees. As of June 2015, fewer than 1,000 had been admitted.

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VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Boy Trips, Rips Hole In $1.5 Million Painting

Tue, 2015-08-25 05:25

It is every parent's nightmare. Luckily the 350-year-old Paolo Porpora oil on canvas was insured, and the boy's family will not have to pay for the restoration.

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After Days Of Talks, Tense Standoff, North And South Korea Reach Detente

Tue, 2015-08-25 04:09

South Korea has agreed to stop blaring propaganda from speakers across the border and the North has agreed to lift its semi-war status.

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Two Polls Span Two Poles On Testing

Tue, 2015-08-25 03:03

Does the public support or oppose federal standardized tests? Depends how you ask.

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