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White House Will Ask To Put Decision On Obama's Immigration Action On Hold

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:56

The White House will ask a higher court to allow Obama's executive actions to take effect, while the case is in court. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama overstepped his authority.

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Arctic Temperatures Create Enormous Ice Formations At Niagara Falls

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:42

The air temperature at Niagara Falls is so cold that the water and mist coming off the falls is frozen in place.

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Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Make Eye Drops Disappear

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:39

Eye drops are unpleasant, and they don't do a great job of delivering medication to the eye. A superthin wafer that slowly dispenses medication and then dissolves is a promising replacement.

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YouTube Is Expected To Unveil New App Just For Kids

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:37

The new app, called YouTube Kids, is due to be released Monday. It will offer original episodes of popular shows such as Sesame Street.

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Bitter Cold Spell Is One For The Record Books

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:35

From the Dakotas to Florida and down the East Coast, the 'Siberian Express' has much of the U.S. locked in a frigid bear hug.

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Labor Secretary Perez Says To Dock Workers And Port Operators: Squash It Today

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:26

The Labor secretary has intervened in the negotiations and the ongoing labor dispute is hitting U.S. businesses.

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Life After Ebola: What It Takes For A Village To Be Resilient

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:16

Some think of resilience as a solo act. But the villagers of Barkedu are helping each other move forward in the wake of tragedy. Psychologist Jack Saul shares insights into "community resilience."

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From A Mountain, Kurds Keep Watch On ISIS In Mosul

Fri, 2015-02-20 08:56

From a nearby mountain, Kurdish forces can see Mosul, a key strategic hub. An Iraqi-led assault on the city is planned in coming months. For now, the frustrated men hold their territory and train.

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Virginia's Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

Fri, 2015-02-20 08:27

Last fall, a federal jury found McDonnell and her husband guilty in a corruption trial that hinged on taking gifts and loans from a vitamin entrepreneur in exchange for favors.

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Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Fri, 2015-02-20 08:21

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

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Dutch Soccer Fans Vandalize Rome's La Barcaccia Fountain

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:51

Across Italy, newspaper headlines decry two days of "guerrilla warfare" in the heart of Rome and television news shows scenes of devastation.

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Administration Grants Tax Time Reprieve For Obamacare Procrastinators

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:39

There will be a special insurance enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for people to use HealthCare.gov if they discover they owe a penalty for not having coverage when filling out their taxes.

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What Cease-Fire? Ukrainian Troops Retreat As Rebels Press Fight

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:29

Battles rage nearly a week after a cease-fire deal. Meanwhile, a British parliamentary committee accuses the EU of a "catastrophic misreading" of Russia's designs on Ukraine.

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Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

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Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

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Canadian Lawmaker Uses 'Tight Underwear' Excuse To Explain Absence

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:17

Blaming his absence during a vote on too-small underwear that makes him uncomfortable, a member of Canada's House of Commons earns applause from his colleagues.

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Thailand Moves To Outlaw Surrogate Services To Foreigners

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:12

The law comes after high-profile scandals have shed a negative light on the practice. In one case, an Australian couple refused to accept their Down Syndrome child born to a Thai surrogate mother.

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UCLA Outbreak Highlights Challenge Of Curbing Infections

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:09

The lethal bacterium that sickened people at a Los Angeles hospital is one of three types the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said hospitals should most urgently monitor and prevent.

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Twin Cyclones Slam Australia's North Coasts

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:06

Cyclone Marcia made landfall north of Brisbane as a powerful Category 4 storm but has since been downgraded. Cyclone Lam hit in sparsely populated Arnhem Land.

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Eurozone Ministers Weigh Greece's Bid To Extend Bailout

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:55

Greece made its latest proposal Thursday, just over a week before the bailout is due to expire. Friday brought reports of a German-led bloc that's willing to have Greece exit the Eurozone.

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