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The System Supplying America's Chickens Pits Farmer Vs. Farmer

Thu, 2014-02-20 00:40

Most of the nation's chicken meat is grown by contract farmers who get ranked against each other when it's time to get paid. Critics say someone always ends up losing — and, too often, deep in debt.

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Nebraska Court Ruling Voids Approval For Keystone XL Pipeline

Wed, 2014-02-19 23:51

A judge's decision Wednesday to overturn a Nebraska law that allowed the pipeline guarantees the legal fight will continue for at least several more months.

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Winning $425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In California

Wed, 2014-02-19 22:23

The jackpot is estimated at $425.3 million, with a cash payout option of $242.2 million. That's one of the largest in U.S. history — but far from the record.

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How A Remote Alaska Road Became A Political Wedge Issue

Wed, 2014-02-19 16:28

Judging from an opponent's attack, you could easily conclude that Sen. Mark Begich opposes a lifeline to the small Aleutian village of King Cove. But the opposite is true.

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Facebook Will Buy WhatsApp Message Service For $19 Billion

Wed, 2014-02-19 15:36

WhatsApp makes a text messaging app that works on all major smartphone operating systems. Founded in Silicon Valley less than five years ago, the company has 55 employees.

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Female Figure Skaters Compete For Gold — And The Sport's Future

Wed, 2014-02-19 15:00

The competition is fierce: the defending South Korean champion, a 15-year-old Russian phenom who has thrilled the figure skating world, and three Americans heading into Thursday in the top 10.

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Washington's Corcoran Museum To Be Taken Over By National Gallery

Wed, 2014-02-19 14:43

The National Gallery of Art is named as a potential escape hatch for the oldest private art museum in Washington. The Corcoran Gallery has faced financial hurdles in recent years.

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U.S. Government Will Back Loans For Nuclear Power

Wed, 2014-02-19 14:22

The $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees will help build the first new U.S. nuclear power plants in more than three decades. The announcement brought quick criticism from some environmentalists.

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Williams Is Second American To Win Winter And Summer Olympic Medals

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:53

One year ago, Lauryn Williams had never tried bobsled racing at all; she was only elevated to the elite U.S. women's team 11 days ago. Wednesday, she made Olympic history.

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Deadpan Debut Novel Asks 'Why Are You So Sad?'

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:47

Critic Alex Gilvarry calls Jason Porter's first book "a humorous insight into the human condition."

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Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:13

Chick-fil-A's plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a small but growing trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.

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Parents And Teens Aren't Up To Speed On HPV Risks, Doctors Say

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:10

Only one third of teenage girls have gotten the recommended three shots of HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer. Doctors are trying to figure out what will get them in the door.

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Uncertainty Reigns At Start Of Iran Nuclear Talks

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

Talks in Vienna about Iran's nuclear program kick off what could be a year of negotiations. Negotiators are seeking a deal to follow the temporary agreement now limiting Iran's nuclear program.

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'Three Amigos' Talk Trade In Mexico

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

President Obama is meeting with heads of state from Canada and Mexico. These North American neighbors are often called the "three amigos." They are expected to talk about trade and border security.

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Roundup At The Rink And On The Bobsled Track

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

It's a busy day in Sochi: At the rink, the Russian men's hockey team was knocked out and the U.S. men's team faces the Czech Republic, while at the track, the U.S. women hope to medal in bobsledding.

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U.S., Allies Urge All Sides In Ukraine To Pull Back From Brink

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

The U.S. and European powers are hoping that the government and protesters can restart a political dialogue. But they have few levers of influence. Russia has plenty of leverage, but different aims.

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From The Streets Of Kiev, A Firsthand Look At the Protests

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

Police in Kiev continue to try to clear protesters from the streets of the Ukrainian capital, where violence has left both police and demonstrators dead.

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Ted Ligety Tames The Giant Slalom In Sochi

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

With his gold medal win Wednesday in the Giant Slalom, American skier Ted Ligety cements his place as the world's greatest in the sport. Tamara Keith reports from Sochi with details on Ligety's run.

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'Bluish' Light May Help Alzheimer's Patients Find Bearings

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

Light has long been used to treat people with various illnesses, including Seasonal Affective Disorder. Now, researchers at the Lighting Research Center at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute are looking at whether light can be used to help patients with Alzheimer's disease sleep better and experience fewer behavioral issues. Robert Siegel discusses the studies with Mariana Figueiro of the Lighting Research Center, as well as with geriatric psychiatrist Guerman Ermolenko.

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A Country At A Crossroads, And Kiev Partly In Flames

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00

Clashes between the demonstrators and police renewed in Ukraine on Tuesday, leaving at least 25 dead, and on Wednesday protesters stormed the central post office.

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