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Jordan Says It's Willing To Swap Prisoner For Hostages Held By ISIS

Wed, 2015-01-28 03:58

A video released by the Islamic militants demanded the release of the convicted terrorist within 24 hours, or two hostages — a Jordanian military pilot and a Japanese journalist — would be killed.

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As Nor'Easter Lifts, Life Slowly Gets Back To Normal In Hard-Hit Areas

Wed, 2015-01-28 03:05

In Boston, highways started filling up with cars. In Rhode Island, the governor called up 270 national guardsmen to help get the power back on. In New York, the subway resumed regular service.

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Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:34

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27

Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

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Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:26

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

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Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:25

Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:23

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:21

Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.

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Apple Sold 30,000 iPhones An Hour Last Quarter, Scored Record Profits

Tue, 2015-01-27 20:39

The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.

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Winter Storm Winds Down, But Blizzard Conditions Persist

Tue, 2015-01-27 17:32

Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.

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Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty In Rape Case

Tue, 2015-01-27 16:19

When Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are sentenced in March, they face decades in prison. Vandenburg was also convicted of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.

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Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Tue, 2015-01-27 14:56

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

Tue, 2015-01-27 14:28

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Tue, 2015-01-27 14:12

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

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Pakistanis View Obama's India Visit With A Touch Of Irritation

Tue, 2015-01-27 13:57

Obama's trip to India has prompted Pakistanis to leaf back through their visitors' book with an aggrieved eye, and reinforced their view that U.S. policy tends toward cynical pragmatism.

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In Case You Were Wondering, Marshawn Lynch Is Here For One Reason

Tue, 2015-01-27 13:51

At a (mandatory) NFL media appearance for the upcoming Super Bowl, Lynch stuck to one response Tuesday: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."

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How Did Obama Play In India? We Ask Four Villagers To Weigh In

Tue, 2015-01-27 13:37

President Obama paid a visit, watched a parade and promised $4 billion in investments and loans. He made headlines, of course — but what did the village people think of it all?

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Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

Tue, 2015-01-27 13:25

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.

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Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

Tue, 2015-01-27 13:22

As if the drought wasn't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.

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To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

Tue, 2015-01-27 13:05

A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.

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