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Korean Families, Long Separated By War, Meet In Border Town

Thu, 2014-02-20 06:20

The reunions are the first since 2010 and involve a few hundred family members from North and South who have not seen one another since the 1950s.

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Dip In Weekly Jobless Claims Seen As Sign Of Better Times Ahead

Thu, 2014-02-20 06:00

Although the number of applications declined by just 3,000 last week, it appears employers have not been chopping more jobs in recent weeks. Economists say that bodes well for coming months.

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In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger

Thu, 2014-02-20 05:20

Genesis Carmona died after being shot Tuesday during an anti-government protest. The murder of another beauty queen, Monica Spear, is among the reasons protesters have taken to the streets.

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Ex-Aides' Emails May Taint Wis. Governor's Political Ambitions

Thu, 2014-02-20 04:05

A court released 27,000 emails from a former aide to Scott Walker who was convicted of using her job to do illegal campaign work. The emails surface amid the GOP rising star's re-election campaign.

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World's Outrage Grows As Death Toll Rises In Kiev

Thu, 2014-02-20 03:50

Word emerges about dozens of deaths in the Ukrainian capital. The White House blames President Viktor Yanukovych's forces. As diplomats work to end the crisis, Russia continues to oppose sanctions.

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Toxic Leak Taints North Carolina Coal Plants, And Regulators

Thu, 2014-02-20 00:45

Coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal, leaked into the Dan River this month, magnifying an ongoing fight. Now the Justice Department is examining how coal ash is stored and regulated in the state.

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Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Thu, 2014-02-20 00:42

A U.S. law aimed at tax cheats hiding money abroad has had unintended consequences and has complicated life for many Americans living overseas.

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Why More Americans Are Renoucing U.S. Citizenship

Thu, 2014-02-20 00:42

A U.S. law aimed at tax cheats hiding money abroad has had unintended consequences and complicated life for many Americans living overseas.

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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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