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Reduced To Her Knees, Marathoner Finishes Race In A Crawl

Tue, 2015-02-17 10:21

Kenyan runner Hyvon Ngetich didn't win the Austin Marathon, despite leading for most of the race. Now she's being celebrated for the way she crossed the finish line.

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As He Returns From Season-Long Suspension, Alex Rodriguez Says 'Sorry'

Tue, 2015-02-17 09:59

The legendary slugger was suspended for doping and denied that he did anything wrong for a long time. Now, in a hand-written letter, he's tells fans he takes "full responsibility" for his mistakes.

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Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens

Tue, 2015-02-17 09:59

Just half of parents say schools should start later so teenagers can get more sleep, a survey found. But most of the parents also weren't aware that pediatricians have called for a start of 8:30 am.

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Ashton Carter Is Sworn In As Obama's 4th Defense Secretary

Tue, 2015-02-17 07:53

The cold and snow that walloped Washington didn't stop Ashton Carter from reporting for work at the Pentagon Tuesday. Carter was sworn in as the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense today.

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Fat Tuesday Nordic-Style Means Big, Sweet Buns

Tue, 2015-02-17 07:32

Few of the rollicking traditions of Catholic Mardi Gras remain in heavily Lutheran Scandinavia. But the Nordic countries and their culinary outposts in the U.S. still celebrate with the yeasty treats.

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Tough As Nails: Women Scientists Rise Up In Nigeria

Tue, 2015-02-17 07:26

Working as a professor isn't an easy job anywhere. But try doing innovative research with only four hours of electricity a day, no access to the Internet and hostility from male colleagues.

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French Prosecutor Asks To Acquit Strauss-Kahn On Pimping Charges

Tue, 2015-02-17 06:39

In what could be the end of a headline-grabbing trial, a prosecutor in France has asked that Dominique Strauss-Kahn be cleared of charges that he procured prostitutes for orgies.

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Secret Lives Of Teachers: What's He Brewing Down There?

Tue, 2015-02-17 06:06

"Your friends are gonna tell you, 'Your beer is great.' It's another thing for people in the market to actually buy it and drink it," says teacher P.T. Lovern, founder of Line 51 Brewing in Oakland.

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Figuring Out If A Doctor Is In Your Network Can Be Perplexing

Tue, 2015-02-17 05:44

Some physicians can be in-network when working at one office but not when they are at another. Or they may belong to a medical group that is affiliated with your plan, but they don't participate.

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Carnival Parade Float Hits Power Line In Haiti; At Least 18 Dead

Tue, 2015-02-17 04:47

A power line came into contact with a crowded float during a large parade early Tuesday. Conflicting reports on the number of people killed range from 18 to 20, with dozens more wounded.

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Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration

Tue, 2015-02-17 03:26

The day before the first of President Obama's executive actions on immigration were to take effect, the new rules have been put on hold by a federal judge's ruling in south Texas.

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Pity For Penguins: They Can't Taste Their Dinner

Tue, 2015-02-17 03:03

Savory fish are a staple for penguins, but the poor birds lack the ability to taste the umami flavor of their meals. One hypothesis? The genes at play got frozen out of commission.

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Storm That Gave Southern States 1st Winter Blast Takes Aim At MidAtlantic

Tue, 2015-02-17 01:38

After weeks of snow in the Northeast, several Southern states were hit. The storm was moving into the Mid-Atlantic states Tuesday, prompting the federal government to close Washington-area offices.

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You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

Mon, 2015-02-16 23:33

They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.

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So An American Comic Walks Into A Chinese Bar ...

Mon, 2015-02-16 23:31

American comics are taking the stage in China's small but growing stand-up comedy circuit. Their bi-cultural, and often bilingual, shows are a new form of cultural exchange.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Mon, 2015-02-16 20:36

A federal judge temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration Monday, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.

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Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Oil Tanker Into River

Mon, 2015-02-16 16:49

One person was being treated for potential inhalation issues, but no other injuries were reported, according to CSX, the train company.

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Lesley Gore, Famous For Her Song 'It's My Party,' Has Died

Mon, 2015-02-16 15:35

Gore was most known for her anthem of teen angst, but her career had multiple hits, as well as an Oscar nomination.

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With Quakes Spiking, Oil Industry Is Under The Microscope In Oklahoma

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:51

Oil is big business in Oklahoma, and the industry has been a boon for many cities here. But there are concerns that techniques used for extracting oil are behind a surge in temblors in the state.

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Hygiene, Honeypots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:12

The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.

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