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If Yellowstone Could Talk, It Might Squeak. Blame The Helium.

Wed, 2014-02-19 12:39

A huge amount of ancient helium rises from the rocks beneath Yellowstone National Park each week — about enough to fill a Goodyear blimp. Scientists say it's due to a huge volcano underneath the park.

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If Yellowstone Could Talk, It Might Squeak. Blame The Helium.

Wed, 2014-02-19 12:39

A huge amount of ancient helium rises from the rocks beneath Yellowstone National Park each week — about enough to fill a Goodyear blimp. Scientists say it's due to a huge volcano underneath the park.

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Who's The Daddy? Artist Gets Asians Young And Old To Swap Styles

Wed, 2014-02-19 11:46

A photographer asked young folks in Asia to swap garb with their older relatives. The project explores the way that cultural and generational divides can be seen.

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World's Largest Oyster Is Size Of A Man's Shoe

Wed, 2014-02-19 11:18

At nearly 14 inches long, a mammoth mollusk is still alive and growing, says the biologist who found it in Denmark. The oyster is roughly comparable to a size 11 shoe.

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4 Things To Know About What's Happening In Ukraine

Wed, 2014-02-19 10:58

The big question is about the country's future direction: Will the former Soviet republic move closer to the EU or remain in Russia's orbit?

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Jailed Protest Leader Urges Venezuelans To Keep Demonstrating

Wed, 2014-02-19 10:11

Leopoldo Lopez tells his supporters they need to keep pressing for new leadership to replace the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. The government blames him for clashes in the streets.

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Why Can't The Former Soviet Republics Figure Out Democracy?

Wed, 2014-02-19 10:06

Ukraine is the latest bloody example of an ex-Soviet republic unable to build a stable political system. Despite more than 20 years of independence, most of these countries still face autocratic rule.

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Sit More, And You're More Likely To Be Disabled After Age 60

Wed, 2014-02-19 09:46

People tend to relax as they get older, and most people sit more. Each extra hour of sitting increases the odds that they won't be able to get out of bed or do other daily activities.

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After Tour, Medal For WWII Japanese-American Soldiers Returns Home

Wed, 2014-02-19 09:11

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented in 2011 to Japanese-American war veterans. After a round of museum visits across the country, it's back in Washington, in a new display at the Smithsonian.

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U.K. Court OKs Detention Of Reporter Glenn Greenwald's Partner

Wed, 2014-02-19 08:10

David Miranda was stopped and held at London's Heathrow Airport for nine hours in August. Authorities seized a hard drive that had materials provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.

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Finnished! Russian Hockey Team Bounced Out Of Olympics

Wed, 2014-02-19 06:45

The team that's been under the most pressure to win lost to Finland, 3-1.

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Nun Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex Gets 35-Month Jail Term

Wed, 2014-02-19 05:56

In 2012, Sister Megan Rice, 84, and two other activists broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex, where bomb-grade uranium is stored. Rice had asked the judge to show her "no leniency."

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'Crypto-Jews' In The Southwest Find Faith In A Shrouded Legacy

Wed, 2014-02-19 04:45

Spain expelled its Jews in the 15th century, and some believe these conversos sought refuge from the Inquisition in what is now a Texas border region. Had one woman's family been Jewish all along?

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Team USA's Ted Ligety Wins Gold In Giant Slalom

Wed, 2014-02-19 04:31

The 29-year-old skier from Park City, Utah, is now the first American to have won two gold medals in Alpine skiing. His first came at the 2006 games in Torino, Italy.

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Kiev Is 'A War Zone' As Chaos Continues In Ukraine

Wed, 2014-02-19 03:55

Clashes between police and anti-government protesters continue. On Tuesday, at least 25 people were killed and more than 240 were injured.

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As Health Crisis Looms, Cameroon Cracks Down On Illegal Clinics

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:45

The African country faces some of the toughest health problems in the world, including high rates of HIV and infant mortality. But many residents who can't afford public health care turn to unauthorized private clinics. Now the government says clinics that don't measure up will be shut down.

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LA Mayor: 'The Basics Have Been Neglected For Too Long'

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:44

Eric Garcetti says he wants to reinvent Los Angeles and promote its diversity, food and innovators — but first, he says, he's going to focus on a less-glamorous agenda: infrastructure.

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Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:44

A new book argues that Tyson's system treats farmers like "modern-day sharecroppers." Author Christopher Leonard looks at Tyson's inner workings and the not-so-independent farmers who raise the birds.

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Elusive Goal: A Transparent Price List For Health Care

Wed, 2014-02-19 00:36

Price-shopping for coffee makers is easy. Finding the actual cost of a colonoscopy? Nearly impossible. But putting together a useful, comprehensive price-list for patients of the widely varying charges for various health procedures is difficult and expensive, states are learning.

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Ukraine Health Ministry: 25 Killed In Kiev Clashes

Tue, 2014-02-18 23:23

The ministry of health says that 25 people have died and more than 240 were injured during the clashes between police and protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. President Viktor Yanukovych blames opposition leaders for the violence.

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