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FDA Allows Gay Men To Donate Blood

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

The Food and Drug Administration announced plans to change a decades-old policy banning men who have ever had sex with another man — even once — from giving blood for life.

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Near Police Killings, A Community With A Cycle Of Crime

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

The police shooting in New York occurred outside a public housing project that's had an increase in crime. Some are trying to reduce violence and debunk myths about those who live in public housing.

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Despite De Blasio's Appeal, Protesters March In New York

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

The mayor asked protesters to stay off the streets until two officers killed in their squad car can be buried. But demonstrators insist there's no connection between the killings and their protests.

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GDP Growth At Highest Level Since 2003

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

The economy expanded at a 5 percent seasonally adjusted rate during the third quarter. The U.S. economy is coming back strong even as the rest of the world slows down.

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Could Glitter Help Solve NASA's Giant Telescope Problem?

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

NASA's next big space telescope costs $8 billion and is very heavy. New York scientists think they may have found the makings of a cheaper, lighter answer for future space scopes — in a crafts store.

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In Miami, Mixed Emotions Over Release Of Cuban Spies

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

Obama's release of three convicted Cuban spies sparked outrage among Miami's white-haired Cuban exiles, but their American-born children and grandchildren see a bright future in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Cubans Celebrate The Return Of Three Last Spies

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

The three Cuban intelligence agents were the remaining imprisoned members of the Cuban Five spy ring. Cubans view them as heroes: Their faces are everywhere, and Cubans know them by their first names.

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Sony Will Show 'The Interview' In Some Theaters

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

After criticism for pulling the release of its comedy film, Sony announced Tuesday that the movie will have a limited release on Christmas Day. The first takers for the film were independent theaters.

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Woman Who Challenged Facebook's Age Limit Dies At 114

Tue, 2014-12-23 11:03

Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing to join Facebook. Stoehr was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight.

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An Update From New Orleans

Tue, 2014-12-23 10:33

Charter schools, special education, and new preschool funding are among changes for New Orleans schools.

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Record Number Of Britons Are Using Food Banks

Tue, 2014-12-23 10:28

Hunger has become one of the biggest issues in British society. A parliamentary report says one problem is welfare benefits, which have been cut under the conservative government.

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Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:46

A new project places little kayaks filled with aquatic plants under latrines in floating homes on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. So how do the toilets clean the wastewater?

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FDA To Lift Ban On Gay Blood Donors Celibate For At Least A Year

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:39

The agency said it will issue a draft guidance recommending the proposed change in 2015. A ban on gay blood donors has been in effect since the early 1980s when fears about HIV/AIDS were widespread.

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Some Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

Tue, 2014-12-23 08:53

Sony had pulled the controversial comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after ominous threats were made allegedly by a group that hacked the studio's emails.

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WATCH: Monkey Revives Dying Friend At Indian Train Station

Tue, 2014-12-23 08:28

A monkey in Kanpur, India, fell unconscious near train tracks after walking on a power line. A (monkey) friend jumped in and proceeded to use techniques of which an EMT would be proud.

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For Australian Christmas, Everything's Overturned But The Pudding

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:42

Cooking in 100-degree weather is no fun, which is why many Australians ditched roasts and other holiday mainstays long ago. Except for Christmas pudding, a tradition steeped in history – and alcohol.

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New York's Rep. Michael Grimm Expected To Plead Guilty To Tax Charge

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:41

It's been quite a year for Rep. Grimm, who in January threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony. The tax evasion charge stems from a restaurant he owns.

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Irish Court Weighs Ending Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:25

Both the woman's parents and her partner want life support removed. The case has reignited the debate over abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country where the procedure is banned.

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Being Thin Doesn't Spare Asian-Americans From Diabetes Risk

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:07

Guidelines just out from the American Diabetes Association say Asian-Americans with a typically healthy body mass index can still be running a substantial risk for developing diabetes.

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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:56

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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