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Free-Climbers Close In On Summit Of Yosemite's El Capitan

Wed, 2015-01-14 11:47

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are using only their hands and feet to ascend the nearly 3,000-foot Dawn Wall. Ropes are used only to break a fall.

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Obama Pushes FCC To Expand Broadband Access

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:16

The president is asking the agency to address state laws that could inhibit competition for high-speed Internet service. The move could draw opposition from major cable and Internet companies.

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Early Test Of An Obamacare Experiment Posts Little Progress

Wed, 2015-01-14 09:21

Community groups getting federal funds to reduce hospital readmissions made improvements, an early evaluation finds. The experiment will run for five years.

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10 People Reported Dead After Prison Bus Falls Off Overpass In Texas

Wed, 2015-01-14 08:07

The bus was then hit by a train near a town in West Texas. The bus was transporting prisoners from Abilene to El Paso.

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Controversial French Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Post On Paris Attacks

Wed, 2015-01-14 07:46

Dieudonne's alleged crime: writing "Je suis Charlie Coulibaly" [I am Charlie Coulibaly]. He was one of 54 people held across the country; none has been linked to the deadly attacks.

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Mexico Charges Former Iguala Mayor In Missing Students Case

Wed, 2015-01-14 07:39

The country's attorney general also said that the mayor's wife had been linked to the organized crime group that police say likely murdered the students.

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Pope Francis Canonizes First Sri Lankan Saint

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:58

Francis is in Asia on a six-day tour intended to build the Roman Catholic Church's following on a continent that holds 60 percent of the world's population but only 12 percent of Catholics.

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Working Longer Hours Can Mean Drinking More

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:33

Working more than 48 hours a week makes risky drinking more likely, a study of people in 14 countries finds. And that held true for rich and poor, men and women.

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AirAsia Search: Singapore Ship Finds Aircraft's Fuselage

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:27

A Singapore official said images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle showed parts of the wing and words on the fuselage. Singapore has informed the Indonesian team that is trying to find the plane.

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What If Mitt And Jeb Really Do Go At It, Hammer And Tong?

Wed, 2015-01-14 06:09

If Romney is serious, and follows through, it will fundamentally change the nature of the GOP primaries next year. And if both he and Jeb Bush run, they become each other's first hurdle.

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A Tour De France First: An African Team Will Compete This Year

Wed, 2015-01-14 05:54

South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka received a wildcard from organizers of the world's most prestigious cycling race that begins in July.

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Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

Wed, 2015-01-14 05:24

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.

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Post-Attack Edition Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Sells Out In France

Wed, 2015-01-14 04:29

The satirical magazine said it would increase its run to 5 million. The cover of the magazine features a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

Wed, 2015-01-14 02:19

For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.

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Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

Wed, 2015-01-14 02:19

For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.

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Harris Opens Bid For Boxer's Senate Seat, But Others May Follow

Wed, 2015-01-14 02:18

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced that she won't seek re-election. State Attorney General Kamala Harris has said she'll run for the seat, but a number of Democrats are considering a run, too.

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Uncertainty Surrounds Massacre In Northeastern Nigerian Town

Wed, 2015-01-14 02:18

David Greene talks to the BBC's Will Ross about reports of a massacre of civilians in Baga, a northeastern Nigerian town that's been overtaken by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

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Increasing Number Of Western Women Flee To Syria

Wed, 2015-01-14 02:18

Hayat Boumeddiene, wife of one of the Paris gunmen, has reportedly fled to Syria. As Vivienne Walt of Time notes, Boumeddiene is part of a trend of hundreds of Western women traveling to Syria.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Hits The Stands — And Promptly Flies Off Them

Wed, 2015-01-14 02:17

The magazine Charlie Hebdo published its latest edition in Paris on Wednesday. It was purchased by hundreds of thousands of Parisians as a gesture of support, selling out at many outlets.

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Al-Qaida In Yemen Takes Responsibility For Paris Attack

Wed, 2015-01-14 02:11

In a YouTube video, Nasr al-Ansi, a leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, said the attack was in vengeance for the Prophet Muhammad.

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