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Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:19

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

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Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:18

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.

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Portugal Beckons Tourists With Sun, History And ... Slums

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:17

Forget the cathedrals and wine houses that have made Porto, Portugal, famous. A new guided tour takes visitors to back alleys and boarded-up businesses — the effects of Europe's economic crisis.

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Saudi Girls Can Now Take PE Classes, But Not Everyone's Happy

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:16

Saudi Arabia has agreed to introduce physical education for girls in its gender-segregated public schools. But there's opposition from hardliners.

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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:16

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.

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Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:14

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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Mo. Judge Appointed To Overhaul Ferguson's Municipal Courts

Mon, 2015-03-09 23:42

A Missouri appeals court judge has been appointed to make "needed reforms." The city's court system was criticized in a Justice Department report spurred by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Mon, 2015-03-09 20:03

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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Sam Simon, Co-Creator Of 'The Simpsons,' Dies At 59

Mon, 2015-03-09 15:28

Simon's previous experience as a writer and producer helped make the show a success. And the money Simon made from the animated sitcom allowed him to live much of his adult life as a philanthropist.

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A Dog Show Mystery: Irish Setter Dies; Owners Say He Was Poisoned

Mon, 2015-03-09 14:37

Jagger's owners say there was "no doubt" the 3-year-old was "maliciously poisoned" at Crufts, Britain's top dog show, after eating cubes of beef laced with slug killer.

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3 Reasons Democrats Are Freaking Out About Hillary Clinton

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:54

The back-to-back Clinton controversies are making Democrats queasy. But should they be?

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Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:53

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.

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47 GOP Senators Tell Iran They May Not Honor A Nuclear Deal

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:27

The letter reminds Iranian leaders that while President Obama's term in office ends in 2017, many of the signers will remain in Congress far longer, some of them "for decades."

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Neighbors And Fans Are Curious About Apple's Massive New HQ

Mon, 2015-03-09 13:12

The new Silicon Valley campus has been the subject of fevered speculation. A sneak preview finds a site full of green features, but neighbors may not be welcome to stroll the premises.

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States Fund Pregnancy Centers That Discourage Abortion

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:32

A growing number of states are giving public money to crisis pregnancy centers. But the centers are unregulated, and abortion rights groups accuse them of coercing women with misinformation.

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College Rape Case Shows A Key Limit To Medical Privacy Law

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:32

A woman who is suing the University of Oregon for mishandling her rape case is now having her own medical records used against her in court. Yes, that's legal.

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Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:27

Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.

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Saudi Arabia Ramps Up Training To Repel Homegrown Terrorists

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:06

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recruited more than 2,000 young Saudi men. Some have already come back to carry out attacks on Saudi soil. The kingdom is preparing to confront the threat.

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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Salad Dressing

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:04

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Funagrette "Cheesy Pizza" flavored salad dressing. We never thought a salad could make us feel so bad about our eating habits.

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White House: Obama Traded Emails With Clinton, But Didn't Know Account Was Private

Mon, 2015-03-09 11:49

The president told CBS over the weekend that he learned about Clinton's use of a private email address while she was secretary of state through news reports like "everybody else."

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