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The Unlikely Stars Of Americans' Favorite Video Games

Fri, 2015-05-08 00:41

More than a third of Americans play video games three or more hours a week. Part of the appeal is the richly developed characters in the games.

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Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

Fri, 2015-05-08 00:39

The famed Cleveland Clinic is building a new cancer center right around the corner from a competing cancer hospital. Both institutions are confident there will be plenty of patients.

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Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

Fri, 2015-05-08 00:38

The men worked at the tobacco company for years. But after they were laid off, the only jobs they could find were as anti-smoking inspectors for the government. They do their new job with gusto.

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17 Months Before Election Day, One Campaign Aims For $100 Million

Fri, 2015-05-08 00:37

The lofty target for the superPAC of not-quite-a-candidate Jeb Bush is one more sign of the cash gusher — and legal gray areas — opened up by recent campaign finance decisions.

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Being A Loyal Auto Insurance Customer Can Cost You

Thu, 2015-05-07 23:51

Businesses often reward their customers with discounts for sticking with them. But some auto insurance companies may raise your premiums if they think you're unlikely to shop for a better rate.

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Landmark Conservation Deal Offers A First Glimpse Of New Wilderness

Thu, 2015-05-07 23:49

Once closed to the public, adventure seekers can now explore a wild stretch of New York state's Hudson and Opalescent Rivers.

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Baltimore Police Will Be Target Of Broad Justice Department Inquiry

Thu, 2015-05-07 18:34

Following the death of Freddie Gray, the city's mayor and Maryland's congressional delegations had asked the federal agency to look for possible discriminatory practices by local law enforcement.

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Thu, 2015-05-07 16:58

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

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No Regrets For Organizer Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Thu, 2015-05-07 16:21

"I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die," Pamela Geller told the AP. Her cartoon contest was attacked last weekend by Islamist militants.

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Canadian Judge Grants Former Guantanamo Inmate Bail

Thu, 2015-05-07 15:31

Omar Khadr, who served more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay, has been released on bail while he waits out an appeal for war crimes' convictions. The Canadian government criticized the judge's ruling.

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Let's Talk About Death Over Dinner

Thu, 2015-05-07 15:19

Over the last two years, more than 70,000 people around the world have gathered to dine and discuss their own deaths, and the end-of-life decisions that entails. We eavesdrop on one such gathering.

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No Goooaaal? Spain's Soccer Federation Suspends Season In Row Over Law

Thu, 2015-05-07 14:33

At issue is a new law that allows poorer teams to share TV airtime and revenue more fairly. The law would break the monopoly of the league's two richest teams, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

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What Happens When A Police Officer Doesn't Shoot?

Thu, 2015-05-07 14:06

An officer's body camera captured his decision not to shoot a possibly armed suspect. He was praised for brave self-restraint, but some law enforcement officers say his reluctance was irresponsible.

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A Fish With Cancer Raises Questions About Health Of Susquehanna River

Thu, 2015-05-07 13:53

The smallmouth bass with a malignant tumor was caught late last year near Duncannon, Pa. Officials say it's the first time such a tumor has been found in the state on that type of fish.

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Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:56

Afraid of saying the wrong thing to someone with a serious illness? Now there are "empathy cards" that make fun of those well-meaning but tasteless remarks.

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DNA 'Printing' A Big Boon To Research, But Some Raise Concerns

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:56

Companies are assembling and churning out tailored stretches of DNA faster and more cheaply than ever before. The tool speeds research into diseases of plants and people. But what about eugenics?

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FBI Says It Sent Bulletin On Texas Assailant Hours Before Attack

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:33

Director James Comey says that Elton Simpson had attracted attention as someone who might attend the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, but that the bureau had no reason to believe he would attack.

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'Haqqathon' Takes Anti-ISIS Fight To Cyberspace

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:30

In Arabic, haqq is the word for truth. Muslim software designers gathered recently for a "haqqathon" to develop social media products that can compete with violent extremists online.

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New Public-Corruption Chief Vows To Not Shy Away

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:29

Raymond Hulser, the new chief of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section, said his unit is committed to prosecuting "important and tough" cases cases and bringing them to trial.

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Ebola Hides In The Eyes Of A Man Who Was Considered Cured

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:11

Weeks after being diagnosed with Ebola, a doctor came down with a dangerous eye infection. Ebola was lurking there. Other Ebola victims face the risk of blindness through these delayed infections.

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