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Between U.S. And Russian Hockey, A Different Kind Of Cold War

Thu, 2014-02-13 13:00

The U.S. and Russian men's hockey teams played at the same time on Thursday. The teams will meet on the ice Saturday, when they will renew a storied rivalry that includes such historic games as the Miracle on Ice.

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With A Citizen In The Crosshairs, Where's The Line Drawn For Drones?

Thu, 2014-02-13 13:00

The Obama administration is considering targeting an American citizen who is suspected of plotting a terrorist attack. The possibility again raises questions about U.S. drone policy and whether an American's citizenship rights are lost once that person joins a terrorist organization.

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Grounded And Confounded, Airlines Wait For Storms To Pass

Thu, 2014-02-13 13:00

The snow and ice storms sweeping the East Coast have been felt not only on the ground but in the air, as well. Airlines are cancelling thousands of flights, and both the companies and their passengers have had to deal with the fallout.

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Charlotte Hosts A Rare And Rowdy Visitor — Snow

Thu, 2014-02-13 13:00

Another spate of harsh winter weather has hit the East Coast, wreaking havoc with power lines and airline itineraries along the way. Cities unused to the snow and ice are having the toughest time coping with the storms. Ron Carlee, the city manager of Charlotte, N.C., joins us to discuss the ways his city is dealing with the weather.

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No-Confidence Vote Ushers In Italy's Youngest-Ever Premier

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:50

Enrico Letta's 10-month-old government failed to stimulate growth amid the country's worst post-war recession. One of his harshest critics, 39-year-old Matteo Renzi, is next in line.

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How The Big Cable Deal Could Actually Boost Open-Internet Rules

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:24

Comcast's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner might strengthen provisions intended to make sure Internet providers are treating all online traffic equally by extending so-called net neutrality to millions more users. But public-interest advocates worry the deal will hurt competition.

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In A Damp Country, Record-Breaking Rains Flood Britain

Thu, 2014-02-13 11:51

Britons are accustomed to rain. But the wettest January in British history has led to extensive flooding and forced many to flee their homes for extended periods. And there's no relief in sight.

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Businesses Scramble To Deliver Valentine's Treats In Snow

Thu, 2014-02-13 11:27

If you don't get those roses from your special someone, first consider that your gift might be held up by the weather. Small-business owners across the East Coast are working overtime and trekking through snow to get orders to their customers.

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How Many Calories Do Winter Olympians Strive For? It Depends

Thu, 2014-02-13 11:18

From cross-country skiers to ski jumpers, elite athletes can have very different fueling priorities. Endurance winter athletes may need up to 5,000 calories on competition day, while ski jumpers hoping to stay light and lithe might limit themselves to 1,800 calories or less a day.

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N.Y. Attorney General Reins In National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Thu, 2014-02-13 11:12

Organizers of the National Puerto Rican Day parade have announced new leadership for one of the country's largest ethnic celebrations. An investigation by the New York state attorney general's office finds the event's longtime fundraiser misappropriated almost $1 million.

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Belgian Lawmakers Extend Euthanasia To Terminally Ill Children

Thu, 2014-02-13 10:54

The country's king, who must approve the measure, isn't expected to oppose it. Belgium already allows terminally ill people over the age of 18 to choose doctor-assisted death.

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VIDEOS: Rappin' And Rockin' School Closing Announcements

Thu, 2014-02-13 10:22

Something's going on at some schools in states hit hard by the weather this winter. What it is ain't exactly clear. But administrators seem to want to have some fun when they have to spread the word about school being closed. See how they set their news to hits by Queen and Vanilla Ice.

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Apple Steps Up The Pressure On 'Conflict Minerals'

Thu, 2014-02-13 10:01

The maker of the iPhone has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions. Apple says it is listing all of its smelters and refiners and the status of the minerals they use.

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Russian Star Plushenko Withdraws From Men's Skating

Thu, 2014-02-13 09:12

Evgeni Plushenko wanted to compete one more time in a bid to win an individual gold before his home fans. But recurring back problems appear to have forced him to pull out of the competition. Plushenko, 31, won a gold medal in 2006 and helped his team win a gold this week.

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The 10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Least

Thu, 2014-02-13 09:08

What sets these bargain markets apart? They tend to have robust competition among hospitals and doctors, allowing insurers to wrangle lower rates. Many of the best deals are to be had in Minnesota, where managed care has long held prices in check.

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Paula Deen Cooks Up $75 Million Deal With Investor

Thu, 2014-02-13 08:14

The celebrity cook and restaurant owner lost her Food Network gig and many endorsements last year when her past use of a racial slur was revealed. She has apologized many times. Now, a private equity company has come forward with millions of dollars to restart her business empire.

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Robot Construction Workers Take Their Cues From Termites

Thu, 2014-02-13 08:06

Termites are masters of construction in the insect world, working together to construct complex, sky-scraping homes with neither blueprint nor foreman. Harvard engineers have created 8-inch-long robots that can build in the same way — by sensing their environment, and applying a few rules.

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A Closer Look At How Corporations Influence Congress

Thu, 2014-02-13 08:00

Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, has been writing about how corporations work in opaque ways to shape debates. He also explains the revolving door between Congress and lobby groups, and how non-profit think tanks aren't always what they seem.

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With This Year's Flu, Young Adults Are Not So Invincible

Thu, 2014-02-13 07:21

Young people are usually less likely to become seriously ill with flu, but this season looks like an exception to that rule. Blame the H1N1 strain. Even though the flu vaccine is less than perfect, getting a shot each year can make the illness less severe, doctors say.

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With This Year's Flu, Young Adults Are Not So Invincible

Thu, 2014-02-13 07:21

Young people are usually less likely to become seriously ill with flu, but this season looks like an exception to that rule. Blame the H1N1 strain. Even though the flu vaccine is less than perfect, getting a shot each year can make the illness less severe, doctors say.

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