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Thousands Who Bet On American Pharoah Are Keeping The Tickets

Mon, 2015-06-08 16:44

Instead of turning in a $2 ticket that would pay $3.80 for American Pharoah winning the Belmont Stakes, most people who bought them are stashing them away.

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As MERS Outbreak Surges, Genetic Tests Show Virus Hasn't Mutated

Mon, 2015-06-08 16:38

So the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea is probably due to other factors, such as a delayed response to the outbreak and poor infection control at hospitals.

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Supreme Court Rules Passports Must Say 'Jerusalem' Not 'Israel'

Mon, 2015-06-08 14:38

In a 6-3 decision, the high court sided with the White House over Congress on the thorny foreign-policy issue.

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Praise For Indian PM's Diplomacy, Then A Backlash For His Undiplomatic Remark

Mon, 2015-06-08 14:09

He may have thought it was a compliment to say his Bangladeshi counterpart has done well "despite being a woman." Yes, it's now a hashtag.

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In Atlantic City, A Silver Lining For Casinos Left Standing

Mon, 2015-06-08 13:16

Four of 12 casinos in Atlantic City closed last year, but the first quarter of 2015 brought good news to those remaining. The local economy is still reeling, but less competition means higher profits.

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Apple Announces Music Streaming Service

Mon, 2015-06-08 13:02

The tech giant, whose iTunes store is the recording industry's largest retailer, finally unveiled its streaming service, which will cost $9.99 a month for unlimited access to music.

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This Year, Women (And Girls) Rule The Big Screen

Mon, 2015-06-08 12:55

NPR film critic Bob Mondello notes that this year's most popular movies are surprisingly womancentric. That's more than at any other time in at least three decades.

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Pitmasters Embrace New Barbecue Truth: Rested Meat Is Sublime

Mon, 2015-06-08 12:37

How to rest a big hunk of meat — a pork shoulder, a beef brisket or ribs — to keep it moist hours after it comes off the pit? Restaurants now use warming units, but DIY home warmers are just as good.

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After Spending Millions On Communications, Homeland Security Fails Radio Test

Mon, 2015-06-08 11:37

The department has spent millions of dollars so first-responders from different agencies can communicate with one another. The Office of the Inspector General reports there's still a lot of static.

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NASA Sends 'Flying Saucer' On Its Way To 120,000 Feet Above Earth

Mon, 2015-06-08 11:34

A giant balloon is carrying the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator to an altitude of 120,000 feet. Then it'll go even higher before heading back down.

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Insurer Uses Personal Data To Predict Who Will Get Sick

Mon, 2015-06-08 11:08

A Philadelphia health insurance company analyzes its clients' health data and other factors to find the frailest and assign them health coaches. That may improve health, but is it a breach of privacy?

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Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge To S.F. Gun Rules

Mon, 2015-06-08 11:03

The case centered on a law requiring residents to keep handguns under lock and key or to use trigger locks when not carrying their weapons. Another measure bans the sale of hollow-point bullets.

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For Afghan Women Mountaineers, Uphill Battles Begin Before The Climb

Mon, 2015-06-08 10:58

Scaling Afghanistan's tallest mountain will be difficult enough. But Afghan female climbers and their American guides also face civil war, red tape and cultural taboos.

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Georgia's Giant Clay Pots Hold An 8,000-Year-Old Secret To Great Wine

Mon, 2015-06-08 10:14

Making ancient Georgian wine is pretty uncomplicated: Toss grapes into a huge, egg-shaped pot, bury it, walk away. What comes out is an orange wine with a deep tannin flavor prized around the world.

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Texas Pool Party Update: Teens And Residents Speak Out

Mon, 2015-06-08 10:01

A teenage girl who was forced to the ground and briefly detained is black; she was grabbed by McKinney Police Cpl. Eric Casebolt, a white officer who also briefly pulled out his gun.

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This Past May Was Wettest Month On Record, Says NOAA

Mon, 2015-06-08 09:44

On average, the contiguous United States received 4.36 inches of rain in May. That's 1.45 inches above average and the most since record-keeping began 121 years ago.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Law In Jerusalem Passport Dispute

Mon, 2015-06-08 07:56

The law, passed by Congress in 2002 but not enforced by the Bush or Obama administrations, allowed Americans who were born in Jerusalem to state Israel as their birthplace.

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Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges

Mon, 2015-06-08 07:26

Video showed Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back. Slager had told investigators that he followed protocol.

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Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe

Mon, 2015-06-08 07:18

The notion goes back to the ancients — that minds given to flights of fancy are on the healthy side of a spectrum that includes what we today call psychosis. An Icelandic gene study offers new clues.

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Parole Board Recommends Oscar Pistorius Be Released In August

Mon, 2015-06-08 07:09

The state is appealing Pistorius' murder acquittal, but it appears that the Olympic athlete will be out of custody when that appeal comes before the justice system.

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