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'Kings When It's Good:' Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

Mon, 2015-01-12 23:34

Big-energy states are hoping the cheap oil is just a blip. In Oklahoma, the head of a catering firm delivering food to oil field workers worries that "$40-a-barrel oil? It's going to shut everything."

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Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread

Mon, 2015-01-12 23:33

The disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats, but scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering.

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Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper Mortgage

Mon, 2015-01-12 23:30

For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.

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Divers Pull Up 2nd Black Box From Crashed AirAsia Jet

Mon, 2015-01-12 20:55

Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down.

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Smoke-Filled Subway Train Leaves 1 Dead, 84 Hospitalized In Washington

Mon, 2015-01-12 19:02

Two passengers remain in critical condition after a train stalled in a tunnel outside a major junction in the system, then flooded with smoke.

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Poisoned Homemade Beer Is Blamed For 69 Deaths In Mozambique

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:51

The brewer of a batch of traditional homemade beer is listed among nearly 70 people who died after drinking it following a funeral in Mozambique, leaving authorities with many questions.

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3 Kings Holiday Cake Laced With Synthetic Drugs Makes Dozens Hallucinate

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:19

What seemed like a case of food poisoning has now turned into a police investigation. Synthetic drugs present an evolving problem for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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The Story Behind '40 Acres and a Mule'

Mon, 2015-01-12 14:02

As the Civil War was winding down 150 years ago, Union leaders asked their men how they could help the thousands of newly freed slaves.

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Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health

Mon, 2015-01-12 13:47

If your New Year's resolutions to eat better haven't panned out yet, consider intermittent fasting. It's gaining traction among dieters and researchers for its benefits beyond just weight loss.

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Organizers Of Anti-Islam Rally In Germany Commemorate Paris Attack

Mon, 2015-01-12 13:46

The protest in Dresden drew about 25,000 people who are against what they see as the "Islamization of Europe." Their rally was met by counterdemonstrations.

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Ducks Vs. Bucks: Who Will Win The NCAA's New Football Title?

Mon, 2015-01-12 13:16

Oregon is second in the nation in scoring, with 47.2 points per game. Ohio State was fifth, with 45 points. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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An Exhibit Offers A Different Angle On Life In Public Housing

Mon, 2015-01-12 13:16

An exhibit in Brooklyn aims to upend stereotypes about public housing by profiling residents and their achievements. The curators know their subject well; they once lived in public housing themselves.

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Imagining A Future When The Doctor's Office Is In Your Home

Mon, 2015-01-12 13:12

You can now monitor your heart rhythm with your cell phone. Dr. Eric Topol imagines a day when patients will be doing a lot more of their own medical testing, with doctors as advisers.

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In France's Muslim Community, Stories Of Heroism, And Some Fear

Mon, 2015-01-12 12:54

Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

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The World's Oldest First Grader Is Honored By A Goodle Doodle

Mon, 2015-01-12 12:45

At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.

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The World's Oldest First-Grader Is Honored By A Google Doodle

Mon, 2015-01-12 12:45

At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.

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U.S. State Dept.: Weak Government Has Slowed Haiti's Recovery

Mon, 2015-01-12 12:37

Five years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake. Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams for the U.S. State Department tells Audie Cornish why the reconstruction has been achingly slow.

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Bored ... And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone

Mon, 2015-01-12 12:18

Studies suggest we get our most original ideas when we stop the constant stimulation and let ourselves get bored. The podcast New Tech City is challenging you to disconnect — and see what happens.

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In South Carolina, Class Action Lawsuit Pits Foster Kids Against State

Mon, 2015-01-12 12:18

After years of high profile problems — including the death of five children and cries of inaction — the South Carolina Department of Social Services is facing a new hurdle. Foster care children in the state have banded together in a class action lawsuit to demand changes.

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Greeks Shun Mainstream Politics Without Great Alternatives

Mon, 2015-01-12 12:18

Many Greeks say they plan to vote outside the political mainstream in this month's election because they want an end to the corrupt, populist politics of the past. So they're reaching out to radical parties, including the leftist Syriza Party, which is expected to win the election, after holding just four percent of parliamentary seats in 2009

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