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Sick Of Winter? Love It? More Snow And Ice Are On The Way

Tue, 2014-02-04 03:50

The latest storm will spread from the Plains states to New England over the next day or two. And yet another system packing snow and ice is expected by Sunday or Monday. Are you enjoying all this? Dreaming of spring? Or laughing from somewhere sunny?

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An Afghan Success Story: Fewer Child Deaths

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:49

One of the most dramatic changes in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban is the increase in life expectancy from 45 to 62 years. That gain is almost entirely a function of reductions in child mortality due to the spread of basic health services.

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Exonerations On The Rise, And Not Just Because Of DNA

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:47

Last year, a record number of people were exonerated for crimes in the U.S. Retesting of DNA evidence was once the primary force, but now experts say it's because prosecutors and police are reinvestigating old crimes — and learning that they sometimes got the wrong man.

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Wanna Smoke? It Could Cost You A Tooth, The FDA Warns Teens

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:46

Cigarette smoking costs you a lot more than money, a graphic new ad campaign warns teenagers. It's the Food and Drug Administration's first foray into slick messaging aimed at keeping teens from taking up cigarettes. Most long-term smokers started as teens.

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Facebook At 10: Amid Doubters, Company Eyes Next Growth Phase

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:44

Facebook's big birthday comes amid tales of trouble — that its youngest users don't find it cool anymore. But Facebook doesn't seem fazed. It is, after all, a company that serves almost one-fifth of the world's population and took in more than $7 billion last year.

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A Tiny Town Steeped In Skiing Tradition Has Its First Olympian

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:43

Russell Currier, a native of Stockholm, Maine, earned a spot on the Olympic biathlon team, and that has his hometown abuzz. It's a reward for a region that's spent more than a decade rekindling its Nordic skiing roots.

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The Deficit: The Talk Is Big, But The Number Is Shrinking

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:42

The federal budget deficit is falling sharply, but you wouldn't know it from some of the rhetoric in Washington. But Republicans caution that the downward trend line will reverse itself soon enough.

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How American Food Companies Go GMO-Free In A GMO World

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:41

Many American food companies, responding to consumer demands, are looking for grain that's not genetically modified. It turns out that non-GMO corn and soybeans aren't hard to find. Years ago, grain traders set up a supply chain to deliver non-GMO grain from U.S. farmers to customers in Japan.

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Istanbul's Mega-Projects: Bigger Is Better Or A 'Crazy Canal'?

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:03

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing hard for the grandiose projects that include a new bridge across the Bosphorus, a massive airport and an ambitious canal. Some Turks are cheering him on, but others worry about how they might change the city.

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Joan Mondale, Ex-Vice President's Wife, Art Advocate, Dies At 83

Mon, 2014-02-03 22:51

Joan Mondale was so passionate that she earned the nickname "Joan of Art" and, in the process of pushing her cause, transformed the role of the second lady. Even when her husband was campaigning as Jimmy Carter's vice president, she tried to keep up with regular ceramics classes.

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Christie On Bridge Closure: 'The Answer Is Still The Same'

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:43

The comments are Christie's first since the Jan. 9 news conference in which said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" that his aides punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge. Christie reiterated that he knew nothing about the lane closures.

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Tech Companies Release Details On Surveillance Data

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:35

Google, Yahoo and others said they received thousands of secret-court-approved government requests for their users' content. The companies said only a small percentage of their users were affected by the requests.

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Outdoor Show Reopens Under New Management: The NRA

Mon, 2014-02-03 14:48

The show was canceled last year in the wake of the killings in Newtown, Conn. Now, the Great American Outdoor Show is back on in Pennsylvania this week, and it's bigger than ever.

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Stocks Head Lower; Investors Wonder What's Next

Mon, 2014-02-03 14:21

The Dow had its seventh triple-digit drop so far this year. Is it a short term pullback, or a sign of a tough year to come?

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Glacier Blamed For Berg That Sank Titanic Is Pushing More Ice Into Ocean

Mon, 2014-02-03 14:03

According to a study, Jakobshavn is now by far the fastest moving major glacier in the world, surging forward at the rate of 150 feet per day.

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HPV Vaccine Doesn't Promote Riskier Sexual Behavior In Teens

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:27

The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and boys when they are 11 or 12. The idea is to get preteens vaccinated so that if they do become sexually active as teens, they will be protected against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.

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Senators Say John Kerry Admits Obama's Syria Policy Is Failing

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:24

The al-Qaida problem is growing and the removal of chemical weapons is being slow-rolled, the senators said the secretary of state told them.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Report Creates Political Headache For Obama

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:12

A new State Department report that concludes the proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline would not worsen global warming has alarmed environmentalists and increased the volume of Republican calls for its approval.

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The Dow Drops Again, But What's Driving The Sell-Off?

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:00

It was another bad day for the stock market. The Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both suffered declines of about 2 percent. For the Dow, that translates to a nearly 300-point loss.

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Wikipedia Archiving Voices So You'll Always Know How Celebs Sound

Mon, 2014-02-03 13:00

Because the sound of someone's voice can draw you to them in a different — and sometimes stronger — way than a photograph, Wikipedia editors are adding voice clips to the biographical entries for famous figures.

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