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Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies At 36

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:46

Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.

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Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted For Most In Southern California

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:25

More than 20,000 residents around San Diego have been allowed to return home. In Santa Barbara County, a small number of homes and business still must stay away.

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Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:00

The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.

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Longtime Congressman John Conyers Off Primary Ballot

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:09

A local election official says the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965, failed to collect enough valid signatures.

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Last Chance To See Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' Video

Tue, 2014-05-13 14:06

The YouTube video of astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station is set to come down as the licensing agreement on the iconic David Bowie song expires.

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2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

Tue, 2014-05-13 13:22

A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.

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Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:53

The ACA may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride for some firms.

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Oregon's Legendary Wandering Wolf May Have Met A Mate

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:49

OR-7, as he is known, traveled from northeast Oregon all the way to California for years in search of a new home and a chance for a mate. Now, biologists say, he may have found a mate.

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Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:38

For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year's picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.

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New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:20

A malaria patient can carry different parasites that respond differently to drugs. Now there's a way to profile the parasites, which could someday lead to more tailored treatments.

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Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:19

People are rarely offered medication to help them stop drinking. But there are drugs that work, and they don't make you sick. Instead they target the underlying mechanisms of addiction.

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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:12

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.

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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:09

Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.

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Frustrations Defeat Another Diplomat, As U.N. Syria Envoy Quits

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

The U.N. envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, quit in frustration over the difficulties of bringing an end to the civil war and the failure of the United Nations to intervene.

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In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?

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Obama Judicial Nominee Gets A Hostile Reception From Democrats

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.

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150 Years On, Arlington National Cemetery Honors Its First Burial

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

Arlington National Cemetery kicks off celebrations of its 150th anniversary by commemorating its first military burial on May 13, 1864. Members of the family of Army Pvt. William Christman will participate in a wreath laying ceremony and place a stone of remembrance from the family's original home.

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American Ranchers Wary As U.S. Government Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.

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State Spots In Preschool Declining, Report Finds

Tue, 2014-05-13 11:52

Despite much hype, there were fewer seats for 4-year-olds in 2012-2013, leading to a decline in enrollment for the first time since researchers began examining the issue in 2002.

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International Aviation Agency Says Aircraft Tracking Is A Priority

Tue, 2014-05-13 11:18

Following the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner, the International Civil Aviation Organization took a step toward defining an international standard for global monitoring of aircraft.

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