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Before Votes Are Fully Counted, Fraud Claims Roil Afghan Election

Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

Just hours after polls closed in Afghanistan's presidential election, candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed the vote was rigged in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani.

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From Supreme Court, Firm Support For Employee In Retaliation Case

Thu, 2014-06-19 12:12

The justices unanimously ruled that a public employee who testified about corruption should not have been punished for doing so. Going forward, though, some tricky questions are still undecided.

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NTSB: Truck Driver Who Hit Tracy Morgan's Limousine Was Speeding

Thu, 2014-06-19 11:57

Just before the June 7 accident, the driver of the semitrailer was traveling 20 mph over the speed limit, investigators say in a preliminary report.

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Cut Your Cake And Keep It (Fresh), Too

Thu, 2014-06-19 11:50

A British mathematician proclaimed in 1906 that there's a better way to cut a cake than dividing it into wedges. Now a video by Alex Bellos is bringing his method back to life.

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House GOP Picks McCarthy For Majority Leader; Scalise Gets Whip

Thu, 2014-06-19 11:21

California's Kevin McCarthy replaces Rep. Eric Cantor in the No. 2 leadership post. Steve Scalise of Louisiana edged out two others for the No. 3 spot.

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To Defeat A Deadly Toxin, Disrupt Its Landing Gear

Thu, 2014-06-19 11:17

Scientists have figured out how botulinum toxin moves from the intestine into the bloodstream. Specialized molecules that serve as carriers for the toxin provide clues about its potency.

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New King Ascends Spanish Throne, With Hopes For A New Era

Thu, 2014-06-19 11:11

King Felipe becomes the new monarch at a time when the country faces major challenges: a wounded economy, demands for regional independence and dwindling support for the monarchy itself.

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New York Passes Bill To Outlaw Tattooing Pets

Thu, 2014-06-19 11:04

Getting Fido inked or pierced, except for purposes of medical identification, will be against the law in New York after Gov. Cuomo signs the measure.

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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Accused Of Illegal Fundraising

Thu, 2014-06-19 10:53

The governor, who was the subject of a 2012 recall vote, is said to have coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups in violation of state law.

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Harley-Davidson's New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

Thu, 2014-06-19 10:38

Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.

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Brutal Vigilante Attack On Roma Teen Shocks France

Thu, 2014-06-19 10:26

French President Francois Hollande condemned the incident, which left the boy in a coma, as an unspeakable and unjustifiable act. Some say a xenophobic climate may have been a factor.

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How The Kurds Could Benefit From Iraq's Crisis

Thu, 2014-06-19 10:07

While much of the country is in turmoil, the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq have remained peaceful. The upheaval could help advance the Kurds' long-standing quest for an independent state.

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How To Build A Neanderthal

Thu, 2014-06-19 10:03

The strong jawline and pronounced teeth of of Neanderthals likely evolved before their large braincase, scientists say. The evidence? A treasure of bones recovered from a single cave in Spain.

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Want Your Kids To Ace School? Good Motor Skills May Help

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:33

Children and teenagers who are aerobically fit and and have good motor skills do better academically, researchers say. But muscle strength doesn't help. And those motor skills may matter most.

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Obama: U.S. Forces Won't Return To Combat In Iraq Crisis

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:14

President Obama says the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help it cope with a Sunni extremist group, but Americans won't be taking up combat roles.

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As More Latinos Drop Religion, Should GOP Be Extra Worried?

Thu, 2014-06-19 09:08

The percentage of Hispanics who aren't affiliated with a particular religion is ticking upward. This demographic tends to be more socially liberal, too, which may have political consequences.

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It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says

Thu, 2014-06-19 08:18

Tennessee recently began regulating whiskey carrying the state name, sparking a dispute between two liquor titans. A complaint over barrels stored in Kentucky added a new twist to the conflict.

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Fumbled Patent: Is It Just A Matter Of Business?

Thu, 2014-06-19 08:13

The U.S. Patent Office said the name of Washington's pro football team is "disparaging to Native Americans," cancelling its trademark registration. Gabriel Feldman explains more about the decision.

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Iraq Turmoil: How Extremists Use Social Media To Gain Support

Thu, 2014-06-19 08:13

Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

Thu, 2014-06-19 07:55

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.

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