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FIFA Updates: Interpol Targets Officials, And S. Africa Denies Bribing

Wed, 2015-06-03 04:52

"Red notices" name two former senior FIFA official and several executives who were indicted by the U.S. And South Africa denies that it issued $10 million in bribes over the 2010 World Cup.

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5 Things You Should Know About Lincoln Chafee

Wed, 2015-06-03 03:37

In 2002, Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the use of force to oust Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Some Republican colleagues referred to him as "the missing Linc."

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More Than 400 Missing In Chinese Boat Disaster; Government Orders Censorship

Wed, 2015-06-03 03:17

Of the more than 450 people who were aboard the Eastern Star when it capsized in rough weather Monday night, only 14 have reportedly been rescued.

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Americans Think Money In Politics Is A Problem, But Just How Big?

Wed, 2015-06-03 02:03

A new poll shows Americans think the rich have too much influence and that the political money system needs an overhaul, but they rate it low on the priority list.

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Classes Canceled, 1,300 Quarantined In S. Korea's Scramble To Stop MERS

Wed, 2015-06-03 01:00

Additional confirmed cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, have led to more than 200 school closures and a minor public panic in South Korea.

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Why Jeb Bush Can't Bank On Faith Like His Brother Did

Wed, 2015-06-03 01:00

Bush, who is likely running for president, is a firm Catholic. But that might not be enough for evangelical Christians in Iowa who see him as moderate and are looking elsewhere.

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Free Online Test-Prep For The SAT

Wed, 2015-06-03 00:58

The College Board has announced a unique partnership with Khan Academy to make prep materials for the SAT college-entrance exam available.

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Most Commuter Rails Won't Meet Deadline For Mandated Safety Systems

Tue, 2015-06-02 23:48

Most commuter trains are several years away from implementing Positive Train Control system to prevent derailment. With Americans taking 490 million commuter rail trips last year, the stakes are high.

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A Taxi App Aims To Build Trust Where Crime Is High

Tue, 2015-06-02 23:47

In Nairobi, people don't like getting into cabs driven by strangers. They prefer to call drivers they know or who their friends recommend. A new app assigns drivers a trust score based on social ties.

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Emergency Rooms Crack Down On Abusers Of Pain Pills

Tue, 2015-06-02 23:46

Hospitals in some states have begun tracking the names of patients who show up repeatedly seeking opioids. Denying these patients pills saves hospitals money, but some doctors question the ethics.

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Are The Vaccine Court's Requirements Too Strict?

Tue, 2015-06-02 23:45

Before awarding compensation, the court wants a "preponderance of evidence" that a vaccine caused the injury. Some years the nearly $4 billion fund earns more interest than it pays out in claims.

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Coming Soon: More Ads On Instagram, And a "Buy" Feature On Pinterest

Tue, 2015-06-02 16:04

Pinterest will launch an in-app "buy" button, and Instagram will soon target ads using demographic data from Facebook.

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Pro-Warren Group Disbands, As Senator Splits Again With Obama

Tue, 2015-06-02 15:06

A group pushing Elizabeth Warren to run for president moves on and "declares victory" in advancing her positions. But Warren is already on to new fights.

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Grass Gourmands: A Herbivore Food Mystery On The African Savanna

Tue, 2015-06-02 13:20

A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they're all feeding on the same limited foods?

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In Several States, Abortion Waiting Periods Grow Longer

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:33

State lawmakers passed dozens of bills to restrict abortion this session. One trend: making women wait ever longer, up to 72 hours in some states, before having the procedure.

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South Koreans Mask Up In The Face Of MERS Scare

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:19

The spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, virus has sent sales of surgical masks soaring. Do they really help?

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Indiana's HIV Outbreak Leads To Reversal On Needle Exchanges

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:15

Scott County's needle exchange program is part of a response to the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history. After a slow start in April, the needle exchange is drawing users and community support.

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Slavery, Famine And The Politics of Pie: What Civil War Recipes Reveal

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:12

From recipes for apple pie without apples to advice on how to treat servants, the era's cookbooks hint at the turbulence outside the kitchen window. Indeed, food helped decide the war's outcome.

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Who's The Candidate Of The Future?

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:08

People always say they want change in elections, but who represents that change? A new poll sheds some light on who does — and who does not.

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Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, After Amendments Fail

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:07

The Senate has approved the USA Freedom Act, which will alter the way U.S. agencies conduct surveillance and gather data. A final vote on the bill came late Tuesday afternoon.

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