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USPS Finds Perfect Line For Maya Angelou Stamp — If Only It Were Hers

Wed, 2015-04-08 12:04

The U.S. Postal Service has put the late poet Maya Angelou's face and name, together with a choice quotation, on a special edition stamp. Trouble is, that quotation didn't start with her.

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Summit Plays Host To Cuba — And To A Few Historic Meetings

Wed, 2015-04-08 12:04

The Summit of the Americas is convening this week in Panama — and it's expected to feature a historic meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. It's the first time Cuba will be represented at the summit.

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The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation

Wed, 2015-04-08 12:04

The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe has passed such a law. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.

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On A Scale Of 1 To 10, Brazil Gets A Zero For Disability Access

Wed, 2015-04-08 12:04

Brazil is hosting not just the Olympics in 2016 but also the Paralympics. And activists for the disabled say Rio de Janeiro has a long and potholed road ahead of it to get ready for the games.

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The 33 Venezuelan Mayors Who Face Charges (And Oppose The President)

Wed, 2015-04-08 11:37

President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't solved food shortages or ended high inflation. It's been more effective in cracking down on the opposition, filing legal charges against many mayors.

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'I Was Sickened By What I Saw,' Police Chief Says Of S.C. Shooting

Wed, 2015-04-08 10:14

Discussing the case of a North Charleston, S.C., officer shooting an unarmed man in the back, police chief Eddie Driggers said Wednesday, "I have been praying for peace."

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Dreams Of Hope And Happiness In Turbulent Yemen

Wed, 2015-04-08 10:06

Yemen is in chaos. But behind the headlines of war and poverty are generous and gentle people. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair recalls her most recent visit and shares some of her photos.

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What's My Chance Of Having A Baby? A Better Predictor Of IVF Success

Wed, 2015-04-08 10:02

Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.

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'Definite Evidence' Of Alien Life Within 20-30 Years, NASA Chief Scientist Says

Wed, 2015-04-08 09:41

Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."

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Jury Finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty In Bombing Of Boston Marathon

Wed, 2015-04-08 09:31

The twin bombings, carried out with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded.

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NFL Makes It Official: Sarah Thomas Is First Woman To Be A Full-Time Ref

Wed, 2015-04-08 09:04

Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. Sarah Thomas, 42, has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.

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The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

Wed, 2015-04-08 08:48

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.

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4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton's Up To

Wed, 2015-04-08 08:45

Despite controversies with the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton is aiming to keep it going even if his wife, Hillary, becomes president.

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Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

Wed, 2015-04-08 08:26

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:57

The deal would put Shell on track to become put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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Spam: In Korea, It's Not Junk Meat — It's A Treat

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:56

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch – and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday-time gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.

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'My Heart Was Broken,' Says Father Of S.C. Man Slain By Police

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:38

Police officer Michael Slager now faces a murder charge in the death of Walter Scott, who was unarmed and running away from Slager when he was shot multiple times.

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John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

Wed, 2015-04-08 07:33

Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.

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U.S. Servicemember Killed In Shooting In Afghan City Of Jalalabad

Wed, 2015-04-08 05:41

Two other American troops were wounded when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire in the city of Jalalabad, a Pentagon official said. The shooter was shot and killed.

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Easter Heist: London Thieves May Have Taken $300 Million In Gems

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:29

The daring crime targeted Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company, used by many firms in London's jewelry quarter to store their wares.

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