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Sweden Confirms Foreign Sub Snooped In Its Waters

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:26

The intrusion occurred last month. Although defense analysts have said Russia is the likely culprit, Swedish authorities say it's "impossible" to say whose submarine it was.

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Missing Lynx? Search Continues For Mystery French Feline

Fri, 2014-11-14 10:52

The animal, which was spotted Thursday, was initially thought to be a tiger. Officials now say it's not, but they aren't sure what it is. One theory is that it's a lynx.

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NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:53

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

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'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

Fri, 2014-11-14 08:46

As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.

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Drug-Maker In India's Sterilization Deaths Arrested

Fri, 2014-11-14 08:05

Thirteen women are dead and dozens sick after the Nov. 8 procedures at a state-run hospital in central India. The doctor who performed the procedures was arrested Wednesday.

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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

Fri, 2014-11-14 07:13

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy

Fri, 2014-11-14 06:27

The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:59

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers look at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: its comet is heading toward the sun.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:38

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:38

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Hagel To Announce Billions In Upgrades To Nuclear Deterrent

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:08

The defense secretary is expected to detail Pentagon reports that have pointed to "systemic problems" with the system that controls U.S. ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid $18 Billion In Fines

Fri, 2014-11-14 04:02

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act; Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Fri, 2014-11-14 03:12

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Ang San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Fri, 2014-11-14 03:03

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.

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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Fri, 2014-11-14 01:06

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:32

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.

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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:31

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:31

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:29

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Thu, 2014-11-13 23:27

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relatively and even a few spoilers.

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