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Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

Sun, 2015-05-31 05:22

The largest outbreak of avian flu in U.S. history is ravaging poultry at farms in the Midwest. Sec. Tom Vilsack says there's no risk of transmission to humans, but egg prices may rise.

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Planetary Society Regains Communication With LightSail Spacecraft

Sun, 2015-05-31 04:14

The organization launched the tiny satellite earlier this month, but then lost contact last week due to a software glitch.

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At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

Sun, 2015-05-31 03:34

Vertical farms, food trucks, tropical forests and the supermarket of the future are on display at Expo 2015 in Milan. Exhibits from 145 countries focus on how to feed the planet sustainably.

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Adult Course Offers Learning For The Sake Of Learning

Sun, 2015-05-31 03:34

The Clemente course provides low-income adults with college-level education about the arts, literature and the humanities — topics often lost in the race to get a practical degree.

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Does Your Neighborhood Doom You To An Early Death?

Sun, 2015-05-31 03:08

People living just a few miles from each other in American cities can have radically different chances of living a long healthy life.

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Who's Addicted To What? The First Worldwide Guide

Sun, 2015-05-31 03:03

Researchers have put together a comprehensive look at alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use — and broken down the data by region.

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John Kerry Breaks Leg In Bicycle Accident Outside Geneva

Sun, 2015-05-31 02:46

The secretary of state is calling off the rest of his four-nation diplomatic trip after being injured in a bike crash near Sconzier, France. He is in stable condition, a spokesman says.

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John Kerry Flown To Swiss Hospital After Bicycle Accident

Sun, 2015-05-31 02:46

The secretary of state was taken to a hospital in Geneva after being injured in a bike crash near Sconzier, France. He has suffered a likely leg injury and is in stable condition, a spokesman says.

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5 Things You Should Know About Lindsey Graham

Sun, 2015-05-31 02:03

Graham has never sent an email, and he catapulted onto the national stage because of his role in the Clinton impeachment proceedings.

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In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances

Sun, 2015-05-31 01:46

The inmates have private cells and dine with the guards. Norway spends three times as much as the U.S. per prisoner. Norwegians say it pays off, with less than half the U.S. recidivism rate.

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Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies After Cancer Battle

Sat, 2015-05-30 17:59

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.

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Seeing What Isn't There: Inside Alzheimer's Hallucinations

Sat, 2015-05-30 13:05

Sometimes Greg O'Brien gets a tingling in the back of his brain that tells him a hallucination is coming. Lions. Spiders. Birds. Sometimes the creatures are friendly. Too often, they're not.

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Manhattanhenge Set To Wow New Yorkers Tonight

Sat, 2015-05-30 10:00

The semi-annual phenomenon in late May and mid-July each year occurs when the Sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, casting a shaft of light between the skyscrapers.

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It's A 'Year Of Fear' For Kids, U.N. Says. Can We Make Things Better?

Sat, 2015-05-30 09:09

Gordon Brown of the U.N. said it's the worst year for refugees since 1945, and cited a litany of other miseries for youth. We asked experts what can be done to make 2015 a little less horrible.

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Hastert Due To Be Arraigned Next Week

Sat, 2015-05-30 08:37

The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI spoke with two individuals who made accusations of sexual abuse against the former Speaker of the House

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Seeks Democratic Nomination

Sat, 2015-05-30 06:55

O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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Newly Re-Elected, FIFA's Sepp Blatter Denies Ties To Corruption

Sat, 2015-05-30 06:00

At a press conference Saturday, newly re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter was defiant, insisting he had nothing to fear from the ongoing investigation. NPR's Scott Simon talks with AP's Rob Harris.

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Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges

Sat, 2015-05-30 05:21

The human rights organization says Hamas deliberately killed at least 23 Palestinians during the war with Israel last summer. Those killed were accused by Hamas of collaborating with Israel.

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Death Toll In Texas, Oklahoma Floods At 28

Sat, 2015-05-30 05:14

The region is expecting more rain and officials warn that the Colorado River at Wharton could crest today, causing even more flooding in what has been the wettest May on record for the state.

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Egypt Agrees To Deport U.S. Citizen Sentenced For Protests

Sat, 2015-05-30 04:10

In April, Mohamed Soltan, 27, was sentenced to life in prison for his ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He had been on a more than year-long hunger strike.

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