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For Many, Farming Is A Labor Of Love, Not A Living

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

There are more than 2 million farmers in this country, but most of them have other jobs that bring in the money, retirement benefits and health insurance that they need.

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Shinseki: 'Swift Action' If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:26

The Veterans Affairs secretary says he takes seriously allegations that some patients at a Phoenix hospital may have died while waiting a year or more for treatment.

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Seeking Better Ways To Tell If Surgery Is Too Risky

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:04

Half of all surgery in the U.S. is performed on people over 65, yet many have health conditions that make it riskier. It turns out that the frailer people are, the less likely they'll survive.

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Author Farley Mowat, Who Wrote 'Never Cry Wolf,' Dies At 92

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:50

The writer of books including People of the Deer and The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, was also an ardent campaigner for environmental causes well into his later years.

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Putin Tells Separatists In Ukraine To Postpone May 11 Referendum

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:12

He also said Russia has withdrawn its troops from its border with Ukraine. The Pentagon noted, however, that it had seen no change in Russia's posture along the border.

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Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:07

DNA's instructions are written in a code of four molecular "letters," labeled A, C, T and G. For the first time, researchers have created and inserted two brand-new letters into a living cell.

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Surgeon, Mom, Republican — But Conservative Enough?

Wed, 2014-05-07 09:47

Neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has captured the imagination of the Republican establishment. But social conservatives are critical of her position on abortion.

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A Symbol Of Syria's Uprising, Homs Reverts To Assad's Control

Wed, 2014-05-07 09:20

More than 1,000 rebel fighters in the central city began leaving Wednesday under terms of a conditional surrender.

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Move Over Chickens, Here's Something Duckier For The Backyard

Wed, 2014-05-07 08:41

A small but growing number of people are discovering the joys of raising ducks. They say the nutritional and agricultural benefits of the eggs outweigh the cost of feeding the birds.

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DEA Raids Target Synthetic Drugs' Makers And Sellers

Wed, 2014-05-07 08:32

Federal agents acted on hundreds of warrants Wednesday, in an operation that included at least 25 states.

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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Wed, 2014-05-07 07:16

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

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Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:43

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.

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Reported $147 Million Home Price Would Set New U.S. Record

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:07

The stock market has been on a winning streak of late. How else to explain three homes that each reportedly sold for more than $100 million in the past three months?

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Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:01

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress shows high school seniors testing no better than the Class of 2009.

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Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance Exchanges

Wed, 2014-05-07 05:36

Since most big corporations are self-insured, shifting even one high-cost employee out of the company plan could save the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

Wed, 2014-05-07 04:03

The complaints include accusations that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document. A fraction of them resulted in disciplinary action.

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Democrats Play Wait-And-See On Benghazi Panel

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.

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Draw My Left! No, No, My Other Left! A Hidden Bias In Art History Revealed

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.

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Thai Court Removes Prime Minister Yingluck From Office

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:02

Saying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had violated Thailand's constitution, the Constitutional Court ousted the caretaker leader Wednesday, along with nine ministers.

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In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:36

Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?

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