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From Threats Against Salman Rushdie To Attacks On Charlie Hebdo

Thu, 2015-01-08 09:17

When Iran's leader called for the killing of the British writer in 1989, it shocked the West. Now, such threats from Islamic radicals are becoming common and actual attacks are becoming more frequent.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Will Print 1M Copies Of Its Next Issue

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:40

The satirical French magazine that was the target of a deadly attack typically prints 60,000 copies and sells about 30,000. Separately, news organizations and Google donated money to Charlie Hebdo.

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Texas Abortion Case May Hinge On Definition of 'Undue Burden'

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:28

A federal appeals court this week is once again weighing whether Texas restrictions on clinics that perform abortions are too onerous for women who seek the procedure. How far is too far to drive?

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Why Bill Gates Is Commissioning Fine Art

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:19

From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Won't Seek 5th Term In Senate

Thu, 2015-01-08 08:10

The California Democrat's announcement ends speculation about her political future. Boxer, 74, had been a favorite to retain her seat; she said she would work to ensure it remains with her party.

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United Attendants Battle Firing After Security Concerns

Thu, 2015-01-08 07:43

The airline's former employees are filing a federal whistleblower complaint over their termination for refusing to fly after discovering what they said was threatening graffiti on an aircraft.

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NASA Map Shows Just How Cold It Is In Eastern U.S.

Thu, 2015-01-08 07:24

Arctic Air moved as far south as Florida and Texas on Wednesday. The low temperatures will persist today.

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How Food Shopping Turns New Year's Resolutions Into 'Res-Illusions'

Thu, 2015-01-08 06:33

Many people aim to make healthier food choices in the New Year. A study finds that while people buy more healthy food, they spend just as much on unhealthy foods as they do during the holidays.

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Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips

Thu, 2015-01-08 05:59

In India, where silk is plentiful, the luxe fabric turns out to be more efficient — and cheaper — than paper or plastic for testing a diabetic's glucose levels.

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France Observes Moment Of Silence For 'Charlie Hebdo' Victims

Thu, 2015-01-08 05:46

Many in France marked the deadly assault yesterday on the offices of a satirical magazine by observing a minute of silence for the journalists and police killed by suspected Islamist extremists.

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Measles Makes An Unwelcome Visit To Disneyland

Thu, 2015-01-08 05:34

An outbreak among visitors to two California theme parks shows once again that this super-contagious virus doesn't respect borders. Most of the afflicted people had not been vaccinated.

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What's Known About The Suspects In The Paris Shooting

Thu, 2015-01-08 04:44

One of the men, Chérif Kouachi, was convicted on terrorism charges in 2008. He served 18 months for helping to funnel fighters from France to Iraq.

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The Unstoppable Selfie Stick Trend Is Now On American Shores

Thu, 2015-01-08 03:03

You can't miss them, and some folks can't resist them. Selfie sticks — monopods that help you take phone photos of yourself — are only growing in popularity.

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The Latest On Paris Attack: Several Detained, But Manhunt Continues

Thu, 2015-01-08 02:36

Two brothers suspected in the attack that left 12 people dead, are still on the loose. A third suspect turned himself in. Meanwhile, Paris is on edge over reports of another shooting.

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Another Deadly Shooting In Paris Rattles Tense Residents

Thu, 2015-01-08 01:20

A police officer and a street sweeper were shot on Thursday, a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people. A Police union official says the officer died.

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Environmentalists Push To Keep Canadian Crude In The Ground

Thu, 2015-01-08 01:01

Many groups that oppose the Keystone XL pipeline also want, more broadly, to stop pollution-heavy extraction of crude from Canada's oil sands. They point to canceled or delayed projects as success.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

Wed, 2015-01-07 23:43

The French magazine responded to the firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor, described by a peer as fearless, was killed Wednesday.

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Can Connecticut Force A Teenage Girl To Undergo Chemotherapy?

Wed, 2015-01-07 23:18

A 17-year-old says she doesn't want to undergo treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, but her doctors and the state say she will die without it. The Connecticut Supreme Court is hearing the case.

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Specialists Split Over HPV Test's Role In Cancer Screening

Wed, 2015-01-07 23:17

An HPV test could replace the Pap smear for many women, two groups of physicians say. But other doctors, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, still urge dual testing.

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Two Suspected Gunmen In 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack Remain At Large

Wed, 2015-01-07 17:56

In the wake of the brazen attack that killed at least 12 people, police identified two central suspects: brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi. A third suspect turned himself in late Wednesday.

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