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Get Ready For The Third Installment In The Lunar Eclipse Tetrad

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:06

Weather permitting, a "blood moon" eclipse — the penultimate in a four-eclipse cycle — can be seen in its totality by those living on the U.S West Coast.

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This Guy Is Running For President, And So Are More Than 200 Others

Fri, 2015-04-03 11:45

Most of the official candidates for president so far are unknown to the typical voter. Turns out, it's not hard to do.

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Men And Women Use Different Scales To Weigh Moral Dilemmas

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:52

Would you kill a young Hitler to prevent World War II? Men are more likely to say yes, a study finds, while women weigh the moral cost of murder along with lives saved.

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You'll Get No Alcoholic Kick From Champagne-Flavored Jelly Beans

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:21

Some 16 billion jelly beans are consumed every year in the U.S. alone, and every year new flavors hit the market. But the origins of the popular confection are "lost in the mists of time."

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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:01

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.

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When Civilians Accuse Troops Of Rape, Military Courts Often Decide

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:34

Hundreds of times a year, civilians accuse military personnel of sexual assault. The cases can wind up in the military justice system, where many victims say they are at a big disadvantage.

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The World According To Xi Jinping (Or At Least His App)

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:27

The man sometimes describes as China's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong now has an app that lets you read about Xi's love of soccer and learn all about his "Four Comprehensives."

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What China Can Teach The World About Successful Health Care

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:12

From free, universal care to for-profit hospitals, China has tried out radically different health care systems in the past 60 years. So what works — and doesn't work — for 1.3 billion people?

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For Chinese Migrant Workers, It Is Possible To Go Home Again

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:03

In the past, rural Chinese seeking success left their families and found work on the coast. Now, high wages mean factories are shifting inland and migrants are delighted to be following them home.

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Mixed Reaction To Changes In States 'Religious Freedom' Bills

Fri, 2015-04-03 08:47

Revisions to the measures in Indiana and Arkansas were prompted by a loud backlash from opponents who said the laws were meant to condone discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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NFL Is Reportedly Hiring Its First Female Full-Time Official

Fri, 2015-04-03 08:18

Sarah Thomas has officiated football games in the NCAA and for the NFL's preseason and training camps; for the 2015 NFL season, she'll reportedly work full-time at the game's highest level.

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Vatican? More Like Vatican't! Eat Spaghetti, That Is

Fri, 2015-04-03 07:27

Pope Francis's doctors are telling him to lay off pasta and get more exercise. But Francis, who reportedly eats a plate of spaghetti every day, has not taken well to the suggestions.

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Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?

Fri, 2015-04-03 06:53

Startups are developing clothing with sensors that measure heart rate, breathing and muscle activity. Fitness enthusiasts are the target market. But the garments could be used for health care, too.

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Did A 19th-Century Brothel Tunnel Cause A Sinkhole In Dublin?

Fri, 2015-04-03 06:27

An Irish historian says "there are tunnels under here going down Dame Street which are linked to the Bank of Ireland up the block, which was formerly the House of Commons and the House of Lords."

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If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

Fri, 2015-04-03 05:56

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.

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Netanyahu: In Any Final Deal, Iran Must Recognize Israel's Right To Exist

Fri, 2015-04-03 05:28

The Israeli prime minister, who has long called Iran an existential threat, reiterated his opposition to the framework agreement Iran reached with six world powers over its nuclear program.

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Economy Adds A Disappointing 126,000 Jobs In March.

Fri, 2015-04-03 04:35

The monthly numbers from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics was well short of the 245,000 jobs economists had expected.

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Sailor, Missing For 66 Days, Rescued Off Hatteras By Passing Ship

Fri, 2015-04-03 04:27

Louis Jordan, who sailed out of a small marina in South Carolina in late January, had not been heard from until Thursday. That's when he was spotted on the upturned hull of his sailboat.

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Kenya Copes With Deadliest Attack Since 1998 Bombing

Fri, 2015-04-03 04:14

Students are debating whether to return to Garissa University College. A teachers' union says the school should shut down.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Accelerated Toward Crash, Officials Say

Fri, 2015-04-03 02:51

France's aviation safety agency says co-pilot Andreas Lubitz "changed the automatic pilot settings to increase the speed of the airplane in its descent" before last week's deadly crash.

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