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Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:39

Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.

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NBC Courts Women In Hopes Of Record Super Bowl Broadcast

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:37

This year's the Super Bowl telecast is targeting non-sports fans, especially women.

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Ohio Man's IRS Drama The Plight Of The Living Dead

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:34

We explore the case of 94-year-old Siegfried Meinstein. The Internal Revenue Service thinks the Ohio man is dead. They blame the error on the Social Security Administration, but the agency pushes the blame back on the IRS.

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NBA Player Flouts A Critic's Guarantee That He Would Be Arrested

Fri, 2015-01-30 12:01

In 2010, sportswriter Clay Travis said in a tweet, "There is a 100% chance that DeMarcus Cousins is arrested for something in the next five years."

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WATCH: Forget Crop Circles, This Farmer Is Making Art With His Cows

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:03

Derek Klingenberg in Kansas put a drone over his farm, then he used his tractor to drop some feed in strategic places for a happy result.

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Kerry Fined $50 For Not Shoveling Sidewalk Outside Boston Home

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:26

The secretary of state was in Saudi Arabia when the massive snowstorm struck the Northeast this week. His spokesman said he would pay the fine.

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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:23

Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.

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What Research Says About The Consequences of P.C. Culture

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:18

Jonathan Chait's essay on a pervasive dangerous online culture of political correctness nearly broke the Internet. So does the science back him up?

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Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brushfire, Goes Home

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:36

The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.

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Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At Least 49 Dead

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:42

Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.

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Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:42

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.

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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:22

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

Fri, 2015-01-30 06:58

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

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Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

Fri, 2015-01-30 06:51

American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.

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Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging; Reason Unclear

Fri, 2015-01-30 06:04

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

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After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

Fri, 2015-01-30 05:55

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

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China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

Fri, 2015-01-30 05:26

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Fri, 2015-01-30 04:52

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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As Deadline Passes, The Fate Of ISIS Hostages Is Uncertain

Fri, 2015-01-30 04:30

The Sunni militants had given Jordan until sunset Thursday to release a convicted terrorist. The exchange did not happen.

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True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Fri, 2015-01-30 03:08

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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