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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:46

Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.

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'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful'

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:22

Edward Snowden didn't trust The New York Times with his revelations about the NSA because the paper initially spiked an earlier story about the warrantless wiretapping of Americans.

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Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:02

Scientists used high-powered DNA sequencing to diagnose infections missed by usual lab tests. The pricey method is still experimental, but might offer a way to identify tough-to-diagnose infections.

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Fla. Man Impersonating Police Officer Pulls Over Unmarked Car

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:52

The suspect flashed a red and blue light to signal a sheriff's detective to the side of the road. He was promptly arrested.

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Internal Probe Decries GM's 'Incompetence And Neglect'

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

An internal probe of how General Motors handled an ignition switch defect has found "a pattern of incompetence and neglect" at GM. On Thursday, CEO Mary Barra announced the dismissal of 15 employees, many of whom were executives and senior managers.

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Bergdahl Homecoming Party Canceled, As Joy Turns To Worry

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

In Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown, a celebration had been planned for his homecoming. Now, facing new questions and controversy, the town of Hailey, Idaho, has cancelled that celebration. Jeff Gunter, chief of the Hailey Police Department, explains the decision.

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Sprint Might Finally Get Its Way With Possible T-Mobile Deal

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

Reports say that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is at hand. Sprint has made no secret of its designs on its smaller rival; why are the companies considering a deal now?

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On Eve Of D-Day Anniversary, World Leaders Cope With Fresher Scars

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

President Obama and other G-7 leaders are meeting in Brussels for a summit that is expected to be dominated by developments in Ukraine and Russia.

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Judge Sums Phone-Hacking Details, As Jury Prepares To Decide Case

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

A London judge has been summarizing the findings of a phone-hacking trial that has touched the highest levels of British politics and journalism. The case is expected to go to the jury very soon.

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One Year Later, Snowden Still Evades U.S. Charges

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

One year ago Thursday, Edward Snowden leaked National Security Agency documents revealing details of its surveillance program. The Obama administration still considers Snowden a fugitive from justice and wants him to return to the U.S.

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A Privacy Capitalist Wins Big After Snowden

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

The NSA scandal has hurt some companies, but there are also some tech winners, including an American who has been cashing in on the political hype. Mike Janke's firm sells privacy devices and apps.

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Senators Reach Framework To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside System

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:54

Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain announced the accord, which comes a week after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned in the wake of the scandal over veterans' health care.

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Taking More Time Between Babies Reduces Risk Of Premature Birth

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:02

Getting pregnant again within a year of giving birth boosts the chance that the second baby will be born prematurely, a study finds. The risk was especially high for black women.

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Senate Confirms Burwell To Top Post At Health And Human Services

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:59

In a 78-17 bipartisan vote, lawmakers approved Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Now That Russia Has Crimea, What Is Moscow's Plan?

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:42

Moscow is pouring in billions in an effort to make Crimea a showcase of development. But Crimea has a deeply entrenched reputation for organized crime, which already taints some of its new leaders.

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Amid Horror At Mass Graves Of Children, Calls In Ireland For An Inquiry

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:37

After hundreds of children's bodies were found at an old church-run facility, a group of government officials met to discuss possible investigations into former homes for unwed mothers.

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Sprint Is Reportedly Close To Deal To Buy T-Mobile For $32 Billion

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:17

If the sale goes through, T-Mobile would join Sprint as the second U.S. wireless company acquired by Japan's Softbank. It would unite America's third- and fourth-ranked carriers.

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The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:07

The human brain uses two different specialized regions to navigate, scientists say, with one charting a straight line to the destination, and the other figuring out the turns along the way.

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'Guns Kept People Alive' During The Civil Rights Movement

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:49

In his book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, former activist Charles Cobb Jr. says weapons kept people and communities safe during that era.

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Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:48

Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.

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