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Secret Service Head Clancy Tells Panel: 'This Is My First Test'

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:40

Answering pointed questions about new claims of misconduct by his agents, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he had a "good stern talk" with his staff about why he wasn't told about it sooner.

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Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:35

Like the famously curt broth ladler on Seinfeld, Addis Ababa's Chef Chane is known for serving up both delectable cuisine and insults. He says he learned his vaunted culinary skills in royal kitchens.

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Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Tue, 2015-03-17 07:40

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.

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7 Creative Wedding Ideas From History

Tue, 2015-03-17 07:33

Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.

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Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

Tue, 2015-03-17 06:57

It had been ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will now progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying, after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches.

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Most N.Y. Marketplace Plans Lack Out-Of-Network Coverage

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:49

With a few exceptions, all the policies sold in the individual New York market won't pay for routine expenses from doctors or hospitals not in their networks.

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Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools Connect Friends, Test Privacy

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:35

When online social networks open up spaces for suicide prevention with untrained peer support, they walk the fragile line between invasion of privacy and supporting those who need help.

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:18

Some of the artifacts date back more than 4,000 years. Among them is the head of a statue of Assyrian King Sargon II, similar to one destroyed by militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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49ers Linebacker Quits After 1 Season, Citing Safety Concerns

Tue, 2015-03-17 04:42

Concerns over possible brain injuries prompt Chris Borland to end his NFL career after one season. Borland, 24, said, "I just honestly want to do what's best for my health."

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Israel's Election: Netanyahu Seeks 4th Term

Tue, 2015-03-17 03:22

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party has slipped in recent voter surveys, with approaches to a potential Palestinian state and the economy emerging as the top issues.

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Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read

Tue, 2015-03-17 03:03

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.

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Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

Tue, 2015-03-17 00:03

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.

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In Intense Desert Training, A Dozen Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

Mon, 2015-03-16 23:22

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

Mon, 2015-03-16 23:21

Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.

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Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

Mon, 2015-03-16 23:17

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets-worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.

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UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland Earn #1 Seeds in NCAA Women's Bracket

Mon, 2015-03-16 17:39

Though Princeton is the only undefeated team in the championship. They enter as eighth seed. The tournament begins March 20th.

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If You're One Of The World's 382 Million Diabetics, Your Wages May Dip

Mon, 2015-03-16 16:03

The caseload could surge to 592 million by 2035, with a huge contribution from the developing world. And across the globe, people with diabetes tend to earn less — or lose their job altogether.

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Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

Mon, 2015-03-16 14:57

As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.

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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

Mon, 2015-03-16 14:15

The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?

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Gunfire, Bombs And An Arrest: Boston Police Detail Tsarnaev's Capture For Court

Mon, 2015-03-16 13:24

Police officers on Monday described a fierce gunbattle that included thrown explosives, at the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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