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It Wasn't Pretty, But 76ers Manage To Win Their First Game Of The Season

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:05

The game got off to a bizarre start when the teams went for the wrong baskets. Still, the 76ers managed to avoid tying a record for the worst start to an NBA season.

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CDC Warns That The Flu Season May Be A Bad One

Thu, 2014-12-04 08:07

The main flu strain circulating now tends to send more people to the hospital than other strains. It also causes more deaths, especially among the elderly, children and people with health issues.

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China To End Organ Harvesting From Executed Inmates

Thu, 2014-12-04 07:43

The controversial practice has long been criticized by human rights campaigners who say that it could hasten the pace that prisoners are put to death in China.

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Putin Defiant In Speech In Face Of Sanctions, Economic Woes

Thu, 2014-12-04 07:24

The Russian president said in his State of the Union speech the "difficulties" his country faced "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia.

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Al-Qaida Branch In Yemen Threatens To Kill Hostage

Thu, 2014-12-04 05:39

The man in the video says he's a British-born American citizen, who was kidnapped in Sanaa in September. A militant on video says the U.S. has three days meet unspecified demands.

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NASA's Orion Prepares For Lift Off At Cape Canaveral

Thu, 2014-12-04 04:19

It's hoped that the spacecraft, which is meant to replace the shuttle as a means of getting astronauts into space, could one day be used as part of a mission to Mars.

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The Sentiment In New York Captured In A 25-Second Audio Clip

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:56

Eric Garner's stepfather tries to calm a protester who pleads, "What's the future for me? ... For my son, for my child?"

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Super Typhoon Hagupit Takes Aim For The Philippines

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:49

The storm is expected to be at least a category 4 when it hits the island chain on Friday. Some places are still recovering from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

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Justice Department Plans New Cybercrime Team

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:03

The reorganization being announced today will "provide a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" and improve coordination among law enforcement, businesses and elected officials.

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For Ebola Orphans In Liberia, It's A Bittersweet New Beginning

Thu, 2014-12-04 01:06

After being quarantined for weeks, 18 children in Monrovia are ready to go to their new home or reunite with extended family But it's not all smiles as the children remember the family they lost.

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Teachers Go Door-Knocking In Nashville

Thu, 2014-12-04 00:49

In Nashville, several public schools are struggling to compete with nearby charters. To recruit more students, teachers are tearing a page from the charter playbook: going door to door.

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A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:37

Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.

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Health Law's Big Tent Still Leaves Some People Out

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:29

About 10 million more people in the U.S. now have health insurance than did this time last year. But some immigrants, low-income adults and others are still falling through the gaps.

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The Man Argentines Love To Hate Is An American Judge

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:26

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine press. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.

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Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live?' NBC Is Counting On It

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:17

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.

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World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:15

Unlike the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the plan on the negotiating table in Lima this week asks every country, developed and developing, to limit carbon emissions. Each nation would set its own target.

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To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:14

Most telescope cameras can only capture a small patch of sky at a time. But a new camera has a much larger field of view, and its backers are hoping for help in deciphering its reams of data.

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'I'm Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner's Mother And Widow Speak

Wed, 2014-12-03 17:37

When asked if she would accept an apology from Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold during the arrest that killed him, Esaw Garner answered, "Hell no."

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Protests Spread In New York And Beyond Over Eric Garner Case

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:40

As word spread of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a Staten Island man, so did plans for protests. A key target: the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

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#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And Race

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:19

A grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case sparked anger, protests, and a Twitter conversation about the idea that the police treat people differently based on their race.

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