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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:15

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

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'Girl Drifter' Race Driver Freaks Out Instructors In Prank

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:37

Leona Chin stalled her high-powered car in first gear and randomly turned the wipers on — before unleashing the skills she has honed as a professional driver. Havoc, and some panic, ensued.

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Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

Wed, 2015-04-01 07:58

People who rely most on their smartphones to get online, often deal more frequently with service interruptions, because of financial hardship and data caps.

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Thailand Lifts Martial Law, But Critics Say Its Replacement Is Worse

Wed, 2015-04-01 07:31

The announcement to lift martial law goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.

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Scary Times For California Farmers As Snowpack Hits Record Lows

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:28

Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallowed fields and emergency water measures.

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Patton Oswalt Tweets In Defense Of Comedy — And Trevor Noah

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:26

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.

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To Avoid Surprise Insurance Bills, Tell Exchange Plan When You Move

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:09

Consumers can face unexpected costs if they don't cancel their insurance plan before they relocate to another state.

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Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

Wed, 2015-04-01 05:36

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Weighs State's Religious Freedom Bill

Wed, 2015-04-01 05:30

Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana law sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.

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Musician Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake And In Good Spirits' In Intensive Care

Wed, 2015-04-01 05:06

After being found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

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World's Oldest Person Dies At Age 117

Wed, 2015-04-01 04:28

She was born in 1898. And now comes word that Japan's Misao Okawa has died at age 117. She had been the world's oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.

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Iran Nuclear Talks: Varied Signs Of Agreement On An Agreement

Wed, 2015-04-01 03:43

Diplomats from the seven countries involved are sending mixed signals, one day after the deadline lapsed for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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CEOS Of Germanwings, Lufthansa Visit Crash Site

Wed, 2015-04-01 03:00

Speaking to reporters, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr did not respond to questions about the co-pilot's medical history.

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The Opposite Of The Dean's List

Wed, 2015-04-01 01:01

The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.

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The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Wed, 2015-04-01 01:01

The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. But now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.

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Nigeria's New President: From Military Ruler To 'Newborn Democrat'

Wed, 2015-04-01 01:01

For the first time, an opposition challenger has defeated a sitting president at the ballot box. A peaceful transfer of power from one elected leader to another would be another first for Nigeria.

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Engineer-Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way

Tue, 2015-03-31 23:55

Omar Shekhey left engineering to found a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.

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Tobacco Firm Asks FDA To Lift Warning Label On This Product

Tue, 2015-03-31 23:53

The product is called Snus — a tiny bag of tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. Its Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars, dip and chewing tobacco.

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Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Tue, 2015-03-31 23:32

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of holidays and judicial housekeeping duties, the trial won't resume until next week.

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Gary Dahl, Creator Of The Pet Rock, Dies At 78

Tue, 2015-03-31 22:35

In 1975, Gary Dahl was an advertising executive when he came up with the Pet Rock idea. The stones came in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding."

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