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NASCAR's Kurt Busch Is Suspended Indefinitely Over Domestic Abuse

Fri, 2015-02-20 14:57

The suspension follows an opinion from a family court that Busch likely abused his ex-girlfriend. During the hearing, Busch tried to refute the claims by saying his ex was a trained assassin.

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For The Evolution Of Marine Creatures, Bigger Is Better, Study Says

Fri, 2015-02-20 14:20

A new study published in Science looked at thousands of marine animals over a 540-million-year evolutionary span. Their conclusion: Most of them got larger.

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U.K. Police Look For 3 Missing School Girls Suspected Of Heading To Syria

Fri, 2015-02-20 13:50

The teenagers left home on Tuesday and took a flight to Turkey. Authorities suspect they are headed to Syria, lured by Islamic State militants.

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Modi's Fancy Pinstripe Suit Lands $694,000 At Auction

Fri, 2015-02-20 12:46

A suit worn by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met President Obama is up for auction. The suit, which has the Prime Minister's name in pinstripes is expected to fetch more than $200,000.

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Ukraine: Moscow Was Behind 2014 Deaths Of Protesters In Kiev

Fri, 2015-02-20 12:24

President Viktor Poroshenko, speaking on the one-year anniversary of a bloody day of protests leading up to his predecessor's ouster, accuses the Kremlin of organizing snipers who killed dozens.

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15-Minute Ebola Test Approved For Fighting The Epidemic

Fri, 2015-02-20 11:11

The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.

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Have Big Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

Fri, 2015-02-20 11:10

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.

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Batter Up, Already: MLB Tries To Speed Up The 2015 Season

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:34

In the 2015 season, baseball fans can expect to see new clocks ticking down the seconds in MLB stadiums — and for batters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box more often.

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White House Will Ask To Put Decision On Obama's Immigration Action On Hold

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:56

The White House will ask a higher court to allow Obama's executive actions to take effect, while the case is in court. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama overstepped his authority.

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Arctic Temperatures Create Enormous Ice Formations At Niagara Falls

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:42

The air temperature at Niagara Falls is so cold that the water and mist coming off the falls is frozen in place.

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Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Make Eye Drops Disappear

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:39

Eye drops are unpleasant, and they don't do a great job of delivering medication to the eye. A superthin wafer that slowly dispenses medication and then dissolves is a promising replacement.

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YouTube Is Expected To Unveil New App Just For Kids

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:37

The new app, called YouTube Kids, is due to be released Monday. It will offer original episodes of popular shows such as Sesame Street.

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Bitter Cold Spell Is One For The Record Books

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:35

From the Dakotas to Florida and down the East Coast, the 'Siberian Express' has much of the U.S. locked in a frigid bear hug.

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Labor Secretary Perez Says To Dock Workers And Port Operators: Squash It Today

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:26

The Labor secretary has intervened in the negotiations and the ongoing labor dispute is hitting U.S. businesses.

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Life After Ebola: What It Takes For A Village To Be Resilient

Fri, 2015-02-20 09:16

Some think of resilience as a solo act. But the villagers of Barkedu are helping each other move forward in the wake of tragedy. Psychologist Jack Saul shares insights into "community resilience."

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From A Mountain, Kurds Keep Watch On ISIS In Mosul

Fri, 2015-02-20 08:56

From a nearby mountain, Kurdish forces can see Mosul, a key strategic hub. An Iraqi-led assault on the city is planned in coming months. For now, the frustrated men hold their territory and train.

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Virginia's Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

Fri, 2015-02-20 08:27

Last fall, a federal jury found McDonnell and her husband guilty in a corruption trial that hinged on taking gifts and loans from a vitamin entrepreneur in exchange for favors.

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Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

Fri, 2015-02-20 08:21

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

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Dutch Soccer Fans Vandalize Rome's La Barcaccia Fountain

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:51

Across Italy, newspaper headlines decry two days of "guerrilla warfare" in the heart of Rome and television news shows scenes of devastation.

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Administration Grants Tax Time Reprieve For Obamacare Procrastinators

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:39

There will be a special insurance enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for people to use if they discover they owe a penalty for not having coverage when filling out their taxes.

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