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Author Farley Mowat, Who Wrote 'Never Cry Wolf,' Dies At 92

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:50

The writer of books including People of the Deer and The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, was also an ardent campaigner for environmental causes well into his later years.

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Putin Tells Separatists In Ukraine To Postpone May 11 Referendum

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:12

He also said Russia has withdrawn its troops from its border with Ukraine. The Pentagon noted, however, that it had seen no change in Russia's posture along the border.

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Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:07

DNA's instructions are written in a code of four molecular "letters," labeled A, C, T and G. For the first time, researchers have created and inserted two brand-new letters into a living cell.

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Surgeon, Mom, Republican — But Conservative Enough?

Wed, 2014-05-07 09:47

Neurosurgeon Monica Wehby, who's running for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has captured the imagination of the Republican establishment. But social conservatives are critical of her position on abortion.

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A Symbol Of Syria's Uprising, Homs Reverts To Assad's Control

Wed, 2014-05-07 09:20

More than 1,000 rebel fighters in the central city began leaving Wednesday under terms of a conditional surrender.

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Move Over Chickens, Here's Something Duckier For The Backyard

Wed, 2014-05-07 08:41

A small but growing number of people are discovering the joys of raising ducks. They say the nutritional and agricultural benefits of the eggs outweigh the cost of feeding the birds.

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DEA Raids Target Synthetic Drugs' Makers And Sellers

Wed, 2014-05-07 08:32

Federal agents acted on hundreds of warrants Wednesday, in an operation that included at least 25 states.

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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Wed, 2014-05-07 07:16

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

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Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:43

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.

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Reported $147 Million Home Price Would Set New U.S. Record

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:07

The stock market has been on a winning streak of late. How else to explain three homes that each reportedly sold for more than $100 million in the past three months?

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Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

Wed, 2014-05-07 06:01

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress shows high school seniors testing no better than the Class of 2009.

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Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance Exchanges

Wed, 2014-05-07 05:36

Since most big corporations are self-insured, shifting even one high-cost employee out of the company plan could save the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

Wed, 2014-05-07 04:03

The complaints include accusations that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document. A fraction of them resulted in disciplinary action.

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Democrats Play Wait-And-See On Benghazi Panel

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.

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Draw My Left! No, No, My Other Left! A Hidden Bias In Art History Revealed

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:03

Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.

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Thai Court Removes Prime Minister Yingluck From Office

Wed, 2014-05-07 03:02

Saying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had violated Thailand's constitution, the Constitutional Court ousted the caretaker leader Wednesday, along with nine ministers.

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In Ukraine's Corridors Of Power, An Effort To Toss Out The Old

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:36

Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:34

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Tue, 2014-05-06 23:33

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.

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Hawaii Releases Video Of Teen Dropping From Jet

Tue, 2014-05-06 22:45

Hawaii transportation officials released video Tuesday of a California teen hopping from a jet's wheel well April 20 after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight.

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