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MERS Virus Comes To U.S., But Risk To Public Is Deemed Low

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:27

An American health care worker who worked in Saudi Arabia is the first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in this country. Health officials are concerned but not panicked.

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Deaths And Downed Helicopters In Eastern Ukraine Offensive

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:13

The Ukrainian government says it has begun an operation to retake the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk from pro-Moscow militants. Militants there have already shot down two government helicopters.

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Outrage Out Of Moscow As News Of Ukrainian Offensive Spreads

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:10

Moscow has accused the U.S. and EU of destroying hopes for peace in eastern Ukraine by supporting the interim government's attempts to retake towns occupied by pro-Russia militants.

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Positive April Jobs Report Blows Past Expectations

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

The April jobs report shows a labor market on the mend. Employers added 288,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, partly because of a decline in the size of the labor force.

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In South Sudan, Peace Sought In Bringing Two Leaders Together

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

While on a one-day visit to South Sudan's capital, Secretary of State John Kerry said the country's recent conflict could devolve into genocide. He and regional leaders voiced support for a U.N.-sanctioned force to keep civilians safe.

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Out Of White House Meeting, Obama And Merkel Emerge United On Russia

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday, in an effort to present a united front on the Ukrainian crisis. The pair held a joint press conference discussing the prospect of further sanctions on Russia.

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An End In Sight For Siege Of Homs, As Syrian Rebels Plot Retreat

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

A deal is in the works to draw the long battle at Homs to a close. The deal would let the rebel fighters evacuate their stronghold in the Syrian city, at which point the Syrian government would enter.

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First American Case Of MERS Reported In Indiana

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus, or MERS, has been confirmed in the U.S. A health care worker in Indiana who recently returned from Saudi Arabia has been hospitalized and is critical condition.

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Amid New Details Of Botched Execution, A Timeline Of Final Hours

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

Details of the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett reveal a procedure rife with problems. A timeline released by the state's Department of Corrections offers unsettling insight into the day of Lockett's death.

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On Auction Block: Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone,' And Some Doodles

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

Sotheby's will be auctioning what it claims to be the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," as part of the auction house's rock and pop music sale.

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Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Fri, 2014-05-02 10:49

Small independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They are like the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but they have been updated for the modern foodie.

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Don't Count On Travel Insurance To Cover Mental Health

Fri, 2014-05-02 10:44

People buy travel insurance so they won't lose a lot of money if they become ill and can't travel. But for most policies, "ill" doesn't include mental illness. Some travelers discover that too late.

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House Will Consider Select Committee To Investigate Benghazi Attacks

Fri, 2014-05-02 10:39

At the same time, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, issued a subpoena to force Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the attacks.

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When A Yoga Teacher Ticks You Off, Is It Rude to Walk Out?

Fri, 2014-05-02 09:13

The reasons we go to yoga are many, from building strength to finding calm. But a teacher's style might add to your stress level. Is it OK to abandon class? Or are there reasons to stick it out?

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Rock-Paper-Scissors Strategy Could Be More Than Mere Child's Play

Fri, 2014-05-02 09:03

Scientists have found that the game is less random than it appears because winners tend to replay their winning choice and losers try something else — but according to a predictable pattern.

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Landslide In Afghanistan Reportedly Leaves Hundreds Missing

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:25

Officials say scores of people are missing and presumed dead after the slide buried a village in the mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan.

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Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:22

Gerry Adams was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a 1972 killing. Some of the case evidence is from a Boston College oral history project in which participants were promised anonymity.

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Marijuana Banking Bill Is Snuffed Out In Colorado

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:06

The legislation would have created a financial framework for revenue from legal pot sales. It was put on hold by lawmakers.

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Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

Fri, 2014-05-02 04:37

U.S. employers added far more jobs than expected — 288,000 — in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.

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Toll Rises From Deadly Car Bomb In Nigerian Capital

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:58

At least 19 people died in the blast Thursday in Abuja, according to officials. Separately, the government says more girls were taken in a mass kidnapping earlier this month than previously believed.

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