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Old-timey Slang: 'Polking' Was A Vulgar Word

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:18

Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.

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Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:05

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.

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Angelina Jolie Pitt Has Ovaries Removed, Citing Cancer Fears

Tue, 2015-03-24 04:32

Writing in The New York Times, the actress, who had a preventive double mastectomy two years ago, said she carried a gene that gave her an elevated risk of cancer.

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French Prime Minister: Nearly 150 On Board Crashed Airliner Feared Dead

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:00

A Germanwings plane with 142 passengers and six crew members has crashed in the Alps, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. The aircraft was traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran

Tue, 2015-03-24 02:47

The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.

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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:42

Only about half of Medicare patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.

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Not Prosecuting Companies If They Promise To Behave

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:41

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California River 'Jacuzzi'

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:40

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, it's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up in the San Gabriel River.

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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:38

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.

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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:36

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

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Utah Brings Back Firing Squads As Lethal Injection Drugs Remain Scarce

Mon, 2015-03-23 18:51

The Republican governor, who signed the bill Monday, has said Utah needs a backup execution method in case a shortage of drugs persists — though he's called firing squads "a little bit gruesome."

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Mo'ne Davis Says Player Who Sent Offensive Tweet Deserves Second Chance

Mon, 2015-03-23 16:36

Davis, a Little League phenom, said "everyone makes mistakes," and one tweet shouldn't mark the end of Joey Casselberry's baseball career.

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States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:56

Researchers say their study suggests more diabetes is being detected among poor people in some states because, thanks to Medicaid, more poor people are now able to get tested and afford care.

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You're Just A Blob In Layers Of Plastic

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:49

Ever wondered what it feels like to get into one of the moon suits that Ebola workers wear for protection? At a TED Talk, Bill Gates gave audience members a chance to climb in and see.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:46

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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Does This Strong Dollar Make U.S. Look Too Fat For Foreign Investors?

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:10

The economic expansion makes the country look both attractive for making money and expensive for companies getting started here.

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Justices Debate Place Of Offensive Language On License Plates

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:41

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow Texas to refuse a personalized license plate design featuring the Confederate flag.

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Obama chief of staff: Israel's 50-year 'occupation' must end

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:17

The Obama administration is pushing back hard against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that a two-state solution is dead and his reluctance to back an Iranian nuclear deal.

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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Mon, 2015-03-23 12:40

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bug Cuisine

Mon, 2015-03-23 12:27

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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