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aha! Aha! AHA! How 3 Insightful Moments Changed Safeena Husain's Life

Thu, 2015-04-23 10:16

She ran away to an ashram to heal from an abusive childhood. She used the Yellow Pages to pick a new career. Then a harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired her to found a group to educate girls.

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Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

Thu, 2015-04-23 10:11

"We're not some sort of developing country," Rubio said Thursday, opposing reauthorization of the agency that helps finance American companies overseas. "We're a developed financial sector."

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Thu, 2015-04-23 10:01

On a mostly party-line vote, 10 Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats in a 56 to 43 vote to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Thu, 2015-04-23 09:58

After a five-month delay, Lynch will be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Now she has to build a relationship with the same Congress that stalled her confirmation.

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Live Tweets: Day 3 Of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial's Penalty Phase

Thu, 2015-04-23 09:25

A Boston jury is weighing whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death for his crimes.

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U.S. Counterterrorism Operations Kill 2 Hostages Of Al-Qaida

Thu, 2015-04-23 09:03

President Obama announced that a U.S. drone strike killed two hostages held by al-Qaida: one American and one Italian. Separate operations also killed two U.S. citizens who were members of al-Qaida.

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Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock

Thu, 2015-04-23 08:55

Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.

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Giovanni Lo Porto, Slain Italian Aid Worker, Loved Pakistan And Its People

Thu, 2015-04-23 08:48

Lo Porto was kidnapped in January 2012 soon after he arrived in Pakistan. President Obama announced today that the Italian aid worker was inadvertently killed in January in a U.S. strike.

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Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

Thu, 2015-04-23 08:13

A doctor-scientist's long quest to help children with a rare form of brain cancer has led to the discovery that high levels of brain activity can make glioma tumors grow faster.

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Warren Weinstein, American Killed In U.S. Operation, Was Veteran Aid Worker

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:44

The USAID contractor was kidnapped in 2011 from his home Pakistan just days before he was scheduled to leave the country. He spent much of his career in some of the world's toughest places.

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7 Lost American Slang Words

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:03

Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.

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Germany's Largest Bank Fined $2.5 Billion In Rate-Fixing Scandal

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:58

At least 29 employees of Deutsche Bank are thought to have participated in manipulating the Libor rate from 2005-2009.

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Feeling Blue? Share A Laugh With Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:05

When he chuckled at a conference last week, the world was definitely a happier place. And when he spoke, he reminded us all how little moments can have a big impact.

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U.S. Operations Killed Two Hostages Held By Al-Qaida, Including American

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:48

Two Americans who worked for al-Qaida were also killed in the counterterrorism operations in January, the White House said. The two hostages killed included an Italian who had been held since 2012.

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EU Leaders Close To Agreement To Deal With Influx Of Migrants

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:41

Days after 900 were feared drowned, the European Union is struggling to forge a new policy to combat the flow of people setting off mostly from Libya in overcrowded boats.

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Video Of Volcano Erupting In Chile Is Amazing In Time-Lapse

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:03

It's been more than 40 years since the Calbuco volcano erupted. But now it's done it twice — generating striking images and concerns over the effects of both the lava and a mammoth cloud of ash.

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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

Thu, 2015-04-23 04:03

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

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Gen. David Petraeus Will Be Sentenced Thursday Over Secret Notebooks

Thu, 2015-04-23 03:31

Under the terms of a plea deal, the former CIA director will avoid jail time. Petraeus, 62, admits to having retained notebooks full of classified information and showing them to his biographer.

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Saudi Airstrikes Target Houthi Forces In Yemen, Despite Talks Of Peace

Thu, 2015-04-23 03:04

It's now very unclear when peace talks that were mentioned earlier this week might occur. Warplanes have been hitting areas under Houthi control Thursday.

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Michael Brown's Family Will Sue Ferguson Over Police Shooting Death

Thu, 2015-04-23 02:38

The lawsuit will be filed at the St. Louis County Courthouse Thursday morning. It's not yet known whether it will include Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, 18.

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