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Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:36

The Orthodox church may not like it, but the powerful government is pushing family planning.

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Report: Number Of Police Officers Killed Spikes In 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:33

In total, 126 officers were killed in 2014, a 24 percent increase from the 102 killed in 2013. The report also found that "ambush-style" attacks increased.

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Russian Opposition Figure Detained Hours After Suspended Sentence

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:25

Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.

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Pakistan Detains Suspect In Mumbai Attack A Day After His Ordered Release

Tue, 2014-12-30 06:42

Police registered an unrelated kidnapping case against Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. He is believed to have been the operational chief of a group blamed for the deadly 2008 attack on Mumbai.

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Rep. Steve Scalise: 'I Went And Spoke To Any Group That Called'

Tue, 2014-12-30 04:01

The recently-elected majority whip in the House is explaining his appearance at a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise says when he spoke to the group, he had no knowledge of the ties.

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AirAsia Crash: Rescue Crews Pull Bodies, Find Plane Wreckage In Java Sea

Tue, 2014-12-30 02:40

An Indonesian navy spokesman told reporters a ship had recovered dozens of bodies. AirAsia said Indonesia had confirmed the wreckage was that of the Airbus carrying 162 people.

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Searchers Retrieve Six Bodies From Indonesian Waters

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:21

The discovery came after several pieces of red, white and black debris were spotted in the Java Sea near Borneo island. AirAsia planes are red and white.

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Here's Why Obama Said The U.S. Is 'Less Racially Divided'

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:00

The president says incidents in the past year have "surfaced" long-simmering issues between minority communities and authorities, allowing for a healthy airing of grievances.

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The Fleeting Obsessions Of The White House Press Corps

Tue, 2014-12-30 00:03

From the VA and Secret Service scandals to Ebola, each week brought another hot issue into the White House briefing room. Here's a look at just how short the press corps' attention span was in 2014.

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Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:58

Everyone knows it's dangerous to drink and drive, but a lot of people still do it. Strict enforcement of traffic laws makes it less likely that people will get behind the wheel when soused.

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Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:57

States have passed more than 200 abortion regulations since 2010, and the number is expected to rise. Abortion rights supporters say that could cause big geographical variations in access to care.

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A 'Lost Boy' Helps The Girls Of South Sudan Find An Education

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:56

Daniel Majok Gai fled South Sudan twice because of war. He wants to return for good. But for now, he's giving back by helping youth there gain an education. His inspiration: a girl named Annah.

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Rep. Grimm To Resign After Guilty Plea On Tax Charge

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:02

In a statement reported by CBS and The Associated Press, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-NY, said he would resign effective Jan. 5. Grimm pleaded guilty last week to filing a false tax return.

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U.S. Warship Joins Hunt For Missing Plane

Mon, 2014-12-29 20:06

The search for AirAsia jet is now into its third day with no solid leads. The hunt has expanded to new areas and includes naval ships as well as local fishermen.

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Newly Elected La. Politician Under Fire For Reported Speech To White Supremacists

Mon, 2014-12-29 16:50

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise's office says he addressed a gathering but didn't know the ideology of the group founded by former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke.

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How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

Mon, 2014-12-29 14:07

On January 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry, and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.

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As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:38

Distillers must age bourbon in new white oak barrels that are charred inside. But the barrel supply is running low, and new, small craft distillers are having trouble getting any barrels at all.

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Argentine President Takes On Godson To Keep Werewolf At Bay

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:31

Presidential protection of the seventh son in a family of male children is a tradition in Argentina. According to local legend, the seventh son in a family of boys will assume a lycanthropic form.

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The 2014 Tech Trends We'll Still Be Talking About Next Year

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:11

Apple is ending an influential 2014 but faces another big test ahead. And we revisit the mega-hacks of the year and look to a more voice-controlled future.

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James Fallows On The 'Tragedy Of The American Military'

Mon, 2014-12-29 12:11

The gulf between the vast majority of the American public and the nation's military has had a detrimental effect on the U.S. fighting force, according to James Fallows in an Atlantic cover story.

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