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Judge Sums Phone-Hacking Details, As Jury Prepares To Decide Case

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

A London judge has been summarizing the findings of a phone-hacking trial that has touched the highest levels of British politics and journalism. The case is expected to go to the jury very soon.

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One Year Later, Snowden Still Evades U.S. Charges

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

One year ago Thursday, Edward Snowden leaked National Security Agency documents revealing details of its surveillance program. The Obama administration still considers Snowden a fugitive from justice and wants him to return to the U.S.

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A Privacy Capitalist Wins Big After Snowden

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

The NSA scandal has hurt some companies, but there are also some tech winners, including an American who has been cashing in on the political hype. Mike Janke's firm sells privacy devices and apps.

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Senators Reach Framework To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside System

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:54

Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain announced the accord, which comes a week after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned in the wake of the scandal over veterans' health care.

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Taking More Time Between Babies Reduces Risk Of Premature Birth

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:02

Getting pregnant again within a year of giving birth boosts the chance that the second baby will be born prematurely, a study finds. The risk was especially high for black women.

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Senate Confirms Burwell To Top Post At Health And Human Services

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:59

In a 78-17 bipartisan vote, lawmakers approved Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Now That Russia Has Crimea, What Is Moscow's Plan?

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:42

Moscow is pouring in billions in an effort to make Crimea a showcase of development. But Crimea has a deeply entrenched reputation for organized crime, which already taints some of its new leaders.

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Amid Horror At Mass Graves Of Children, Calls In Ireland For An Inquiry

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:37

After hundreds of children's bodies were found at an old church-run facility, a group of government officials met to discuss possible investigations into former homes for unwed mothers.

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Sprint Is Reportedly Close To Deal To Buy T-Mobile For $32 Billion

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:17

If the sale goes through, T-Mobile would join Sprint as the second U.S. wireless company acquired by Japan's Softbank. It would unite America's third- and fourth-ranked carriers.

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The GPS In Your Head May Work A Lot Better Than That Phone

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:07

The human brain uses two different specialized regions to navigate, scientists say, with one charting a straight line to the destination, and the other figuring out the turns along the way.

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'Guns Kept People Alive' During The Civil Rights Movement

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:49

In his book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, former activist Charles Cobb Jr. says weapons kept people and communities safe during that era.

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Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:48

Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.

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When LeBron James Speaks, Do People Stop And Listen?

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:44

NBA star player LeBron James and his Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs in the finals today. But The New York Times columnist William Rhoden says James is also gaining influence off the court.

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Values Collide In Texas Over 'Open Carry' Protests

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:43

Texan gun advocates have been visibly bringing guns into stores and restaurants as part of "open carry" protests, but some business owners are unhappy. What does this mean for Texas gun politics?

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Pope Replaces Financial Watchdog's Board

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:06

The five Italians who were replaced were associated with the Vatican's discredited old guard. The new members are from four countries, and include a former Bush administration official.

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At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:53

A pest control company and a venerable Washington, D.C., grill teamed up to offer gourmet bugs to anyone who'd try them. The selection included roasted crickets, spiced mealworms and ant lollipops.

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'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:46

The unnerving presence of young men carrying big guns in fast food restaurants and retail stores is causing consternation — even in firearm-friendly Texas.

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Manhunt Underway In Canada After 3 Police Officers Killed

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:45

Residents have been asked to stay indoors as police search for the gunman. A 24-year-old suspect has been identified in shootings that took place Wednesday night in New Brunswick.

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Saudi Arabia To Test Camels And Livestock For MERS

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:45

Now that it's clear that camels can infect humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome, Saudi Arabian officials are expanding testing of the animals in the country.

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Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:28

Creating another sore spot for an industry under scrutiny for lack of inclusiveness, Techweek Chicago sends out a party invite featuring scantily clad women in provocative poses, then apologizes.

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