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German Police Search For Clues To Crash In Co-Pilot's Homes

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:14

Police have searched the homes of Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.

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Senate Follows House In Passing GOP Budget To Balance Budget

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:06

Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party-line 52-46 vote, endorsing a measure that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday.

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As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:02

Nigerians pick their president on Saturday. For election officials, the challenges include providing ballots for more than a million people displaced by Boko Haram attacks.

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NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:43

During astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space, scientists will compare his physiology with that of his twin brother, Mark, to study the effect of prolonged space flight on the human body.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:43

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a year-long investigation by the Associated Press finds.

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Police Departments Open Up 'Safe Lots' For Craigslist Transactions

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:42

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:41

Ugaaso Abukar Boocow left when she was a toddler to escape the Civil War. Now she's back, and Instagram is making her famous as she shares upbeat views of her homeland.

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Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:40

An official investigation into an accident last February at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.

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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:15

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.

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Big Shelves of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:32

The shrinking of ice at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite images suggests.

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Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:26

Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.

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Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:20

The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.

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How Much Does Cancer Cost Us?

Thu, 2015-03-26 13:00

We asked people on Facebook to share their stories about coping with the cost of cancer care. See what they told us. Also, test your knowledge of cancer costs with a quiz.

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A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

Thu, 2015-03-26 12:02

One of the revolution's core promise was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.

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Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:38

Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.

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Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:29

Colorado's food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state's economy overall. Economists are getting ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation.

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Ebola Is Not Mutating As Fast As Scientists Feared

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:21

Many people have worried that Ebola could evolve into a more deadly virus — or start spreading through the air. A study published Thursday alleviates these concerns.

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Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:46

A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.

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Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:28

Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.

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After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:13

Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.

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