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Heated Words, And Mild Relief, In Russia's Response To New Sanctions

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

Russia reacted angrily to new EU and U.S. sanctions, which were imposed in response to Russian interference in Ukraine. Russia's deputy foreign minister vowed to deliver a "painful" response.

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In Diplomacy, Obama Aims To 'Hit Singles,' Not Swing For The Fences

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

As President Obama returns from his trip to Asia, he is defending the trip's modest diplomatic accomplishments. He says that, while such efforts may not be sexy, they're better than unforced errors.

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Donald Sterling Banned For Life From NBA, Fined $2.5 Million

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:03

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the league. The decision, coupled with a $2.5 million fine, comes in the wake of Sterling's racist remarks.

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A Brief Tour Of The Alimentary Canal, From Spit To You Know What

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:56

If you didn't know that spit makes a great spot remover or where prison inmates smuggle cellphones, author Mary Roach can fill you in. There's more than digestion going on down there.

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Texas' Biggest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:43

Back in 2007, equity firms took Energy Future Holdings private in a huge $45 billion deal. The natural gas boom, however, drove the price of electricity down, leading to huge losses for the company.

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A Cookbook Map Reveals What's Hot In American Regional Cuisine

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:19

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who's invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.

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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Faces Demolition

Tue, 2014-04-29 11:12

All that stands between the plant that made B-24 bombers and the wrecking ball is two days and $1 million. The group that's trying to save the facility says it's an uphill task.

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Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How

Tue, 2014-04-29 10:33

Animals bark, sing, growl and chat. Plants, one would think, just sit there. But it turns out that plants bark, growl and chat as well. Here's how they do it.

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The Force Is With Them: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:24

Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.

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Famed 83-Year-Old Jewel Thief Pleads Guilty To Stealing Diamond Ring

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:01

Doris Payne's rap sheet dates back six decades. She walked into an upscale jewelry store last October and walked out with a $22,500 ring. On Monday, she was sentenced to four years in custody.

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To Survive A Tornado, First Run To Shelter, Then Grab A Helmet

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:41

In a tornado, debris flung by high-speed winds can cause deadly injuries. A sturdy shelter is the best protection, but even lying in a ditch may save your life. Or putting on a bike helmet.

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Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:03

Get ready for a different kind of distraction. Tech experts predict hearables, which you wear in your ear, are going to hit the market in a big way very soon. And they may change the way we behave.

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NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:46

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being punished for making racist remarks in an audio recording that was made public Friday. His fine is the maximum allowed under the NBA's charter.

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A Life Story In 6 Songs — Part 3

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:11

When Erica Werner sings to her singing parrot, the term "songbirds" takes on a whole new meaning.

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What's The Secret To Pouring Ketchup? Know Your Physics

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:04

Many restaurants still serve ketchup in glass bottles, but they make it hard to get the right amount onto your plate. A video explains how the problem lies with the physics of the condiment itself.

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Health Law Adviser Says Insurers Will Morph Into Providers

Tue, 2014-04-29 06:58

In his new book, former White House adviser Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says the Affordable Care Act is going to work in the long run, but that we'll see a lot of changes in health care along the way.

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Campus Sexual Assaults Are Targeted In New White House Report

Tue, 2014-04-29 06:14

Noting that 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college, the White House releases new guidelines to help victims of that violence and improve the way schools handle such cases.

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North Korea Conducts Artillery Drills Near Southern Border

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:19

The exercises, while not uncommon, are considered provocative in the immediate wake of President Obama's visit to South Korea.

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Several Wounded In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Georgia

Tue, 2014-04-29 04:28

Police say at least six people were hurt in an incident early Tuesday at the facility in Kennesaw, Ga. The shooter is reportedly dead.

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EU Follows U.S. In Imposing New Sanctions On Russia

Tue, 2014-04-29 04:24

The sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin's "inner circle" drew a response from Moscow, which described them in Cold War terms.

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