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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Fri, 2015-04-24 01:03

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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China's Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:55

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn't considered absurd, but a good idea.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:30

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:56

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:23

It's been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.

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SkyWest Now Says Several Passengers Were Ill On Diverted Flight

Thu, 2015-04-23 15:54

The airline initially said just one passenger lost consciousness. It still doesn't know what caused the crisis.

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Delinquent Mines: Congress Revives Bill To Hold Mine Owners Accountable

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:55

The measure, first proposed in 2910, would shut down mines if owners fail to pay fines for safety violations.

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Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers As Protests Grow In Baltimore

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:14

Protesters took to the streets demanding justice, after a black man suffered a deadly injury to his spine after being arrested by police.

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Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:44

Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.

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Return Of Horses A Sign Of Spring On Michigan Island

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:46

Over the next two months, more than 300 draft and riding horses will be transported by ferry to Mackinac Island.

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15 Years After The Dot-Com Bust, A Nasdaq Record

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:05

The Nasdaq has closed at a new high. It last peaked just before the dot-com crash, and "Nasdaq 5000" soon became code for stock market bubble. Does the record hold any of the same warnings today?

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#TBT: With Year To Go In White House, First Lady Runs For Senate

Thu, 2015-04-23 11:20

It was almost unthinkable at the time, but Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is today without taking the bold chance on running for a U.S. Senate seat in a state where she never lived.

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How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Ribeye

Thu, 2015-04-23 11:16

The ribeye is the best-selling cut of beef in America both at the supermarket and the steakhouse. Once a year, breeders bring their stock into the barn to take a peek at the steak using ultrasound.

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Indian Farmer's Apparent Suicide Sparks Political Backlash

Thu, 2015-04-23 11:16

Gajendra Singh was found hanging from a tree at a political rally in New Delhi earlier this week. His presumed suicide has become a cause célèbre for the country's disaffected farmers.

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Couples Counseling Catches On With Tech Co-Founders

Thu, 2015-04-23 10:56

Friction between close business partners is the reason many startups fail. But increasingly in Silicon Valley, co-founders of companies are turning to therapists before things go south.

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Dwayne Bowe, A Former Chief, Flies To Kansas City For Fan's Funeral

Thu, 2015-04-23 10:17

He plays in Cleveland now, but when Dwayne Bowe heard that Betty Johnson, his favorite fan in Kansas City, had died, he flew in to pay his respects.

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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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