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Out Of Tragedy, A New Brazilian Presidential Contender Emerges

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.

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Little League Phenom Takes Her Exit, But The Series Goes On

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.

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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.

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With Initial U.S. Airstrikes A Success, Will They Expand?

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

The U.S. continues to mount airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, but some analysts say the campaign is not broad enough.

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Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

Argentina calls them vulture funds, but those hedge funds have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens will suffer as a result?

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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:32

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

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White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:56

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.

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First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:33

There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.

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'More That Could Have Been Done' To Help Foley, His Brother Says

Fri, 2014-08-22 09:53

Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."

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Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In 'Dangerous Intercept'

Fri, 2014-08-22 09:40

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.

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If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

Fri, 2014-08-22 08:39

Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

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Nestle Nudges Its Suppliers To Improve Animal Welfare

Fri, 2014-08-22 08:30

The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.

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Scientists Searching For Alien Air Pollution

Fri, 2014-08-22 08:12

Looking for extraterrestrial smog may be a good way to search for alien intelligence, according to a Harvard researcher.

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Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Fri, 2014-08-22 08:11

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

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Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted

Fri, 2014-08-22 06:25

The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country's store shelves.

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In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies

Fri, 2014-08-22 06:06

Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy suffers wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.

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Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says

Fri, 2014-08-22 06:04

The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.

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Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law

Fri, 2014-08-22 05:16

An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.

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Hamas Executes Suspected Informants After Deadly Israeli Strike

Fri, 2014-08-22 04:50

One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has killed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.

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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev's Protests

Fri, 2014-08-22 04:47

The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.

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