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U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

Thu, 2015-01-29 05:30

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 79, was sentenced to five years in jail after he told FBI agents posing as Venezuelan officials that he could design and supervise the building of 40 weapons.

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Castro Demands Return Of Guantánamo, Before Normalizing Ties With U.S.

Thu, 2015-01-29 04:35

In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said the rapprochement would not make sense otherwise.

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Malaysia Says Disappearance Of MH-370 Was An Accident

Thu, 2015-01-29 03:31

While the aircraft has yet to be found, the government also said it presumes all 239 people onboard are dead.

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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad Cuts Made In 2013

Thu, 2015-01-29 02:03

The across-the-board spending cuts made in 2013, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

Thu, 2015-01-29 01:42

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has renewed scrutiny of the country's Intelligence Secretariat, which conducts domestic surveillance on a scale reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:14

Office workers are spending more and more time in meetings and preparing for meetings. Experts say it's often a waste of time, and managers — as well as a "meeting culture" — are to blame.

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:13

The plunge in gas prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:12

When Blue Shield Of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.

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ISIS Hostage Said To Announce New Deadline For Prisoner's Release

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:04

A Japanese hostage held by the violent extremist group ISIS has reportedly been forced to record a message setting a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner.

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The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:42

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

Wed, 2015-01-28 15:28

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

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AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:47

The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama's right to take executive action on immigration rules.

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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:21

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

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Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:11

A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner.

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McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Steps Down

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:10

He is being replaced by company executive Steve Easterbrook. Today's announcement comes just days after the world's largest fast-food chain warned of weak results in the first half of 2015.

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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:00

At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.

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Back From The Dead: A Cat Returns Home 5 Days After His Burial

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:55

Bart returned home with a broken jaw, open wounds on his face and a ruptured eye. He is being treated by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Fla., and will return to his owner after he has recovered.

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Amid Fighting In Donetsk, On Edge And Seeking Safety Underground

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:48

The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been under siege and subject to artillery and rocket attacks for months — residents are living in stressful conditions and the separatist militia are jumpy.

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Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:28

The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries, and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent.

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In 'The Americans,' Art Imitates Real Life Lies

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:26

Robert Siegel talks to Joe Weisberg, creator of the FX television series, The Americans, about the similarities between his show and recent real-life spy-related events in New York and Argentina.

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