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Congress Blocks Slaughtering Horses For Meat In U.S.

Fri, 2014-01-17 05:20

The omnibus spending bill approved by the Senate on Thursday night contains language banning funding for USDA inspections of slaughterhouses for horses. That effectively stops plans to restart the slaughter of horses in the U.S. to export meat abroad.

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Obama Expected To Say NSA Should Not Hold 'Metadata'

Fri, 2014-01-17 04:30

One change that privacy advocates have been pushing for is that the NSA no longer store the records from millions of phone calls — including those of Americans. Officials are telling Reuters and NPR that the president will endorse the idea of having a third party, not the NSA, hold that data.

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A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back'

Fri, 2014-01-17 00:34

After his father suffered a heart attack, 13-year-old Clayton Sherrod got a job washing dishes at a country club in Birmingham, Ala. By the time he turned 19 in 1964, he was the executive chef.

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The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

Fri, 2014-01-17 00:33

For decades, the Supreme Court ruled that laws regulating things like wages and working conditions were unconstitutional. That changed during the Great Depression, when one of the justices switched sides, paving the way for the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health

Fri, 2014-01-17 00:31

A study in the journal Obesity found that students who used credit or debit cards in the school cafeteria chose fewer fruits and vegetables and more desserts than kids paying with cash. But the researchers say schools should work with the bias instead of trying to fight it.

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MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

Fri, 2014-01-17 00:24

Major League Baseball on Thursday approved a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled players, managers and fans. The NFL, NBA, NHL, some NCAA sports and major tennis tournaments all use a form of replay.

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Surgeon General Adds To List Of Smoking's Harms

Fri, 2014-01-17 00:19

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General's office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job.

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Japanese WWII Soldier Who Hid In Jungle For 30 Years Dies

Thu, 2014-01-16 23:25

Hiroo Onoda was an intelligence officer who came out of hiding on Lubang Island in the Philippines in 1974. He surrendered only when his former commander flew there to reverse his 1945 orders to stay behind. He died Thursday in Tokyo at age 91.

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By Tracking Sugar In Tears, Contact Lens Offers Hope For Diabetics

Thu, 2014-01-16 18:14

Despite the technical feat, researchers say that much basic research remains, and the relationship between glucose and tears is still unproven.

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With Senate's OK, $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Heads To Obama

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:45

The wide-ranging federal spending bill will prevent any gaps in government funding as well as take some of the sting out of automatic spending cuts. The House approved it Wednesday.

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Sweet 16 And Barreling Toward Cowgirl Racing Fame

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:22

High schooler Megan Yurko won more than $21,000 last year in cowgirl barrel races. The sport requires circling three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern at top speed, and Yurko hopes she'll leave this weekend's world championship competition as the top ranked racer.

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Gilligan's 'The Professor' Has Died; Russell Johnson Was 89

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:14

Russell Johnson, the actor whose job it was to be the voice of reason and calm on an island of shipwrecked ninnies, reportedly died of natural causes at his home in Washington state. Johnson's role as the Professor on the 1960s comedy Gilligan's Island endeared him to audiences.

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What Do You Do If Your Refrigerator Begins Sending Malicious Emails?

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:08

Consumers are beginning to buy Internet-connected appliances, but companies haven't done enough to protect the machines from hackers, says an information security expert.

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NSA Reportedly Collected Millions Of Phone Texts Every Day

Thu, 2014-01-16 14:00

A presentation slide cited by The Guardian is subtitled "SMS Text Messages: A Goldmine to Exploit." The top secret Dishfire text-collection program was reportedly both global and arbitrary.

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U.S. Biathlete Gives Up Olympic Spot To Her Twin Sister

Thu, 2014-01-16 13:37

Lanny and Tracy Barnes competed on the U.S. Olympic team in 2006, and Lanny competed in 2010. This year, Tracy gave her spot on the team to Lanny, who was ill during the selection races and just missed qualifying. "The Olympics are about more than just competing," Tracy says.

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For Obama And Senate Democrats, The Goal Is Mutual Protection

Thu, 2014-01-16 13:37

For President Obama and Senate Democrats, it's all about mutual aid. The president needs their support to achieve whatever of his remaining agenda he can get through Congress. They need him to help raise money for their re-election campaigns.

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Will Team USA's High-Tech Speedskating Suit Pay Off In Gold?

Thu, 2014-01-16 13:32

On Thursday, Lockheed Martin and the sporting goods company Under Armour unveiled long-awaited photos of the new U.S. speedskating uniform they're calling "Mach 39." Unlike other suits, it's not made entirely of smooth, slippery fabric to reduce air drag.

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To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot

Thu, 2014-01-16 13:11

The rare northern spotted owl species faces habitat loss and, now, intruding barred owls. A biologist, and the federal government, have made a difficult decision — killing one owl to ward off the extinction of another.

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To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot

Thu, 2014-01-16 13:11

The rare northern spotted owl species faces habitat loss and, now, intruding barred owls. A biologist, and the federal government, have made a difficult decision — killing one owl to ward off the extinction of another.

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3 Arrested In Southern California Fire

Thu, 2014-01-16 13:06

The fire, apparently started at a camp site, has swept through more than 1,500 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles.

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