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Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies

Sun, 2014-07-13 09:41

A second-generation American, he was one of the most prominent conductors of the post-World War II era, leading orchestras and opera companies on both sides of the Atlantic. He died Sunday at 84.

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Antares Blasts Off On ISS Supply Mission

Sun, 2014-07-13 08:28

The rocket, built by commercial firm Orbital Sciences, carries an unmanned Cygnus capsule. It lifted off from a pad at Wallops Island, Va.

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Desmond Tutu Backs Britain's 'Assisted Dying' Bill

Sun, 2014-07-13 05:55

The retired Anglican bishop said the end of former South African President Nelson Mandela's life robbed him of his dignity.

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Palestinians Seek Shelter At Supply-Strapped U.N. Schools

Sun, 2014-07-13 05:51

Thousands of residents of Northern Gaza are heeding Israeli warnings and leaving their homes in anticipation of a new assault. U.N.-run schools expect to shelter tens of thousands of evacuees.

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'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones'

Sun, 2014-07-13 05:51

Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.

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Moscow Warns Ukraine Over Alleged Shelling Of Russian Town

Sun, 2014-07-13 04:46

If the Kremlin's claim is true, it would be the first time that Moscow has reported casualties on its side of the border in such an incident.

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Can Brazil Regain Soccer Glory With Beauty Over Brawn?

Sun, 2014-07-13 04:22

The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.

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Palestinians Flee Gaza After Israel Drops Warning Leaflets

Sun, 2014-07-13 04:07

The warnings came as an Israeli commando squad made the first incursion into Gaza since the six-day offensive began.

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Ebola Invades 'The New York Times' Sunday Crossword

Sun, 2014-07-13 01:31

Crossword puzzles steer away from diseases. They're too depressing! But they have a habit of sneaking in. Here's a look at clues used by The New York Times for some infamous global health ailments.

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Ebola Invades 'The New York Times' Sunday Crossword

Sun, 2014-07-13 01:31

Crossword puzzles steer away from diseases. They're too depressing! But they have a habit of sneaking in. Here's a look at clues used by The New York Times for some infamous global health ailments.

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The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever

Sun, 2014-07-13 01:30

What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.

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The Most Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment Ever

Sun, 2014-07-13 01:30

What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.

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Congress' Latest Death Match Involves A Bank You've Never Heard Of

Sun, 2014-07-13 01:19

The business lobby is pushing hard for the survival of the Export-Import Bank, which has supported U.S. exports for 80 years. Some House GOP leaders, though, think it's time to kill the bank.

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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Sat, 2014-07-12 12:54

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

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Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount

Sat, 2014-07-12 11:17

The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.

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Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck-Limousine Crash

Sat, 2014-07-12 09:43

The comedian and television star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" alleges negligence on the part of the retail giant, whose driver was exceeding the speed limit.

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CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares

Sat, 2014-07-12 09:03

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will close the laboratories after last month's possible exposure of dozens of workers to anthrax and the discovery of a vial of smallpox this week.

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33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad

Sat, 2014-07-12 07:58

Police say the unidentified gunmen, wearing a mix of plain clothes and camouflage, killed dozens of people in eastern Baghdad.

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Utah Seeks To Block Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples

Sat, 2014-07-12 05:53

The state says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a federal appeals court order that it provide spousal benefits.

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Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD

Sat, 2014-07-12 05:04

District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.

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