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Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

Sat, 2014-07-12 03:36

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:38

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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Israel And Gaza Struck By Rockets, Bombs And A Sense Of Deja Vu

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

For the third time in five years, Israel has bombed Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire. As Israel considers a ground invasion, Israelis note the grisly repetition, skeptical things will change.

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How Private Colleges Are Like Cheap Sushi

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:37

Fifty percent off? That doesn't sound like such a good deal for sushi or a college degree. We ask some economists: Why not?

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Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:36

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

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Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Sat, 2014-07-12 01:36

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.

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Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

Fri, 2014-07-11 14:06

The sloppy handling by federal scientists of the world's scariest germs must stop, says the dismayed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are his new rules enough?

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Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:59

There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.

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Florida Ruling Is A Primer On Redistricting Chicanery

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:55

What makes the judge's opinion such fun reading for students of politics is the highlighting of how political operatives tried to avoid leaving fingerprints on the maps.

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House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:35

While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.

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Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:23

Polio damaged Haden's voice when he was young, but as a bassist and composer, he helped shape the sound of jazz and spanned country and gospel. He died Friday at 76.

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Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:18

North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts. A judge will soon decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed.

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Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Fri, 2014-07-11 13:03

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.

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Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:38

He worked for The Tennessean and took leave to assist Robert F. Kennedy in the White House and during the senator's 1968 presidential campaign. He later helped shape USA Today.

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In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:37

Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 this week. Author Kevin Roose says Ernest Thayer's classic poem on failure, "Casey at the Bat," might cheer the Brazilian soccer team up.

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By Laying Waste To Houses, Israeli Strikes May Lay Seeds For New Rage

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:10

Israeli air strikes have flattened Gazan homes, even as they target Hamas militants. One Palestinian human rights advocate says that, with these attacks, Israel is destroying a safe future for itself.

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Health Officials Push HIV Prevention Pills

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:10

The World Health Organization has announced a sweeping new guideline, recommending that all men who have sex with mean take antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.

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Declining Domestic Sales Speed Talks For Tobacco Mega-Merger

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:10

Tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard have confirmed they're in talks about a merger. For Reynolds, the move would mean doubling down on the future of e-cigarettes.

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