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Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

Tue, 2014-12-09 23:43

Russian performers who have criticized the country's role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.

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D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Is Part Of Debate Over Spending Bill

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:17

Restrictions on D.C.'s use of funds to regulate and tax marijuana would likely endanger the district's goal of creating a market that a city finance official said would be worth $130 million a year.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:02

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:44

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.

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Congress Will Get A $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill This Week

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:42

Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders in Congress have worked out a bill that would fund the government until October 2015.

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In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:59

The Republican and Democratic parties will be able to collect an additional $97,200 per year from donors to pay for presidential nominating conventions.

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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:46

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

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After $4.75 Million Auction, Watson Will Get Nobel Medal Back

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:10

"In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable," says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

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Bob Dylan, In New Album, Will Cover Frank Sinatra

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:17

But Dylan in a statement said he doesn't see himself as "covering these songs in any way." Instead, he said he and his band are "uncovering them." Shadows in the Night will be released Feb. 3

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This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:15

The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.

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Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:12

When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.

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Nut Rumpus Prompts Korean Airline Exec To Apologize And Resign

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:17

Cho Hyun-ah, whose family runs Korean Air, forced a Korea-bound jet to return to a New York terminal so she could eject its cabin crew chief over the presentation of macadamia nuts.

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Supreme Court Rules Employers Are Not Required To Pay For Security Time

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:16

The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.

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5 Interrogation Methods The CIA Used On Terrorism Suspects

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:09

The Senate's report says CIA interrogators used methods such as rectal infusion and waterboarding on detainees. The report says the techniques were ineffective, a point the agency disputes.

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'Sons Of Anarchy' Ends As A Macho Soap Opera Often Anchored By Women

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:09

FX's biker drama Sons of Anarchy airs its final episode tonight, capping a seven-season run. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says cable's most macho series succeeded by finding strong roles for women.

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Venison As Benison: Food Banks Score From Deer Overpopulation

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:09

With the start of hunting season, wildlife managers are tackling the overabundance of deer in parks around the country. Some of that meat is being salvaged and processed to distribute to the hungry.

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'Torture Report': Did Harsh Interrogations Help Catch Osama Bin Laden?

Tue, 2014-12-09 11:39

The Senate Intelligence Committee found that the detainee that provided key information did so before he was submitted to enhanced interrogation. The CIA questions that account.

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From Grading Tests To Mixing Beats

Tue, 2014-12-09 11:33

Monica Shah's middle school students in the nation's capital don't call her "Ms. Shah," but "DJ Shah."

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A Case Of Mistaken Identity Sends Healthy Boy To An Ebola Ward

Tue, 2014-12-09 10:20

An ambulance in Sierra Leone is sent out to pick up a suspected patient. But after two wrong turns and several stops for directions, it arrives at the home of a 14-year-old boy with no signs of Ebola.

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Argentina: Where Cash Is King And Robberies Are On The Rise

Tue, 2014-12-09 10:19

With spiraling inflation and a distrust in banks after the country's 2001 default, Argentines are keeping more cash on hand. And that means robbery rates are spiraling, too.

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