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Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:53

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

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Music That Burns, Literally

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:33

Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire. They call it a "Pyro Board," and it plays music by pulsing the beats in flame. When the singer hits a high note — stand back.

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Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:25

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.

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Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:21

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.

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A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:56

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.

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American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:55

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is "fine," according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

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The Joys Of Spoiling

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:13

In the Internet Age, spoilsports abound, What would drive someone to ruin it for everyone else?

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7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:08

Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man's body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.

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Government Will Try To Persuade Sherpas To Stay On Everest

Wed, 2014-04-23 06:08

Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don't want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest's base camp.

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Death Toll Rises, Hopes Fade At Site Of Korean Ferry Disaster

Wed, 2014-04-23 05:00

Divers have found no air pockets where passengers might have taken refuge. They have, however, retrieved more bodies. The number of confirmed deaths has topped 150. An equal number remain missing.

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Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

Wed, 2014-04-23 03:40

A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.

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In Illinois, A Town That's Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope

Wed, 2014-04-23 03:38

Washington, Ill., lost half of its assessed property value to a tornado in November, but residents who lost everything are eager to reclaim their hometown.

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Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

Wed, 2014-04-23 03:35

News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

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'Object Of Interest' Found In Search For Malaysian Jet

Wed, 2014-04-23 02:50

Investigators are studying a piece of metal discovered on a beach in western Australia to see if it might be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

Wed, 2014-04-23 01:23

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

Wed, 2014-04-23 01:03

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

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Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

Wed, 2014-04-23 00:34

As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Wed, 2014-04-23 00:32

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

Wed, 2014-04-23 00:31

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

Wed, 2014-04-23 00:30

Archaeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried under new construction.

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