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A Divided High Court Strikes Down IQ Rules In Fla. Death Penalty

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a Florida rule requiring a defendant's IQ to be 70 or below before that defendant could avoid the death penalty for reasons of mental retardation.

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Obama Sets A Number For U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:17

President Obama intends to keep a force of 9,800 American troops after the end of 2014. The troops will remain in the country to train Afghan forces and support counterterrorism operations.

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What To Do If Your iPhone Is Hacked And Remotely Locked

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:10

Some Australian users received alerts that their iPhones had been hacked and locked and were told to send money to regain access. Users in the U.S. may have been affected. Read tips on what to do.

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Peat Bog The Size Of England Discovered In Congo Republic

Tue, 2014-05-27 12:06

The previously undiscovered expanse of ancient, partially decayed vegetation, could cover as much as 80,000 square miles.

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Paleo For Dogs? Vets Say Trendy Diet Could Make Humans Sick

Tue, 2014-05-27 11:58

Some dog owners favor a raw food diet because they believe it's how their pets' ancestors ate in the wild. But vets worry that people could be exposed to pathogens if pets are eating raw meat.

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Smugglers Thrive On Syria's Chaos, Looting Cultural Treasures

Tue, 2014-05-27 11:15

The country's spectacular antiquities are being plundered by rebels, organized criminal groups and desperate civilians. Many items go across the border to Lebanon.

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World's Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:38

Attendees at an inclusive capitalism conference in London control $30 trillion in assets. But it's unclear what, if any, financial commitments will come from the conclave on income inequality.

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Pakistani Woman Stoned To Death By Family Outside Courtroom

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:14

The 25-year-old woman, who was three months pregnant, was bludgeoned to death with bricks after she married someone against her family's will.

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Bill Murray Offers Bachelor Party Advice On Love And Life

Tue, 2014-05-27 09:36

At a South Carolina steakhouse over Memorial Day weekend, the comic actor told friends of a groom that if they find love themselves, they should test it by going on a trip around the world.

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When Older People Walk Now, They Stay Independent Later

Tue, 2014-05-27 09:36

Nobody wants to spend their final years unable to walk, but that sad fate afflicts many people as they age. A little exercise helps a lot, especially if people can do it in social groups.

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Former LulzSec Hacker Turned Informant Avoids Further Jail Time

Tue, 2014-05-27 09:24

Hector Xavier Monsegur, or Sabu, was a well-respected hacker in the world of Anonymous. But as an informant, authorities say he helped cripple the hacktivist group. A judge let him off on time served.

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Median CEO Pay Tops $10 Million For The First Time

Tue, 2014-05-27 09:20

An Associated Press study shows that most CEOs at S&P 500 companies are now making more than eight figures. Over the past four years, they've received raises topping 50 percent.

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Florida's IQ Limit For Death Penalty Isn't Constitutional, Supreme Court Says

Tue, 2014-05-27 07:44

In a reversal of a state court, the justices say Florida's rule ignores norms in the psychiatric profession. The opinion also cites the Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.

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Obama Plans To Leave Residual Force Of 9,800 In Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-05-27 07:19

The number is in line with what military officials had asked for. The United States will end America's longest-running war in 2014 and expects most of the residual force out of the country by 2016.

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Art In A Jar 2: Details, Details

Tue, 2014-05-27 07:13

Can you find the masterpiece in the mass of pieces?

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States Consider Using Medicaid To Pay College Health Plan Premiums

Tue, 2014-05-27 06:50

Students who are covered by Medicaid could get access to a wider network of doctors and hospitals, as well as mental health services, if they get care through their school's health plan.

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Secret Service In Free Speech Case

Tue, 2014-05-27 06:50

Anti-Bush protesters claimed the Secret Service violated their First Amendment rights because they moved them away from the president. The Court said there was a security reason for doing so.

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With A Heavy Hand, Chinese Authorities Crack Down On Mourners

Tue, 2014-05-27 06:20

After a terror attack in northwestern China, mourners left flowers at the scene and citizens took to social media and called for an evening protest. The government saw this as a threat.

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Malaysia Releases Satellite Data From Missing Jetliner

Tue, 2014-05-27 05:35

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 communicated with satellites as it flew across the Indian Ocean. Malaysia, however, is facing criticism for leaving out some information.

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Soldiers Arrest Thai Politician As He Speaks Out Against Coup

Tue, 2014-05-27 05:27

A former minister of Thailand's ousted cabinet was detained Tuesday at a news conference. The arrest comes as ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is released.

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