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Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For Executions

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:52

Bill Haslam signed into law a measure that allows the state to opt for the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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Sen. Isakson: Boggs Fight Won't Break White House Deal

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:10

Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson says if the judicial nomination of Michael Boggs gets derailed, it won't unravel the deal he worked out with the White House on federal bench nominees.

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McDonald's CEO Says Fast-Food Jobs Can Lead To 'Real Careers'

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:45

Donald Thompson told an audience at the company's annual meeting that McDonald's has a legacy of providing opportunities to employees.

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U.S. Soccer Star Landon Donovan Fails To Make World Cup Cut

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:44

Donovan, 32, is the team's all-time leader in scoring and assists. Twenty-three players were named to the roster for the tournament, which starts next month in Brazil.

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Senate To NFL: Change The Redskins' Name

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:22

Fifty senators signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushing for a name change for Washington's professional football team, a sign the issue isn't going away.

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Diabetes Raises Women's Risk Of Heart Disease More Than For Men

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:08

Diabetes increases a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, but for women that risk is 40 percent higher, a study finds. Just why that's happening is a mystery.

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How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:58

Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.

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Senate Confirms Author Of Drone Memo To Federal Bench

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:53

Last-minute lobbying by the Obama administration overcame opposition to the nomination of David Barron, author of a controversial legal memo regarding drone policy.

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Can Cop-Worn Cameras Restore Faith In New Orleans Police?

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:38

Officers are wearing video cameras to record interactions with the public. The city's troubled police department is trying to prove a commitment to transparency, as it tries to end federal monitoring.

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Billionaire Environmentalist Targets 7 Statewide Races

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:23

Tom Steyer, a California investor, is aiming to label Republican candidates as "science deniers" who are on the wrong side of the climate change issue.

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3 More Men Charged In Conspiracy Case Roiling Miss. Senate Race

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:03

The men are accused of conspiring to take and publish photographs of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife at her nursing home. His opponent in the June 3 primary denies any part in the matter.

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Mars Weathercam Spots Big New Crater

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:02

A scientist monitoring Martian weather for the Opportunity rover team noticed an inconspicuous dark patch that turned out to be a new impact crater half the size of a football field.

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Insurance Fee For Big Businesses Helps Fund Obamacare

Thu, 2014-05-22 12:21

Size does matter under the Affordable Care Act. Large companies such as Cleveland's Sherwin-Williams aren't likely to use the individual insurance marketplaces, but they will help pay for them.

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Big Flightless Birds Come From High-Flying Ancestors

Thu, 2014-05-22 11:59

We're sure glad ostriches and emus don't fly. But DNA evidence now suggests their small ancestors flew to each continent, where they evolved independently into giants with stubby wings.

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Sensitive To Gluten? A Carb In Wheat May Be The Real Culprit

Thu, 2014-05-22 11:55

Many people who don't have celiac disease say they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.

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California Man Charged In Decade-Long Disappearance Of Teen

Thu, 2014-05-22 11:51

Isidro Medrano Garcia was charged with kidnapping and rape and is being held on $1 million bail. He allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl, held her for 10 years and forced her to marry him.

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Civilian Life Taught This Military Dog Some New Tricks

Thu, 2014-05-22 11:24

As a bomb-detecting dog, Zenit the German shepherd never chased his tail or dug holes. Those are skills he learned after he was adopted by his former professional partner, Cpl. Jose Armenta.

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Prosecutors: Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect 'Readily Admitted' Guilt

Thu, 2014-05-22 10:50

Prosecutors revealed new details about the bombs that exploded at the marathon finish line in April 2013, defending FBI questioning of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he recovered from gunshot wounds.

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House Passes Restrictions On NSA's Collection Of Phone Records

Thu, 2014-05-22 10:38

The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would require the National Security Agency to get permission before searching phone metadata. But critics say the bill doesn't go far enough.

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Jupiter's Dot And Mine. Why Life Is Unfair

Thu, 2014-05-22 10:26

Jupiter has a large red dot on its surface. I, too, have a dot on my surface. It's on my cheek. Jupiter just got lucky with its dot. Me? Not.

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