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2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

Tue, 2014-05-13 13:22

A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.

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Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:53

The ACA may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride for some firms.

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Oregon's Legendary Wandering Wolf May Have Met A Mate

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:49

OR-7, as he is known, traveled from northeast Oregon all the way to California for years in search of a new home and a chance for a mate. Now, biologists say, he may have found a mate.

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Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:38

For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year's picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.

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New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:20

A malaria patient can carry different parasites that respond differently to drugs. Now there's a way to profile the parasites, which could someday lead to more tailored treatments.

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Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:19

People are rarely offered medication to help them stop drinking. But there are drugs that work, and they don't make you sick. Instead they target the underlying mechanisms of addiction.

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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:12

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.

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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:09

Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.

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Frustrations Defeat Another Diplomat, As U.N. Syria Envoy Quits

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

The U.N. envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, quit in frustration over the difficulties of bringing an end to the civil war and the failure of the United Nations to intervene.

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In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?

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Obama Judicial Nominee Gets A Hostile Reception From Democrats

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.

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150 Years On, Arlington National Cemetery Honors Its First Burial

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

Arlington National Cemetery kicks off celebrations of its 150th anniversary by commemorating its first military burial on May 13, 1864. Members of the family of Army Pvt. William Christman will participate in a wreath laying ceremony and place a stone of remembrance from the family's original home.

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American Ranchers Wary As U.S. Government Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.

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State Spots In Preschool Declining, Report Finds

Tue, 2014-05-13 11:52

Despite much hype, there were fewer seats for 4-year-olds in 2012-2013, leading to a decline in enrollment for the first time since researchers began examining the issue in 2002.

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International Aviation Agency Says Aircraft Tracking Is A Priority

Tue, 2014-05-13 11:18

Following the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner, the International Civil Aviation Organization took a step toward defining an international standard for global monitoring of aircraft.

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Australian Government Plans To Slash Budget, Raise Taxes

Tue, 2014-05-13 10:53

Health, education and foreign aid would all take a hit under the proposal, but defense would see an increase and small- to medium-sized businesses would get a tax cut.

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Iraq Debates Law That Would Allow Men To Marry 9-Year-Old Girls

Tue, 2014-05-13 10:48

The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the measure and sent it to Parliament for a vote. Opponents say it would be a major setback for a country that has mostly secular laws.

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4 Workers Killed In Turkish Mine Explosion

Tue, 2014-05-13 08:49

An unknown number are missing following the explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey. The accident was the latest in a long series of mining disasters in the country.

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At Least 20 Workers Killed In Turkish Mine Explosion

Tue, 2014-05-13 08:49

Dozens are missing and hundreds still trapped following an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey. The accident was the latest in a long series of mining disasters in the country.

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6 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

Tue, 2014-05-13 08:45

Meanwhile, Germany's foreign minister was trying to jumpstart talks between the central government in Kiev and pro-Russian militants in the east.

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