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As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren't Feeling It

Wed, 2014-06-04 23:34

The games are just a week away, and enthusiasm is low. Stadiums aren't finished, infrastructure is incomplete, and there have been protests. According to one Brazilian soccer fan, "We didn't deliver."

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A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

Wed, 2014-06-04 23:32

It's not every day that an industry in hypergrowth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.

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The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

Wed, 2014-06-04 23:29

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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Montana Judge To Be Censured Over Rape Comments

Wed, 2014-06-04 22:32

A judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" faces public censure and suspension without pay for his misconduct in the case, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.

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Bergdahl's Hometown Scraps Celebration Amid Uproar

Wed, 2014-06-04 22:21

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds — both for and against the soldier.

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'The Game Was His Life': Baseball's Don Zimmer Dies At 83

Wed, 2014-06-04 19:44

In his 66 years in professional baseball, Zimmer served as a manager, player, coach and executive. He was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays when he died Wednesday, two months after heart surgery.

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Attorney Says Sterling Will Sell Clippers, Drop NBA Suit

Wed, 2014-06-04 15:23

The lawyer says Donald Sterling will honor last week's deal by his estranged wife to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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Is Clinton Distancing Herself From Obama? Maybe Not

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:53

Some observers suspect Hillary Clinton of preparing for a White House run by putting daylight between herself and the president. But there have always been differences between them on foreign policy.

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Most Americans See Bible As Word Of God, Gallup Says

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:52

The survey finds that nearly a third believe the Bible is the literal word of God, while nearly half said a supreme being inspired the text.

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The Camel Did It: Scientists Nail Down Source Of Middle East Virus

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:25

Since the deadly MERS virus was detected two years ago, scientists have struggled to figure out how people catch it. A new study confirms that camels are a key source.

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Latest Sexual Assault In India Underscores U.N. Chief's Call For Action

Wed, 2014-06-04 13:21

As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demands a global end to violence against women, a 35-year-old is molested and shot in front of her husband and five children in India's northeast.

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Doctors Hesitate To Ask Heart Patients About End-Of-Life Plans

Wed, 2014-06-04 13:05

Most people diagnosed with heart failure die within five years, yet doctors often don't ask them about how they want to prepare for death, a study finds. They cited lack of confidence as one reason.

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Despite Video Of Bergdahl's Release, Questions Dog His Capture

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:55

Questions surround Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's initial disappearance. Bergdahl has said he was captured by the Taliban while lagging behind on a patrol, but many wonder whether he planned to desert.

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Ex-Ambassador To Syria: Civil War Could Drag On For Years

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:51

Robert Ford resigned as U.S. ambassador to Syria earlier this year. He tells NPR's Robert Siegel that it became impossible for him to defend the Obama administration's policies in the country.

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NFL Says When It Comes To Super Bowl 50, 'L' Is For Losers

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:47

The football league says the 2016 championship will depart from tradition by not using the Roman numeral L (50) because it doesn't work well on the logo.

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Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:41

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.

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Women 'Complain A Lot, Interrupt,' Developer Says At Conference

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:18

At a tech conference in Berlin, a developer compared a software plug-in framework to his girlfriend, saying she "complains, interrupts" and "doesn't play well with others."

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In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

In one of the country's most competitive primaries, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel appear headed for a runoff.

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Chinese Authorities Ensure Tiananmen Anniversary Passes Quietly

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

Twenty-five years ago, Chinese soldiers backed by tanks cracked down on protesters, shooting hundreds and possibly thousands of unarmed civilians in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The Chinese mourned victims in private Wednesday, as Tiananmen Square evinced a heavy security presence.

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After State Lawmaker Comes Out, Campaign Becomes Battle Of Write-ins

Wed, 2014-06-04 12:08

Mike Fleck, who was re-elected three times before he came out as gay in 2012, lost the Republican state house primary to a write-in candidate. So he won as a write-in on the Democratic ballot instead.

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