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Thailand Cautions Women Against 'Underboob Selfies'

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:47

Citing both potential harm to society and a 2007 law, Thailand's Culture Ministry warns women to resist a trend of taking photos that focus on the midriff and the lower portion of their breasts.

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Talking About Great Teachers At SXSWedu

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:33

Education thinkers at SXSW gave us the details on the teachers who inspired them.

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:25

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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Ikea To 32,000 People: No Hide And Seek At Our Stores

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:19

The company brought the hammer down at its locations in the Netherlands after more than 32,000 people signed up via Facebook to play at a store in Eindhoven.

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Secret Service Head Clancy Tells Panel: 'This Is My First Test'

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:40

Answering pointed questions about new claims of misconduct by his agents, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he had a "good stern talk" with his staff about why he wasn't told about it sooner.

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Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

Tue, 2015-03-17 08:35

Like the famously curt broth ladler on Seinfeld, Addis Ababa's Chef Chane is known for serving up both delectable cuisine and insults. He says he learned his vaunted culinary skills in royal kitchens.

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Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Tue, 2015-03-17 07:40

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.

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7 Creative Wedding Ideas From History

Tue, 2015-03-17 07:33

Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.

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Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

Tue, 2015-03-17 06:57

It had been ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will now progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying, after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches.

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Most N.Y. Marketplace Plans Lack Out-Of-Network Coverage

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:49

With a few exceptions, all the policies sold in the individual New York market won't pay for routine expenses from doctors or hospitals not in their networks.

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Facebook's Suicide Prevention Tools Connect Friends, Test Privacy

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:35

When online social networks open up spaces for suicide prevention with untrained peer support, they walk the fragile line between invasion of privacy and supporting those who need help.

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Tue, 2015-03-17 05:18

Some of the artifacts date back more than 4,000 years. Among them is the head of a statue of Assyrian King Sargon II, similar to one destroyed by militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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49ers Linebacker Quits After 1 Season, Citing Safety Concerns

Tue, 2015-03-17 04:42

Concerns over possible brain injuries prompt Chris Borland to end his NFL career after one season. Borland, 24, said, "I just honestly want to do what's best for my health."

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Israel's Election: Netanyahu Seeks 4th Term

Tue, 2015-03-17 03:22

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party has slipped in recent voter surveys, with approaches to a potential Palestinian state and the economy emerging as the top issues.

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Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read

Tue, 2015-03-17 03:03

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.

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Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

Tue, 2015-03-17 00:03

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.

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In Intense Desert Training, A Dozen Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

Mon, 2015-03-16 23:22

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

Mon, 2015-03-16 23:21

Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.

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Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

Mon, 2015-03-16 23:17

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets-worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.

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