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In Reversal, Belgium Denies Inmate's Request To Die

Tue, 2015-01-06 10:21

Days before he was scheduled to die, inmate Frank Van Den Bleeken has been told he won't be allowed to die from an assisted suicide. His request had been granted last September.

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John Boehner Is Re-Elected House Speaker

Tue, 2015-01-06 10:05

The Ohio Republican received 216 votes. At least two dozen fellow Republicans voted against him.

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Dubuque, Iowa, City Council Bans Sledding In Most City Parks

Tue, 2015-01-06 09:51

The City Council passed the law because it was concerned about possible lawsuits. Other municipalities have passed similar ordinances. A repeat offender could face a $750 fine.

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Bariatric Surgery Cuts The Risk Of Death Years Later

Tue, 2015-01-06 09:50

People considering weight-loss surgery haven't had much evidence on long terms risks or benefits. A study finds lower death rates after surgery, even for people who were older and less healthy.

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In Class It's 'Ms. Smalls,' Onstage She's 'Miss Houston'

Tue, 2015-01-06 09:33

Our Secret Lives of Teachers series continues with Isis Smalls, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at a Houston middle school. She's also a beauty pageant winner.

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Medicaid's Western Push Hits Montana

Tue, 2015-01-06 08:43

After sitting out the first full year of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, lawmakers in Montana are now talking about a limited expansion.

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Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

Tue, 2015-01-06 08:15

Even a brief breakup with alcohol can impart measurable health rewards, a small but intriguing experiment suggests. Indeed, the concept of a dry January is gaining traction in the U.K.

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Germany Turns Off The Lights To Protest Growing Anti-Islam Movement

Tue, 2015-01-06 08:05

A group calling itself Pegida has protested since October against Germany's asylum and immigration policies. The German political and public mainstream has responded sharply.

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Palestinian Sentenced To Three-Life Terms Over Murder Of Israeli Teens

Tue, 2015-01-06 07:59

The killing preceded a 50-day war in Gaza last summer. Hussam Qawasmeh was sentenced by a military court and also ordered to pay $63,000 to the victims family.

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How A Too-Strong Dollar Might Lead To A Too-Weak World

Tue, 2015-01-06 06:57

There are upsides to having global investors stash their savings in the United States. But their embrace of the dollar can start to feel like a death grip if it goes too far and chokes off exports.

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Jordanian Prince To Challenge 4-Term FIFA Chief For Presidency

Tue, 2015-01-06 06:27

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said he is running against Sepp Blatter because he believes "it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport."

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From Miss America To Tabloid Fodder: Bess Myerson Dies At 90

Tue, 2015-01-06 05:04

In 1945, Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America. She used the win to propel her onto the national stage. Her image became tainted during embarrassing missteps in the 1980s.

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Explosion At Fireworks Warehouse In Colombia Makes For Amazing Video

Tue, 2015-01-06 04:51

The explosion of 24 tons of pyrotechnics was caught on video by a local news photographer who was there to check out a small fire. No one was seriously injured and video is stunning.

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Weather: Flooding Out West, Intense Cold To The East

Tue, 2015-01-06 03:39

The East Coast is experiencing the coldest temperatures of the year, while the Pacific Northwest saw flooding and evacuations because of heavy rain.

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What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

Tue, 2015-01-06 03:03

A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?

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Two NYPD Officers Shot While Investigating Robbery

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:43

Both officers are expected to recover. They were shot after they apprehended a suspect at a Chinese restaurant in the Bronx.

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Awaits Sentencing

Tue, 2015-01-06 01:19

McDonnell and his wife, former first lady Maureen, were convicted in September on several charges of corruption while he was in office.

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Speaker Election Reveals Split Among Some House Republicans

Tue, 2015-01-06 01:00

John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely to vote against him on the floor.

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With Downloads In Decline, Can iTunes Adapt?

Mon, 2015-01-05 23:59

Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.

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For Many Of Navajo Nation, Water Delivery Comes Monthly

Mon, 2015-01-05 23:57

When residents see Darlene Arviso driving her water delivery truck, it's like they've seen Santa coming down the chimney. But these deliveries to the Navajo Nation are far from the perfect solution.

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