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Baffling, Boy-Swallowing Holes Close An Indiana Dune

Thu, 2014-05-08 12:03

A popular summer spot is closed indefinitely because of mysterious holes — one of which temporarily buried a boy — that open and close in less than a day. Scientists have no idea why.

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Auction Marks An End To A History Of Scandal At Tea Pot Dome

Thu, 2014-05-08 12:03

Nearly a century since a national scandal, the U.S. government's involvement with Teapot Dome is finally ending. Wyoming Public Radio's Stephanie Joyce says that the whole site is being auctioned off.

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Is This Save The Children Ad Too Sexy For The Cause?

Thu, 2014-05-08 12:03

Save the Children hopes sex will sell its message: that the world's mothers and young children die from diseases and conditions that could be prevented. But it's unclear if the public will buy in.

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Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

Thu, 2014-05-08 11:37

Scientists have found that a hormone associated with long life also seems to make people smarter. The gene strengthens the connections between brain cells, a process that's essential for learning.

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Congress Votes To Subpoena VA Chief Shinseki

Thu, 2014-05-08 11:29

The Veterans Affairs secretary would be called to testify over allegations that delays at VA hospitals have caused as many as 40 patients to die awaiting care.

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Rice Theory: Why Eastern Cultures Are More Cooperative

Thu, 2014-05-08 11:22

Westerners tend to be more individualistic than Easterners. Did our ancestors plant these cultural differences hundreds of years when they chose which grains to grow?

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Snapchat Settles With FTC Over Privacy Breach

Thu, 2014-05-08 10:37

The messaging service promised users that their photos and video would "disappear forever" after being sent, but the FTC says the company saved email addresses and phone numbers.

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Accusations Of Embezzlement, Sex Roil Old Kentucky Monastery

Thu, 2014-05-08 10:18

A former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani is accused of stealing more than $1 million. But he says he was targeted for revealing details of what he says were sexual affairs inside the monastery.

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Calif. City Wants To Make It A Crime To Bully Those Younger Than 26

Thu, 2014-05-08 09:44

"We are going to protect not only the kid that is bothered in school, but when you leave school and go home, we're going to protect you as a city," says the sponsor of a bill in Carson, Calif.

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The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ...

Thu, 2014-05-08 09:43

In Rwanda, nearly two-thirds of Parliament consists of women, a trend that developed after the country's genocide. Cuba is third, with women making up 50 percent of its legislators. The U.S. is 99th.

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Injuries On The Farm Happen Much More Often Than We're Told

Thu, 2014-05-08 09:29

The health problems of agricultural workers are the most under-counted of any industry in the U.S., researchers say in a new study. Federal agencies fail to report 77 percent of those injuries.

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The Arab Activists Who Refuse To Bow To The Giant

Thu, 2014-05-08 08:57

A new film We Are The Giant follows six people during the Arab Spring. Tell Me More's Celeste Headlee speaks to co-producer Razan Ghalayini and activist Maryam Al Khawaja.

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Rat Pack's Sammy Davis Jr. Lives On Through Daughter's Stories

Thu, 2014-05-08 08:57

Many people considered Sammy Davis Junior the greatest entertainer of his era. His daughter Tracey Davis shares stories from her book Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father.

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If Polar Bears Can Eat A Ton Of Fat And Be Healthy, Why Can't We?

Thu, 2014-05-08 08:36

Baby polar bears slurp milk that's 27 percent fat, and adults dine on seal blubber. Scientists think bears' adaptation to a high-fat diet might lead to better ways to treat human obesity.

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Tsarnaev's Attorneys Say FBI Questions Violated His Rights

Thu, 2014-05-08 08:22

The agents said they needed to be sure the threat to public safety was over; the filing says they went too far, in an attempt to "extract as much incriminating information as possible."

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HealthCare.Gov Looks Like A Bargain Compared With State Exchanges

Thu, 2014-05-08 08:18

As rocky as the rollout of HealthCare.gov was, the federal exchange was relativiely efficient in signing up enrollees. Each one cost an average of $647 in federal tax dollars.

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The Interesting Bits From Monica Lewinsky's 'Vanity Fair' Article

Thu, 2014-05-08 07:17

The former White House intern whose affair with President Clinton eventually led to his impeachment writes about her life after the scandal, and shares her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and others.

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Former U.S. General In Africa: 'I Think We Can' Help Find Nigerian Girls

Thu, 2014-05-08 06:03

Carter Ham's former command will be part of the U.S. effort to hunt for schoolgirls who were kidnapped three weeks ago by an Islamist extremist group in Nigeria.

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Advocates Back Paid Sick Leave, But Opponents Won't Cough It Up

Thu, 2014-05-08 04:32

Top earners are usually paid when they stay home sick, but low-income workers are not. That has triggered a debate about fairness and risks to public health when incentives force sick people to work.

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Brutal Attack On Nigerian Village Kills More Than 125

Thu, 2014-05-08 03:28

The violence is suspected to be the work of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which has also claimed responsibility for abducting more than 250 girls from a school last month.

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