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Death Toll From Washington Mudslide Rises To 35

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:37

The last person identified was two-year-old Brooke Spillers of Arlington, Washington. President Obama is also scheduled to visit the area later this month.

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Massive Security Flaw Picks The Padlock On Much Of The Internet

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:02

A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.

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Texas Education Agency Considers Adding Class On Mexican-Americans

Tue, 2014-04-08 15:27

Mexican-American studies have been controversial in some parts of the country. In Arizona, for example, those studies were banned in 2011.

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GM At Odds With Feds Over Recall-Related Documents

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.

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This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

Back 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader wrote in to let us know she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.

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Weather Channel Will Return To DirectTV

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:19

The new agreement comes with a price: the Weather Channel has agreed to cut back its reality programming by half during weekdays.

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21st Century Energy Outlook: Quite Similar To The Last Two Centuries

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:06

Anthony Alexander, the chief executive of FirstEnergy Corp., says coal and nuclear energy will continue to play a central role in this country's energy future.

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Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:46

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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100-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:36

The beer bottle was tossed into the sea in 1913 and recovered by a fisherman last month. It is thought to be the oldest ever "message in a bottle."

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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:08

Childhood amnesia descends gradually — and later than you might think, researchers say. Many 7-year-olds have robust memories of experiences from when they were 3 or even younger.

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Developer To Preserve Ancient Tequesta Village In Heart Of Miami

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:06

Archaeologists say the collection of circles in the bedrock of the city may be the oldest remains of a tribal village east of the Mississippi.

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Wave Of Newly Insured Patients Strains Oregon Health Plan

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:02

Cheryl Stumph and her family haven't had health insurance for years. Now that they do, they plan to take make up for lost time. Pent-up demand for care is overwhelming an Oregon health plan.

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The Ebola Outbreak, Three Weeks In, Is Dire But Not Hopeless

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:56

In Guinea, an aggressive strain of the virus has claimed over 100 lives and invaded the capital city. But while it may take months to contain the outbreak, there already are survivors.

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Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:28

"I would do it again and again and again," says one Hutu woman who defied orders and sheltered Tutsis during the 1994 genocide. Rwanda is beginning to recognize people who rescued those at risk.

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WATCH: Sparks Fly In Holder, Gohmert Exchange On Capitol Hill

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:21

Rep. Louis Gohmert and Attorney General Eric Holder clashed over the House's decision to hold Holder in contempt in 2012. The exchange included finger wagging and warnings against lectures.

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The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:19

Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies use OpenSSL to protect your data transactions with them. Turns out a bug called Heartbleed has been exposing much of their data, and yours.

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Why Physicists Are In A Film Promoting An Earth-Centered Universe

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:17

Scientist Lawrence Krauss says clips of him were "mined" to lend credibility to The Principle, a film he describes as "stupid" and "unbelievable."

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An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:13

During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.

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New Rules Force Big Banks To Keep A Bigger Cushion

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Banking regulators at the FDIC and the Fed are voting on whether to impose tougher rules on big banks. Analysts think that the new regulations, which are expected to pass, will hurt growth prospects.

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Natural Disasters Are Rare, But So Is Mudslide Insurance

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01

Dozens of people lost their homes in the massive slide in Oso, Wash., but few are likely to see an insurance payout. That's because mudslide coverage is not included in a typical homeowner's policy.

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