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U.S. Boosts Security At Facilities Ahead Of Torture Report's Release

Mon, 2014-12-08 10:54

The White House says the report "could lead to a greater risk" to U.S. facilities and individuals around the world, but that the president supported the Senate's release scheduled for Tuesday.

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2014 A Year Of 'Unspeakable Brutality' For Children In Conflict Zones

Mon, 2014-12-08 10:19

The United Nations Children's Fund says that an estimated 230 million children around the world live in countries where there are armed conflicts.

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End Fraternities' Suspension, UVa Urged, Amid 'Rolling Stone' Fallout

Mon, 2014-12-08 10:00

The call by national organizations representing fraternities and sororities comes after the magazine acknowledged "discrepancies" in its story on gang rape. The story had prompted the suspensions.

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Despite Decline, Elective Early Births Remain A Medicaid Problem

Mon, 2014-12-08 09:47

The rate for early elective delivery for women covered by Medicaid has fallen since 2007. Still, the early births remain common and are a potential source of health trouble for mothers and babies.

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Ebola, Schmebola — You Still Have To Look Good!

Mon, 2014-12-08 09:13

Liberians aren't letting a brutal epidemic put a crimp in their amazing sense of fashion. The streets are still full of stylish folks, because as the local saying goes, "Looking good is business."

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Fringe No More: 'Ancient Grains' Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

Mon, 2014-12-08 09:05

General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it'll put out a version with "ancient grains," which aren't, actually, very ancient.

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Supreme Court Rejects BP's Challenge To Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:51

The oil giant had hoped to limit how much it will pay under a 2012 settlement with people and businesses on the Gulf Coast. BP originally estimated it would pay $7.8 billion to settle claims.

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When A Stray Dog's In Trouble, Katmandu's Canine Rescuers Jump To It

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:43

The city is home to some 20,000 strays. They roam the streets, they beg for food, they howl and fight at night and they often need medical help.

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IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:31

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.

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Democratic Mayors Back Obama's Immigration Plan, Citing Economic Benefits

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:23

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.

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Doctors Are Slow To Adopt Changes In Breast Cancer Treatment

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:20

There's not much evidence that radiation increases survival in older women with early-stage breast cancer, but doctors are still prescribing it. It can be hard to get doctors to change protocols.

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21 Dead As Hagupit Hits Philippines; Storm's Impact Less Severe Than Expected

Mon, 2014-12-08 06:19

Hagupit, now a tropical storm, forced more than a million people into shelters after it made landfall on Saturday. But it spared the Philippines the devastation of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

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Bay Area Protests Turn Violent For Second Night In A Row

Mon, 2014-12-08 05:48

Demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked traffic on a freeway. The protests came in the wake of police killings in Missouri and New York.

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Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

Mon, 2014-12-08 05:25

A first-grader's quick doodle can tell researchers plenty about what's happening — or not happening — at home.

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Peaceful Protest Turns Chaotic In California's East Bay

Mon, 2014-12-08 01:51

For a second straight night, a police brutality protest that started in Berkeley ended in arrests, this time after moving to Oakland and descending into vandalism and looting.

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Medicine's Subtle Art Gives A Man The Chance To Breathe Again

Mon, 2014-12-08 01:08

When Bob Smithson could no longer breathe on his own and surgeons wanted to operate, his doctor decided to take a chance on a different treatment. That decision gave Bob another chance at life.

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New 'New Republic': A 'Vertically Integrated Digital Media Company'

Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

The magazine saw an exodus of 50 top contributors in the days after billionaire owner Chris Hughes, formerly of Facebook, announced The New Republic was going to move to New York and transform.

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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.

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Justice Department Moves To Further Rein In Racial Profiling

Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

New guidelines being unveiled today will broaden rules for the FBI, ATF, DEA and other federal agencies, that will ban — or nearly ban — profiling by race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

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Burnt Remains Of Missing Mexican Student Identified; 42 Still Not Found

Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

DNA testing confirmed that bone fragments from Mexico match relatives of Alexander Mora Venancio, one of a group of students from a rural college who officials say were abducted in September.

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