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By Laying Waste To Houses, Israeli Strikes May Lay Seeds For New Rage

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:10

Israeli air strikes have flattened Gazan homes, even as they target Hamas militants. One Palestinian human rights advocate says that, with these attacks, Israel is destroying a safe future for itself.

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Health Officials Push HIV Prevention Pills

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:10

The World Health Organization has announced a sweeping new guideline, recommending that all men who have sex with mean take antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.

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Declining Domestic Sales Speed Talks For Tobacco Mega-Merger

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:10

Tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard have confirmed they're in talks about a merger. For Reynolds, the move would mean doubling down on the future of e-cigarettes.

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Among Israelis, Pressure Swells To Commence Ground War In Gaza

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:10

One of the first serious hits by a Hamas rocket has left a gas station burning — and one Israeli badly injured — as Israel ramps up talk of a Gaza ground invasion. But that carries a lot of downsides.

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Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

Fri, 2014-07-11 12:01

Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.

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New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill

Fri, 2014-07-11 11:44

The World Health Organization strongly recommends that men who have sex with men consider a daily pill that would prevent HIV infection. That seems like a drastic measure — but is it?

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WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School

Fri, 2014-07-11 11:11

The largest school of the tiny fish seen in 30 years was spotted earlier this week off La Jolla, Calif.

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U.S. Had Heads-Up Over Destruction Of 'Guardian' Hard Drives

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:44

The hard drives contained information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. At the time, the White House distanced itself from the U.K. government's actions.

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Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:40

The practice came under fire last week, when opponents prevented two buses holding detained migrants from entering a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif.

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If Exercise Is Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

Fri, 2014-07-11 09:19

The idea that sacrificing at the gym entitles us to a reward seems to be embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.

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It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:52

This summer, Kenyan artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.

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Suicide Attempt Survivors Seek A Voice In Helping Others At Risk

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:38

People who have survived a suicide attempt often have trouble finding a place to talk about suicide risk or a way to help others. So they are going public with their experiences.

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LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:33

The NBA star will play for the Cavaliers next season. He opted out of his contract with the Heat after spending four seasons in Miami.

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Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:18

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:18

Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.

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Kurds Seize 2 Oil Fields Amid Rising Tensions With Iraqi Government

Fri, 2014-07-11 08:15

The Kurdish political bloc also suspended all participation in the government. The moves further imperil Iraq's already tenuous unity.

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Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:41

An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.

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Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:33

The secretary of state has been meeting with the candidates, as well as outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, in an effort to broker a deal.

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A Surge In Concierges

Fri, 2014-07-11 07:11

Forget the self-help movement. The new way is to ask for help — and to consult a concierge.

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Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

Fri, 2014-07-11 06:01

The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.

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