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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 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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Ukraine's Separatists To Proceed With Vote, Despite Putin

Thu, 2014-05-08 02:42

A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin told separatists in Ukraine they should postpone a referendum on secession, leaders of a militant group say they'll hold the vote this Sunday as planned.

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Women On Capitol Hill Reach Across Party Lines To Get Things Done

Thu, 2014-05-08 01:15

There's an assumption that women are more likely than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch help?

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The Executioner's Lament

Wed, 2014-05-07 23:22

When things go wrong during an execution, the people responsible for carrying it out experience stressful, chaotic scenes. But even when the process goes right, it can take a lasting toll.

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The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met

Wed, 2014-05-07 23:07

After a two-year renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is reopening with an exhibit on the work of Charles James, who is now obscure, but considered America's first couturier.

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At Times All A President Can Say After Disaster Is, 'We're Here'

Wed, 2014-05-07 23:04

President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.

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Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

Wed, 2014-05-07 23:04

When crops are surrounded by high levels of carbon dioxide, they're more productive. But they may have lower concentrations of some crucial nutrients, which could increase malnutrition in the future.

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Civil War Invades An Elephant Sanctuary: One Researcher's Escape

Wed, 2014-05-07 23:02

Andrea Turkalo spent 22 years in central Africa, studying rare forest elephants. Then civil war forced her to flee — and poachers killed many of the elephants she'd shared a life with.

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Legendary D.C. Law Firm To Pay Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case

Wed, 2014-05-07 22:15

Rain forest residents had sued the oil giant, and Washington law firm Patton Boggs tried to make the company pay up. But Chevron sued the law firm for fraud — and is now due $15 million.

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Colorado Approves Financial System For Marijuana Industry

Wed, 2014-05-07 16:27

After setting aside a plan less than a week ago, the state's legislature approved a bill to give pot businesses access to banking services.

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Syrian Rebels Leave Homs In Cease-Fire Deal

Wed, 2014-05-07 15:57

The rebels surrendered the city to President Bashar Assad's forces as part of an agreement that gave them safe passage.

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Congress Holds Former IRS Official Lois Lerner In Contempt

Wed, 2014-05-07 15:19

On a largely party-line vote, Republicans approved the resolution that stems from the alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

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