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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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After 6 Decades, 'Jet' Magazine Decides To Go All-Digital

Wed, 2014-05-07 14:50

The digest of black life is ending its print offerings after more than 60 years. The once-influential publication was an oddity: both ubiquitous and easily overlooked.

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Snip Decision: Africa's Campaign To Circumcise Its Men

Wed, 2014-05-07 14:20

A campaign in Africa to prevent HIV has persuaded 6 million teens and men to get circumcised and aims to sign up 14 million more. To do so, health officials must appeal to male vanity.

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When Colleges Ditch Coal Investments, It's Barely A Drop In The Bucket

Wed, 2014-05-07 14:04

Stanford will stop investing in coal companies, but coal is still in demand worldwide and probably will be for many years. As long as that's true, coal companies are likely to find willing buyers.

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China, Vietnam Spar Over Oil Rig In South China Sea

Wed, 2014-05-07 13:33

Hanoi says two of its vessels were rammed by Chinese ships deploying an oil rig in disputed waters. It comes as the Philippines has seized Chinese fisherman for alleged poaching of sea turtles.

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Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind

Wed, 2014-05-07 13:08

Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.

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U.S. Offers Aid In Search For Nigerian Girls, But Is It Too Late?

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:50

The U.S. is sending a team of experts to help find the nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls. But the nearly three-week delay means that the girls are likely scattered, making the search that much tougher.

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Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:48

Many North Carolina counties have no psychiatrists, so emergency rooms are experimenting with beaming in the doctor on video. The hospital can then provide needed treatment.

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Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:43

Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.

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VA Secretary Responds To Call For His Resignation

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki responds to calls for his resignation, following reports of veterans dying while waiting for treatment.

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From The Ocean Deep To The Courtroom: A Tale Of Sunken Treasure

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

When the SS Central America sunk in 1857, it took down tons of gold with it. Gary Kinder, author of Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, tells the fraught tale of shipwreck and recovered treasure.

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After Six Decades As A Staple, 'Jet Mag' Ends Its Print Run

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

It's the end of an era, as the Johnson Publishing Company announced plans to cease printing Jet Magazine. The magazine, which started some 63 years ago, was long a staple for many African-Americans.

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Peace Talks On Pause: What Went Wrong?

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

Middle East peace talks have been officially paused; unofficially, many say they're finished. Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic explains how Secretary of State John Kerry's mission fell apart.

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Department Of Education Brings Home A Disappointing Report Card

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

The Department of Education has released its latest math and reading scores for 12th graders. The scores offer little good news for educators, with results low and largely unchanged since 2009.

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Kinder Words From Putin, But They Come With A Cost

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is pulling his forces back from Ukraine's border. He also is calling on separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone a referendum planned for Sunday. This news might be a breakthrough — or just a head fake.

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Syrian Rebels Cede Stronghold After Over A Year Under Siege

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

Syrian rebels have surrendered Homs, the city known as the birthplace of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. It marks the end of a long siege and a huge blow to the rebels.

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For Many, Farming Is A Labor Of Love, Not A Living

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:29

There are more than 2 million farmers in this country, but most of them have other jobs that bring in the money, retirement benefits and health insurance that they need.

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Shinseki: 'Swift Action' If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:26

The Veterans Affairs secretary says he takes seriously allegations that some patients at a Phoenix hospital may have died while waiting a year or more for treatment.

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Seeking Better Ways To Tell If Surgery Is Too Risky

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:04

Half of all surgery in the U.S. is performed on people over 65, yet many have health conditions that make it riskier. It turns out that the frailer people are, the less likely they'll survive.

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