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Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:47

In his last video, he dunked a chicken. Now Wilbur tests his workaday skills: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.

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A Prediction For How 'Serial' Is Going To End

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:51

In part one of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Matt Thompson makes the brave and foolhardy decision to predict the conclusion.

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Dick Cheney On Senate Torture Investigation: 'The Report Is Full Of Crap'

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:40

The former vice president defended the brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects and said he would "do it again in a minute."

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U.S. Says It Has Closed Its Final Detention Center In Afghanistan

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:54

The U.S. said it closed its detention center at Bagram, ending a controversial chapter in the country's history. The U.S. said it no longer holds any prisoners in Afghanistan.

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Debunking Vaccine Myths Can Have A Surprising Effect

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:37

People concerned about potential flu vaccine side effects may be less likely to get the shot after learning that their worries are misplaced than they were to start with.

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In Hong Kong, Police Clear Final 'Occupy' Protest Site

Thu, 2014-12-11 02:37

After months of acts of civil disobedience to demand democratic reforms, police cleared the final bastion of what's come to be known as the Umbrella Revolution.

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Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

Thu, 2014-12-11 00:55

The CIA and its defenders disagree with the Senate Intelligence Committee report on whether enhanced interrogations prevented a group of 17 Pakistanis from attacking the U.S. just after Sept. 11.

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ISIS Used Predatory Tools And Tactics To Convince U.S. Teens To Join

Thu, 2014-12-11 00:55

It began with messages sent through an anonymous app. Slowly, the Denver-area girls were lured in, until one day they weren't at school. One girl's dad quickly realized why: They were flying to Syria.

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NFL Owners OK Stiffer Penalties For Domestic Violence, Other Crimes

Thu, 2014-12-11 00:55

Any NFL player involved in an assault or in domestic or sexual violence would be suspended for at least six games under rules approved Wednesday. The players' union is reviewing the updates.

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First The Protest, Then The Storm: Bay Area's 5 Straight Nights Of Clashes

Thu, 2014-12-11 00:55

Oakland and Berkeley demonstrators have broken into stores and blocked freeways and rail lines, part of a movement born of frustration about police shootings in Staten Island, N.Y., and Ferguson, Mo.

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Police Finish Dismantling Hong Kong Protest Sites

Thu, 2014-12-11 00:55

The main camp, which had stood for more than two months, was the center of the city's pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Congressional Plan To Fund Military Comes With A Side Of 'Land Grab'

Thu, 2014-12-11 00:55

Material tacked onto the authorization bill adds 250,000 acres of new wilderness, expands national parks, and moves toward a national women's history museum. 'Ethically, it stinks,' says Sen. Coburn.

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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Wed, 2014-12-10 23:54

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.

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'People Are Going To Rebel': Slow Pace Of Rebuilding Frustrates Gazans

Wed, 2014-12-10 23:52

Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.

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Women's Work Is Never Done On The Farm, And Sometimes Never Counted

Wed, 2014-12-10 23:51

The percentage of female farmers is climbing — slowly, according to federal figures. But those numbers don't take into account the many new roles women are filling on multigenerational family farms.

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