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Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:15

One-third of adults worldwide are overweight. Globalization has made high-calorie foods readily available at low cost almost everywhere. In 1980, less than 40 percent of Mexican women were overweight. By 2008, almost 70 percent were.

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Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:15

One-third of adults worldwide are overweight. Globalization has made high-calorie foods readily available at low cost almost everywhere. In 1980, less than 40 percent of Mexican women were overweight. By 2008, almost 70 percent were.

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In Israel, Ariel Sharon's Family Gathers At His Bedside

Fri, 2014-01-03 04:45

The former prime minister has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006. This week, doctors said his condition has worsened. Sharon is 85.

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'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

Fri, 2014-01-03 04:43

They leap into the air, adjust their tails, land headfirst in the snow, burrow down and hit a teeny moving target — buried 3 feet below. It's their lunch. How does a fox catch a mouse in winter? This is amazing.

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Wicked Winter Storm Leaves Deadly Trail Behind As It Moves Out

Fri, 2014-01-03 04:00

After roaring into the Northeast and New England, where it has dumped 2 feet of snow in some places, the system is heading for the Canadian Maritimes and out to sea. As it blasted parts of the nation, the storm caused at least 11 deaths and thousands of canceled flights.

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Busy Winter Storm Brings Snow, Cold To Northeast

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:55

A blustering post-Christmas snowstorm has dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, shut down major highways in New York and forced U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights nationwide. It is continuing its bitter cold journey through the Northeast.

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:26

By most estimates, the trouble-plagued show will have lost about $60 million when it closes tomorrow. It has been commercial theater's most stunning flop.

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Bjarke Ingels: An Architect For A Moment Or An Era?

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:25

Cartooning was his passion as a kid, and he enrolled in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture to become better at drawing backgrounds. Now, some call Ingels a "starchitect," because his challenging designs are getting built.

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Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:24

Malaria remains one of the deadliest diseases worldwide. But the U.S. successfully wiped out the mosquito-borne parasite from the American South in the early part of the 20th century. One researcher thinks this successful campaign offers lessons for how to stop malaria worldwide.

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DOJ Expected To Defend Health Law's Contraceptive Mandate

Thu, 2014-01-02 23:19

The Justice Department will answer a challenge to a provision in the law requiring most employers that offer health insurance to include birth control at no cost. A group of Catholic nuns objects to the provision, and they won a temporary reprieve from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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Consortium Threatens To Pull Plug On Panama Canal Expansion

Thu, 2014-01-02 17:43

Grupo Unidos por el Canal, made up of Spanish, Italian, Belgian and Panamanian firms, says it will halt work if it doesn't get paid for $1.6 billion in cost overruns in the next three weeks.

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Medicaid Expansion Boosted Emergency Room Visits In Oregon

Thu, 2014-01-02 16:50

If people have insurance coverage, the theory went, they won't end up in the emergency room as often. But an analysis of Oregon's expansion of Medicaid found that people who gained coverage were 40 percent more likely to go to the emergency room.

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Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

Thu, 2014-01-02 15:51

If you haven't heard of the Quadrantids, don't worry. Even NASA calls them "a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation." But in the Northern Hemisphere, they can be well worth watching.

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Arrest Made In Murder Of California Priest

Thu, 2014-01-02 15:37

The say the body of the Rev. Eric Freed, found in the rectory of St. Bernard Church in Eureka on New Year's Day, showed signs of a struggle.

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For The Unemployed, Ideas To Help Bridge The Gap To Work

Thu, 2014-01-02 15:13

More than 1 million people lost their unemployment benefits as 2014 began. Whether or not those benefits get extended, economists say there are ways to change the program that will make it work better. One suggestion is work sharing, which has helped reduce Germany's unemployment.

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A Sharp Rise In Earthquakes Puts Oklahomans On Edge

Thu, 2014-01-02 15:01

For the past three decades, the state averaged about 50 quakes a year. Last year, there were almost 3,000. Some geologists say the state's oil and gas industry might be to blame for the increase.

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Partisan Evolution Gap? Politically Insignificant, GOP Says

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:55

A new Pew survey showing that belief in evolution has dropped among Republicans is fueling critics who argue the GOP is anti-science. But Republican strategists say it's not an issue that will matter at the polls.

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Defying GOP Leaders, Rep. Trey Radel Won't Resign After Rehab

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:20

The Florida congressman, who was arrested in November for cocaine possession, said he's returning to Congress. But the Republican hasn't said yet whether he'll seek another two years in Congress when his term expires this year.

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Using Sound To Levitate Objects And Move Them Midair

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:19

Researchers in Tokyo have put a new twist on the use of sound to suspend objects in air. They've used ultrasonic standing waves to trap pieces of wood, metal and water – and even move them around.

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Newspapers: 'Whistle-Blower' Snowden Deserves Clemency

Thu, 2014-01-02 14:16

The New York Times and Britain's The Guardian have published editorials saying accused spy Edward Snowden has sparked an important debate about the proper limits of electronic surveillance.

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