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Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller, But Delivering The Drug Is Tricky

Mon, 2015-08-03 11:30

The drug derived from the venom of cone snails must be injected into the spinal column to get beyond a patient's blood-brain barrier and bring relief. But scientists think they may have a work-around.

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Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee

Mon, 2015-08-03 11:03

Foraging bumblebees can pick up nearly half their weight in pollen before heading home to the hive, research shows. All that weight tucked into hollows on their hind legs can complicate flying.

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Wheelchair Beauty Queen Sings For Toilets

Mon, 2015-08-03 10:44

She's Miss Wheelchair Nigeria and an activist for the disabled. Today, she introduced President Obama as he spoke to young African leaders. But she still faces discrimination in public bathrooms.

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Basketball (And The NBA) Try To Find Fans In South Africa

Mon, 2015-08-03 10:32

Soccer is the national sport. But this was a big weekend for hoops in Johannesburg. Two top local teams faced off and the NBA played its first African exhibition game.

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President Obama Unveils New Power Plant Rules In 'Clean Power Plan'

Mon, 2015-08-03 10:10

Key elements of the Clean Power Plan include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.

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The Attack On Planned Parenthood Funding Is The Latest Of Many

Mon, 2015-08-03 09:22

Flashback to the 1980s, when President Ronald Reagan tried to restrict funding for Planned Parenthood. Efforts in Congress have continued since then, with the latest focused on fetal tissue research.

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Texas Attorney General Turns Himself In On Fraud Charges

Mon, 2015-08-03 09:01

Facing three felony charges that allege securities fraud, Texas Attorney Ken Paxton was processed at a county jail and released on bond Monday morning.

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Second American Accused In Illegal Killing Of Lion In Zimbabwe

Mon, 2015-08-03 08:29

Zimbabwean wildlife officials say the man killed the lion in April during a hunt that was illegal. This comes a week after the killing of a lion named Cecil sparked a worldwide outcry.

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Ted Cruz Makes 'Mmm ... Machine-Gun Bacon'

Mon, 2015-08-03 08:14

Cruz cooking bacon on a machine gun follows a string of GOP candidates trying to stand out online by destroying a cell phone, playing Operation, and critiquing Sharknado 3.

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Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

Mon, 2015-08-03 07:56

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck In Baseball Game

Mon, 2015-08-03 04:52

During his team's game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The tragic accident has left a community in mourning.

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Greek Stocks Drop Sharply As Market Reopens For First Time Since June

Mon, 2015-08-03 03:27

When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 down to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent.

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Get Ready For The Biggest Week Yet In The GOP Race For President

Mon, 2015-08-03 03:03

Republican presidential hopefuls are about to get their biggest test yet as they battle to make it onto the debate stage Thursday and woo voters who are just tuning into the contest.

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Allegations Of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angélica Rivera

Mon, 2015-08-03 01:19

Mexico's first lady promised she would would sell a multi-million-dollar home bought under controversial circumstances. Many questions remain regarding the purchase, and she hasn't sold the house.

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Baltimore Launched Martin O'Malley, Then Weighed Him Down

Mon, 2015-08-03 01:03

The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.

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How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

Mon, 2015-08-03 00:57

Sometimes one person's insight transforms medicine. Dr. John Clements is one of those guys. In the 1950s he discovered a slippery lung substance key to breathing, and to the survival of tiny babies.

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Ghosts Of Katrina Still Haunt New Orleans' Shattered Lower Ninth Ward

Sun, 2015-08-02 23:52

A decade after the hurricane, the city has mostly bounced back, but not the African-American neighborhood with some of the worst damage. Many people didn't return; life's a struggle for those who did.

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Burundi's Ex-Intelligence Chief Shot And Killed, Spokesman Says

Sun, 2015-08-02 23:37

Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana, the president's senior adviser on security matters, was killed when men in a car shot at him and his bodyguards, a presidential spokesman told The Associated Press Sunday.

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As First Presidential Debate Looms, A Look At The Landscape Of The Race

Sun, 2015-08-02 13:09

The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?

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Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field

Sun, 2015-08-02 11:37

The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.

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