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Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:56

They examined an African fish that can breathe air and walk on its fins, discovering insights into the transition from sea to land some 400 million years ago.

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Fatal Shooting At Firing Range Sparks Debate About Safety

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:22

A firing-range instructor was killed by a 9-year-old who was being taught how to use an Uzi submachine gun. There are few regulations limiting children from participating at shooting ranges.

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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:08

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.

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Murder Charges Dismissed Against Former Top Thai Leaders

Thu, 2014-08-28 08:03

Ex-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, were charged in connection with a bloody 2010 crackdown on protesters.

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'Geography Can Be Tough': Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action

Thu, 2014-08-28 07:41

A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims that its troops mistakenly entered Ukraine.

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In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery

Thu, 2014-08-28 07:20

Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national songwriting contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.

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China Warns U.S. Over Surveillance Flights

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:59

Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.

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Hey, You've Got Mites Living On Your Face. And I Do, Too

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:52

If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.

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Sister Of Boston Bombing Suspects Arrested Over Bomb Threat

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:35

New York City police allege Ailina Tsarnaeva made threats against her boyfriend's ex. "I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you," Tsarnaeva allegedly said.

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Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:34

The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah's Polygamy Ban

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:30

The part of the law that prohibits cohabitation with others violates the First and 14th Amendments, the judge ruled. He upheld the part of the law that prohibits multiple marriage licenses.

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State Department 'Looking Into' Reports Of Another Jihadi Killed In Syria

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:23

After confirming earlier this week that Douglas McCain was killed fighting with Islamic State militants, U.S. officials say they are probing a report of a second American jihadi killed in Syria.

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USC's Josh Shaw Suspended For Making Up Heroic Tale

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:06

Shaw had explained that he sprained both his ankles because he jumped from a second-floor balcony to save his drowning nephew. The cornerback has now admitted that was a lie.

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Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:23

One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."

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Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02

Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she has put fiction on hold.

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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:47

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:46

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:44

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.

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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:43

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Brooklyn Man Fights In Syria. Is He A Threat To The U.S.?

Wed, 2014-08-27 23:42

Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.

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