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Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:56

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.

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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:14

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.

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Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:37

Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

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Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:14

The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.

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Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:08

Around the U.S., food assistance agencies are trying to come up with new ways to feed hungry kids in the summer. In Hopkins County, Ky., they're using mobile vans to take food to where kids live.

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Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:06

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.

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Federal Health Exchange Stays Busy After Open Enrollment Ends

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:52

Federal data, obtained by ProPublica under the Freedom of Information Act, show that nearly 1 million insurance transactions have taken place since the middle of April.

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'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:16

Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:13

Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody. The incident is prompting the NYPD to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force.

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Kerry Claims Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:08

Secretary of State John Kerry met separately Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to ease tensions in the Gaza Strip.

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Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:08

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

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Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:08

The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.

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A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:56

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has treated more than 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Now the 39-year-old is fighting for his life in an isolation ward.

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GM Recalls Nearly 718,000 Vehicles For 'Varying Safety Issues'

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:13

GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering.

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Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:07

Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This doesn't sit well with one group that assists Jewish victims of terror.

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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:32

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

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Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills Dozens, Leaving Some Survivors

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:15

A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.

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This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:03

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order

Wed, 2014-07-23 09:33

A Philadelphia judge issued an order today granting a request for Johann "Hans" Breyer to be extradited to Germany. But Breyer's lawyer said the 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard died Tuesday.

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After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

Wed, 2014-07-23 09:12

Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.

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