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The Plane Seating Arrangement That's Being Called A 'Nightmare'

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:44

A French company has filed a patent for an airplane seating plan that arranges passengers in a hexagon pattern with the middle seat facing backwards.

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Army To Cut 40,000 Troops Over 2 Years At U.S. Bases

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:37

The decision to shrink the Army to 450,000 active-duty personnel was made months ago, but Congress was only briefed on the details of the plan in recent days.

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How To Take A Picture-Perfect Presidential Selfie

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:11

This election has been called the "selfie election." It turns out there's an art to the political selfie. And with this many candidates running for president, they are in need of some advice.

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Joint Chiefs Nominee Says Russia Could Pose 'Existential Threat' To U.S.

Thu, 2015-07-09 13:05

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said that Moscow poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and that Ukraine requires U.S. arms to counter Russian aggression.

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Their Country In Turmoil, Some Greeks Now Lash Out At Each Other

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:58

As Greeks argue about how their troubled country should reform, the debate has often turned personal and nationalistic. Some people are even accusing each other of treason.

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FBI Says It Thwarted Attempted July 4th Attack

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:52

FBI Director James Comey says the agency arrested at least 10 people, radicalized through social media, plotting to kill Americans on Independence Day.

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Buzz Kill For Bumblebees: Climate Change Is Shrinking Their Range

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:47

Wild bees are some of nature's busiest pollinators of crops and flowers. But new evidence suggests a warming climate is squeezing the bounds of where bumblebees can live.

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Government Extending Federal Benefits To All Married Same-Sex Couples

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:17

The announcement follows last month's Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples may legally wed in all 50 states.

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Confederate Flag Bill Into Law

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:12

In a public signing ceremony staged in the lobby of the Statehouse where slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney once worked in the state Senate, Gov. Nikki Haley signed the hard-fought bill.

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Cyclists Can Ignore Some Traffic Lights, Paris Announces

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:04

The city says that tests have shown "the passage of cyclists through red lights isn't accident-prone and avoids certain conflicts between cyclists and vehicles."

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Botched Police Response May Have Kept Car Accident Victims Waiting Days

Thu, 2015-07-09 12:02

A 28-year-old man was dead and a 25-year-old woman was seriously injured when they were found by police on the side of the road in Scotland.

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From Pygmy Hunting Songs To Taylor Swift, What Makes Music Universal

Thu, 2015-07-09 11:45

Can you hear what's similar about a Palestinian line dance and Swift's "Shake It Off?" Or The Sound Of Music's "Do-Re-Mi" and a Pygmy song? Scientists have finally decoded the language of music.

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OPM: 21.5 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen From Government Computers

Thu, 2015-07-09 11:41

The number includes 19.7 million individuals who applied for a background investigation.

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U.S. Criticizes Thailand's Deportation Of Uighurs To China

Thu, 2015-07-09 11:15

The ruling junta in the Southeast Asian country ordered 100 ethnic Uighur Muslims to return to China, where Washington says they "could face harsh treatment and a lack of due process."

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NYSE Says Software Update To Blame For Trading Halt

Thu, 2015-07-09 10:30

An update to the exchange's trading system on Tuesday night didn't go as planned the next morning.

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From DOMA To Marriage Equality: How The Tide Turned For Gay Marriage

Thu, 2015-07-09 09:20

For 25 years, attorney Mary Bonauto and activist Evan Wolfson helped shape the gay marriage movement. They discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling, which represented the culmination of their efforts.

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IBM Announces Breakthrough In Chip Technology

Thu, 2015-07-09 09:08

The computer giant says it has produced a prototype of transistors that are just 7 nanometers wide, half the width of the smallest ones currently used.

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Online Symptom Checkers Can't Replace The Real-Life Doc Just Yet

Thu, 2015-07-09 08:24

More than a third of U.S. adults turn to the Internet for help diagnosis their illnesses themselves. But how trustworthy are the results?

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Teens Dying Of Cancer Face Intensive Treatments In The Final Days

Thu, 2015-07-09 07:56

Young cancer patients are more likely to hospitalized or get chemo in the month before death than are older adults, a study finds. Talking about end of life wishes is crucial, researchers say.

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Dismissed Moderator Of Popular Reddit Section Breaks Silence

Thu, 2015-07-09 07:27

In a post on the site, r/IAmA's Victoria Taylor thanked supporters. Her dismissal this month prompted an insurrection in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections.

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