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Made In China — But Was It Made In A Prison?

Sat, 2014-03-29 01:37

Prisoners in China's re-education-through-labor camps make everything from electronics to shoes, which find their way into U.S. homes. U.S. efforts to stop their export have met with limited success.

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Magnitude-5.1 Quake Rumbles Los Angeles

Fri, 2014-03-28 20:53

The U.S. Geological Survey said the Friday quake was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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Breaking Tradition, Pope Confesses His Sins In Public

Fri, 2014-03-28 16:47

Pope Francis stunned even his master of ceremonies, when he kneeled before a priest to confess his sins.

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In Politics, Hog Castration Cuts Through The Ad Clutter

Fri, 2014-03-28 16:17

When you see an ad like those for Joni Ernst, Senate candidate and ex-hog castrator, you're viewing a message meant to grab voters emotionally, a technique that works better than repetition.

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Defense Says FBI Wanted Marathon Bombing Suspect As Informant

Fri, 2014-03-28 15:03

The government denies that it ever tried to recruit Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a gunfight with police.

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GM Recalls More Cars Over Possible Faulty Ignition Switches

Fri, 2014-03-28 14:36

The recall covers 971,000 cars worldwide and includes all model years of the Chevy Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice, Saturn Ion and Sky. It follows a recall of 1.6 million cars last month.

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A Third Of School-Age Kids May Have Risky Cholesterol Levels

Fri, 2014-03-28 14:03

High cholesterol isn't just a problem for adults; roughly 1 in 3 kids may have abnormal levels, too, a large study suggests. Kids as young as 9 or 11 should get a baseline check, pediatricians say.

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Why A Proper Lady Found Herself Behind Bars

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:55

As racial tensions were rising in 1964, Mary Peabody, the mother of the Massachusetts governor, went to St. Augustine, Fla., to protest segregation.

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Obama And Putin Talk About Diplomatic Solution To Ukraine Crisis

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:32

The White House said Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to avoid further provocations.

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Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg Will Be NATO's Next Secretary-General

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:14

The former prime minister of Norway will take over as head of the alliance in October from current Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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Holder Says Federal Government Will Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:38

In between court rulings, the state allowed gay marriages, but then said they would not be recognized. On Friday, Attorney General Holder said 300 marriages would be valid at the federal level.

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Iranians Begin To Feel The Heavy Burden Of Syria's War

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:32

Iran has been a close ally of Syria for decades and a staunch supporter in Syria's current war. But a growing number of Iranians are questioning the costs of backing President Bashar Assad.

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American Pastime's Season Starts Off, In Australia

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

The Major League Baseball regular season began last week in Sydney, Australia. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains, it resumes with one game on Sunday and a full slate on Monday.

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Egyptian Town Reeling Over Mass Death Sentence

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

More than 500 people in Matea, Egypt, have been sentenced to death. On one street alone, a juice store owner, a sweets shop owner, a doctor and more than 20 others have been condemned.

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Anger Boils Over For Families Of Flight 370 Passengers

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

Many relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are furious at being told that there is no hope of finding their relatives alive — and many are convinced of a conspiracy.

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Families Mourn Missing As Search Continues In Washington State

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

Audie Cornish speaks with Washington resident Diana Bejvl, who presumably has lost her son, Alan, and his fiancee, Delaney Webb, in the Washington area mudslide. Her grandparents are also missing.

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Russia's Energy Market Heft Leaves Neighbors Unsettled

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

Moscow has long used its energy exports to win political concessions from its neighbors. In the last decade, Russia has twice threatened to cut off its natural gas supplies to Ukraine.

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In Ukraine's Industrial Heart, An Economic Affinity With Russia

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

In Eastern Ukraine, the country's industrial heartland, many workers fear for their jobs if Ukraine joins the European Union.

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Paris Poised To Elect City Of Light's First Female Mayor

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

Two women are leading the race to be the next mayor of Paris — but the contest between them is as much about class and gender politics as local government.

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Flashy Criminal-Turned-Model Citizen Arrested In San Francisco

Fri, 2014-03-28 12:00

San Francisco criminal-turned-good citizen, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, was arrested Wednesday after a federal corruption investigation. Joe Mozingo of the Los Angeles Times explains the case.

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