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Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Sanctions On Russia

Thu, 2014-03-27 09:20

The House and Senate have passed versions of a bill to grant $1 billion in loan guarantees to Kiev and impose economic penalties on Moscow for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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Marathon Training Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Middle-Aged Men

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:52

Marathons are increasingly popular with people who will never cross the finish line in under three hours. But do recreational runners benefit from the intense training? Researchers in Boston say yes.

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James Schlesinger, Who Held Cabinet Posts And Led CIA For 17 Weeks, Dies

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:44

Beginning with Nixon, he served three presidents in Cabinet-level positions and was regarded as a "hawkish and erudite" thinker on economics and national security. Schlesinger was 85.

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After Blocking Twitter, Turkey Moves To Stop YouTube

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:12

Angered by leaks to social media, the Turkish government tries to block access to the video-sharing site just days after attempting to shut down Turkish tweets.

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Review Done For Gov. Christie's Office Absolves Him In Bridge Scandal

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:06

A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.

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Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

Thu, 2014-03-27 08:06

One environmental group argues that to save wildlife, we should replace the meat in our diets with plants. But others counter that it's not so simple: Many livestock producers help conserve wildlife.

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German Man To Return Paintings From Cache Of Stolen Nazi Art

Thu, 2014-03-27 07:24

A lawyer for Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father was an art dealer in the Third Reich, says his client will begin with returning a valuable Matisse to the descendants of the Jewish owner.

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Obama Lays Out His Plan To Have Telecoms Store Call Data

Thu, 2014-03-27 07:07

The president is asking Congress to work with him on a plan to have communications companies hold "metadata." He wants government investigators to have access to the information with court approval.

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A Booming Economy Doesn't Save Children From Malnutrition

Thu, 2014-03-27 06:41

It seems to make sense that economic growth automatically leads to better nutrition for children, and better health. But an analysis of 36 countries finds that's not true.

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'Do It For Denmark' Video Urges Danes To Go All The Way

Thu, 2014-03-27 06:39

Need a break from the day's serious news? A humorous campaign from a travel company is urging couples to boost Denmark's population growth by, well, getting busy.

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Why Taiwanese Students Stormed The Government

Thu, 2014-03-27 05:53

A trade deal allowing Chinese investment in more service sectors was the provocation. But the real issue is Taiwan's sense that it's losing its identity and being overwhelmed by its powerful neighbor.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, GDP Growth Revised Up Slightly

Thu, 2014-03-27 05:21

The news about both last quarter and last week is positive. Fewer people signed up for unemployment insurance last week, and consumer spending was stronger than previously thought in late 2013.

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Sentenced To Death 46 Years Ago, Japanese Man Is Now Free

Thu, 2014-03-27 04:55

Iwao Hakamada, now 78, is thought to have been awaiting execution longer than anyone else in the world. But newly analyzed DNA evidence has led to an order that he be retried.

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Planes Turn Back, But Ships Continue Search For Flight 370

Thu, 2014-03-27 03:35

The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished nearly three weeks ago, and weather is hindering the search. A new satellite image shows some 300 objects in the Indian Ocean. But no jet debris has been recovered.

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'I'm A Great Admirer,' Obama Tells Pope Francis

Thu, 2014-03-27 02:45

The president and the pope met for the first time Thursday at the Vatican. While the two men share views on some issues, the church has some problems with the president's health care program.

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Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her

Wed, 2014-03-26 22:57

Initially, she ran from agents in her attempt to illegally enter the U.S. But after three days alone in the Arizona desert, Brenda lit a fire to get their attention. Her story is not uncommon.

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Senator Warns Of A Student Loan Bubble

Wed, 2014-03-26 22:56

Students are taking on record levels of debt to pay for college. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says it's a drag on the economy and is calling for changes to the federal student loan system.

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No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints

Wed, 2014-03-26 22:26

King Digital Entertainment went public Wednesday, and the results were crushing — the stock sank. It may be a sign that investors are losing faith in the mobile gaming market.

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Charlotte Mayor Resigns; Accused Of Taking Bribes

Wed, 2014-03-26 21:33

Patrick Cannon had been in office less than six months. He resigned Wednesday, just hours after he was arrested and accused of taking more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents.

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Search For Plane Suspended Due To Bad Weather

Wed, 2014-03-26 21:18

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says all planes that headed for the search area in the southern Indian Ocean earlier Thursday are now returning to Perth and ships are leaving too.

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