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WATCH: Container Ships Collide In Suez Canal

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:08

The two vessels, one flagged in Germany and the other in Singapore, come together after one appears to lose rudder control.

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Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:00

Going into Julia Pierson's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, President Obama has expressed confidence in her and the agency she leads. Will that change?

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Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show

Tue, 2014-09-30 08:57

"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA says, citing satellite photos from 2000 and 2014.

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Doggone It, The World Can Wipe Out Rabies

Tue, 2014-09-30 08:45

Rabies kills tens of thousands of people each year. Now scientists are hoping to mount a final siege against the virus globally. The trick? Getting all of our four-legged friends in for a shot.

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Putting Caffeine In Your Underwear Won't Make You Slimmer, Alas

Tue, 2014-09-30 07:43

Here's a government service: The Federal Trade Commission has told two companies to quit selling caffeinated women's undergarments because they don't actually slim your nether regions as advertised.

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Database Flaws Cloud Sunshine On Industry Payments To Doctors

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:57

A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.

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In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:55

The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.

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Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:36

The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.

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Ominous Tremors At Mount Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:59

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Secret Service Chief Grilled Over White House Security Failures

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:11

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.

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Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

Tue, 2014-09-30 03:16

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

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Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

Tue, 2014-09-30 02:40

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby-boomer parents.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

Tue, 2014-09-30 01:03

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

Tue, 2014-09-30 01:03

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

Tue, 2014-09-30 01:03

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Mon, 2014-09-29 23:37

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

Mon, 2014-09-29 23:35

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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U.S. Charges Pakistani Man With Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:42

The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."

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'Washington Post': White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:40

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:17

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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