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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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High Court Considers Definition Of Domestic Violence In Gun Case

Wed, 2014-03-26 16:19

Even without proof of physical force, people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing a gun, the justices ruled Wednesday.

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For Senate Candidates, It's Gaffe Season

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:47

If a politician from Iowa is going to commit a gaffe, it's probably best if it doesn't involve farmers. And in Kentucky, stay away from college basketball-related blunders.

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Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:29

The Christian charity said the change in policy was consistent with its stance on other controversial issues that Christian churches disagree on. But, today, World Vision said it had made a mistake.

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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

Wed, 2014-03-26 14:30

The organization of certain brain cells in children with autism seems already different from that of typical children by the sixth or seventh month of fetal development, a study hints.

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NLRB Sides With College Football Players Hoping To Unionize

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:51

The National Labor Relations Board says Northwestern University football players can unionize. It's a win for student athletes, but the university says it will appeal.

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:31

The lives of fishermen in Alaska were forever changed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago. They're still haunted by litigation, bankruptcy and herring that haven't returned.

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How Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Could Hurt Its Economy

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:21

President Vladimir Putin's swift move to annex Crimea has been popular among many Russians. But when it comes to Russia's economy, many analysts think the country's prospects are looking weaker.

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WATCH: A Desperate Act And An Amazing Rescue In Houston Fire

Wed, 2014-03-26 13:01

A five-alarm fire in Houston led to a dramatic scene on Tuesday, when a construction worker tried to flee flames by jumping from one balcony to another.

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