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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thu, 2015-04-23 00:22

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

Thu, 2015-04-23 00:22

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.

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LOOK! Stunning Picture Of Calbuco Volcano Erupting In Chile

Wed, 2015-04-22 16:54

The volcano erupted, spewing a huge cloud of ash over a sparsely populated area in Chile. Authorities, however, issued evacuation orders to about 1,500 people.

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Defense Presents Full Video Of Tsarnaev Giving Camera The Middle Finger

Wed, 2015-04-22 16:36

The defense was trying to blunt the prosecution's claim that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had one more message to send.

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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wed, 2015-04-22 14:51

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wed, 2015-04-22 14:36

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:50

The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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Court Throws Out Slugger Barry Bonds' Conviction

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:44

In 2011, Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice but a federal appeals court has just thrown out that conviction.

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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:30

Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could ride on a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.

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NFL Settlement Over Concussions Is Given Final Approval By Judge

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:04

The lawsuit, brought by former players, could cost the league up to $1 billion. The settlement had originally been reached in 2013.

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:49

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.

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Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:31

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of U.S. senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.

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Why Do Mosquitoes Like To Bite You Best? It's In Your Genes

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:08

Researchers set hungry mosquitoes loose on identical and fraternal twins. They found that inherited genes do play a role in making you a mosquito magnet.

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Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:06

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full-time with his elderly mother.

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Acclaimed Australian Wellness Blogger Says She Made Up Cancer Claims

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:35

Belle Gibson's claims that she cured her terminal brain cancer solely through diet and lifestyle spawned a wellness empire, an award-winning app, a recipe book and a large online following.

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Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:34

A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.

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Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:30

Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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A Young Mother's Death Raises Questions Without Answers

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:09

The official cause of death was an accident. Friends believe her husband had beaten her. Yet no one will speak up — part of the hush that descends over domestic abuse in India.

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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:01

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.

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Google Announces Foray Into The Wireless Business

Wed, 2015-04-22 10:55

The service will only work on Google Nexus phones, but it could potentially disrupt the wireless industry with its pay-only-for-what-you-use data plans.

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