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The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

Thu, 2014-03-27 11:25

It's the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that's as good as much pricier models.

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Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds 6 Million

Thu, 2014-03-27 11:19

That means the White House reached its revised enrollment goal for the first year the Affordable Care Act was in full effect.

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Jump In Autism Cases May Not Mean It's More Prevalent

Thu, 2014-03-27 11:18

The number of children diagnosed with autism keeps rising, but researchers warn that it may be just because we're getting better at recognizing and treating the disorder.

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Texas Judge Orders State To Reveal Source Of Execution Drug

Thu, 2014-03-27 10:30

Texas has argued it needs to keep its supplier secret because its previous supplier received threats and stopped selling them the sedative used in the execution cocktail.

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Mudslide Volunteers: 'We're Going In Whether You Let Us Or Not'

Thu, 2014-03-27 09:40

Search efforts continue in the tiny community that was devastated on Saturday. Officials warn that the death toll, now at 25, is likely to go up substantially.

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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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