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#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

Thu, 2015-07-30 11:02

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.

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Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail

Thu, 2015-07-30 10:59

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

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Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Thu, 2015-07-30 10:39

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

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Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

Thu, 2015-07-30 10:03

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

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For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

Thu, 2015-07-30 09:58

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.

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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

Thu, 2015-07-30 08:18

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first to "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine.

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Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime

Thu, 2015-07-30 08:16

The department says the new expert will play a big role in determining whether businesses targeted for prosecution have engaged in systemic misconduct or whether the criminal activity is limited.

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3 U.Va. Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Over Rape Article

Thu, 2015-07-30 08:03

News of the lawsuit by former Phi Kappa Psi members comes along with word that Rolling Stone's managing editor, Will Dana, has resigned.

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How A Beauty Queen With Diabetes Found Her 'Sugar Linings'

Thu, 2015-07-30 08:02

She didn't know that sporting an insulin pump on her bikini at a beauty pageant would make her an Internet sensation. Sierra Sandison is trying to use that to help others with Type 1 diabetes.

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How To Convince Teen Girls To Stay Away From Sugar Daddies

Thu, 2015-07-30 07:09

In Botswana, girls often think an older guy is a great boyfriend. They believe he's less likely to have HIV than a teenager. Plus, he's flush with cash. 'Sugar-daddy classes' are changing their minds.

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Taliban Acknowledge Death Of Leader, Select Successor

Thu, 2015-07-30 06:30

Sources within the extremist organization confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who reportedly died in 2013. A gathering of the group's leaders has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as his successor.

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University Of Cincinnati Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

Thu, 2015-07-30 06:17

A judge said because Ray Tensing faces a potential life-in-prison sentence, she was setting his bail at $1 million.

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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

Thu, 2015-07-30 06:02

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.

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Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

Thu, 2015-07-30 03:43

The AP commissioned tests over a five month period. Experts who reviewed the results found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or even boating.

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Thu, 2015-07-30 03:03

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.

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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

Thu, 2015-07-30 03:00

The network said it was "outraged" that the court had been adjourned. The three journalists had been jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

Thu, 2015-07-30 01:07

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

Thu, 2015-07-30 00:58

Worried about West Bank Palestinian influence on Arab citizens of Israel, the Israeli government has shut down an Arab TV station that bridges the two groups.

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Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

Thu, 2015-07-30 00:55

The British soul singer, whose new album Water for Your Soul is out July 31, is known for her big voice. But since she began performing at age 14, she's also learned a thing or two about perseverance.

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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

Thu, 2015-07-30 00:47

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.

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