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Reports: Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct

Fri, 2015-05-29 13:02

Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago.

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Death Toll In Southern Plains Flooding Rises To 25

Fri, 2015-05-29 12:54

"There has been enough rain across Texas during May to cover the entire state nearly 8 inches deep," says the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

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EU, Japan Express Concern Over China's Moves In South China Sea

Fri, 2015-05-29 12:23

The concern follows reports that China has placed mobile artillery on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands chain, where Beijing is in the midst of unilateral land reclamation and construction.

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Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Fri, 2015-05-29 12:19

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.

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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

Fri, 2015-05-29 12:05

Ulbricht had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a "substantially" longer sentence for the creator of the shadowy online marketplace.

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America's Elite Cows Don't Give Birth — Their Surrogates Do

Fri, 2015-05-29 10:56

Implanting cows with the embryos of genetically superior heifers is big business these days. It's helping elite cattle breeders and beef and dairy producers spread U.S. cow genetics around the globe.

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5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

Fri, 2015-05-29 09:46

His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.

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Idaho's Abortion Ban Is Unconstitutional, Federal Court Says

Fri, 2015-05-29 09:24

The case was brought by Jennie McCormack and Dr. Richard Hearn. In 2011, McCormack was arrested and faced criminal charges after she ended her pregnancy.

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First-Quarter Revision Puts GDP In The Red

Fri, 2015-05-29 08:48

A harsh winter and burgeoning trade deficit forced the economy to contract by 0.7 percent in the January-March period.

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U.S. Drops Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Fri, 2015-05-29 07:11

The State Department removed Havana from the list following a thawing of relations with the United States.

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At FIFA Meeting, Israel And Palestine Shake Hands And Avoid Suspension Vote

Fri, 2015-05-29 07:09

It was perhaps the only issue that could compete with wide-ranging accusations of corruption and bribery that have dominated the international gathering of soccer's governing body.

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Second Saudi Attack

Fri, 2015-05-29 06:55

The attack on a Shiite mosque in the kingdom's Eastern Province is the second suicide bombing in as many weeks in which the Saudi branch of ISIS has claimed responsibility.

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Look Who's Hanging Out With A Goat! It's Supermodel Chrissy Teigen

Fri, 2015-05-29 06:14

She's not the only example of a cross-species friend. Goats pal around with hippos and giraffes, too. We probe the science of goat behavior to see what makes them such good friends.

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Breath Holding In The Pool Can Spark Sudden Blackouts And Death

Fri, 2015-05-29 05:48

When you hold your breath underwater, you might pass out before you realize you need oxygen right now. Experienced swimmers have drowned as a result, and most people aren't aware of the risk.

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Muhammadu Buhari Becomes Nigeria's President

Fri, 2015-05-29 04:23

Buhari has become the first opposition figure to be inaugurated since Nigeria won its independence in 1960.

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Amid Corruption Scandal, FIFA Will Hold Presidential Election

Fri, 2015-05-29 02:52

The Swiss Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, who has been FIFA's chief since 1998, is expected to win despite the recent arrests of leading officials. The U.S., England and others said they won't support Blatter.

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

Thu, 2015-05-28 23:46

Back from a Liberia trip, the patient developed Ebola-like symptoms. One hospital sent him home. A few days later he ended up in an Ebola isolation ward and died. What went wrong?

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A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon

Thu, 2015-05-28 23:43

The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event's panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.

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On The California Shore, Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness

Thu, 2015-05-28 23:42

The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat. The goal is to create gender-neutral physical standards.

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It All Came Down To 'Nunatak'

Thu, 2015-05-28 23:22

The Scripps National Spelling Bee had drama, excitement and a lot of really hard words.

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