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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

Thu, 2014-03-20 11:39

Drug lords face a recurring problem: what to do with all that cash? Time and again, they have managed to launder their fortunes through some of the world's leading banks.

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Robert Strauss, Former Party Chairman And Power Broker, Dies At 95

Thu, 2014-03-20 11:17

Strauss, a well-connected Texas lawyer who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, advised presidents from both parties.

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Google Says It's Beefed Up Encryption Because Of NSA Revelations

Thu, 2014-03-20 11:08

Google says it is now encrypting data as it moves between its servers and every session of Gmail will use a secure connection. The government has said tech companies knew the NSA was collecting data.

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Reds Pitcher Expected To Recover After Line Drive To Face

Thu, 2014-03-20 10:23

Aroldis Chapman suffered fractures above his eye and nose, but only a mild concussion and no brain injury. The All-Star will have a plate inserted into his head and should return this season.

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Sub-Hunting Planes Use High-Tech Gear To Search For Flight 370

Thu, 2014-03-20 09:43

Two of the most advanced maritime surveillance aircraft — Australian P-3 Orions and U.S. P-8A Poseidons — are scouring a stretch of the Indian Ocean for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

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Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S.

Thu, 2014-03-20 09:01

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says millions of dollars have been saved by testing immigrants and refugees for tuberculosis before they enter the U.S.

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Top Stories: Search For Missing Jet Narrows; Westboro Baptist Founder Dies

Thu, 2014-03-20 08:43

Also: U.S. aims more sanctions at Russian officials; Army general gets no jail time in sexual misconduct case.

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Thu, 2014-03-20 08:20

He led a tiny congregation in Topeka, Kan., that drew national attention for its protests at funerals of soldiers and celebrities. Phelps wanted to spread his views about homosexuality and abortion.

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Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk For All Women Everywhere

Thu, 2014-03-20 07:57

Evidence has long suggested that exercise may help prevent breast cancer. After looking at cancer risk in 4 million women, French researchers concluded any type of exercise is beneficial.

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Gender Disparities In Tech Flare Up Again: A Reading Guide

Thu, 2014-03-20 07:55

A female developer at GitHub resigns, saying the company has a clubby, intimidating culture, and debate brews over whether geeks can lead unwelcoming environments. Get caught up with these reads.

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U.S. To Impose Sanctions On More Russian Officials

Thu, 2014-03-20 07:27

By choosing to intervene in Ukraine and annex Crimea, Russia has isolated itself and violated international law, President Obama says. The U.S. is seeking to penalize 20 additional people and a bank.

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Reprimand, $20K Fine, No Jail Time For General's Sexual Misconduct

Thu, 2014-03-20 06:52

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair had been accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate. He struck a deal to plead guilty to lesser charges. He was not demoted.

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French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

Thu, 2014-03-20 06:33

Some people are more likely than others to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods, scientists say. You can blame Mom and Dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

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Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

Thu, 2014-03-20 06:17

Around the world, millions of families of Iranian descent will gather around a ceremonial table to mark the start of spring. This ancient Persian festival has a lot to do with fresh, green foods.

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Cholesterol Guidelines Could Mean Statins For Half Of Adults Over 40

Thu, 2014-03-20 05:28

New advice to reduce heart attacks and strokes could more than double the number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statins to 56 million. The expansion could cost as much as $7 billion a year.

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Ukrainian Troops' Departure From Crimea Isn't A Simple Matter

Thu, 2014-03-20 03:30

While the new government in Kiev plans to withdraw its 25,000 troops from the region, the orders weren't immediately given. One issue: Can they take their weapons with them?

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Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

Thu, 2014-03-20 03:00

Volatile organic compounds in your earwax may hold important information about your body and your environment.

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Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia

Thu, 2014-03-20 02:30

Satellite images of what might be debris from the jet are the first "credible lead" in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, an official says. Follow the news as it comes in.

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Opposition Fails To Maintain Momentum In Venezuela

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

Venezuela has cracked down on student protests, leaving 29 people dead. The main square in Caracas, where protesters were based, has been dismantled. The opposition is divided over what to do next.

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Satellite Images Show Potential Debris From Flight 370

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

Host David Greene gets the latest from NPR's Frank Langfitt about the potential debris from Malaysia Flight 370 spotted by satellite imagery in the southern Indian Ocean.

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