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U.S. Spy Program Targeted Cellphones Of U.S. Citizens

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:23

In the search for criminals, the government has been scooping up data from thousands of Americans through their cellphones. Audie Cornish talks to Devlin Barrett, who broke this news in The Wall Street Journal.

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Pentagon Plans To Spend Billions Upgrading Nuclear Program

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:23

After a major investigation into America's nuclear forces, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that he will be investing billions of dollars into the system, and changing to the way it's managed.

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Victims Of Online Threats Say Perpetrators Aren't Being Caught

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:23

Women who turn to law enforcement for help are often frustrated that authorities aren't doing enough. Police say tracing the culprits can be a complicated and time-consuming process.

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Why These Kids Love Kale

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:18

With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.

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More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:51

There are lots of cardiovascular risk calculators, but they usually expect you know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. This one wants to know if you play tennis. And if you like bacon.

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Sweden Confirms Foreign Sub Snooped In Its Waters

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:26

The intrusion occurred last month. Although defense analysts have said Russia is the likely culprit, Swedish authorities say it's "impossible" to say whose submarine it was.

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Missing Lynx? Search Continues For Mystery French Feline

Fri, 2014-11-14 10:52

The animal, which was spotted Thursday, was initially thought to be a tiger. Officials now say it's not, but they aren't sure what it is. One theory is that it's a lynx.

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NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:53

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

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'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

Fri, 2014-11-14 08:46

As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.

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Drug-Maker In India's Sterilization Deaths Arrested

Fri, 2014-11-14 08:05

Thirteen women are dead and dozens sick after the Nov. 8 procedures at a state-run hospital in central India. The doctor who performed the procedures was arrested Wednesday.

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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

Fri, 2014-11-14 07:13

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy

Fri, 2014-11-14 06:27

The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:59

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers look at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: its comet is heading toward the sun.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:38

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:38

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Hagel To Announce Billions In Upgrades To Nuclear Deterrent

Fri, 2014-11-14 05:08

The defense secretary is expected to detail Pentagon reports that have pointed to "systemic problems" with the system that controls U.S. ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid $18 Billion In Fines

Fri, 2014-11-14 04:02

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act; Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Fri, 2014-11-14 03:12

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Ang San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Fri, 2014-11-14 03:03

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.

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With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Fri, 2014-11-14 01:06

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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