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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

Thu, 2014-09-11 14:27

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.

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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:48

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.

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A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:35

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.

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FDA Approves New Diet Pill That's Made Of Old Medicines

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:01

Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.

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Susan Rice: Islamic State Fight Will Not Be 'Iraq War Redux'

Thu, 2014-09-11 13:00

In an interview with NPR, Rice said the U.S. will not be drawn into a ground war in Iraq and Syria, even if local forces are insufficient at containing the Sunni militants.

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Richard Kiel, Actor Who Played Jaws In Bond Films, Dies At 74

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:44

Kiel delighted moviegoers with his quiet menace and his metal teeth in the role of Jaws, the Bond villain henchman who not only survived his encounters with 007, but also lived happily ever after.

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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:09

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.

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Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:03

The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.

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Obama's Plan: The Pros And Cons

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:48

The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.

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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:32

For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.

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Suicide Is A Big Problem Where You'd Least Expect It

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:20

The conventional thinking is that suicide is a problem in high-income countries. But a new WHO report says that three-fourths of suicide deaths are in the low- and middle-income world.

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Boehner: House GOP 'Ready To Work With The President'

Thu, 2014-09-11 08:55

The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for" but also expressed skepticism, saying the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.

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Missouri Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Abortion, Guns

Thu, 2014-09-11 08:53

The state is set to expand gun rights and establish a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions after lawmakers overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Thu, 2014-09-11 08:31

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Fijian Peacekeepers Released By Syrian Nusra Front Rebels

Thu, 2014-09-11 07:44

The 45 U.N. troops were taken hostage last month on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights.

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WATCH: Carney, McCain Spar On CNN Over ISIS Strategy

Thu, 2014-09-11 06:50

The former White House press secretary went toe to toe with the Republican senator after President Obama's address to the nation about the Islamic State.

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A Happy Marriage, A Terrible Secret, A Healthy Baby

Thu, 2014-09-11 06:42

They were married in South Africa. The next day, he told his bride he was HIV positive. Soon after, she tested positive. And she thought nothing in her life would ever go right.

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UNESCO Director Concerned About New School Year In Iraq

Thu, 2014-09-11 06:38

Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO in Paris, calls for international help to protect Iraq's schoolchildren as they return to school.

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Ozone Levels Bounce Back, Showing First Increase In 35 Years

Thu, 2014-09-11 06:37

NASA says that a ban on CFCs enacted in the 1980s has contributed to a 4 percent rebound since 2000 in atmospheric ozone in mid-northern latitudes.

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Nation Remembers 9/11 On 13th Anniversary Of Attacks

Thu, 2014-09-11 05:13

President Obama, the first lady and vice president gathered for a moment of silence at the White House. Other ceremonies are scheduled at the Pentagon, in New York and in Shanksville, Pa.

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