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Feds Say New York's Metro-North Rail Line Values Punctuality Over Safety

Fri, 2014-03-14 11:39

The Federal Railroad Administration launched an investigation after a derailment in December that killed four passengers and injured 70.

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Can Congress Put An End To Annual Medicare Payment Ritual?

Fri, 2014-03-14 11:26

House Republicans passed a bill that would change Medicare's pay formula for doctors. To fund it, the measure would delay penalties for people who don't buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

Fri, 2014-03-14 11:09

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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Two Weeks After Waking Up In Body Bag, Man Dies

Fri, 2014-03-14 09:10

Walter Williams, 78, was declared dead in February. The news about how he started to move while on an embalming table in Mississippi went viral. Now, authorities say they're sure he really has died.

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Hong Kong Says UBS Tried To Rig Interbank Lending Rate

Fri, 2014-03-14 09:00

UBS, which was fined for manipulating the Libor rate in 2012, was censured by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the territory's de facto central bank.

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Young Women Increasingly Turn To ADHD Drugs

Fri, 2014-03-14 06:06

Teenage boys are still the primary users of stimulant medications to treat ADHD, but increased use by adults, particularly young women, has fueled a 36 percent rise in prescriptions in five years.

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Top Stories: Search For Malaysian Flight Continues; U.S.-Russia Meet On Ukraine

Fri, 2014-03-14 04:40

Also: The Senate reaches a compromise on extending long-term jobless benefits; the suspect in the deadly SXSW hit-and-run was set to perform at the festival.

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No Breakthrough In Talks About Ukraine

Fri, 2014-03-14 04:30

Crimeans vote Sunday on whether to split from Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies vow to penalize Russia if it continues to intervene. Secretary of State Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Friday.

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Missing Jet Reportedly Kept Sending Signals For 5 1/2 Hours

Fri, 2014-03-14 03:10

A source familiar with the investigation says a satellite system was getting pings from the plane long after its last reported contact with controllers. The jet and 239 people disappeared a week ago.

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In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day

Thu, 2014-03-13 23:28

Two ousted presidents, journalists and many activists are all on trial in the overburdened court system. Many cases stem from the country's political turmoil and there's no guarantee of a fair trial.

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'Waiting For Godot' Strikes A Chord In Tehran

Thu, 2014-03-13 23:27

Samuel Beckett's drama is playing before full houses in the Iranian capital Tehran. Some view it as an allegory of their desire to see change that never seems to come.

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A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

Thu, 2014-03-13 23:25

Ten supertankers are under construction and there are orders for another 15, but just three years ago the tanker market was barely moving.

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Obama Orders Review Of Deportation Practices

Thu, 2014-03-13 17:28

During a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, President Obama said he wants the Department of Homeland Security to see if the deportation process can be more humane.

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Colo. Court Rules Some Marijuana Convictions Can Be Overturned

Thu, 2014-03-13 16:35

The narrow ruling applies to defendants who were in the appeals process when Colorado legalized the recreational use of pot.

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States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:53

Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole, cutting benefits to 850,000 households. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts, and many are taking it.

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A Terrible Winter Wreaks Havoc On Roads, Pipes And City Budgets

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:34

The nation's infrastructure has taken a beating this season. Fixing what the heavy snows and bitter cold have wrecked is long overdue — and the cost will be hefty.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Takes White House To Task Over Privacy

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:20

In an open letter, the Facebook co-founder said the U.S. should be "a champion for the internet, not a threat."

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Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:46

A Texas company seeking permission for an injection well in the heart of the Everglades is finding stiff opposition from environmental groups and some locals.

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Attractor Of Animosity Arthur Chu Leaves 'Jeopardy!' (For Now)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:22

After an 11-win streak, Chu was finally defeated. Aside from his calculated strategy, Chu is noteworthy for getting such an intensely negative reaction from show fans. But he doesn't seem to mind it.

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Senators Want Watchdog To Investigate Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:22

The senators used a report that details 650 ethics infractions by Justice Department lawyers to bolster their case for an independent inspector general.

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