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Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Sat, 2014-03-15 01:01

Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.

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A Tragic Disappearance (Mostly) Solved In 'Savage Harvest'

Sat, 2014-03-15 01:00

In a new book, journalist Carl Hoffman lays out the case that when Michael Rockefeller disappeared on an art-collecting trip to New Guinea in 1961, he was likely killed by the local Asmat people.

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Prime Minister: 'Deliberate Action' Disabled Missing Jet's Systems

Fri, 2014-03-14 23:50

Malaysia's prime minister says he is now certain that someone disabled the communication systems on the airliner, but he stopped short of calling the disappearance a hijacking.

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Man Widely Known As The 'Kissing Sailor' In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

Fri, 2014-03-14 16:37

While the photographer of the iconic image never identified Glenn Edward McDuffie, a renowned forensic artist positively identified McDuffie.

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Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

Fri, 2014-03-14 15:49

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.

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Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Fri, 2014-03-14 15:27

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.

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U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

Fri, 2014-03-14 14:37

The U.S. government is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to gather global stakeholders and come up with a transition plan.

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Boeing 777 Pilots: It's Not Easy To Disable Onboard Communications

Fri, 2014-03-14 13:48

Four commercial jetliner pilots say they would need to pore over checklists and other aircraft documentation to figure out how to disable radios and a text-based automatic communication system.

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FDIC Sues 16 Big Banks, Accusing Them Of Fixing Interest Rates

Fri, 2014-03-14 13:40

The lawsuit claims the banks' manipulation of the London interbank offered rate caused failed U.S. banks to suffer substantial losses.

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Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:31

If mom can't nudge kids to eat veggies, Maybe Disney teen stars will be more effective. Increasingly, companies are marketing healthy food to kids. Turns out, it's good for their bottom line, too.

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With All Eyes On The East, A Seige Mentality Settles On Kiev

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

As the Crimean referendum approaches and Russia conducts military maneuvers near the border, many in Kiev say they feel under siege. They're convinced that Russian ambitions extend beyond Crimea.

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Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.

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Tell Your Bestie: The OED Has New Words

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

The Oxford English Dictionary is adding some 900 new words and phrases to its pages, with wackadoodle, bestie and DIYer among them. Melissa and Robert review some of the new entries.

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With Russian Minister, Kerry Kicks A Soccer Ball And Talks Ukraine

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet in London Friday for talks about the crisis in Ukraine.

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After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

The White House announced the president is willing to review his stance on deportations, a policy that's drawn objection from Hispanics and other groups the president depends on politically.

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For The Poor, Warmth In The Winter Comes At A Steep Price

Fri, 2014-03-14 12:00

Record-cold temperatures in Knoxville, Tenn., have brought with them high utility bills, squeezing wallets. And while there are some assistance programs, there's not enough money to go around.

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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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