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In Or Out In Congress? Gyrocopters, Tweets To Iran, Downton Abbey

Thu, 2015-04-16 11:55

In Congress, just like at any storied American institution — McDonald's, New York Fashion Week, the Bush and Clinton families — trends come and go.

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Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Thu, 2015-04-16 11:37

The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended by the league last fall amid allegations of child abuse involving his 4-year-old son.

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Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

Thu, 2015-04-16 10:55

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.

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Scientists Probe Puppy Love

Thu, 2015-04-16 10:45

Research shows the mutual gazing between pooches and people spurs release of a "trust hormone" in both. The results suggest dogs really may love us back.

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The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

Thu, 2015-04-16 10:31

Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.

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The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet

Thu, 2015-04-16 09:54

Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.

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In Posthumous Riposte, Editor Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Targets 'Islamophobia'

Thu, 2015-04-16 09:44

Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Jan. 7 attack on the French satirical magazine, says the term Islamophobia protects Islam more than it does Muslims — and plays into the hands of racists.

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Study: Insurers Fail To Cover All Prescribed Contraceptives

Thu, 2015-04-16 09:38

An analysis of health plans in five states found limited or no coverage for some forms of contraception. Insurers sometimes imposed copays or required women to pay the full cost of the contraceptives.

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Men Strive To Give More To Charity When The Fundraiser Is Cute

Thu, 2015-04-16 09:00

If you're wondering how to get more people to contribute to your online charity drive, consider a photo of you smiling. Even better if you're an attractive woman. Biology is to blame, researchers say.

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Homeless Shelter Opts To Close Instead Of Accepting People On Drugs, Alcohol

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:43

A group that runs a homeless shelter in Manchester, Conn., will close its 40-bed facility rather than change its rules to comply with a state funding order.

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Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:20

The Russian president's comments were part of a four-hour-long call-in TV show that has become an annual tradition. He also criticized the West for its treatment of Moscow.

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Pro-Russian Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:31

Oles Buzyna was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev, one day after a former pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead there. The Ukrainian government is calling for a quick and transparent investigation.

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'To My Brave Sisters': Malala Speaks To Missing Nigerian Girls

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:58

Like the kidnapped girls, Malala Yousafzai was targeted by militant extremists for wanting an education. The activist wrote a heartrending letter to the girls on the anniversary of their abduction.

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Letters About Dense Breasts Can Lead To More Questions Than Answers

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:57

Nearly half the states in the U.S. require that women be notified if mammograms detect that they have dense breasts. Critics say the information raises anxiety more than it improves care.

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With Quad Cork 1800, Snowboarding Twists To New Heights

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:39

If you're new to this area of winter sports, we'll reassure you: the Quad Cork 1800 is not a drink. Billy Morgan is being hailed as a hero for pulling off a trick that some had thought impossible.

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Vatican Ends Scrutiny Of U.S. Nuns

Thu, 2015-04-16 05:53

It's an abrupt conclusion to a five-year doctrinal overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the main umbrella group for nuns in the U.S., that began in 2012.

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Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

Thu, 2015-04-16 04:03

Imagine a time when presidential candidates declared just two months before Iowa. Flashback to 1979 when Ronald Reagan announced. It's not just timing that's shifted, so has the culture.

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South Korea President Promises To Raise Sewol Ferry, One Year After Tragedy

Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43

Speaking on the first anniversary of a catastrophe that killed 304 people, President Park Geun-hye has pledged to salvage the Sewol ferry.

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Ocean Search Area For Lost Malaysian Airliner Is Set To Double

Thu, 2015-04-16 02:51

It's been more than a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost with 239 people on board. Officials now say they'll double the already huge search area to 46,000 square miles next month.

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In Record Drought, Calif. Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Thu, 2015-04-16 01:06

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.

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