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Supreme Court Tells Oklahoma To Put Off Executions, Citing Drug Dispute

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:10

The execution of three inmates has been put on hold, as the Supreme Court intervenes in a case that involves the controversy over the drugs used to put people to death.

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Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

Wed, 2015-01-28 11:48

Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.

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Live, From Iceland: It's A Hamburger

Wed, 2015-01-28 11:34

They call it "The last McDonald's hamburger in Iceland." Purchased more than five years ago, it has been displayed in the Na­tional Museum of Iceland. Now it has its own webcam.

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A Saint With A Mixed History: Junipero Serra's Canonization Raises Eyebrows

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:49

Pope Francis announced he will elevate the influential missionary to sainthood when he visits Washington, D.C. But Native American groups say Father Serra was far from saintly.

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India Grows, Russia Shrinks: Mapping Countries By Population

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:33

A cartogram posted on Reddit shows what the world looks like if you scale countries by their population. Watch out China! India is catching up with you.

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China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

Wed, 2015-01-28 09:34

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, the bank fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.

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Two Israeli Soldiers Killed In Attack Near Lebanese Border

Wed, 2015-01-28 08:38

Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack and Israel returned fire, in one of the most serious flare ups of a long-running confrontation.

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Is It OK To Pay Pregnant Women To Stop Smoking?

Wed, 2015-01-28 08:02

It's notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop smoking if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?

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Judge Throws Out Friendship Nine's Civil Rights-Era Conviction

Wed, 2015-01-28 07:30

The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their "Jail, no bail" strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.

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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

Wed, 2015-01-28 07:06

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.

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Mr. Taxi Driver, You Are GOING TOO FAST!!!!

Wed, 2015-01-28 06:57

Kenya's passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!

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Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

Wed, 2015-01-28 05:57

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.

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Mexico Officially Declares 43 Missing Students Dead

Wed, 2015-01-28 05:49

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the events of Ayotzinapa "forces the country to change" toward a "just and free Mexico."

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Jordan Says It's Willing To Swap Prisoner For Hostages Held By ISIS

Wed, 2015-01-28 03:58

A video released by the Islamic militants demanded the release of the convicted terrorist within 24 hours, or two hostages — a Jordanian military pilot and a Japanese journalist — would be killed.

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As Nor'Easter Lifts, Life Slowly Gets Back To Normal In Hard-Hit Areas

Wed, 2015-01-28 03:05

In Boston, highways started filling up with cars. In Rhode Island, the governor called up 270 national guardsmen to help get the power back on. In New York, the subway resumed regular service.

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Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:34

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27

Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

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Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:26

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

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Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:25

Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

Tue, 2015-01-27 23:23

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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