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Delayed Safety Recall May Haunt GM As It Continues Its Makeover

Tue, 2014-03-11 13:06

General Motors is recalling 1.6 million vehicles because of faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. It now faces a congressional inquiry into why it took nearly 10 years to warn the public.

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Young People Lag Behind In Health Insurance Enrollment

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:42

One-quarter of the people who have signed up for private insurance through the federal and state exchanges are young adults. Insurers are counting on their participation to keep premiums manageable.

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Is There A Better Way To Track Aircraft During Flight?

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:23

Much of the technology we use to track a plane – like radar – is old. New technology is already out there, but their limited use and the cost of adoption are deterrents.

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Save The Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:21

The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe's snails — and France's famed mollusk appetizer.

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Move To Honor Prohibition-Era 'Untouchable' Hits A Snag

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Several U.S. senators want to name the ATF's Washington headquarters after Eliot Ness, credited with bringing down mobster Al Capone. But Chicago's City Council says Ness doesn't deserve the glory.

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To Sell Health Care To Young People, Obama Steps 'Between Two Ferns'

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

President Obama's pitch for his health care law has brought him to an awkward place: "Between Two Ferns." In a bid to up the enrollment of young people, Obama visited Zach Galifianakis' Internet show.

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Christie Aides Refuse To Comply With Subpoenas

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Two key aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are now trying to convince a judge not to force them to testify. They're citing their fifth amendment rights in order to avoid complying with subpoenas.

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On Senate Floor, Rift Opens Between Lawmakers And CIA

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of interfering with her committee's efforts to oversee the agency. Feinstein made her comments in a speech Tuesday.

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Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Best-selling author Joe McGinniss has died at the age of 71. He was known best for his incisive books on Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and the murder case of a former Green Beret doctor.

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Outside Groups Lay Millions On Florida Special Election

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

The campaign for a congressional seat in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have seen some $10 million in spending by candidates and outside groups. Where did all of this money go?

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Theories And Disputes Eddy Around Missing Malaysian Airliner

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Questions continue to proliferate around the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner. Matthew Wald of The New York Times sorts through the latest news and tries to puzzle out some answers.

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Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

Thousands of non-scientists sitting at their home computers may now be as useful as a single Einstein — thanks to online crowdsourcing. What once took years, now takes days.

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A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition

Tue, 2014-03-11 12:00

The proposal to eradicate the birds in New York by 2025 has pitted environmentalists against animal rights activists. Some call the swans invasive and destructive; opponents say the science is faulty.

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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files For Bankruptcy In U.S.

Tue, 2014-03-11 11:35

Mt. Gox had been the most active bitcoin exchange before it announced the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency last month.

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Seriously: Angry Fat Cat Traps Family In Bedroom

Tue, 2014-03-11 11:19

The 911 call reveals the family's 4-year-old male cat Lux had a history of violence. The cat snapped after the owner kicked it to get it away from their infant.

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Questions Remain About Whether Doctors Can Curb Children's Drug Use

Tue, 2014-03-11 10:17

In the absence of evidence about what works best to discourage drug use among teens and kids, doctors are left with their own judgment and clinical experience to fall back on.

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Libyan Premier Dismissed Over Oil Port Standoff With Rebels

Tue, 2014-03-11 10:13

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan lost a vote of confidence triggered in part by the showdown over a North Korean-flagged tanker that purchased oil from separatists forces.

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CIA Tampered With Senate Panel's Work, Feinstein Says

Tue, 2014-03-11 09:52

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says some of the CIA's actions could be illegal or unconstitutional, accusing the agency of interfering with the oversight committee she chairs.

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Deborah Hersman Stepping Down As Head Of NTSB

Tue, 2014-03-11 09:49

While leading the National Transportation Safety Board, she's been a familiar face at investigations into plane crashes and other accidents. She's leaving to run the nonprofit National Safety Council.

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For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean

Tue, 2014-03-11 09:48

The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.

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