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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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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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