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Hulk Hogan's WWE Contract Terminated After Alleged Racist Language In Sex Tape

Fri, 2015-07-24 10:14

WWE said it's "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers, and fans worldwide."

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Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal

Fri, 2015-07-24 10:12

The first vaccine against a parasite — one that causes malaria — was recommended for approval. It's not as effective as researchers had hoped. But they still think it could make a big difference.

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Kenya's Twitterati Send Thousands Of Messages To Obama

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:33

And to CNN, too (which called Kenya "a hotbed of terror"). And to each other. It's one of Africa's tweetiest countries.

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#NPRreads: Electric Dylan, Fracking And The Iran Deal Deconstructed

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:30

Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.

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Delaware Gets A Rare Out-Of-State Visitor: A 7-Foot Manatee

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:04

The marine mammal was spotted in the narrow canal that connects the Chesapeake and Delaware bays just a few days after one was seen in an estuary of the Potomac River.

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The Gene For Sweet: Why We Don't All Taste Sugar The Same Way

Fri, 2015-07-24 08:10

We know that a gene can determine how strongly we experience bitter flavors. Scientists wanted to know if this was also true for sweet. Their study shows genetics may affect our taste for sugar, too.

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It's Pie And Beer (And Pioneer) Day In Utah!

Fri, 2015-07-24 08:04

Friday honors the arrival of Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847 while non-Mormons celebrate Pie and Beer Day. And 37 other states also celebrate these unique holidays.

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Two Teachers Hailed As Heroes In Louisiana Shooting

Fri, 2015-07-24 07:48

Teachers Jena Meaux and Ali Martin survived the attack, but both reportedly suffered gunshot wounds.

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Carnations, Coffee And Denim: A Look At Kenya's Top Ten Exports

Fri, 2015-07-24 07:41

Those jeans you bought at Walmart? They might have been made in Kenya. Here's a look at the country's leading exports.

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Well-Off Baby Boomers Know How To Binge Drink, Too

Fri, 2015-07-24 06:39

Think binge drinking, and college students downing cheap beer from red cups come into mind. But healthy affluent adults over 50 are more likely to drink dangerously than their peers.

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Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Fri, 2015-07-24 06:00

The $48 billion deal would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.

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Too Good To Be True: TV Reporter Was In On Magicians' Photobomb

Fri, 2015-07-24 05:37

Both Sky News and journalist Ashish Joshi have confirmed that the report never aired on the channel, deflating some of the buzz about a magical stunt.

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Thai Prosecutors Seek Indictments Against Scores Of Alleged Human Traffickers

Fri, 2015-07-24 05:16

Charges have been recommended for more than 100 people after the discovery of mass graves containing the remains of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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Police Identify Louisiana Theatre Shooter As 59-Year-Old 'Drifter'

Fri, 2015-07-24 04:34

Police say John Russell Houser unloaded at least 13 rounds inside the theater, killing two people and then himself. Police said they still don't understand Houser's motive.

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Anthem To Buy Cigna, Creating Largest Health Insurer By Enrollment

Fri, 2015-07-24 04:06

The combined company would have an estimated revenue of $115 billion and cover 53 million people in the U.S.

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Obama Says His Biggest Frustration Has Been Inability To Pass Gun Laws

Fri, 2015-07-24 03:48

President Obama spoke about gun control just hours before a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater. Obama said that he will keep trying to pass gun safety laws in his remaining 18 months.

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Report: Officials Seek Criminal Inquiry Over Clinton's Use Of Private Email

Fri, 2015-07-24 02:57

The New York Times reports that two inspectors general want the Justice Department to investigate whether classified information was mishandled.

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Obama's Roots A Source Of Pride — And Discord — In Kenya

Fri, 2015-07-24 02:14

When President Obama was elected in 2008, Kenyans rejoiced. U.S.-Kenya relations have had ups and downs since then. Kenyans now eagerly await Obama's first presidential visit to his father's homeland.

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Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

The U.S. now has permission to use a Turkish air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, U.S. officials say.

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Germany Moves Quickly To Restore Business Ties With Iran

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

Germany has already sent a delegation to Iran as it looks to restore trade ties. Under the recent nuclear deal, many sanctions will be lifted. But not everyone is thrilled with Germany's move.

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