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First Responders To Kansas Crash Included Cowboys

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:27am

These days there's less need for cowboys than there used to be. But when dozens of cattle escaped a semi-trailer crash near Wichita, cowboys helped to round them up and get them in another truck.

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Boston Marathon Runner Finds Mystery Man She Smooched

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 5:08am

Following through on a dare, Barbara Tatge kissed a random man during the race. Her daughter wanted to find him. The guy's wife came forward after a picture was posted online. She says she's not mad.

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Bollywood Star Sentenced To Prison In Hit-And-Run Case

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

On Wednesday, a court in Mumbai sentenced Bollywood megastar Salman Khan to five years behind bars for culpable homicide in a hit-and-run incident in 2002 that left one person dead and four others injured. For more on the high-profile case, David Greene talks to commentator Sandip Roy, who lives in Kolkata, India.

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AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

One of the hottest new startups in the Bay Area is a school. The AltSchool was founded by a former Google engineer and he's raised $100 million to build these for-profit microschools.

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NFL Issues Report On Patriots' Deflategate; Brady Probably Knew

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

The NFL has released its report on the New England Patriots' scandal that's come to be known as Deflategate. It says it's likely quarterback Tom Brady was aware staff was taking air out of the balls.

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Colorado Water Plan Aims To Head Off Predicted Shortages Down The Road

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

Officials are drafting a statewide water plan. It's an attempt to address the water needs of a rapidly growing population and a diminishing water supply due to drought and other conditions.

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150 Years Later, Uncovering The Work Of A Young Mark Twain

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

Archivists at the University of California at Berkeley collect letters and newspaper clippings that shed light on the early career of Mark Twain. They reveal he struggled to find his literary voice.

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Unrest In West Baltimore Puts Elderly And Sick At Additional Risk

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

It's been more than a week since rioting over Freddie Gray's death closed many businesses. Several pharmacies are still not open — leaving the sick and elderly with chronic conditions vulnerable.

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Britons Cast Ballots In Tightest Race In Decades

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

Polls indicate that neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party nor Ed Miliband's opposition Labour Party has a clear lead. That means minority parties will be influential.

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Business Incubator Taps Into Muslim-Americans' Entrepreneurial Spirit

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has a reputation of being very effective at recruiting young Muslims. It has a lot to do with the group's online skills. One group is challenging ISIS online.

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Report: Record 38 Million People Displaced Within Their Country

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

The report says the citizens are internally displaced due to conflict or violence. Since they're homeless in their own country, they lack benefits refugees who left the country might receive.

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Netanyahu Forms Coalition Government After Tough Negotiations

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

Hours before hitting a midnight deadline, the Likud Party announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had managed to clinch a deal on a coalition government.

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A Long Way From Wax Cylinders, Library Of Congress Slowly Joins The Digital Age

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:01am

Through the library's website, you listen to the recording of a former slave and millions of other items. But critics say the library needs to move more aggressively to adjust to the digital age.

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Afghan Army Makes Progress; Will Government Services Follow?

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:56am

Afghans are now in charge of the fight against the Taliban. But many civilians remain frustrated over a lack of basic services like water and electricity, which may still fuel support for extremists.

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A Startup Scene That's Not So Hot: Japan's Entrepreneur Shortage

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:54am

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.

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Despite Being Stabbed, Pizza Deliverer Follows Through On Order

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:59am

Josh Lewis was making a delivery to a hospital when he was carjacked. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that while being treated for stab wounds, he called the pizzeria for a fresh delivery.

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World War II Vet Fights Robber Off With His Cane

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:39am

Arthur Kamberis was part of the invasion of Okinawa. The robber reached for his wallet but Kamberis wasn't going to give that up — not with pictures of his grandchildren inside.

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Silicon Valley Remembers SurveyMonkey's Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Silicon Valley is mourning the death of Dave Goldberg, a widely admired entrepreneur and CEO of the software company SurveyMonkey. The 47-year-old was known for his generosity toward colleagues in hypercompetitive Silicon Valley, and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died on Friday while vacationing with his family at a Mexican resort.

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In Kabul, Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

An Afghan judge has convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March. The judge also sentenced eight defendants to 16 years in prison and dropped charges against 18. The remaining suspects are to be sentenced on Sunday.

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A Status Report On The Kansas City Royals

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

The Kansas City Royals were the impossible underdogs in last season's World Series. This year, their season has been marred by brawls, suspensions and batters hit intentionally. The key to understanding all this lies in the unwritten rules of baseball, and the somewhat awkward way the upstart Royals are trying to navigate them.

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