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Wis. Family Calls For Peaceful Protests After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:08am

In Madison, Wisconsin, police and public officials are trying hard to contrast the police shooting of an unarmed black man in their city last week with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. Protesters plan more marches. An independent investigation is looking into the shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson.

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Apple's Partnership With HBO May Redefine Cable TV

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:08am

Apple and HBO have announced a partnership to launch HBO's new video streaming service: HBO Now. Consumers will have to have an Apple device to subscribe, but then they can watch new and old HBO content on that device or their PC. It will cost $14.99 a month.

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Brutal Acts By ISIS Eclipse Reports Of Violence By Syria's Assad Regime

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:08am

The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has received a lot of attention for the killings it has carried out in public. Analysts say the group's hunger for publicity is overshadowing other heinous events being carried out by the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad.

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Sao Paulo's Drought Pits Water Prospectors Against Wildcatters

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:08am

Geologists say the problem with wildcatters is that new wells are contaminating the cities natural aquifer not to mention damaging the structure of many buildings.

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U.S. Hits Venezuela With Sanctions Over Crackdown On Protesters

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:08am

President Obama declared Venezuela a national security threat. That prompted Venezuela's socialist government to warn its citizens of an impending U.S. military attack.

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GOP Senators Remind Iran That Nuclear Deal Needs Their Backing

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:08am

The letter from 47 Republican senators is addressed to Iranian leaders and tells them that any deal with the Obama administration must be ratified by Congress to outlive his term, which ends in 2017.

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Ethiopia's Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:07am

The movement's slow, strategic approach is a necessity in a country where one party controls almost every seat in parliament, journalists are routinely jailed and rallies are broken up by police.

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Ethiopia's Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:07am

The movement's slow, strategic approach is a necessity in a country where one party controls 99.8 percent of seats in parliament, journalists are routinely jailed and rallies are broken up by police.

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With Medicare Pay On The Line, Hospitals Push Harder To Please Patients

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:20am

The federal government now factors patient satisfaction ratings into the rates Medicare pays hospitals. Some hospitals with lower ratings are finding it's difficult to change patients' perceptions.

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Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:19am

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

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Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:18am

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.

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Portugal Beckons Tourists With Sun, History And ... Slums

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:17am

Forget the cathedrals and wine houses that have made Porto, Portugal, famous. A new guided tour takes visitors to back alleys and boarded-up businesses — the effects of Europe's economic crisis.

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Saudi Girls Can Now Take PE Classes, But Not Everyone's Happy

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16am

Saudi Arabia has agreed to introduce physical education for girls in its gender-segregated public schools. But there's opposition from hardliners.

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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16am

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.

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Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:14am

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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2 Americans Find Trouble In Rome

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 5:46am

When in Rome, resist the urge to carve your initials into the Colosseum. Two women from California did just that — and captured the moment with a selfie. And now they face criminal charges.

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Collared At The Airport: A 4-Legged Stowaway

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 5:40am

TSA officials at LaGuardia Airport noticed something unusual while screening luggage: A Chihuahua had stowed away in a suitcase. A family member came to retrieve the pup.

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How Do You Get People To Work Harder? Keep The Reward A Secret

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

How do you get people to work harder? Keep them guessing about the reward. New research suggests not knowing what you're going to get in return can be a strong motivator.

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Reptile Breeders Angry More Snakes Added To Banned Species List

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

After banning the importation and sale of Burmese pythons and similar species, the federal government is now taking aim at boa constrictors and four species of anacondas. Reptile breeders and retailers are hissing mad.

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Speeding Up Yeast's Evolution And What It Says About Cancer

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

We typically think of evolution as a process that occurs over millions or even hundreds of millions of years. But some evolutionary changes happen much faster than that.

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