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To Quell Controversy, Mexico's First Lady Will Sell Mansion

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

She says she'll divest herself of the villa after her ownership became clouded by questions of corruption and conflict of interest. It's the latest challenge to her husband, President Pena Nieto.

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Obama Executive Action Could Foment Government Shutdown Drama

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.

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Nielsen To Rate Streaming Services, Assault Allegations Haunt Cosby

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Nielsen, the company that measures broadcast and cable ratings, will begin using its technology to calculate the viewership of streaming services like Netflix. Also, Bill Cosby projects are canceled.

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Sen. Sanders Weighs In On Foreign Policy Issues

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.

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GOP Governors' Meeting Showcases Potential Presidential Candiates

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

It's the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. As a group, they're riding high after a successful election. And already, several are looking ahead to 2016.

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Despite Low Employment, Millennials Hold Key To Reviving South Texas

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:55am

The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.

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Despite A Massacre By ISIS, An Iraqi Tribe Vows To Fight Back

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:52am

The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen says they will back, but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.

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Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Cops

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:48am

Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed law enforcement officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

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Russian Police Force Wants To Enlist Reindeer

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:38am

The police in Russia's far north already have snowmobiles, but say the reindeer won't break down in the frozen tundra. Which is why criminals in that icy realm already use them as get-away vehicles.

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Students Develop App That Has Smartphone Users Looking At People

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:14am

You use the app, according to the Singapore Straits Times, when you meet someone, you put your phones together — the longer you resist the urge to touch it, an apple tree grows on screen.

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Pipeline Proponents Vow To Try Again Next Year

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

The Keystone XL oil pipeline is still on hold. A bill in the U.S. Senate to bypass a White House review and approve the controversial project failed to gather enough support Tuesday night. Pipeline backers fell just one vote short of the 60 needed. Supporters vow to come back next year and hold another vote.

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Acting Secret Service Head To Testify In White House Fence Jumper Probe

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Last September's entry into the White House by an Iraq War veteran who scaled the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue is the focus of another hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday. The acting head of the Secret Service is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.

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Backlash Fails To Deter Protesters In Hong Kong's Mongkok Camp

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Mongkok is a working-class neighborhood known for catering to mainland Chinese tourist shoppers — as well as its ties to triads, or gangsters. Mongkok lies across the harbor from the main protest camp in Hong Kong's Admiralty district, which feels a bit like Woodstock.

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GOP Blocks Senate Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

A bid to overhaul the National Security Agency has failed. The measure didn't receive enough votes in the Senate Tuesday night to cut off debate. The bill had been approved by the Republican-controlled House in May.

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Justice Department Charges Georgia Debt Collector With Fraud

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Williams, Scott & Associates is alleged to have threatened debtors with arrest, criminal charges and the loss of driving privileges. The owner and six employees were arrested.

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Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

As states struggle to obtain lethal drugs necessary to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any pharmacy or drug maker which provide drugs for executions.

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Tension Builds As Ferguson, Mo., Waits For Grand Jury Decision

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.

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U.S. Safety Agency Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Federal regulators want car companies to recall millions of cars with suspect air bags made by Takata corporation. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.

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Bloodmobiles To Collect Plasma From West Africa's Ebola Survivors

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Researchers are gearing up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. Three specially equipped bloodmobiles have been shipped to Africa, and they could soon be put to use to produce what's called convalescent serum. This is part of a broader effort to test Ebola therapies in West Africa.

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Consumers Contribute To Retail Food Waste

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of that is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce, in particular, creates a mountain of waste. We visit a grocery store in the Kansas City suburbs working to reduce the amount of food it wastes.

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