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Police Finish Dismantling Hong Kong Protest Sites

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The main camp, which had stood for more than two months, was the center of the city's pro-democracy demonstrations.

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The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Nazila Fathi covered Iran for The New York Times until she feared her arrest was imminent. She then fled her homeland. Her new book, The Lonely War, tells of the challenges of reporting on Iran.

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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:54am

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.

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Britain's House Of Lords Still Seems As Elitist As The Name Suggests

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:19am

The unelected legislative body recently refused to merge its catering services with those of the House of Commons, out of concerns for the quality of the chamber's champagne selection.

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Lebron Somehow Forgets British Royals' Well-Known 'No Touching' Rule

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:21am

In a photo op, the Cleveland Cavaliers star put his arm around Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The press in England immediately went into a huffy Miss Manners mode.

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Cheap Crops Mean Hard Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers — who run a quarter of U.S. farms — but with prices crashing, paying back debts may require some hard conversations and delayed dreams.

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Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The Supreme Court has ruled that workers at a Nevada Amazon factory aren't due overtime for time spent in security lines at the ends of their shifts, waiting to be checked for stolen goods.

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'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.

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Senate May Need Every Minute To Meet Government Funding Deadline

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The House appears to have reached a trillion-dollar deal to keep the government running, but leaves the Senate just hours to speed the bill through — and some senators may prefer to take their time.

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Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

John Rizzo, who spent six years as acting general counsel for the CIA, says that while he believes intelligence gains justified the agency's interrogations, he understands those who feel otherwise.

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Bertha, The Giant Borer That Broke, May Be Sinking Seattle's Downtown

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The machine, the biggest of its type, was digging a tunnel under the city when it went kaput. To get to and fix Bertha, workers are digging a 12-story pit, which some say is damaging nearby buildings.

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Representatives Laud A Departing Dean, 59-Year Veteran John Dingell

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Leading Democrats and even some Republicans had kind words Tuesday for the Michigander, who was first elected to the House when Eisenhower was president. His wife was elected to his seat in November.

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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The U.S. beefed up security at embassies ahead of the CIA interrogation report's release in anticipation of a violent reaction. But around the globe, the response was relatively muted.

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Report Reveals Deeply Misguided Interrogation Tactics, Feinstein Says

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The Senate's "torture report" finds that the CIA conducted brutal interrogations of detainees in the years after 9/11, misled elected leaders, and got little useful information from the harsh tactics.

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WWII By The Books: The Pocket-Size Editions That Kept Soldiers Reading

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

In the 1940s, U.S. publishers printed paperbacks — everything from romances to Westerns — that were designed for battle. Molly Guptill Manning explores their history in When Books Went to War.

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Deford: What's Wrong With Pro Athletes Taking A Stand?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

NFL and NBA players are famous and influential, says commentator Frank Deford. So if they want to show support for protests against police brutality, he asks, why shouldn't they?

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Scientists Often Skip A Simple Test That Could Verify Their Work

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Scientists have published thousands of studies using immortal cell lines, but in many cases the cells in the experiments have been misidentified or contaminated. They could avoid the problem easily.

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Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers, who run a quarter of U.S. farms. But with some crop prices crashing, paying back debts may require hard conversations and delayed dreams.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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'Pelo Malo' Is A Rare Look Into Latin American Race Relations

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:28am

A new Venezuelan film explores racism and homophobia through the experiences of 9-year-old Junior, who drive his mother up a wall in a quest to straighten his thick, curly "pelo malo," or "bad hair."

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