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After Court Ruling, 3 Immigration Detention Centers Could Close

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

The federal government has detained thousands of women and children since last summer after Central American families poured across the border claiming asylum. But a federal district court judge ruled last week that three detention facilities that hold these families aren't meeting legal standards. And that means those centers soon could be shut down.

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Obama Talks Candidly About Flaws In Kenya's Society

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

On a trip to Kenya, a first for a sitting president, Barack Obama took advantage of his heritage. The first Kenyan-American president wrestled with tension between his office and family obligations.

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Moderate Muslims Counter Islamic State Propaganda With Own Media Strategy

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:09am

The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that they say has hijacked their faith.

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Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:08am

As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.

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Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:08am

Here, you can find the Cowardly Lion's mane, the designs for Scarlett O'Hara's drapery dress, and many other artifacts that reveal the history of the movie biz.

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:57am

Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.

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

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:10am

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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Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:00am

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

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

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 5:14am

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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Trapped Under A Car, A Women Is Saved By A Crowd

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:27am

The women motorcyclist became trapped under the vehicle in an accident. Passers-by and emergency responders literally took matters into their hands and lifted the car, freeing the woman.

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A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch.

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:21am

It's not really hotel. It's a van, parked on the East River. But it's cheap.

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

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

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, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

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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The Night That Bob Dylan Went Electric

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

Fifty years ago this weekend Bob Dylan scandalized crowds at the Newport Folk Festival with an electric guitar. Murray Lerner, a filmmaker who shot the festival, recalls the scene.

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Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

Donald Trump was in Texas, visiting the border with Mexico and saying he would crack down on illegal immigration if elected president. But he was less strident than he has been in other recent remarks.

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'Southpaw' Throws Some Familiar Punches

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

The Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Southpaw," a new movie about a boxing champion starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Antoine Fuqua.

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Nearly 200 Comedians, All Playing The Same City

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

Just For Laughs, the biggest and oldest comedy festival in the world, is underway in Montreal. We'll find out who's new, who's returned and learn about some surprise hits.

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Mass Shootings In America By The Numbers

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

Mass shootings as defined by the FBI happen about every two weeks in America. For nearly a decade, USA Today has been tracking these incidents on a website that paints a grim picture.

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The Financial Times, A Newspaper Success Story, Is Sold For $1.3 Billion

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

One of the world's oldest and most famous newspapers is changing hands. The Financial Times, based in London, will be sold to Nikkei Inc. of Japan for $1.3 billion dollars.

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Baseball Writer To Be Honored By Hall Of Fame, But He's Out Of A Job

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:03am

Baseball writer Tom Gage is being honored by the Hall of Fame for his long and illustrious career at The Detroit News. But he didn't leave his beat voluntarily. He recently lost his job at the paper.

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