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Why Do Courts Still Deliver Many Legal Documents By Hand?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.

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Saudi Strikes In Yemen Wrap Up; Operation Renewal Of Hope Begins

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Saudi Arabia says the air campaign against Houthi rebels is ending, but the conflict may be far from over. Militiamen in the south said they will keep fighting until they rid the area of Houthis.

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Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:50am

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:49am

The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.

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Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:48am

Ahead of a highly publicized interview where the reality-TV star is expected to talk about his gender identity, a look back at Jenner's younger days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to new fame.

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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:47am

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the Guard's unpredictable needs.

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Roommates Fight Over: Who Is The Greatest NBA Player Ever?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:28am

In State College, Pa., two roommates tried to settle that question. They couldn't agree on whether it was Michael Jordan or LeBron James. One of the roommates was arrested for aggravated assault.

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Isis Booted From List Of Pacific Hurricane Names

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:22am

The World Meteorological Organization plans the names out in advance. The name Isis was on that list until the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, clouded its meaning.

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3D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

At the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, the future of manufacturing is taking shape. We visit the lab to see how 3D printers offer some unique design opportunities as well as interesting challenges.

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Ariz. Sheriff Who's Tough On Illegal Immigration Faces Contempt Hearing

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

In Arizona, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt of court charges. He and his chief deputy have acknowledged violating a federal judge's orders in a racial profiling lawsuit. On Tuesday, a four-day hearing begins on the extent of those violations and what penalties, if any, should be imposed.

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Immigrants Flee South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

Immigrants worried about their safety are fleeing South Africa after attacks on foreigners killed seven people. Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is blamed for stoking the violence by describing immigrants as lice that must be removed. But in a speech Monday to thousands of supporters, he described the attacks on immigrants as vile.

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Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.

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ISIS' Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Style Concerns U.S. Authorities

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

Federal authorities in Minnesota announced on Monday that six young Somali-Americans had been arrested for attempting to travel to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The arrests are another indication of ongoing efforts to recruit young volunteers for extremist groups in the Middle East. The recruitment in Minneapolis is peer to peer and unusually effective.

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Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

The best pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career, but some of those careers can be very short. Some universities are catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.

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White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

On Tuesday, a Senate committee will hear from both sides of a debate over whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The White House is launching its own sales effort to win support for the deal — an effort focused on members of the president's own party.

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Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic rowing and canoeing events. Specialists blame the die off on algae blooms. But water quality has been an ongoing concern for Olympics organizers preparing for the 2016 games.

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Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

This year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.

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Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to journalist Mujib Mashal about his story in "The New York Times" on Rahnaward Zaryab, Afghanistan's most celebrated novelist.

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:07am

New federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 2:58am

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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