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White House Urged To Re-Think Its Approach On Ukraine

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

A Brookings Institution report recommends the U.S. provide the Ukrainian government with what it calls "lethal defensive assistance," to help it respond to a new offensive by pro-Russian separatists.

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With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:59am

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.

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A Boy Who Had Cancer Faces Measles Risk From The Unvaccinated

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:57am

The father of a young child who had leukemia has a plea for other parents: Please vaccinate your children because people with compromised immune systems, including his son, can't be vaccinated.

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The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:56am

The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:55am

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.

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How Many Chicken Wings Can You Eat In 30 Minutes?

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:34am

At Philadelphia's annual Wing Bowl, Patrick Bertoletti ate 444 wings in less than a half an hour. He set a record.

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Zamboni Driver Arrested For DUI At N.D. Rink

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:29am

The driver was treating the ice at a girls hockey game in Fargo when spectators noticed his driving was erratic. He slammed the big machine into the boards. No one was on the ice at the time.

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Twitter: Biggest Virtual Sports Bar In The World

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:20am

According to Twitter, fans sent more than 28 million tweets during Sunday night's game — the most tweeted-about Super Bowl ever.

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War In Eastern Ukraine Grows Fiercer By The Day

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:10am

Russian-backed separatists push forward into areas held by the Ukrainian military. The offensive is a disaster for civilians, trapped in towns and villages along the battle front.

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Obama's Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:00am

The president's $3.99 trillion proposal, released Monday, calls for more spending on domestic programs, infrastructure and defense — and includes tax hikes the new Congress is unlikely to approve.

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Critics Point Out Weakness Of Visa Waiver Program

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Some worry that foreign fighters in Syria could attempt to enter the U.S. They cite the Visa Waiver Program which allows foreign visitors from Europe and elsewhere to enter the U.S. without visas.

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Seattle Fans Stunned At How Super Bowl Ended

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

In Seattle, fans poured out onto the streets near the Seahawks home stadium, trying to understand how it went so wrong. The Seahawks had pulled off amazing come from behind victories this year, and so many expected the team to score and win in the final two minutes of play just a yard away from the end zone.

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New England Fans Revel In Last-Minute Interception

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night in a stunning finish at the Super Bowl. In the final seconds of the game, Patriots safety Malcolm Butler intercepted the ball at the goal line, ending Seattle's hopes for a second consecutive Super Bowl win.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

It's not uncommon for presidential budgets of either party to be declared dead on arrival when they hit Capitol Hill. Is this exercise really about budgets or about politics?

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Obama To Send $4 Trillion Budget To Congress

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

To preview President Obama's $4 trillion budget, David Greene speaks with Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Nigeria Thwarts Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

In Nigeria, there has been an upsurge in the insurgency in the northeast. Suspected Boko Haram militants have again attacked the outskirts of the heavily-fortified city of Maiduguri for the second time in a week. Nigerian officials say the rebel's attack has been contained.

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Sweden's Social Experiment On Twitter Celebrates Third Anniversary

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

The group "Curators of Sweden" puts it this way: "Every week, someone in Sweden is @Sweden: sole ruler of the world's most democratic Twitter account."

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As Measles Outbreak Spreads, Some Babies Under Isolation

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

California is grappling with an outbreak of measles. In Alameda County, health officials have told parents whose babies have been exposed to the virus to keep their children at home for 21 days.

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Reclusive Author Takes Questions On Temporary Website

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling author and constant candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature, but rarely gives interviews. "Mr. Murakami's Place" gives fans a chance to engage with the writer.

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Egypt Frees Journalist Accused Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been freed by Egyptian authorities. The Al-Jazeera reporter had been imprisoned for months accused of aiding the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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