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New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:05am

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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Hackers Strike Health Insurer Anthem, Inc.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:26am

The country's second-biggest health insurer says hackers obtained personal information such as names, birthdates and social security numbers of policyholders. No credit card data was compromised.

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Eric Reed Plays Coleman Hawkins

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:12am

For the 110th birthday anniversary of a pioneering tenor saxophonist, a hard-swinging modern-day pianist designed a special tribute set in Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Episode 601: The Chocolate Curse

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:54pm

The world is running out of chocolate. But a plant scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.

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Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:30pm

California allows parents to opt out of vaccination requirements. Amid Southern California's measles outbreak, many schools are struggling with how best to deal with students who aren't vaccinated.

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Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:26pm

News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."

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Toll In Taiwan's TransAsia Crash Rises To 25

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:09pm

TransAsia Flight 235 was carrying 58 people, 31 of them from China, when it crashed into the shallow Keelung River in Taipei shortly after takeoff on Wednesday.

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NBC's Brian Williams Admits His Helicopter Took No Fire In Iraq

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:46pm

The NBC Nightly News anchor and his network have for years claimed he was aboard the chopper that was hit and forced down by enemy fire in 2003. Williams now says he made a mistake.

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In Detroit, Jeb Bush Makes A Campaign Must-Stop

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:43pm

While he hasn't declared his 2016 candidacy yet, the former Florida governor spoke Wednesday at a preferred venue for presidential candidates.

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