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Sterilization Operations In India Reportedly Kill 9 Women

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:56am

More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.

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Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hill Turbo-Charge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:46am

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.

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Behind The Famous Story, A Difficult 'Wild Truth'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:43am

When Christopher McCandless died in the wilds of Alaska, his story became famous all over the world. A new memoir by his sister Carine reveals some of the reasons he chose to walk away from the world.

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Rand Paul's Kentucky Problem

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:36am

The Republican senator, a top 2016 presidential prospect, is up against a state law that prevents him from running for re-election and president simultaneously.

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:28am

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.

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Run The Jewels: 'I'm Taking This Life'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:30am

"Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply," says El-P. "I'm taking it over."

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Top Stories: U.S., China To Lower Tariffs; Ferry Captain Sentenced

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:18am

Also: E-Retailer Alibaba sets a sales record on the obscure Chinese holiday, "Singles Day"; lava burns the first Hawaiian house; and President Obama will award 19 Medals of Freedom.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:10am

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:18am

The veteran Tennessean is poised to take a leading role on education in the new Congress.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:03am

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:59am

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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Injured Pedestrian Cited For Jaywalking

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:49am

Police in New Jersey say the man was drinking and wandered into the road.

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Just In Time For The Holidays: A Life-Size T. Rex Replica

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:42am

The replica, nicknamed Stan, is for sale in the Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas catalog. It costs $100,000.

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Top U.S. General In Afghanistan: The Afghan Army Can Hold Its Own

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:24am

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.

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Movement To Repeal Switchblade Bans Sharpens Its Point

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Gun-rights advocates have enjoyed recent victories, and made it easier to buy and carry firearms in many states. A campaign has sprung up to ease restrictions on a different weapon: switchblades.

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Study Shows Long-Term Benefits Of Welfare Program

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Data from the Mothers Pension Program, launched at the turn of the 20th century, finds benefits on education, income and longevity. It's the first to document benefits over the span of a century.

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Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Officials are still investigating how 32 teenagers broke out of the state's highest-security juvenile detention center in September. The breakout cast a harsh spotlight on the troubled facility.

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U.S., China To Do Away With Tariffs On Some Tech Products

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Obama announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that the U.S. and China reached an "understanding" that will lead to expanding goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement.

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Visa Change With China Designed To Help U.S. Economy

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. and China are easing visa rules for each other's citizens. It's a reciprocal agreement that President Obama says will benefit everyone — from students, to tourists, to businesses.

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