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Rio Garbage Boats Aim To Clean Olympic Waters

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:18pm

Rio garbage boats aim to clean Olympic waters

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UN: Iran Not Yet Invited To Syria Peace Talks

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:13pm

UN: Iran not yet invited to Syria peace talks

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Historic Freeze Disrupts US Travel, Causes Outages

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:13pm

Historic freeze disrupts US travel, causes outages

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Jagr Leads Czech Olympic Team For Sochi

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:11pm

Jagr leads Czech Olympic team for Sochi

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Frostbite Tips For Novices: Skip Whiskey And Shed Your Rings

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:08pm

Frostbite isn't on most people's health worry lists. But this week it's a concern for millions of people who live in places that don't usually contend with serious risk of cold injuries. Extremities can be affected by frostbite even when bundled up.

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US: Use Of 'Myanmar' Doesn't Mean Policy Change

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:05pm

US: Use of 'Myanmar' doesn't mean policy change

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Iran Tries To Reverse A Slumping Birth Rate

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:29pm

Iran tries to reverse a slumping birth rate

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Company Rolls Out Apples IBeacon To Grocery Stores

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:29pm

Company rolls out Apples iBeacon to grocery stores

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Blatter: Brazil Far Behind In WCup Preparations

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:26pm

Blatter: Brazil far behind in WCup preparations

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Ending 20-Year Era, Boston Welcomes A New Mayor

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:25pm

Thomas Menino, 71, left a job he had held since 1993. And Marty Walsh was sworn in as the city's new mayor.

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'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years In Plot To Kill Artist

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:17pm

'Jihad Jane' gets 10 years in plot to kill artist

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'Downton' Returns, And It's As Rich As Ever

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:16pm

Downton Abbey is the most popular drama in the history of public television. And when the whole of the TV universe is fragmenting, that isn't just impressive — it's almost impossible. Critic David Bianculli ponders the hit show's unlikely success.

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Hotlines Mark Return Of Egypt's Security Agencies

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:08pm

Hotlines mark return of Egypt's security agencies

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Rwanda Government: No Sympathy For Dead Spy Chief

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:47am

Rwanda government: no sympathy for dead spy chief

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Elliott To Run For Nationwide Title With NAPA

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:45am

Elliott to run for Nationwide title with NAPA

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Story That Kim Jong Un Fed Uncle To Dogs Was Probably Satire

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:37am

The story appears to be false because it originated with a satirical post on a Chinese microblogging site. The post was picked up by a Hong Kong newspaper and then reported as fact around the world.

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Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages In Utah

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:28am

The order puts marriages on hold until an appeal is decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Utah has been allowing same-sex marriages since Dec. 20.

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Late Artist's Trustees Seeking $60 Million In Fees

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:27am

Late artist's trustees seeking $60 million in fees

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From 'Cinema Paradiso' Director, An Offbeat 'Offer'

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:20am

Guiseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) turns in an English-language romance-cum-mystery about an art auctioneer (Geoffrey Rush) obsessed with a young heiress and collector (Sylvia Hoeks). With Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland.

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Wynton Marsalis Septet: Live In New York

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:19am

Much as families reunite around the holidays, Jazz at Lincoln Center's artistic director convened his own family reunion of sorts at the end of the year. His working band of the '90s — one of his best — came together again to ring in 2014.

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