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Casino Boat Runs Aground Off Georgia Coast In Maiden Voyage

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:52

So far, the Coast Guard has been unable to move the boat. Passengers who have been stuck for hours are now being evacuated by small boats and helicopter.

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Neil Whosis? What You Don't Know About The 1969 Moon Landing

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:51

The year he landed on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong was famous, iconic, an American hero. One year later he wasn't. In 1970, how many people remembered his name? This will surprise you.

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Move Over Hong Kong: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola And Chad

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:45

A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?

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Palin's Call For Impeachment Reopens Debate Over ... Sarah Palin

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:45

The former Alaska governor hasn't done any favors for Republicans who've been trying to channel anger at President Obama in directions that might do the GOP more good.

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A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

Wed, 2014-07-16 07:40

The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area of Yamal, a name The Siberian Times says roughly translates as "the end of the world."

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A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The Philippines

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:43

Mass evacuations helped limit the death toll from Rammasun as it passed through densely populated areas. The government was better prepared following a killer storm last fall.

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Nepalis Treat This Peace Corps Volunteer Like Justin Bieber

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:26

And that's not necessarily a good thing. Our blogger reveals the darkly funny side of being a local celebrity who's trying (and not always succeeding) to improve health, nutrition and income.

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Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:05

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.

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New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze

Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40

Last week, a group of Washingtonians visiting New Hampshire were told they couldn't buy alcohol because their IDs weren't from a state.

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Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:54

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.

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EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:28

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:21

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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Court Finds Netherlands Liable For 300 Deaths In Srebrenica Massacre

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:11

The decision is a victory for only some of the families of the 8,000 men and boys slain in the July 1995 massacre in Bosnia.

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Syria's Assad Sworn In For Third 7-Year Presidential Term

Wed, 2014-07-16 03:34

He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.

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Israel Warns People To Leave Gaza As Cease-Fire Debate Continues

Wed, 2014-07-16 03:19

Those who received the warning in Gaza were given until 8 a.m. local time to leave. The airstrikes that followed targeted Hamas leaders.

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:42

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:28

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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Fond All-Star Farewell For Jeter, AL Beats NL 5-3

Tue, 2014-07-15 21:52

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation during one more night on baseball's national stage. The AL kept up nearly 2 decades of dominance by beating the NL 5-3 Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

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