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New Delhi's 'Agitator' Administrator Ends Unusual Protest

Wed, 2014-01-22 09:20

Newly elected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a two-day sit-in to protest alleged inaction by the city's police force, which is controlled by the national government. The protest ended with a stitched-together deal that's been called more of a climb-down than a compromise.

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Watch: Canadian PM Belts Out 'Hey Jude' During Visit To Israel

Wed, 2014-01-22 08:32

Stephen Harper serenaded the Israeli prime minister and his wife during his first visit to the country.

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More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

Wed, 2014-01-22 08:28

A study found that people on the diet, which is rich in nuts and olive oil, had a lower risk of developing peripheral artery disease than people on a low-fat diet. The research helps build the case that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent a wide range of cardiovascular diseases.

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More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

Wed, 2014-01-22 08:28

A study found that people on the diet, which is rich in nuts and olive oil, had a lower risk of developing peripheral artery disease than people on a low-fat diet. The research helps build the case that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent a wide range of cardiovascular diseases.

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As Time Goes By, What Makes A Movie Timeless?

Wed, 2014-01-22 08:11

A great director, a soaring soundtrack, the look of a certain period — these factors and more can influence a film's staying power. Which of this season's award-winning flicks will stick?

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Snowden Says Allegations He Received Russian Help Are 'Absurd'

Wed, 2014-01-22 07:49

Edward Snowden said he "clearly and unambiguously acted alone." Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has strongly implied Snowden received help from the Russian security service.

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Hopping Mad: Rabbit In Mandela Statue's Ear Is On Burrowed Time

Wed, 2014-01-22 07:44

Two South African sculptors who were refused permission to engrave their signatures on the giant statue of Nelson Mandela came up with a novel solution: They hid a bronze rabbit in the statue's ear. Now, they have to remove the addition.

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Antarctic Travelers Who Got Stuck In Ice Finally Get Home

Wed, 2014-01-22 06:15

The 52 scientists and paying passengers were aboard a ship that got stuck in the ice on Christmas Eve. It was about 10 days before they were helicoptered to another ship nearby. Who will pay the $2 million or so it cost to rescue the group? That's being negotiated.

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Almost No Poor Nations By 2035? That's What Bill Gates Says

Wed, 2014-01-22 05:30

In his annual letter about the work of his foundation, the Microsoft co-founder says once-impoverished nations have already made tremendous progress, and more will follow their lead.

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Winter's Wicked Wallop In 5 Headlines

Wed, 2014-01-22 04:40

The severe storm did just what was expected. It dumped a foot or more of snow on parts of the Northeast. Meanwhile, temperatures plunged again. Reports from across the region tell the story. Meanwhile, much of the West remains warm and way too dry.

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'Accusations And Acrimony' At Start Of Talks On Syria

Wed, 2014-01-22 04:00

Syria's foreign minister said the opposition is made up of traitors. The opposition's delegate asked the world "who do you believe?" Secretary of State John Kerry laid the blame for civilians' deaths at the feet of the Assad regime. Prospects for progress appear to be dim.

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What's At Stake In The Syrian Peace Conference

Wed, 2014-01-22 03:41

With the Syrian civil war still raging, a peace conference opens in Switzerland that will include some but not all of the factions involved in the fighting. A breakthrough looks like a long shot.

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What's At Stake In The Syrian Peace Conference

Wed, 2014-01-22 03:41

With the Syrian civil war still raging, a peace conference opens in Switzerland that will include some, but not all of the factions involved in the fighting. A breakthrough looks like a long shot.

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Ukraine: Medics Say 3 Protesters Die During Protest

Wed, 2014-01-22 02:20

Three protesters have died in clashes with police in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday, according to medics on the site. The deaths are a grim escalation of the country's two-month political crisis.

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Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream'

Wed, 2014-01-22 02:00

Among Latinos, no group may have achieved the American dream as fully as Cuban-Americans. Since arriving here, as a community, they've prospered. But our recent poll suggests that for many Cuban-Americans, the dream is becoming elusive.

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Ancient And Vulnerable: 25 Percent Of Sharks And Rays Risk Extinction

Wed, 2014-01-22 00:45

"People know about the global trade in shark fins, but few know that some of the most valuable fins ... used in shark fin soup come from the sharklike rays — species like sawfishes and wedgefishes and guitarfishes," says Sonja Fordham, who contributed to a new analysis of the fisheries.

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Gentrification May Actually Be Boon To Longtime Residents

Wed, 2014-01-22 00:44

While high costs can drive out some people in gentrifying neighborhoods, new studies show that many renters stay — especially if new parks, safer streets and better schools are paired with a job opportunity right down the block.

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Zen And The Art Of Snowboarding: Jamie Anderson Goes To Sochi

Wed, 2014-01-22 00:42

The 23-year-old is considered one of the world's best female snowboarders, and possibly America's best shot at gold in slopestyle. Like Anderson, the sport is making its Olympic debut.

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AP Exclusive: LAX Gunfire Came While Officers Away

Wed, 2014-01-22 00:03

Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required. A security screener was killed and three other people were wounded in the shooting.

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Leadership Changes At Pimco, Dow Jones

Tue, 2014-01-21 23:42

In an unexpected shakeup, News Corp said Tuesday that it is replacing Lex Fenwick, CEO of its Dow Jones subsidiary. And, CEO Mohamed El-Erian is leaving Pimco as part of a series of leadership changes at the giant money manager.

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