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Oso Mudslide: As List Of Missing Shrinks, Death Toll Rises

Wed, 2014-04-02 04:23

The grim work of identifying victims continues in Washington state. Wednesday, the number of confirmed deaths was 29. Of those, 22 people had been identified. Another 20 people were missing.

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Tense Hours, Then Sighs Of Relief After Huge Quake Off Chile

Wed, 2014-04-02 02:45

Early reports indicate at least six people were killed, but that a major disaster may have been avoided. The temblor did generate a tsunami, but the waves apparently did not cause extensive damage.

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Finding A More Nuanced View Of Poverty's 'Black Hole'

Wed, 2014-04-02 02:16

Thirty-seven percent of New Yorkers faced severe material hardship last year, but the city's official poverty rate is only 21 percent. Researchers are trying to find a better way to measure poverty.

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For 'Lent Madness,' Reverend Pits Saints Against Each Other

Tue, 2014-04-01 23:56

Rev. Tim Schenck created the March Madness-type bracket in the true spirit of the season. People learn about, then vote for their favorite saints to advance to the Golden Halo.

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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

Tue, 2014-04-01 23:55

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.

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Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

Tue, 2014-04-01 23:55

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.

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In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

Tue, 2014-04-01 23:54

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.

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Small Health Insurance Co-Ops Seeing Early Success

Tue, 2014-04-01 23:53

Karl Sutton belongs to a farmers co-op in Montana where member-owners share costs and revenue. A health insurance co-op appeals to him, too — but can the model grow beyond its niche market?

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Final Four Set In NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

Tue, 2014-04-01 21:32

Maryland, Stanford, the University of Connecticut and Notre Dame will play this weekend in Nashville. Notre Dame and UConn are undefeated.

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Washington Mudslide Death Toll Climbs To 28

Tue, 2014-04-01 21:13

The official death toll from Washington state's mudslide has increased to 28. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says 22 of those victims have been identified.

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Savings And Loan Figure Charles Keating Dies At 90

Tue, 2014-04-01 21:04

Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

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Bowser Wins Democratic Primary Over Embattled D.C. Mayor Gray

Tue, 2014-04-01 20:59

Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday. She defeated incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago.

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President Bachelet Cautious As 8.2 Quake Kills 5 In Chile

Tue, 2014-04-01 20:47

Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds early Wednesday after the quake struck off Chile's northern coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks.

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Massive Quake Off Chile Triggers Tsunami Warning

Tue, 2014-04-01 16:21

The United States Geological Survey says the quake measured 8.2. Chile ordered an evacuation of its coastal areas.

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The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI

Tue, 2014-04-01 15:58

The Harlem Hellfighters broke barriers as the first African-American infantry unit to fight in World War I. Their story is retold in a new graphic novel written by Max Brooks, author of World War Z.

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Congress Sends Ukraine Aid, Russia Sanctions Bill To White House

Tue, 2014-04-01 15:12

After weeks of wrangling and in a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress approved a bill calling for $1 billion in aid to Ukraine and new sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea.

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School For Making Toast: The Best Food Fooling 2014

Tue, 2014-04-01 15:07

The San Francisco Cooking School invited us to explore the "wonder" of sliced bread, and perfect techniques for light to extra dark toast. Would you pay to learn the secrets of fancy toast?

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Why Is Guinea's Ebola Outbreak So Unusual?

Tue, 2014-04-01 15:05

The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.

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Mother Of Victim: More Killed By GM Ignition Switch Defect

Tue, 2014-04-01 14:13

Laura Christian, the birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, who was killed in an accident linked to the problem, says she's identified at least 29 victims.

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New York Student Is Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

Tue, 2014-04-01 14:11

The odds of something like that happening are astronomic for even the brightest students in the United States, but Kwasi Enin, a first-generation American from Shirley, N.Y., has a lot going for him.

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