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Before Humans Showed Up, Huge Animals Were The Norm

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

In Earth's history, there have been some incredibly large animals that look sort of like animals we have today, just a lot bigger. In North America, there was a sloth that was the size of an elephant.

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Clinton Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

In addition to the server, Hillary Clinton will also provide a USB drive holding copies of the 30,000 emails she has turned over to the State Department. The action is unlikely to quiet her critics.

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Obama Hopes To Seize Momentum For Criminal Justice Reform

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:05am

"Frankly, we've done a pretty good job on some big pieces of business, which then allows me also to focus on some issues that we might have been working on quietly," Obama told NPR.

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'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Runs For Congress. Can She Win?

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:03am

Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert is running for a congressional seat in Michigan. She's the latest in a long line of celebrities with political aspirations.

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Deford: When 'Deflategate' Dust Settles, Put Goodell Out To Pasture

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:01am

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and star quarterback Tom Brady head to court over "deflategate," commentator Frank Deford says it's time for Goodell to be replaced in the league's front office.

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NFL's Effort To Combat Domestic Violence May Go For The Long Game

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:50am

Last year's domestic violence scandal in the NFL spurred the league into action on an issue critics said had gone ignored for years. The problem continues — and so do the efforts to fight it.

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Brazil's Mediums Channel Dead Artists. Is It Worship Or Just Delusion?

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:39am

Mediums say they can tap into the spirits of famous artists and authors to create new works. In other countries, it might be called fraud. But in Brazil, it's considered a form of religious worship.

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Tourists Off Australia's Coast Spot Rare Albino Whale

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:18am

A white humpback whale emerged from the blue water. One dazzled tourist told local news, "It was just traveling along, cool as a cucumber, white as snow."

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Facebook Probes How Posts And Comments Express Laughter

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:03am

The company looked specifically at haha, hehe, LOL and of course some kind of happy emoji. The winner: Haha is used most frequently. The emoji is in second place followed by hehe.

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Cumberland Caverns: A Subterranean Concert Venue In Tennessee

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

Concert venues come in a variety of shapes and sizes. But generally they're either outside or inside, rarely underground. We go into the depths of Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns, which has hosted shows by Americana and bluegrass acts from Jason Isbell to Old Crow Medicine Show.

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Donald Trump's On Again Off Again Relationship With Fox News

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been feuding with Fox News since last week's GOP debate. Trump has repeatedly attacked Fox and anchor Megyn Kelly. The debate earned Fox News record ratings, and despite the clash, no outlet has done more of late to present Trump as a serious thinker than Fox.

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HBO's 'Hard Knocks' Takes Fans Inside Houston Texans' Training Camp

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

The NFL Films show "Hard Knocks" kicks off its 10th season Tuesday night on HBO. The show goes behind the scenes at an NFL team's training camp, and this year, it's the Houston Texans under the spotlight.

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Displaced By Hurricane Katrina, Many Storm Victims Left Home For Good

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it shattered lives and homes. Tens of thousands of people evacuated as the storm approached. Many of them returned to New Orleans, but others have made a new life elsewhere.

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Ferguson Protesters Vow To Keep The Memory Of Michael Brown Alive

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

Protesters and police faced off Monday night in Ferguson, Mo. Days after the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death, the city remains tense after peaceful demonstrations were marred by violence.

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Grizzly Bear May Be Euthanized After Hiker Is Mauled To Death

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

A grizzly bear believed responsible for the death of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park has been captured. Critics say the bear shouldn't be killed for simply acting naturally.

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Google Makes Changes. It's New Parent Company Is Called Alphabet

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

Founder Larry Page announced that the Internet giant is breaking up into smaller pieces — pieces that can be "more ambitious" and have "greater focus." The new parent company will be called Alphabet.

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British Ambassador Tom Fletcher Says Goodbye To Lebanon

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

Britain's ambassador to Lebanon signed off on his tenure with a blog post about the country that went viral. David Greene talks to Tom Fletcher about the contradictions and fascinations in Lebanon.

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North Korea's Millennials Demonstrate Entrepreneurial Spirit

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

How are North Korean millennials different from the older generations? The "market generation," as millennials are called there, grew up buying and selling things — even if it was often illegal.

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Japan Restarts Its First Nuclear Power Plant Since 2011 Disaster

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:01am

In 2011, Japan had to deal with a massive earthquake, tsunami and a nuclear meltdown. It now plans to restart as many nuclear power plants as possible, despite public opposition.

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Obama On Iran Deal: 'Attitudes Will Change'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR, President Obama said once people see the nuclear deal in action, they will "recognize that whatever parade of horribles was presented in opposition have not come true."

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