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'You Are Invited:' Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Iran often seems conflicted about its future. Last week, a big rally included the usual anti-American rhetoric, while the following day marked the opening of an international tourism exhibit.

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Examining The Entourage Effect

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

New psychological research explores a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. We hear why people like to create their own entourages.

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Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.

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ISIS Appears To Be Expanding Its Reach

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, appears to be popping up across the Middle East and beyond. Is ISIS growing in strength or is something else taking place?

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Gallup Ranks Red And Blue States

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Gallup has released its list of the most Democratic and most Republican states in the nation. We'll look at which states made the list and why.

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Judge's Decision Complicates Matters For Unauthorized Immigrants

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Applications for expanded deportation protections are on hold temporarily while the White House appeals a federal court ruling. Some states challenged the executive actions that extended protections.

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Why Penguins Can't Taste Fish

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Savor fish are a staple for penguins. Researchers say the birds' ability to taste umami disappeared more than 20 million years ago.

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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.

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Iran Wants Tourists, But Is It Ready For What That Would Mean?

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12am

Iran marked the anniversary of its revolution last week, and it opened an international tourism exhibition. Iran wants to welcome more tourists, a challenge for a country that's wary of outsiders.

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John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One And Done Bench

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:38am

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.

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Even As Progressives Take Lead In Greece, Women Remain Out Of Power

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:37am

The new, leftist Greek government says it wants to revolutionize a country that long has resisted change. So far that hasn't included finally placing women at the highest levels of government.

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Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:37am

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant these days, but electronic payments can still take days to complete. This can put consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late fees.

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Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:36am

A number of parents have made news in recent months for letting children walk or play outside on their own. But laws on when kids are allowed to be by themselves are vague.

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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:35am

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.

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U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Home-Grown Terrorism

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:01am

Preventing home-grown terrorism is the focus of meetings at the White House this week. Experts say more than 20,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to sign up with the so-called Islamic State.

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Damaged In Pennsylvania Crash

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:51am

Once it was clear no one was hurt, readers of Pennlive.com were inspired. One reader asked: "What do you get when you crash the Wienermobile into a snowbank?" The answer: "A Chili dog."

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Winter Gets The Best Of Ithaca's Tourism Bureau

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:41am

A banner on its website reads: "That's it. We surrender. Winter, you win. Key West anyone?" It encourages people to visit Ithaca when things thaw out.

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Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Order On Immigration

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Saying President Obama had overstepped his authority, a federal judge in Texas has blocked implementation of a controversial executive action on immigration. The president's order was designed relieve the threat of deportation for as many as four million people residing in this country illegally.

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What's It Like To Live Without Electricity? Ask An Indian Villager

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Three million Indians depend on kerosene lamps and candles when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with affordable solar panels.

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On Iran's Streets, 'Death To America' ... And Hope For A Nuclear Deal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Many Iranians seem prepared to reorder relations with the West. But there are also plenty of skeptics when it comes to the prospect of a nuclear deal and normal ties with the U.S.

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