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Search For Missing Students In Mexico Turns Up Clandestine Graves

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:10am

During the search for 43 missing students in the Mexican state of Guerrero, more than a dozen other graves have been found in and around the area of Iguala.

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Top Chefs Discover Denver's Fast Growing Restaurant Scene

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:10am

Thanks in part to the nearby oil and gas boom, Denver is seeing a flood of affluent professionals with a hunger for good food. The city's population has ballooned in the last couple of years.

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Siding With Obama On Deportations Hurts Saldana's Bipartisan Support

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:10am

The Senate is to vote Tuesday on Sarah Saldana's nomination to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Republicans believe she will be too sympathetic to the president's actions on deportations.

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Judge Regrets Harsh Human Toll Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:03am

Thousands of people are imprisoned for decades, if not life, because of tough drug sentences. Now judges, lawyers and advocates ask whether it's time to dial back those penalties.

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Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:46am

In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.

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'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:36am

"Reshoring," or bringing U.S. jobs back from overseas, is not as prevalent as has been reported, a consulting firm's research finds. The study found a total of 300 cases from 2013.

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Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:28am

The state's last top guy was hostile to Obamacare. But Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, sees Medicaid expansion as a cost-effective no-brainer. Can he convince Republicans in Alaska's legislature?

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President's Task Force To Re-Examine How Police Interact With Public

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:26am

Tensions between police and communities of color are grabbing the nation's attention — all the way up to the White House. The Obama administration has announced a new task force to tackle the problem.

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Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:24am

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.

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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:21am

The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.

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Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:00am

In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.

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Element Of Marriage Proposal Damages Building

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:04am

A Dutchman planned to use a crane to perch himself outside his girlfriend's window. He wanted to serenade her before popping the question. Even though the crane tipped over, she said yes.

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Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Found At Buckingham Palace

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:58am

The royals, however, won't be eating them. A palace spokesperson said, "fungi from the garden are not used in the palace kitchens."

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YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

Chinese social network site YY originally allowed customers to watch other people play video games, but users realized the site had more potential. It could be a place to perform virtual karaoke.

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For This Holiday Season, Old Toys Are New Again

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

What toys are most in demand this holiday season? Toy analyst Sean McGowen follows the industry and tells David Greene what's hot, and what toys have made a comeback.

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Why Some Scientific Collaborations Are More Beneficial Than Others

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

It turns out that when scientists collaborate internationally, they are more like to have an impact on science than purely domestic collaborations.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

Over the weekend Congress voted on measures to keep the government running. While members of the House and Senate were trying to get out of the nation's capital for the holidays, some lawmakers alienated colleagues by trying to sink the bills with roadblocks to draw attention to their issues.

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Haiti's President Searches For Next Prime Minister

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe's resignation may be too late to repair the political damage to the president. Protests have increased over long overdue elections and allegations of corruption.

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Nations Agree To Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

In Lima, Peru, almost all of the world's governments agreed on a document meant to galvanize efforts to curb climate change. While the outcome was modest, it did establish some important principles.

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Texas Braces For A Drop In Production After Oil Prices Fall

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

Oil production has been booming in Texas, fueled by technological advances. But the fall in oil prices will slow things down. The coming year is likely to see a weeding out of the weakest producers.

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