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When Facebook Crashes, The Police Get Called

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:55am

In both Britain and the U.S., police say they get calls from the public when Facebook goes down.

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If Kevin McCarthy Wins Speakership, His Challenges Will Be Immediate

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:48am

He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.

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Five Years After Coal Mine Disaster, Trial Of Ex-CEO Begins

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:44am

Testimony begins Thursday in Charleston, West Va., in the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. He's charged in connection with the 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 miners.

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Despite Improving Job Market, Blacks Still Face Tougher Prospects

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:37am

New social science research explores why the unemployment rate for blacks is persistently worse than the unemployment rate for whites.

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U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Blamed For Civilian Deaths In Yemen

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:36am

Saudi Arabia's U.S.-backed airstrike campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.

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As Yemen's Crisis Deepens, Saudi Bombings Blamed For Civilian Deaths

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:36am

A Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.

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Russian Air Strikes In Syria Complicate A Very Messy War

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:32am

Russia carried out some 20 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday. Now the U.S. military is scrambling to make sure American and Russian war planes steer clear of each other over the skies of Syria.

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The Volkswagen Scandal And Germany's Reputation

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:29am

The case cuts at the heart of essential German traits: reliability, precision, and environmental awareness. Constanze Stelzenmeuller of the Brookings Institution talks about the impact on Germany.

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When Cuban Migrants Flooded Miami, What Did It Do To The Local Economy?

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:25am

As migrants pour into Europe, there's a debate about the impact they'll have. To help inform that discussion, here's a look at the economic history of the 1980 Mariel boat lift from Cuba to Florida.

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A Model In A Hijab Talks About Her Faith And Fashion

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:58am

Fashion retailer H&M featured non-fashion types in its latest video ad, including a London woman wearing a hijab. Mariah Idrissi, 23, talks about why she chooses to wear the head scarf.

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Afghan Government Says Army Has Retaken Kunduz From The Taliban

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:53am

The Afghan government claims Thursday that its troops have retaken the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to Taliban forces two days earlier.

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Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis Disappoints LGBT Catholic

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:47am

Marianne Duddy-Burke, head of Dignity USA, a group of LGBT Catholics, says she was inspired by Pope Francis' visit. That turned to disappointment with news the pontiff met secretly with Kim Davis.

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Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis Puts A New Twist On His Visit

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:42am

Joshua McElwee, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, talks about the pope's meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

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What Does Russia Want In Syria?

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:39am

Richard Barrett, the former director of global counterterrorism operations at the British intelligence service MI6, talks about what Russia is trying to achieve in Syria.

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Veterans And Civilians Find A Way To Connect Through Running

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:37am

Team Red, White & Blue puts civilians and veterans together in running groups. The idea is to help vets feel a sense of belonging and to get vets and civilians to socialize through exercise.

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Cloning Your Dog, For A Mere $100,000

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:33am

The Duponts in Louisiana loved their mutt Melvin so much they jumped at the chance to replicate him. Melvin is gone now, but he's left behind two clones, Ken and Harry.

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Dog Drives His Owner's Truck Into A Lake

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:57am

When a man put his dog in the car, he was just trying to keep him out of a fight. He never expected the dog would take the vehicle straight into a lake.

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A Menu From The Titantic Expected To Fetch $50,000

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:51am

Artifacts from the Titanic go on auction on Wednesday.

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Despite Pope's Urging, Hungary's Catholics Are Largely Absent From Refugee Drama

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:09am

Pope Francis has called on all of Europe's Catholics to take in refugees. But in Hungary, church leaders have been hesitant. And Hungary's churches are conspicuously absent from relief efforts.

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After Nearly 2 Years In Egyptian Prison, Journalist Feels 'Born Again'

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:09am

Former Al Jazeera journalist Mohammed Fahmy talks about the nearly two years he spent imprisoned in Egypt. He received a presidential pardon last week.

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