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European Leaders Forge Cease-Fire In Ukraine

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine were in marathon talks in the capital of Belarus trying to agree to a cease-fire that would end fighting in eastern Ukraine. It goes into effect Sunday.

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Veteran CBS Correspondent Bob Simon Dies At 73.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Longtime CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash Wednesday night in New York city. Simon was 73.

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Vollmann Writes About Fukushima's 'Quiet Horror' In 'Harper's Magazine'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to writer William T. Vollmann, who has gained an almost cult-status for his immersion-style storytelling. Vollmann traveled to Japan's now defunct Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Federal Judge May Clarify Confusion In Ala. Gay Marriage Standoff

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to prevent same-sex marriage from taking hold in his state despite a ruling from a federal judge that would allow it. A hearing is scheduled in Mobile Thursday.

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Pressure Mounts On Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber To Resign

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Gov. John Kitzhaber is accused of looking the other way while his fiancée allegedly used his office to land contracts for her consulting business. A state ethics probe is underway.

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Hundreds Remember N.C. Students Murdered In Possible Hate Crime

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

The murder of three Muslims in Chapel Hill has sparked outrage and mourning in the local community. Family members of the deceased have asked the police to investigate the murders as a hate crime.

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How Removing Checkpoints Could Make Israelis More Secure

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Social scientists recently analyzed the effects of removing Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank. They found it markedly reduced anti-Israel sentiment, and actual acts of violence against Israel.

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Centuries-Old Cello Is Awakened; Smells Like The Maestro's Pipe

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

In the second part of a conversation, David Greene talks to Amit Peled about playing the cello of his idol, the late Pablo Casales. Peled performs a recital at Baltimore's Peabody Institute Thursday.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Would Transport 'Dirty Energy'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Despite veto threats, the House sent the Keystone XL pipeline bill to President Obama. David Greene talks to Susan Casey-Lefkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council about environmental issues.

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Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:42am

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections, and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.

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Cockatoo Mimics Marital Spats

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 6:15am

A couple in North Carolina recently adopted a bird from a couple who was going through a divorce. Ever since, Peaches the cockatoo has been mimicking the marital spats of her previous owners.

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Environmentally Friendly Straw Houses For Sale In Britain

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:30am

Researchers say the material is so efficient it could offer savings up to 90 percent on energy bills.

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White House Reaches Out To Uninsured Americans, Jarrett Says

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:00am

The deadline to sign up for health coverage for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act is Sunday. Renee Montagne talks to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett about the looming deadline.

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Minsk Meeting Aimed At Stopping Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

Leaders from France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are scheduled to meet in the Belarus capital of Minsk on Wednesday to try to work out a peace deal for the war in Ukraine.

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On Revolution Day, Iran's President Calls For A 'Win-Win' Nuke Deal

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

Iran's leaders sounded a positive note about the possibility of a deal on Iran's nuclear program. Still, a final agreement is considered uncertain at best.

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The 50 Most Effective Ways To Transform The Developing World

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed the tools with the greatest impact, from affordable tablets for schoolkids to an electrical grid in a box.

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Sen. Kaine Pushes For Vote On Military Strikes Against ISIS

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

As the White House decides to seek congressional approval to conduct the war against militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Renee Montagne talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

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Aid Worker Held By ISIS Put Beliefs Into Action, Friends Say

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

Kayla Mueller, 26, has been confirmed dead by her parents and the White House. She had been held by Islamic State militants since 2013. Friends gathered in Prescott, Ariz., to remember her.

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Proceedings Underway In 'American Sniper' Trial

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

Opening statements are being heard Wednesday in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine accused of killing Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Kyle is the subject of the movie American Sniper.

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Iran Signals More Openness Toward Nuclear Deal

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

Iran's leaders have been negotiating a nuclear deal with the U.S. and other countries. A deal could transform Iran, although a final agreement is considered uncertain at best.

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