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When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:03am

Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid $18 Billion In Fines

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:02am

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act; Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:12am

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Ang San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:03am

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.

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11th Earl Of Sandwich Weighs In On British Labor Issue

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:03am

The question is whether a sandwich-making company should hire migrant laborers from Hungary. Media outlets can report: The earl of Sandwich says Hungary workers make good sandwiches.

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Any Easy Password Can Help Hackers And The Feds

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:55am

Jeremy Hammond is currently serving 10 years in Manchester Federal Prison for his cyber attacks. He thinks the feds tracked him down because he used his cat's name in his password.

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Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Decision On Michael Brown Shooting

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

A grand jury is expected to announce soon whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will be indicted. The city is on edge as police, government officials, residents and protesters prepare for the decision and its aftermath.

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Report Released On White House Fence Jumper

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Details have emerged about the incident in September that led to the Secret Service director to resign. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service, launched a review.

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'Godfather' Mansion On The Market For Nearly $3 Million

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

In New York, the five-bedroom Staten Island home which became famous in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is up for sale.

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In Myanmar, Obama Holds News Conference With Opposition Leader

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Usually when the president visits another country, he holds a joint media opportunity with his counterpart. But in Myanmar, also known as Burma, he met reporters together with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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John Stewart's 'Rosewater': The Serious Side Of Comedy

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Written and directed by John Stewart of The Daily Show, the film tells the true story of an American journalist covering Iran's 2009 election, who was detained and tortured by Iranian authorities.

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Experts Parse U.S., China Commitments To Flight Climate Change

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

China has for the first time announced a limit to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.

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China Stock Market To Open To Foreign Investors

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

On Monday, Chinese will be allowed to directly invest money across the border in the Hong Kong stock market and vice-a-versa. It's a small move with big implications.

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Strategies Help Calif. Ranchers, Farmers Weather Drought

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

California likely produces more than half of all fresh food we eat in the U.S. Three years of severe drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to rethink just about everything about their businesses.

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Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:32am

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.

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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:31am

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:31am

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:29am

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:27am

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relatively and even a few spoilers.

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:26am

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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