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Remote-Controlled Airport A Reality In Sweden

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:51pm

Sweden is the first country in the world to get a remote-controlled airport. That means flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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Al-Qaida Operative Says Saudi Royal Family Helped Fund Sept. 11 Attacks

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:48pm

Zacarias Moussaoui claims the Saudi Arabian royal family helped fund the Sept. 11 attacks. Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Gause, a professor of international studies at Texas A&M University.

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Socialist Venezuelan Government Clashes With Labor Unions

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

President Maduro is a former bus driver and union leader while his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, promised to lead a revolution on behalf of the workers. But now many independent labor unions are in open revolt over contract disputes, low wages that can't keep up with inflation, and government repression. The Chavez and Maduro governments have long viewed independent unions as a threat to their power and tried to co-opt or replace them with pro-government syndicates. But it's no longer working.

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'Deflate This': Patriots Fans Welcome Super Bowl Champs Home

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the parade route. Some held up posters saying "Deflate This" in reference to allegations that the team had deflated game balls to gain an advantage in the playoff game that landed them in the Super Bowl. Team members waved to the crowd from duck boats as confetti flew.

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Secretary Of Defense Nominee Appears Headed For Easy Confirmation

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.

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Staples Takes Another Shot At Buying Rival Office Depot

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Staples is trying, for the second time, to buy its rival Office Depot. This time the landscape has changed and the company says joining forces will make for a stronger company.

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Thaw In U.S.-Cuba Relations Comes To Baseball

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

This week Major League Baseball smoothed the path for Cubans to play professional ball in the United States. The change in policy follows the recent decision by the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations.

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Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters With Detroit Speech

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech to the Detroit Economic Club is being closely watched.

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Businesses Offer A Link To The Past For Lovers Of Old Video Games

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Many people of a certain age fondly remember spending hours in arcades or playing on the popular systems of the '80s and '90s. Now, these retro video games are fast becoming a growing business.

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As Jets Roar Overhead, Jordan Remembers Its Fallen Pilot

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:32pm

Many Jordanians opposed joining the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. But at a funeral ceremony for the country's fallen pilot, mourners honored his sacrifice and called for the destruction of ISIS.

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Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Skipped The Handwashing?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:28pm

Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard. At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis suggested on Monday.

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Hospitals Fail To Protect Nursing Staff From Becoming Patients

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:27pm

Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology and taught "safe patient handling."

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Does Facebook Cause Depression? Depends On How You Use It

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:24pm

Those great photos from your high school girlfriend's recent vacation in the Caribbean? A study says they're probably making you envious, and that envy could be contributing to feelings of depression.

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Argentina's President, During Visit To China, Mocks Chinese Speech In Tweet

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:22pm

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appeared to suggest the Chinese have trouble pronouncing their "Rs" and "Ls" – using the words "rice," "petroleum" and "Campora" as examples.

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How The Voting Debates Will Be Different In 2015

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:55pm

There are already 1,200 voting bills introduced in state legislatures this year. Many seek to expand early voting, online and mail voting.

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