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Cuba Arrests 4 Exiles, Alleges Terror Plot

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:33pm

Cuba arrests 4 exiles, alleges terror plot

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Album Review: 'Natalie Merchant'

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

Though she's been a popular singer since the '80s, Natalie Merchant has often worn the air of one who finds pop stardom distasteful. On her new self-titled LP, she dredges that tension to the fore.

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From The Ocean Deep To The Courtroom: A Tale Of Sunken Treasure

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

When the SS Central America sunk in 1857, it took down tons of gold with it — enough gold that the shipwreck contributed to a financial panic. And when the wreck was found, decades of legal battles ensued over rights to the recovered treasure. Gary Kinder, author of Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, tells the fraught tale of shipwreck and reclaimed gold.

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After Six Decades As A Staple, 'Jet Mag' Ends Its Print Run

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

It's the end of an era, as the Johnson Publishing Corp. announced plans to cease printing Jet Magazine. The magazine, which started some 63 years ago, was long a staple for many African-American communities.

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Peace Talks On Pause: What Went Wrong?

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

Middle East peace talks have been officially paused; unofficially, many say they're finished. Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic explains how Secretary of State John Kerry's mission fell apart.

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Larry McMurtry Loves The West, But Knocks The Cowboy Off His High Horse

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist says the myth of the cowboy feels "hollow." The Last Kind Words Saloon is a spare and unsentimental story about two western icons, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.

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Department Of Education Brings Home A Disappointing Report Card

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

The Department of Education has released its latest math and reading scores for 12th graders. The scores offer little good news for educators, with results low and largely unchanged since 2009.

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Kinder Words From Putin, But They Come With A Cost

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is pulling his forces back from Ukraine's border. He also is calling on separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone a referendum planned for Sunday. This news might be a breakthrough — or just a head fake.

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VA Secretary Responds To Call For His Resignation

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki responds to calls for his resignation, following reports of veterans dying while waiting for treatment.

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Syrian Rebels Cede Stronghold After Over A Year Under Siege

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:29pm

Syrian rebels have surrendered Homs, the city known as the birthplace of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. It marks the end of a long siege and a huge blow to the rebels.

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4 Dead In Fire At Ex-Tennis Player's Florida Home

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:33pm

4 dead in fire at ex-tennis player's Florida home

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Philadelphia Zoo Lets Tigers Stretch Legs On Trail

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:33pm

Philadelphia Zoo lets tigers stretch legs on trail

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Seattle, Sherman Agree To 4-Year Extension

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:23pm

Seattle, Sherman agree to 4-year extension

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Aspen Surgical To Expand Operations In Puerto Rico

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:23pm

Aspen Surgical to expand operations in Puerto Rico

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House Voting To Hold Ex-IRS Official In Contempt

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:23pm

House voting to hold ex-IRS official in contempt

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Derby Winner California Chrome Returns To Track

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:13pm

Derby winner California Chrome returns to track

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Nintendo Says No To Virtual Equality In Life Game

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:13pm

Nintendo says no to virtual equality in life game

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Argentine Carmakers Suspend Staff As Sales Plunge

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:13pm

Argentine carmakers suspend staff as sales plunge

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New Mexico Oil Country Struggles As Cities Boom

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:13pm

New Mexico oil country struggles as cities boom

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Sexual Assault On Campus Challenges Students

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:24am

The federal government is investigating 55 colleges for mishandling sexual assault claims. But how is sex and sexual abuse being talked about on campus? Students from around the country weigh in.

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