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As Retailers Remove Knives From Shelves, Some Israelis Call For Guns

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

In light of recent stabbing attacks by Arabs on Israelis, some supermarkets have removed knives from their shelves. Many Israelis, though, insist the best protection is more guns.

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By Courting China's Cash, Britain May Be Sacrificing Long-Term Security

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

David Cameron lauds the Chinese president's visit as the start of a golden era for Chinese-U.K. relations. U.S. critics say the U.K. is in danger of sacrificing long-term security for short-term cash.

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Supreme Court May Have Last Word On States' Assault Weapons Bans

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

The main parts of two of the nation's strictest gun control laws in New York and Connecticut were upheld by a federal appeals court. Gun rights advocates want to take the cases to the Supreme Court.

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With All Eyes On ISIS, Al-Qaida Quietly Rebuilds

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

Its branch in Yemen is taking advantage of the unrest there to get new recruits and grab land. Leaders have called jihadists back into service and is preparing for when ISIS is no longer ascendant.

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The Science of Compassion

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:03pm

On this week's episode of Hidden Brain, we'll explore how being kind to others can make a real difference in your own life.

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Oscar Pistorius Released From Jail

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 7:13pm

South Africa's paralympian sprinter has been released from prison following his "culpable homicide" conviction in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend. He is under house arrest.

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Monkeys Pick Coconuts In Thailand. Are They Abused Or Just Working Animals?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:58pm

Animal advocates were outraged after discovering videos of leashed monkeys working as coconut pickers. But monkey trainers and scientists say it's common practice, and doesn't count as abuse.

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Jim Webb Flirts With An Independent Bid

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:53pm

The former Virginia senator complained repeatedly in last week's debate he wasn't getting enough time. Now, he could be leaving the party all together for a third-party run.

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Wal-Mart Executives Unlikely To Be Charged Over Alleged Bribes In Mexico, Report Says

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:48pm

The Wall Street Journal quotes sources who say the Justice Department hasn't found evidence to merit criminal charges. A New York Times story had linked Wal-Mart to $24 million in bribes to officials.

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Wal-Mart Executives Unlikely To Be Charged Over Alleged Bribes In Mexico, Report Says

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:48pm

The Wall Street Journal quotes sources who say the Justice Department hasn't found evidence to merit criminal charges. A New York Times story had linked Wal-Mart to $24 million in bribes to officials.

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A Church Emerges After Centuries

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:42pm

A church in southern Mexico, built in 1564, engulfed by a newly-created reservoir in the 20th century, rises again.

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Campaigns Taking In 35 Percent Less Cash Than 2008, But There's More We Can't See

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:04pm

The money raised by superPACs so far indicates that there is still lots more money coming into the 2016 race. But we won't know just how much until the voting begins.

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Hillary Clinton To Testify Before Benghazi Committee

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:45pm

With Republicans under fire for using the investigation for partisan purposes, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to appear before the Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday.

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With Abandoned Gas Wells, States Are Left With The Cleanup Bill

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:45pm

The bust of the coal-bed methane industry has left Wyoming responsible for the exorbitant cost of plugging thousands of wells. The price tag for dealing with deep oil and gas wells may be even higher.

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