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Maureen O'Hara, Hollywood's 'Queen Of Technicolor,' Dies At 95

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 2:34pm

The Irish-American actress, known for her cascading red hair and sea-green eyes and who often starred opposite John Wayne, passed away at her home in Boise, Idaho, Saturday.

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Obama Wants Students To Stop Taking Unnecessary Tests

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 2:33pm

President Obama has directed the Education Department to help states cut back on tests that don't help students learn.

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Vice President Of Maldives Arrested Over Alleged Plot To Kill President

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Vice President Ahmed Adheeb was arrested as he came back from a conference in China. He is suspected of playing a role in a speedboat explosion targeting the president.

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NATO Investigators Deem Reports Of Civilian Casualties In Kunduz 'Credible'

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:36pm

Gen. John Campbell also appointed an Army general to investigate the U.S. airstrike against a Doctors Without Borders hospital. The organization is asking for an independent investigation.

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Argentine Voters Focused On Economy In Presidential Election

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 11:18am

Inflation of 25 percent and hedge funds pushing for payment on bonds are problems the next president will face.

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Why You Shouldn't Stare Up At The Debt Ceiling And Yawn

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:52am

Congress always finds a way to swerve away from the brink just as the country nears default on its bonds. But this time, political turmoil may be increasing the danger that Congress won't act in time.

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Prediction

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

Our panelists predict, since he's not running for president, what will Joe Biden do next.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: A Health Guideline To Embrace; Rattery Park; The Real Reason Microwave Ovens Exist

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Panel Round Two

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

More questions for the panel: Husband and Wife Strife; Cotton Pickin' and Cotton Puttin' Back On'in.

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Bluff The Listener

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

Our panelists tell three stories about helping people we don't feel sorry for, only one of which is true.

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Panel Round One

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Dairy Crack.

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Who's Bill This Time

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Benghazi, Done That; Oh...Canada!; Long Distance Relationship.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Cosmos Expert Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Cosmetology

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:53am

Sure, he knows a lot about stars, but what does he know about hair stylists and spa experts?

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