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State Department To Release More Clinton Emails Today

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:04am

The department said it will release the first batch of 296 emails from the former secretary of state's email accounts, which were provided to the Select Committee on Benghazi in February.

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A Desk That Can Take A Ton Of Earthquake Rubble

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:03am

It's fairly light, costs $35 per student and could save lives in earthquake zones. But not everyone thinks this quake-proof desk is a good idea.

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The Recipients

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:18am

Cynthia McCabe was checking her email one last time before she went to bed when a strange message caught her attention. "I'm an American expat writer," it said. "And this is my last day on Earth."

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The Red Lantern

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:18am

What is it that drives a man across the middle of the frozen tundra? Jeff Greenwald performs live at The Monkey House Theater in Berkeley, Calif., for the event, "That Really Happened???"

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Shot in the Dark

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:18am

Growing up, David Jackson knew one thing for sure: He would never be like his dad.

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Out of Uniform

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:18am

Glynn wants to join the Boy Scouts, but there is one thing in his way.

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Your Roommate In The Nursing Home Might Be A Bedbug

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:14am

If you're in a medical facility, bedbugs should not be on your worry list. But infestations of the bloodsucking insects in nursing homes and hospitals are on the rise.

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Covered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:46am

The agency that administers Obamacare in California moved to make expensive medicines more affordable in 2016. In most plans, patients will pay no more than $150 or $250 a month.

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Songs We Love: Alessia Cara, 'Here'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:38am

Hear the 18-year-old YouTube star's anthem for outsiders who feel alone in a roomful of partygoers.

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Martine Rothblatt, Founder Of Sirius Satellite Radio

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:37am

Host Jessica Harris talks with Martine Rothblatt, founder of Sirius Satellite Radio and United Therapeutics. Harris also talks with Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits.

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Two Biker Rallies, One White, One Black, One 'Badass,' One Just 'Bad'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:48am

A pair of motorcycle rallies in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — one black, one white — tell us a lot about who gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to biker culture.

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A Wedding And A Challenge: Lebanese Couples Fight For Civil Marriage

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:33am

No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.

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Peering Into Rembrandt's Eyes

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:26am

Commentator Alva Noë weighs in on the Late Rembrandt exhibit at the Rijksmuseum — and what he took away from some of the artist's portraits.

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Pipeline Operator: Possibly Months To Determine Cause Of Calif. Spill

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:04am

Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a nine-miles stretch of Calif. coast.

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Top Stories: Irish Vote On Same-Sex Unions; New ISIS Attack

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:25am

Also: Relief officials say Nigerian civilians attacked by militants need aid; cleanup continues in a California oil spill; and the finals in the Eurovision Song Contest are tomorrow night.

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How Could Technology Change The Way We Evolve?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?

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How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.

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Can Aging Be Cured?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.

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Is Aging Really So Bad?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

Author Isabel Allende is in her 70's. She's got a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective, too. She says she plans to keep on living passionately as long as she can.

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What Are The Secrets of Centenarians?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:24am

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner studies the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet.

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