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Will Afghan Polling Data Help Alleviate Election Fraud?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has commissioned a series of polls to see who Afghans favor in the April election. But between security challenges and "social desirability" biases, it can be difficult to impossible to get a clear read of the Afghan people.

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Kerry Leaves Jerusalem Without Much Progress On Peace Deal

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:07am

Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up his latest trip to the Middle East. He's trying to get Israeli and Palestinian leaders to agree on a "framework" deal.

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'Save To Win' Makes Saving As Much Fun As Gambling

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:07am

One of the most common resolutions people make at the start of each year is to save more money. Policy makers and researchers are working hard to help someone who has trouble saving money.

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First Latino Bachelor Debuts On ABC's Hit Show

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:07am

Juan Pablo Galavis is the first Latino to star in the hit ABC series, "The Bachelor." American-born and Venezuelan-raised, he's bilingual, bicultural and a dad. ABC has received criticism over the years for excluding people of color when casting the popular reality show. But Galavis has such a fair complexion, some question if he really brings more diversity to a primarily white television line-up?

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Venezuela's Department Of Happiness Criticized

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:07am

Venezuela is a nation with leaders known for bellicose rhetoric and quirky decisions. But the latest government office is raising the most eyebrows — the ministry of happiness.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:07am

Unemployment insurance is at the top of the list for President Obama as Congress returns to Washington, but the big budget battles still loom.

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Business News

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:07am

David Greene has business news.

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Syria Rebel Infighting Spreads To City In East

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:14am

Syria rebel infighting spreads to city in east

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Wounded Veterans Work To Put Away Child Predators

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:13am

Wounded veterans work to put away child predators

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Some Schools Want To Stop Serving As Voting Sites

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:13am

Some schools want to stop serving as voting sites

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Outside Money Can Be Key Factor In 2014 Elections

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:12am

Outside money can be key factor in 2014 elections

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Fed Chairman, Farm Bill On Congress' To-Do List

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:08am

Fed chairman, farm bill on Congress' to-do list

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Reports: Liz Cheney To Quit Senate Bid

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:07am

Reports: Liz Cheney to quit Senate bid

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Growing Number Of Seniors Caring For Other Seniors

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:01am

Growing number of seniors caring for other seniors

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J.R. Celski Puts Aside Thoughts Of 4 Years Ago

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:00am

J.R. Celski puts aside thoughts of 4 years ago

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Swiss Central Bank Reports 2013 Loss On Gold

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:56am

Swiss central bank reports 2013 loss on gold

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Fed Chair, Unemployment On Tap As Congress Returns

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:56am

Fed chair, unemployment on tap as Congress returns

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5 Things To Know From 49ers' 23-20 Win Over Pack

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:52am

5 things to know from 49ers' 23-20 win over Pack

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Rematches Galore In Next NFL Playoff Round

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:50am

Rematches galore in next NFL playoff round

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Aspen Plane Crash Kills 1, Injures 2

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 2:48am

Aspen plane crash kills 1, injures 2

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