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Obama Health Adviser Apologizes For 'Glib' Remarks

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:12pm

Jonathan Gruber said he was "inexcusably arrogant" when he credited "the stupidity of the American voter" with the passage of the health law.

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Obama Meets Colbert: Six Unbuttoned Moments

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:05pm

President Obama briefly hosted comedian Stephen Colbert's show Monday, declaring, "How hard can this be?"

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Khaled Mattawa's Journey From Arabic To English And Back Again

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:40am

The Libya native shares some of his poems and translations and talks about bridging the gap between two cultures.

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YouTube Offers Bonuses In Attempt To Hold On To Stars

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:35am

Google's video site is reportedly most concerned about the startup Vessel, which has been courting some of its most popular video makers.

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Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:27am

Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee released a report saying the CIA misled higher-ups and didn't accurately describe its post-Sept. 11 interrogation tactics. The CIA disputes the findings.

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Measuring The State Of Health Care By Contraceptive Use

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:25am

Oregon aims to reduce unwanted pregnancies by encouraging the use of the most effective contraceptives.

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Protesters In Berkeley Block Freeway Over Police Killings

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:20am

It was the third night of demonstrations in Berkeley to protest the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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South African Aid Group Says 'No Anger' At U.S. In Hostage Death

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:12am

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman discusses his work to secure the release of a South African hostage who was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.

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Senate Committee Releases 'Torture Report'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:06am

The report concludes the CIA's interrogation techniques were harsher and more widely used than previously admitted.

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GOP Senators Call Details In Senate's CIA Report 'Simply Wrong'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:34am

Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said the release of the report "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."

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'Obamacare' Expert Apologizes For Remarks On Law's Creation

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:13am

MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.

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Book News: Random House Promises Changes To Lena Dunham Book

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:57am

In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham accuses a man she identifies as Barry of sexual assault. Yet 'Barry' is a pseudonym — and the ensuing confusion has prompted her publisher to clarify matters.

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World Food Program Resumes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:11am

The U.N. organization said that after it suspended a food-voucher program earlier this month, individuals, the private sector and governments stepped in to raise the money.

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Searching For Proof Of The Unseen

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:07am

From ghosts to gods, human beings have invested enormous effort trying to understand the invisible. The unseen world is, pretty much, the entire world, says commentator Adam Frank.

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:03am

Nearly 50 years after his first album, the singer-songwriter performs two new songs and two classics: "The First Cut Is The Deepest" and "Father And Son."

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Top Stories: Senate Panel's Report On CIA Tactics; Hagel Visits Iraq

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:43am

Also: The federal government releases its autopsy report on Michael Brown; a winter storm pummels the East Coast while another threatens the West; and President Obama subs for Stephen Colbert.

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Live Blog: Senate Expected To Release Long-Held CIA 'Torture Report'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:19am

The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report's release has been controversial

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Lucky Accident With A State Trooper Helps A Mom Get To Her Sick Son

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:44am

After an officer pulled her over, an elderly woman on a road trip to see her ailing son accidentally backed into the cop's car. So police gave her a lift — to her son, four counties away.

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Chuck Hagel Lands In Iraq To Meet With Officials

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:41am

Hagel is the first secretary of defense to visit the country since President Obama ended American combat involvement in Iraq in 2011.

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