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After 'Monster' Storm Hits Vanuatu, Leader Pleads For Aid

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:57am

"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster," President Baldwin Lonsdale says. He was at a conference in Japan when the storm hit.

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Top Stories: Putin Surfaces; Presidential Candidates Eye 2016

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:45am

Also: Congressional Republicans are preparing to unveil budget blueprints; Boston officially recorded its snowiest winter ever; and sick sea lion pups are washing ashore in southern California.

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Russia's Putin: 'Life Would Be Too Dull Without Rumors'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:37am

Vladimir Putin's disappearance from the public eye prompted a flurry of rumors about his health, or even a possible coup. He dismissed all that Monday.

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Vanuatu President Calls For Help After 'Monster' Cyclone

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:33am

President Baldwin Lonsdale told The Associated Press that the storm, which hit over the weekend, damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the buildings in the capital. Six are confirmed dead, he said.

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A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:04am

The Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar was sidelined after straining an oblique muscle during a violent sneeze. Other players have gotten hurt while hopping out of a truck or climbing out of a hot tub.

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In Hawaii, A WWII Internment Camp Named National Monument

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:52am

The camp was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It held as many as 4,000 prisoners, including hundreds of Japanese-American citizens. The camp's location was recently rediscovered.

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After Attacks, Is Europe Still Safe For Jews?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:50am

Jews have been feeling increasingly vulnerable, journalist Jeffrey Goldberg says. In an article for The Atlantic, he wonders whether anti-Semitic attacks mean Europe is no longer safe for Jews.

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Documentary Makers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:48am

PBS and some of big public television stations are moving news and public affairs documentaries out of prime time. Thy're putting in audience favorites like Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow.

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In Eastern Ukraine, A Cease-Fire In Name Only

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:45am

Sporadic fighting continues in a handful of strategic spots. Both the Ukrainian military and separatists and their Russian allies claim their opponents have failed to pull back their heavy weapons.

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British Teens On Their Way To Syria Are Returned Home

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:44am

Three British teenagers were stopped on their way to Syria and sent back to the U.K. This comes weeks after case where three girls crossed into Syria.

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Politics Roundup: A Balancing Act For 2016

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:42am

The Republican field for 2016 is more crowded than the Democratic side. With Hillary Clinton unchallenged, the GOP can focus its attacks on a single candidate. That has some Democrats worried.

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Start The Madness: Weighing The Seeds Of March

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:38am

Millions are preparing to fill out their NCAA tournament brackets, pondering deep questions such as, "Can Kentucky really run the table?" and "Which No. 5 seed will beat a No. 12 in the first round?"

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Leading The Charge At South By Southwest

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:36am

Companies at the giant festival in Austin found something everyone attending could use more of: battery power. Yahoo hid chargers in planters, while Mophie sent around a St. Bernard with a charger.

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Arab States And Iran's Nuclear Talks

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:26am

As talks with world powers over Iran's nuclear program resume, there are plenty of sources of opposition to a deal. Arab allies in the region see Iran as a threat to their own power and influence.

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Brazilians Stage Massive Protests Against President Dilma Rousseff

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:23am

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest her leadership. It's been only four months since she was re-elected, and it already looks like her presidency is in deep trouble.

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Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Police In Ferguson

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:21am

Police in St. Louis arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of two officers at a protest in Ferguson, Mo. New information may cast doubt on statements that police were the intended targets.

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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:09am

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architechture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler home owner Adriene Biondo.

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A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role in Thought And Emotion

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:08am

Jonathan Keleher is one of a handful of people known to have lived their entire lives without a cerebellum. His experiences are helping scientists show how this brain structure helps shape who we are.

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A Rail Line That Crosses Jerusalem's Divide, But Can't Unite It

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:05am

The city's light rail has attracted Israeli and Palestinian riders. But it has also been a source of controversy in a conflict where even the trains are freighted with political significance.

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Spring Training Has Begun — For Baseball, And For Candidates

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:02am

Baseball has long been labeled America's pastime, but some have argued that politics actually deserves that title. It turns out there are more than a few parallels between the two this time of year.

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