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Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

8 hours 54 min ago

News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

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Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

8 hours 57 min ago

A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.

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In Illinois, A Town That's Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope

8 hours 58 min ago

Half the assessed property value of Washington, Ill., was demolished by a tornado last November, but residents who lost everything else are eager to reclaim their hometown.

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'Object Of Interest' Found In Search For Malaysian Jet

9 hours 47 min ago

Investigators are studying a piece of metal discovered on a beach in western Australia to see if it might be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

11 hours 13 min ago

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

11 hours 34 min ago

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

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Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

12 hours 3 min ago

As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

12 hours 5 min ago

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

12 hours 5 min ago

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

12 hours 7 min ago

Archeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried forever under new construction.

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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

12 hours 8 min ago

High unemployment, and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

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U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance

14 hours 26 min ago

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

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Sherpas Leave Everest; Some Expeditions Nix Climbs

14 hours 35 min ago

Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday. It's an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in an avalanche.

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Albert Pujols' 500th HR Helps Angels Beat Nationals 7-2

April 22, 2014 - 8:36pm

The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game. He drove in five runs Tuesday night to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2.

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Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families

April 22, 2014 - 4:18pm

A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."

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Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death

April 22, 2014 - 1:02pm

Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were only "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger.

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Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy

April 22, 2014 - 12:47pm

The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.

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Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

April 22, 2014 - 12:16pm

Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

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Who's Getting Preschool Right? Researchers Point To Tulsa

April 22, 2014 - 12:14pm

A national debate over universal preschool has raised an important question: What does high-quality pre-K look like? Researchers say the preschool program in Tulsa, Okla., is among the nation's best.

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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersized Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

April 22, 2014 - 12:08pm

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.

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