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Thai Lawmakers Vote To Impeach Ousted Premier

January 23, 2015 - 5:43am

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.

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Fate Of Japanese Hostages Unclear After Islamic State's Deadline Lapses

January 23, 2015 - 5:08am

A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.

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Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy

January 23, 2015 - 4:05am

In the wake of the king's death, he is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.

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A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

January 23, 2015 - 12:37am

Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.

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To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

January 22, 2015 - 7:42pm

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.

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Former WWE Fighters Suing Over Alleged Brain Damage

January 22, 2015 - 6:44pm

The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring. The WWE says it has "never concealed any medical information related to concussions."

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Ancient Egyptian Relic Broken, Repaired With Glue

January 22, 2015 - 6:20pm

Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.

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Goosebumps And Gas: New Data From Rosetta Probe Describes Comet

January 22, 2015 - 6:16pm

We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has "goosebumps" on steep cliff faces. It's also highly porous.

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The Doomsday Clock Moves 2 Minutes Closer To Midnight

January 22, 2015 - 4:40pm

A group of prominent scientists uses the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity. It moved toward catastrophe — midnight — because of climate change and nuclear proliferation worries.

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Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

January 22, 2015 - 4:28pm

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.

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Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

January 22, 2015 - 3:57pm

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.

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Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

January 22, 2015 - 3:43pm

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Witnessed A New Era

January 22, 2015 - 3:28pm

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, according to his state TV. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was 90 years old; when he was born, Saudi Arabia was not a country, let alone an oil-producing power.

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Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover By Dollar Tree

January 22, 2015 - 3:03pm

Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.

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House Approves Bill That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

January 22, 2015 - 10:42am

A bill that would prohibit using federal money to pay for "any abortion" or for "health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion" has been approved by the House.

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