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#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

July 30, 2015 - 11:02am

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.

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Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail

July 30, 2015 - 10:59am

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

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Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

July 30, 2015 - 10:39am

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

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Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

July 30, 2015 - 10:03am

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

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For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

July 30, 2015 - 9:58am

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.

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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

July 30, 2015 - 8:18am

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine, called Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2).

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Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime

July 30, 2015 - 8:16am

The department says the new expert will play a big role in determining whether businesses targeted for prosecution have engaged in systemic misconduct or whether the criminal activity is limited.

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3 U.Va. Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Over Rape Article

July 30, 2015 - 8:03am

News of the lawsuit by former Phi Kappa Psi members comes along with word that Rolling Stone's managing editor, Will Dana, has resigned.

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How A Beauty Queen With Diabetes Found Her 'Sugar Linings'

July 30, 2015 - 8:02am

She didn't know that sporting an insulin pump on her bikini at a beauty pageant would make her an Internet sensation. Sierra Sandison is trying to use that to help others with Type 1 diabetes.

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What Botswana's Teen Girls Learn In 'Sugar Daddy' Class

July 30, 2015 - 7:09am

They often think an older guy is a great boyfriend. They believe he's less likely to have HIV than a teenager. Plus, he's flush with cash. How do you get them to change their mind?

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Taliban Acknowledge Death Of Leader, Select Successor

July 30, 2015 - 6:30am

Sources within the extremist organization confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who reportedly died in 2013. A gathering of the group's leaders has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as his successor.

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University Of Cincinnati Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

July 30, 2015 - 6:17am

The judge said that because Ray Tensing faces a potential life-in-prison sentence, she was setting his bail at $1 million.

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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

July 30, 2015 - 6:02am

The trio left the BBC under a cloud, after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.

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Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

July 30, 2015 - 3:43am

The AP commissioned tests over a five-month period. Experts who reviewed the results found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or even boating.

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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

July 30, 2015 - 3:03am

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.

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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

July 30, 2015 - 3:00am

The network said it was "outraged" that the court had been adjourned. The three journalists had been jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

July 30, 2015 - 1:07am

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

July 30, 2015 - 12:58am

Worried about West Bank Palestinian influence on Arab citizens of Israel, the Israeli government has shut down an Arab TV station that bridges the two groups.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

July 29, 2015 - 5:28pm

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

July 29, 2015 - 4:14pm

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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