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The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus

December 19, 2014 - 12:59am

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.

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Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

December 18, 2014 - 6:23pm

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.

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Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet

December 18, 2014 - 5:05pm

The Kepler space telescope, which cost some $600 million, was feared to be at the end of its useful life in 2013. But NASA says it just found another exoplanet.

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'Team America' Is Benched: Won't Return To Theaters, Reports Say

December 18, 2014 - 3:47pm

One day after some U.S. theaters vowed to screen Team America: World Police in the place of The Interview, whose release was canceled, word has emerged that Team America has also been pulled.

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Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

December 18, 2014 - 3:08pm

President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.

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White House Says Response To Sony Attack Will Be "Proportional"

December 18, 2014 - 11:27am

The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.

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NIH Allows Restart Of MERS Research That Had Been Questioned

December 18, 2014 - 11:20am

The National Institutes of Health has approved requests for waivers from a moratorium on experiments that aim to make the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome more infectious in mice.

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6 Things You Should Know About Cuban Cigars

December 18, 2014 - 10:42am

If you plan on traveling to Cuba to pick up some cigars, here are some facts you should know.

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Boko Haram Suspected In New Round Of Killing And Kidnapping

December 18, 2014 - 10:15am

The latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.

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Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie

December 18, 2014 - 10:09am

On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.

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Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Suspect In Mumbai Attack

December 18, 2014 - 9:35am

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.

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Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising

December 18, 2014 - 8:50am

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

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California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

December 18, 2014 - 8:49am

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

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India Tests Crew Capsule, New Heavy-Lift Rocket

December 18, 2014 - 8:41am

An improved version of India's largest space-launch vehicle carried an unmanned crew capsule that was recovered after splashdown in the Andaman Sea.

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Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student

December 18, 2014 - 8:27am

Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.

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FIFA Begins Meeting After American Lawyer's Angry Resignation

December 18, 2014 - 7:55am

Soccer's governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it's the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.

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Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not

December 18, 2014 - 7:30am

Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.

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2014 Saw Fewest Executions In 20 Years, Report Finds

December 18, 2014 - 7:25am

The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.

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Putin: Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Causing Ruble's Tumble

December 18, 2014 - 7:17am

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

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Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

December 18, 2014 - 6:47am

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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