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At Least 3 Dead, Dozens Injured In Explosion At Mexico City Maternity Hospital

January 29, 2015 - 8:38am

A gas tank truck exploded while servicing the maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City. Fifty-four people were hurt and an unknown number remained trapped.

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French Police Question 8-Year-Old Over Alleged Support For Paris Gunmen

January 29, 2015 - 7:25am

The third-grader allegedly refused to observe a minute of silence in school following the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Police say he also expressed solidarity with the gunmen. He has not been charged.

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Sri Lanka Plans Probe Into Alleged Atrocities During Civil War

January 29, 2015 - 7:23am

The country's new government says it is thinking of a new investigation into reports of extrajudicial killings in the closing chapter of the island nation's 26-year civil war.

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Jordan Demands Proof Of Life From ISIS Militants

January 29, 2015 - 6:54am

The country wants to know if the Jordanian pilot being held by the Sunni militants is still alive. The Islamic State said it would kill the pilot if a convicted terrorist was not released by sunset.

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U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

January 29, 2015 - 6:30am

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni was sentenced to five years in jail after he told FBI agents, who were posing as Venezuelan officials, that he could design and supervise the building of 40 weapons.

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Raúl Castro Demands Return Of Guantánamo Before Normalizing Ties With U.S.

January 29, 2015 - 5:35am

In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said the rapprochement would not make sense otherwise.

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Malaysia Says Disappearance Of MH370 Was An Accident

January 29, 2015 - 4:31am

While the aircraft has yet to be found, the government also said it presumes all 239 people onboard are dead.

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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

January 29, 2015 - 3:03am

The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

January 29, 2015 - 2:42am

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has renewed scrutiny of the country's Intelligence Secretariat, which conducts domestic surveillance on a scale reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

January 29, 2015 - 1:14am

As workers find themselves buried in meetings, and meetings preparing for meetings, experts say they're often a waste. Blame this "weapon of mass interruption" on office culture and poor leadership.

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

January 29, 2015 - 1:13am

The plunge in gasoline prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

January 29, 2015 - 1:12am

When Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.

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ISIS Hostage Said To Announce New Deadline For Prisoner's Release

January 28, 2015 - 6:04pm

A Japanese hostage held by the violent extremist group ISIS has reportedly been forced to record a message setting a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner.

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The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

January 28, 2015 - 4:42pm

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

January 28, 2015 - 4:28pm

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

January 28, 2015 - 3:21pm

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

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Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders

January 28, 2015 - 3:11pm

A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner.

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McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Steps Down

January 28, 2015 - 3:10pm

He is being replaced by company executive Steve Easterbrook. Today's announcement comes just days after the world's largest fast-food chain warned of weak results in the first half of 2015.

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Back From The Dead: A Cat Returns Home 5 Days After His Burial

January 28, 2015 - 2:55pm

Bart returned home with a broken jaw, open wounds on his face and a ruptured eye. He is being treated by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Fla., and will return to his owner after he has recovered.

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Amid Fighting In Donetsk, On Edge And Seeking Safety Underground

January 28, 2015 - 2:48pm

The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been under siege and subject to artillery and rocket attacks for months — residents are living in stressful conditions and the separatist militia are jumpy.

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