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Lake Placid: A National Incubator For Winter Sport Olympians

Tue, 2014-01-14 13:00

In Vancouver four years ago, athletes who grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York accounted for about one in 10 medals garnered by the U.S. In this region, the Olympics don't seem like a pipe dream, and they don't seem like ancient history — the Olympics is just sort of what people do.

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Weird Stuff World Leaders Give Each Other

Tue, 2014-01-14 12:38

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently gave Russia's foreign minister a couple of Idaho potatoes. That's just the latest in the pantheon of gifts to world leaders — from camels to bulletproof limos — where, no really, the giver shouldn't have.

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Weird Stuff World Leaders Give Each Other

Tue, 2014-01-14 12:38

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently gave Russia's foreign minister a couple of Idaho potatoes. That's just the latest in the pantheon of gifts to world leaders — from camels to bulletproof limos — where, no really, the giver shouldn't have.

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Judge Fears NFL Concussion Settlement Isn't Large Enough

Tue, 2014-01-14 12:09

Asking for more details, U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody rejected a preliminary approval of the $765 million deal reached last summer. Under the agreement between the league and more than 4,500 retired players, the NFL would contribute to a fund that would pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those players who were injured during their careers.

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India's High Court Rocked By Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Tue, 2014-01-14 11:48

A second allegation in as many months has ramped up calls for the country's Supreme Court to abide by its own 1997 ruling requiring panels in the workplace to hear harassment complaints.

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Tobacco Returns To The Bar, This Time Inside Cocktails

Tue, 2014-01-14 11:14

Even as smoking bans spread across the U.S., mixologists are coming up with tobacco-infused tipples. But tobacco experts say these drinks could be risky because there's no way of knowing how much nicotine is in them.

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JPMorgan Says It Will Replace 2 Million Credit Cards, Due To Breach

Tue, 2014-01-14 10:38

The bank also reported a $5 billion profit, despite a series of costly settlements with the U.S. government.

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Two Students In Critical Condition After School Shooting In Roswell, N.M.

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:49

Police say the suspected shooter has been taken into custody. Early reports are that at least two students were injured.

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Israeli Minister: Kerry Should 'Win A Nobel Prize And Leave Us In Peace'

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:46

The remarks by defense official Moshe Yaalon indicate just how difficult discussions are over a possible Mideast peace deal.

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8 Excerpts That Explain The Alex Rodriguez Doping Scandal

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:38

Newly released court documents tell a narrative that sheds light on the secret world of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. They detail surprising actions taken by both Rodriguez and Major League Baseball to hide or uncover a major doping scheme.

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Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

In a ruling with implications for the future of the Internet, judges say the Federal Communications Commission can't enforce rules that prohibit Internet providers from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.

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Doctors Recommend Universal Diabetes Testing For Pregnant Women

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

More and more women are getting diabetes while pregnant, which can be risky for both mother and child. But the condition can be successfully treated, which is why a panel that sets standards for preventive care has called for all pregnant women to be screened.

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First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had 'All-Wheel Drive'

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:16

Fossils of Tiktaalik, which lived some 375 million years ago and is believed to be the first fish that walked on land, had more robust hindquarters than previously known.

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Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen

Tue, 2014-01-14 09:06

Pizza printed up for dinner? Or how about an edible photograph for your next birthday cake? The first restaurant-grade approved 3-D printer was unveiled last week, and the gadget can churn out candies in any shape imaginable. Other printers in the works make custom-shaped pastas and assemble ravioli and gnocchi.

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35,000 Or So Have Water Again In W.Va.; 265,000 Or So To Go

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:43

Officials are slowly lifting the bans on water use in areas that have been affected by last week's chemical spill.

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Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:16

The New Jersey governor's State of the State speech Tuesday will be overshadowed by the scandal surrounding lane closures on the nation's busiest bridge.

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Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:16

The New Jersey governor's State of the State speech Tuesday will be overshadowed by the scandal surrounding the lane closures on the nation's busiest bridge.

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U.K. Aided India In Raid On Sikh Shrine, Documents Suggest

Tue, 2014-01-14 08:15

The 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, killed hundreds in Sikhism's holiest shrine. The revelation has dismayed British Sikh groups and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to order an inquiry into the claim.

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Ill-Defined Coverage Muddles Insurance For Developmentally Disabled

Tue, 2014-01-14 07:58

Health plans of all kinds typically cover rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy to help people after an accident or illness. But before the Affordable Care Act passed, coverage of similar services to help people learn or maintain functional skills, rather than regain them, was often excluded.

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Pope's Harley Goes Up For Auction To Help Rome Soup Kitchen

Tue, 2014-01-14 07:36

The pontiff was given two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in June, one of which will be sold in Paris to raise money for Charitas Roma.

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