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What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

Wed, 2014-04-09 13:08

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:49

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:45

The federal government just listed the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, but states are pushing back hard, saying that restrictions could negatively impact a number of industries.

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Ukrainian Protesters Seize Weapons, Raising The Stakes

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:37

Pro-Russian demonstrations have led to standoffs in three Ukrainian cities. The confrontation is considered especially dangerous in Luhansk, where protesters took over a building filled with weapons.

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'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:27

A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.

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Wanted By The FBI: Bank Robber With Perfect Grammar And Spelling

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:18

The bureau is seeking a 30-something black male who writes stickup notes with "proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation."

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Obama Honors Victims Of Fort Hood Shooting

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

President Obama is traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to attend the memorial service for those killed in last week's shooting.

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With Proposed Mega-Merger On The Hill, Spotlight's On Consumers

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

Comcast and Time Warner executives ran into stiff opposition as they pitched their proposed merger to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal would give the combined company a large share of both pay TV and broadband internet service markets. In both cases, lawmakers wanted to know how consumers would be affected.

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Pursuing IRS Controversy, House GOP Pivots Toward Crossroads

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

House Republicans want former IRS official Lois Lerner prosecuted for allegedly revealing information about one of their most powerful outside groups, Crossroads GPS.

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Before Classes Even Begin, Mass Stabbing Leaves School Reeling

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

Police say that 20 people were injured — some of them critically — during a knife attack at a suburban high school outside Pittsburgh. A 16-year-old boy is in custody following the attack.

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Toyota Pulls Over 6 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles due to defects. The recall comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of automakers, only weeks after Toyota agreed to a $1.2 billion settlement with the U.S. government for misleading consumers.

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Medicare Pulls Back The Curtain On How Much It Pays Doctors

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:59

Physicians and health data specialists caution that the information can be easily misconstrued. Some cancer doctors receive payments that cover the cost of expensive drugs for patients.

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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:52

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

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Obama: Passing Of Fort Hood Victims 'Shakes Our Soul'

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:33

For the second time in five years, President Obama delivered a message of resilience and service at a memorial service for slain soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:28

Dangerous and impolite: This little guy triggers food poisoning in people by biting off chunks of intestine, chewing on them for a bit ... and then spitting them out.

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House Votes To Refer IRS Official Lois Lerner To Justice Department

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:46

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to send the Justice Department a criminal referral over what they said was the former IRS official's "extreme bias."

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More Force May Be Used To Move Pro-Russia Protesters, Ukraine Says

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:30

Demonstrators have taken over some government buildings in eastern Ukraine, saying they want a vote on whether to join Russia. Ukrainian officials vow to resolve the situation within 48 hours.

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In Turnaround, More Moms Are Staying Home, Study Says

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:41

The number of "stay at home" moms in the U.S. has been on the decline for decades. But a newly released Pew Research Center survey shows a 6 percent increase from 1999 to 2012.

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Detroit Reaches Bankruptcy Deal With Some Bondholders

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:40

The plan shifts $100 million to pension funds and resolves one of the record bankruptcy's most contentious issues.

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Debate: In An Online World, Are Brick And Mortar Colleges Obsolete?

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:00

Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.

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