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Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

1 hour 35 min ago

The Rockies won a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. But the shirts misspelled his last name.

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Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

1 hour 43 min ago

The assembly speaker takes over for the senate president pro tem, who takes over for the lieutenant governor, because they all have other obligations during Gov. Jerry Brown's trade trip to Mexico.

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Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

1 hour 50 min ago

Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ratings are soaring.

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More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

2 hours 46 min ago

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work.

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People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

2 hours 46 min ago

Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

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Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

2 hours 47 min ago

Fierce fighting continued overnight in eastern Ukraine along the Russian border, and Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. claims that his country has been supporting pro-Russia fighters there.

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The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

2 hours 47 min ago

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.

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Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness'

2 hours 47 min ago

The company's ad campaign calls on people to photograph themselves wearing only the disposable undergarments below the waist, to reduce the stigma of incontinence.

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U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration

2 hours 47 min ago

Britain lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing back in 2012, but protests in opposition to fracking have slowed drilling efforts.

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New God's 'Firework,' Celebrating Childhood Joys Of Summer

2 hours 47 min ago

Brothers Kenny and Curt Thompkins were inspired to record an album in a racquetball court after hearing the acoustics there last year. The result appears in their new album, out this week.

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Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

2 hours 47 min ago

Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.

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Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

2 hours 47 min ago

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

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When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

2 hours 47 min ago

The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some regarded as those solely for individuals. But Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.

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The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

2 hours 47 min ago

One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.

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Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

3 hours 2 min ago

To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

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Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

3 hours 4 min ago

People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

3 hours 8 min ago

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

July 26, 2014 - 10:00am

For Eric Deggans, Prince's movie wasn't just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as "a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out."

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At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change

July 26, 2014 - 8:00am

Weeks after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deemed the Washington Redskins' name offensive to Native Americans, some football fans continue to support the team's name.

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At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming

July 25, 2014 - 7:02am

The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with luxury cabanas, pools and video displays that are longer than the field. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.

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