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Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

10 hours 37 min ago

The Ottawa Citizen reports that technicians from the Search and Rescue unit had to raid an air force museum for navigational equipment to use in some of its Hercules aircraft.

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Police Try To Nab Thief Who Steals Flowers From Graves

10 hours 41 min ago

Police in the English village wrote a poem: All we can do now to show we cared is to lay flowers at a grave for feelings we shared. Please admire not take our bouquets and our wreaths.

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Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

12 hours 43 min ago

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

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Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

12 hours 43 min ago

Hamas and Israel stopped fighting weeks ago. But feuding continues between the two main factions on the Palestinian side — Hamas and Fatah. Their battle has an impact on relations with Israel as well.

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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

12 hours 43 min ago

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

12 hours 43 min ago

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.

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Netropolitan: Facebook For Rich People

12 hours 43 min ago

It was founded by an orchestra conductor in Minneapolis who says he wanted a place to talk about the finer things in life "without backlash."

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Bollywood Star Takes On Paper Over Its Comments About Her Body

12 hours 43 min ago

The Twittersphere lit up in defense of Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone. She audaciously told off The Times Of India which published a revealing photo gallery of her.

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NFL Players Union Files An Appeal To Ray Rice's Suspension

12 hours 43 min ago

Several NFL players are in the news recently for off-field incidents. Audie Cornish talks to George Atallah of the NFL Players Association about crime and punishment in the National Football League.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

12 hours 43 min ago

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

12 hours 43 min ago

The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility

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Ride Along As N.Y. Teen Drivers To School For The First Time

12 hours 43 min ago

It's a rite of passage for American teenagers: parents hand over the keys, and newly licensed drivers hit the road. Sarah Rivers is a high school junior, and she enjoys driving herself to school.

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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

13 hours 26 min ago

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

13 hours 28 min ago

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

13 hours 29 min ago

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

13 hours 30 min ago

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

13 hours 31 min ago

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

September 16, 2014 - 7:06am

Authorities there say the lane is supposed to remind people that texting while walking may cause "unnecessary collisions."

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Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One

September 16, 2014 - 7:01am

As you pull up to the window at the Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Mich., curtains draw back to reveal the casket, as music plays from overhead.

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With A Deadline Looming, Iran's Nuclear Talks Reopen In New York

September 16, 2014 - 5:16am

Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.

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