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Putin: Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Causing Ruble's Tumble

1 hour 25 min ago

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

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Putin: Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Causing Ruble's Tumble

1 hour 25 min ago

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

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Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

1 hour 55 min ago

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

1 hour 55 min ago

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

2 hours 2 min ago

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

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Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

2 hours 2 min ago

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

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The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

3 hours 48 min ago

The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

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New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

4 hours 14 min ago

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

4 hours 14 min ago

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

7 hours 57 min ago

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.

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Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As The Rest Of The Planet

8 hours 6 min ago

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

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At An Isolated Camp, Iraqi Police Prep For A Showdown With ISIS

8 hours 12 min ago

Iraqi security forces are training with the goal of reclaiming territory lost to the Islamic State. Police at a camp near the front line say such a battle would be personal.

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Boundary-Pushing Late Night Hosts Move On — Colbert Up, Ferguson Out

8 hours 15 min ago

Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late-night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.

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Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Driver's Licenses For 'Dreamers'

8 hours 40 min ago

Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.

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S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

December 17, 2014 - 9:11pm

In her ruling, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote that she found that "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process exist in the 1944 prosecution of George Stinney, Jr."

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U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

December 17, 2014 - 7:39pm

The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.

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Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol

December 17, 2014 - 7:16pm

The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity scene was in danger of being canceled.

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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

December 17, 2014 - 4:53pm

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has led to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.

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Obama Issues 12 Pardons, Commutes 8 Sentences

December 17, 2014 - 4:34pm

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of eight people who were convicted of drug-related crimes Wednesday, in a move that also saw 12 presidential pardons issued.

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Alan Gross' Release: How It Went Down

December 17, 2014 - 4:31pm

American Alan Gross had spent more than five years in a Cuban prison where he suffered ill health. Then, on Tuesday, his lawyer, Scott Gilbert, told him in a phone call that he was going home.

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