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Scientists Spot A Planet That Looks Like 'Earth's Cousin'

April 17, 2014 - 3:01pm

Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.

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Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

April 17, 2014 - 2:52pm

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.

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First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

April 17, 2014 - 2:14pm

Scientists based their technique on the one used to create the sheep "Dolly" years ago. These cells might one day be useful in treating all sorts of diseases.

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First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

April 17, 2014 - 2:14pm

Scientists based their technique on the one used to create the sheep Dolly years ago. These cells might one day be useful in treating all sorts of diseases.

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'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard

April 17, 2014 - 1:39pm

Man goes in for a routine hip operation. In the corner of the operating room, there's a young med student watching. When things go wrong, she tries to make sense of what she sees.

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'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard

April 17, 2014 - 1:39pm

Man goes in for a routine hip operation. In the corner of the operating room, there's a young med student watching. When things go wrong, she tries to make sense of what she sees.

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15 Injured After Firetrucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant

April 17, 2014 - 12:04pm

Two vehicles from different departments were rushing to the same fire in a suburb of Los Angeles when they collided. One of them careened into the restaurant.

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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

April 17, 2014 - 11:47am

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

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'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career

April 17, 2014 - 11:46am

A lot of children grow up wanting to be doctors, but now some physicians are discouraging others from joining the profession. What has changed over the years?

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You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class

April 17, 2014 - 11:45am

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?

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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

April 17, 2014 - 11:41am

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

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Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

April 17, 2014 - 11:39am

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

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Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

April 17, 2014 - 11:38am

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

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One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

April 17, 2014 - 11:24am

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

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Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

April 17, 2014 - 11:10am

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

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Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain

April 17, 2014 - 9:45am

About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.

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Ukraine Crisis: Russia Endorses Call For Protesters To Disarm

April 17, 2014 - 9:11am

Before foreign ministers gathered in Geneva, the prospect for progress on reducing tensions appeared to be be slim. But afterward, Secretary of State John Kerry said differences had been narrowed.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

April 17, 2014 - 8:38am

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

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Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

April 17, 2014 - 7:55am

It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

April 17, 2014 - 7:34am

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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