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OPEC Members Feeling The Pain Of Falling Oil Prices

January 13, 2015 - 2:36pm

Venezuela's leader was in Qatar this week seeking billions to shore up his flagging economy. Oil prices have fallen by nearly 50 percent since last year and are now near a six-year low.

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How Do We Grow To Like The Foods We Once Hated?

January 13, 2015 - 2:27pm

A psychologist says we have to be taught to like chili pepper and other foods we may initially dislike. The experience of eating it often somehow converts what's an aversion to a preference, he says.

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When Islamic Radicals Turn Moderate

January 13, 2015 - 2:27pm

The world has been focused in recent days on Muslims who have been radicalized. Here's the story of a radical who turned moderate.

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U.S. Funding of Health Research Stalls As Other Nations Rev Up

January 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

It's not just government-sponsored medical research that's dwindled in the last few years in the U.S. Drug firms have curbed their investment, too, especially in early-stage hunts for new drugs.

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Rough Morning Commute? Justice Scalia Was Right There With You

January 13, 2015 - 12:47pm

The Washington suburbanite had trouble getting to work Tuesday, leaving a key task to his boss at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Facebook To Post Amber Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

January 13, 2015 - 12:10pm

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says social networking and sharing are essential in helping to find minors who may have been abducted.

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'Watch Out, Guinea Worm, Here Comes Jimmy Carter'

January 13, 2015 - 12:08pm

Those words were written on a poster that greeted the former president on a visit to Nigeria. His Carter Center has vowed to wipe out the nasty worm. And right now we're down to 126 cases.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

January 13, 2015 - 11:59am

When your friends say it's time to stop wallowing in despair and move on, you can say that reflecting on a recent breakup can speed recovery. Oh, and maybe some Taylor Swift.

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AirAsia Search: Divers Recover 2nd Black Box

January 13, 2015 - 11:38am

The cockpit voice recorder was removed from the Java Sea. The aircraft's flight data recorder was recovered Monday. Flight 8501 disappeared Dec. 28, killing all 162 people on board.

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143 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Clashes With Cameroon's Military

January 13, 2015 - 10:38am

The militants, who are waging a deadly war in Nigeria, had attacked a Cameroonian military camp, a government official said. Nigeria's neighbors are being drawn into the battle with the group.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Editor On New Issue: 'We're Happy To Have ... Done It'

January 13, 2015 - 10:33am

Gerard Briard said when the artist showed the staff the cover — featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad — everyone burst out laughing and "jumped up for joy."

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Tax Time Gets New Ritual: Proof Of Health Insurance

January 13, 2015 - 9:20am

The health law requires people to report their coverage status at tax time. Those without insurance or those who received subsidies will have to fill out new forms.

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Egyptian Court Overturns Hosni Mubarak's Final Conviction

January 13, 2015 - 8:05am

The ruling, which throws out an embezzlement conviction, means the former Egyptian dictator could be set free soon. Ousted four years ago, Mubarak also saw a murder conviction overturned in November.

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Funerals Held In Paris, Jerusalem For Paris Attack Victims

January 13, 2015 - 6:31am

In Paris, President François Hollande honored three police officers who were killed. In Jerusalem, the victims of an attack on a kosher market were buried.

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VA Data Show Disparities In Veteran Benefits Spending

January 13, 2015 - 3:35am

Nationwide veteran benefits data show a huge variation in coverage from state to state, and even within states. In Massachusetts, access to VA services changes dramatically from Boston to Cape Cod.

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'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

January 13, 2015 - 3:34am

Big-energy states are hoping the cheap oil is just a blip. In Oklahoma, the head of a catering firm delivering food to oil field workers worries that "$40-a-barrel oil? It's going to shut everything."

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Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread

January 13, 2015 - 3:33am

The disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats, but scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering.

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Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper Mortgage

January 13, 2015 - 3:30am

For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.

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Divers Pull Up 2nd Black Box From Crashed AirAsia Jet

January 13, 2015 - 12:55am

Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down.

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Smoke-Filled Subway Train Leaves 1 Dead, 84 Hospitalized In D.C.

January 12, 2015 - 11:02pm

Two passengers remain in critical condition after a train stalled in a tunnel outside a major junction in the system, then flooded with smoke.

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