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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

November 19, 2014 - 6:21pm

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

November 19, 2014 - 6:14pm

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.

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Oh, The Places You'll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help (And Often Fail)

November 19, 2014 - 4:57pm

Do I squat or sit? What can I flush? Is there even a way to flush? Signs from around the world aim to answer your vital toilet questions. Sometimes they're helpful. Sometimes they're just ... weird..

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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

November 19, 2014 - 4:56pm

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.

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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

November 19, 2014 - 4:56pm

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.

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Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

November 19, 2014 - 4:52pm

The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.

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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

November 19, 2014 - 4:27pm

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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'The Hunger Games' Meets Capitol Hill At The Freshman Office Lottery

November 19, 2014 - 4:24pm

New members tried out any number of rituals — from lucky dances to backflips — hoping the office odds were ever in their favor.

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America's 'Best Restroom 2014' Is Verdant And Curvy

November 19, 2014 - 4:21pm

The top bathroom in America is currently at Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens, where 17 commodious chambers are built into what the facility says is the largest "green wall" on the continent.

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Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million

November 19, 2014 - 4:09pm

The Food and Drug Administration priority review voucher comes from a Canadian company that got it by developing a drug for leishmaniasis, a disease long neglected by pharmaceutical companies.

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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

November 19, 2014 - 3:07pm

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move; TV Land will reportedly stop airing Cosby Show reruns.

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With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

November 19, 2014 - 2:37pm

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

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Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

November 19, 2014 - 2:33pm

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

November 19, 2014 - 2:33pm

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

November 19, 2014 - 2:22pm

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

November 19, 2014 - 2:22pm

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

November 19, 2014 - 12:17pm

The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday.

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Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad

November 19, 2014 - 11:43am

The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001, got U.N. sponsorship last year and posed for us on a toilet outdoors on a freezing day. That's how committed he is to bringing toilets to all.

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U.K. To Deny Entry To Controversial U.S. Dating Guru

November 19, 2014 - 11:36am

The Home Office said Julien Blanc's presence wasn't conducive to the public good. Blanc, a dating coach, makes racist and derogatory references to women and appears to condone violence toward them.

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You Can Monitor Your Baby's Vital Signs 24/7, But Should You?

November 19, 2014 - 11:18am

A new generation of baby monitors lets new parents track their child's heartbeat and other vital signs. But they're not health devices, a pediatrician warns, and could give a false sense of security.

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