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'Parks And Recreation' Sets Off Into The Future

February 24, 2015 - 11:03pm

The finale of Parks And Recreation carried the people of Pawnee beyond the things they could have imagined when the show began.

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Guilty Verdict Returned In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

February 24, 2015 - 10:44pm

Ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, whose bestseller autobiography became the award-winning movie, and a friend.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In Re-Election Bid

February 24, 2015 - 10:26pm

The one-time White House chief of staff will face off against a longtime county commissioner in April.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Rebuffs Senate Democrats' Meeting Request

February 24, 2015 - 9:01pm

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin had invited Benjamin Netanyahu for a closed-door meeting during his trip to Washington next week. Netanyahu was invited to speak to Congress by Republicans.

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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

February 24, 2015 - 8:20pm

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.

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Tables Have Turned As Senate Barrels Toward Homeland Security Deadline

February 24, 2015 - 7:22pm

In many ways, nothing has changed from past funding deadlines. Except this time it's the Republicans howling at the Democrats for being the obstructionists.

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A Stolen iPhone, A New Connection And Minor Celebrity In China

February 24, 2015 - 4:59pm

Months after Buzzfeed writer Matt Stopera's phone was stolen, new pictures from China started uploading to his photo stream.

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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

February 24, 2015 - 4:53pm

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.

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Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

February 24, 2015 - 4:42pm

Apple will be rolling out a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex-Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

February 24, 2015 - 4:38pm

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Christie Delivers N.J. Budget Address Amid Fiscal Challenges

February 24, 2015 - 4:35pm

On Monday, a state court dealt a huge blow to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration's plans when it said the state couldn't continue to withhold payments to the state pension plan.

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Sniper Trial Could Be In Jury's Hands Soon

February 24, 2015 - 4:26pm

Eddie Ray Routh has been charged with killing former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the film American Sniper, and another man. Routh has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity

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Younger Women Hesitate To Say They're Having A Heart Attack

February 24, 2015 - 4:26pm

Even when women suspected they were having a heart attack, they didn't report it because they feared being called hypochondriacs, a study finds. That may contribute to women's higher death rates.

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

February 24, 2015 - 4:24pm

Jordanians are now supportive of the military campaign against the Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions at home.

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FIFA Considers Proposal To Move 2022 Qatar World Cup To Winter

February 24, 2015 - 4:16pm

FIFA is considering a proposal to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter, but the change would would cause major disruption to the Premiere Leagues schedule.

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Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power

February 21, 2015 - 8:04pm

On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, commentator Gwen Thompkins wants his skill as a public speaker and debater to be remembered as a key part of his legacy.

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Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power

February 21, 2015 - 8:04pm

On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, commentator Gwen Thompkins wants his skill as a public speaker and debater to be remembered as a key part of his legacy.

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Professional Dumpster Diver On Finding Hidden Treasure Within The Trash

February 21, 2015 - 5:09pm

You've heard the cliche, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Matt Malone has uncovered goodies in the trash that anyone would consider valuable. He's a professional dumpster diver.

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Professional Dumpster Diver On Finding Hidden Treasure Within The Trash

February 21, 2015 - 5:09pm

You've heard the cliche, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Matt Malone has uncovered goodies in the trash that anyone would consider valuable. He's a professional dumpster diver.

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FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

February 21, 2015 - 5:09pm

Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.

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