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Drones Are Newest Hurricane Research Tools

Drones Are Newest Hurricane Research Tools Hurricane researchers look to drones to collect data from storms' interaction with the ocean...

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Self-Effacing Obama Hails Science Fair Achievers

Self-Effacing Obama Hails Science Fair Achievers Self-effacing Obama hails female tech achievements, promotes aid at White House science fair...

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Robert De Niro Remembers His Gay Father

Robert De Niro Remembers His Gay Father Actor gets emotional when speaking about his dad....

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A Look at America's Post-Cold War Foreign Policy

A Look at America's Post-Cold War Foreign Policy A glance at US presidents and America's post-Cold War foreign policy...

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Pregnant Woman Stoned to Death in Pakistan Buried

Pregnant Woman Stoned to Death in Pakistan Buried Pregnant woman stoned to death by family in Pakistan is buried as police search for killers...

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Biographical Information About Maya Angelou

Biographical Information About Maya Angelou Biographical information about American poet and author Maya Angelou...

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Watchdog: Veterans at Phoenix VA Hospital Waited an Average of 115 Days for First Appointment

Watchdog: Veterans at Phoenix VA Hospital Waited an Average of 115 Days for First Appointment Watchdog: Veterans at Phoenix VA hospital waited an average of 115 days for first appointment...

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7 of the Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

7 of the Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of Forbes released its 10th annual list of "Most Powerful Women," topped by well-known heavy hitters....

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US Teen Townsend Tops No. 20 Cornet at French Open

US Teen Townsend Tops No. 20 Cornet at French Open American teen Taylor Townsend beats 20th-seeded Alize Cornet at French Open to reach 3rd round...

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Stars, Politicians Mourn Maya Angelou's Death

Stars, Politicians Mourn Maya Angelou's Death This morning, the news broke that legendary poet and author Maya Angelou died at 86. "She'd been very frail and had heart problems, but she was going strong, finishing a new book," her agent, Helen Brann. "I spoke to her yesterday. She was fine, as she always was. Her spirit was indomitable." With someone who meant so much to American culture and influenced so many, celebrities, politicians and the like took to Twitter to voice their appreciation for the "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author. Her family released this statement on Facebook: "Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love." Here are some of the other tributes:...

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Disabled Man Is Killed, Estate Gets $11M Bill

Disabled Man Is Killed, Estate Gets $11M Bill New York sends $11.67M bill to estate of disabled man who was killed at state-run institution...

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AP Source: Walker in Talks to End Campaign Probe

AP Source: Walker in Talks to End Campaign Probe AP source: Walker, investigators discussing settlement to end probe over campaign coordination...

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All Your Questions About Google's Self-Driving Car Answered

All Your Questions About Google's Self-Driving Car Answered Google's fully autonomous self-driving car could be sharing the road with human drivers as early as next year, according to a post on the company's blog....

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Maine Fines National Anti-Gay Marriage Group

Maine Fines National Anti-Gay Marriage Group Maine ethics panel fines national anti-gay marriage group for violating campaign finance laws...

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Five Ways Obama Wants To Change Foreign Policy

Five Ways Obama Wants To Change Foreign Policy In a speech to West Point graduates today, President Obama laid out his foreign policy vision for the final two years of his presidency as the country emerges from what he described as a “long season of war.” “The United States is and remains the......

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Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments

Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments US appeals court won't stop oil spill claims payments while BP appeals to Supreme Court...

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Activist to Go to Trial on Immigration Charge

Activist to Go to Trial on Immigration Charge Arab American activist to get trial on charge of lying to US immigration about Israel bombing...

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Drought Headaches in Brazil's WCup Opener City

Drought Headaches in Brazil's WCup Opener City Brazil fights water shortage affecting poor neighborhoods in city hosting World Cup opener...

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In Patrick, Texas May Find Another Tea Party Star

In Patrick, Texas May Find Another Tea Party Star Following in Ted Cruz's footsteps? Lt. Gov. hopeful Patrick may be Texas' next tea party star...

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South Africa Deputy President Disinvests

South Africa Deputy President Disinvests South Africa's new deputy president divests from business group over ethical concerns...

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