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Drought worsens in West; Calif. cost at $11 billion
Drought spread and/or intensified this week in seven western and central states.
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Posted 8 hours 52 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Tenn. paying jobless benefits to felons behind bars
State audit shows dead people, state workers also drawing unemployment checks.
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Posted 8 hours 58 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Girl hands Michelle Obama her father's resume
A little girl asks the first lady to help her father find a job.
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Posted 9 hours 10 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Vaccines have saved 732,000 lives over 20 years, CDC says
CDC touts benefits of vaccine program that has helped protect children.
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Posted 9 hours 16 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
U.N. expresses 'horror' at South Sudan massacre
Security Council condemns killing of several hundred civilians.
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Posted 9 hours 16 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Senate report: Secret Service probe was watered down
A former homeland security watchdog routinely altered reports to suit the agency, Senate finds
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Posted 9 hours 27 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Navy: Ex-Blue Angels leader condoned lewd behavior
The Navy captain was relieved of duties at a San Diego base last week.
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Posted 9 hours 27 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
First Take: Apple, Facebook draw line under tech stocks
Results for Apple and Facebook -- strategy of Zynga -- point to a brave new mobile world.
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Posted 9 hours 27 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Vt. gov says he'll sign genetically modified label bill
Bill requires labeling of most foods with GMOs sold in the state starting July 1, 2016.
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Posted 9 hours 33 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
GOP senators condemn rancher's comments on blacks
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy suggested blacks might be "better off as slaves."
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Posted 9 hours 33 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Google puts power behind $250 million solar venture
Tech giant wants to put Google glass on your roof.
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Posted 9 hours 50 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Oldest fossils for line of flying reptiles found
Researchers discover oldest fossils for a line of flying pterosaurs.
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Posted 10 hours 13 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
NRA convention to feature cash, guns, politics
An estimated 70,000 supporters will gather in Indianapolis for convention beginning Friday.
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Posted 10 hours 43 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
Government says new unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah was the last straw.
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Posted 10 hours 49 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Analysis: Nation's bridges desperately need repair
Federal funding for bridge repairs need replenishing
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Posted 11 hours 1 minute ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Lawmakers pressure universities with threat to pull funds
S.C. lawmakers are threatening to cut funding from two public colleges where students were asked to read books about homosexuality.
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Posted 11 hours 12 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Scientists pry open coffin of king murdered in 1160
Swedish scientists test DNA of King Erik the Holy.
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Posted 11 hours 12 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
End of the SAT? 800 colleges now test-optional
New SAT, same old standardized-testing problems?
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Posted 11 hours 12 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Star politics: Clooney, Wynn argue about Obama
Two titans of the entertainment world argue about President Obama and the health care law.
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Posted 11 hours 24 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
China set to punish Web giant Sina for pornography
Sina apologized for "the suspected problem" of porn on its literature and video sites.
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Posted 11 hours 24 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Judge: Talking dirty not reason enough to lose job
Employee fired for having explicit conversation at work awarded jobless benefits.
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Posted 11 hours 36 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
North Dakota's economic boom
The quiet state is experiencing an economic and demographic resurgence, due to fracking.
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Posted 11 hours 36 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Caroline Kennedy hopes Hillary Clinton runs in 2016
Caroline Kennedy tells ABC News she'd back Hillary Clinton for president "if she runs."
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Posted 11 hours 47 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
Patient who awoke with amnesia a year ago dies in Sweden
He never regained the ability to speak English, apparently committed suicide.
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Posted 11 hours 53 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
A look at insider attacks in Afghanistan
Thursday's attack is one of scores against allied troops and civilians in recent years.
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Posted 11 hours 53 minutes ago - 04/24/14 - Full Story
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