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Main Street, Montana: Struggling Towns Pray for Pipeline

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:16pm
In Circle, Montana, many residents say the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is key to the survival of their community.






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The Future: Asian Immersion Schools Surge in Popularity

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:10pm
Asian language immersion programs have surged in popularity, as parents try to pass on Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese to their children.






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Wobbly Serena Pulls Out of Wimbledon Doubles Match

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:02pm
Serena Williams pulled out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus after only three games Tuesday.
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Game Over: Can Boot Camp Cure China's Young Internet Addicts?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:56pm
With many young people in China immersed in the cyber world, spending hours gaming online, some parents turn to boot camps to crush addiction.
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'Thundering Statement': ISIS Leader Sounds New Call to Arms

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:31pm
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi said that terrorism is a way for Muslims to live honorably and “insist upon your rights.”
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Weigh In: Massive Aussie Tortoise Heads to His Check-Up

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:29pm
Hugo, a 63-year-old Galapagos Tortoise, had his annual weighing on Tuesday at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby.






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Cease-Fire Over: Ukraine Launches Air and Land Strikes

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:04pm
Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive.
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Are You A Jerk at Work? You Probably Have No Idea

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:59am
Are you a jerk at work? A new study finds a disparity between how individuals view themselves and how others view them in work-type settings.






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Chronically Ill Boy Becomes Honorary Marine

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56am
Seven-year-old Andrew Starr II always dreamed of becoming a Marine, just like his dad. Sadly, this dream seemed out of reach.
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Social Science: Is Facebook Making You Fear Food?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:53am
New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab identifies who fears food the most — and it’s probably those of us most addicted to social media.
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Is Facebook Making You Afraid of Food?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:53am
New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab identifies who fears food the most — and it’s probably those of us most addicted to social media.






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Go USA! Bored Americans Still Back the Home Team

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:14am
Six in 10 Americans say they either have very little interest or no interest at all in the World Cup.






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NBA's Big Man is Also 1st of Indian Descent

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:02am
A late deal gives Sim Bhullar the chance to make history twice -- as the league's biggest player, and the very first of Indian descent.
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Japanese Bullet Train Features Foot Baths

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:45am
A Japanese train operator has unveiled two foot baths, each big enough for four people. Another car of the train features a bar.






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Fixed? Cameroon Accused of Throwing World Cup Matches

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:44am
A convicted match-fixer tells German magazine Der Spiegel that up to seven Cameroon players were involved in fixing group matches at the World Cup.
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Tinder Co-Founder Suspended After Harassment Suit Filed

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:32am
Tinder CMO Justin Mateen was suspended after the company was sued by a former employee for alleged sex discrimination and harassment.
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Pacifist Japan Sets Stage for Greater Military Role

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:29am
“This is deterrence to be prepared for any possible event and to defy any nation that may plan to wage war against Japan," prime minister says.
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Dark Side: Six 'SNL' Veterans Who Took a Serious Turn

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:28am
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader go dramatic in "The Skeleton Twins," but they're not the only "Saturday Night Live" grads who changed course.
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Monica Lewinsky: 'I Was a Virgin to Humiliation'

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:27am
The release of the Ken Starr report, she says, was one of the worst days of her life.






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Supreme Court to Consider Rules for Pregnant Employees

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:15am
The case centers around a UPS worker who had to take an unpaid leave of absence when she could no longer lift packages weighing 20 or more pounds.
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