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What's Driving India's Toilet Revolution?

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:46am
Indian government inspectors have been out in force, combing the subcontinent's countryside — on the hunt for toilets, or rather the lack of them.

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How 'Mad Men' Stars Are Dealing With the Series Ending

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:15am
The series, which elevated basic-cable drama and started a retro fashion trend when it premiered in 2007, begins its final run of episodes on Sunday.

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Global Landmarks Bathed in Blue for Autism

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:09pm
Buildings and landmarks across the world were bathed in blue light as part of the annual autism awareness campaign.
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Netanyahu: Iran Nuke Deal a Threat to Israel's Survival

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:50pm
The Israeli Prime Minister said the framework agreement over Iran's nuclear program wouldn't block the path to a bomb "It would pave it."

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Paedophile Beaten by Child's Dad Gets 25 Years

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:31pm
Raymond Frolander will have to register as a sex offender for life and wear a GPS device pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of molestation.
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Judge Orders California to Pay for Inmate's Sex Change

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:25pm
A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex change surgery.
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How Al Shabab Became a Global Terror Threat

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:24pm
Al Shabab grew out of a rift among Somali Islamists to become one of the most feared terror groups in the world.

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Too Much Iced Tea Led to Man's Kidney Failure: Doctors

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:34pm
Doctors said the man drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day.

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NY Boy Scouts Hire Gay Camp Leader Despite National Policy

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:09pm
Pascal Tessier, 18, is an Eagle Scout and has been a vocal advocate of opening the organization to gay scouts and leaders.
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Germanwings Co-Pilot Looked Up Suicide Methods Online

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:43pm
Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz researched suicide methods on his tablet computer, prosecutors said Thursday.

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'Big Day': World Leaders Reach Framework on Iran Deal

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:36pm
Iran and six world powers are in talks over Iran's nuclear program.

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Father of 'American Sniper' Opens Up About Son's Legacy

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:26pm
The father of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired "American Sniper," says it was gut-wrenching watching the trial of the man who killed his son.

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'Move Forward': States Tweak Religion Laws After Outcry

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 6:45pm
Indiana's governor signed a bill to clarify its law after critics assailed it, and Arkansas passed a bill that was revised over discrimination fears.

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Alabama Death Row Inmate to Walk Free After 30 Years

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 6:32pm
One of the longest serving Alabama death row inmates will walk free on Friday after a judge dismissed the capital murder charges against him.
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Maryland Bishop Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:11pm
Maryland 's first female Episcopal bishop, charged in the December fatal hit-and-run of a cyclist, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges Thursday.

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Sen. Menendez Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:49pm
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges in Newark court Thursday, a day after he was indicted.
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Super 'Delhi Belly' Bug Spreads Across America

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:28pm
A drug-resistant form of a bug that causes traveler's diarrhea is causing outbreaks in the United States - and it's got federal officials worried.
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Vanilla Ice Takes Plea Deal in Florida Burglary

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:03pm
Rapper Vanilla Ice accepted a plea deal Thursday allowing him to avoid prosecution in the break-in and burglary of a Florida home.

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'Dyre Wolf' Cyber Gang Stole More Than $1 Million

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 4:00pm
The scheme is small in comparison with more recent widespread online fraud schemes but represents a new level of sophistication.
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Where Have All the Popular Politicians Gone?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:14pm
There aren't many popular politicians in the mix - especially on the GOP side.

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