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'Silicon Valley' Faces Big Tech's Female Problem

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:54pm
What's missing in "Silicon Valley," HBO's new sitcom about young turks of the tech industry? Only the obvious: Women.The show, which premiered Sunday night, is a spot-on satire from Mike Judge, the guy who gave us "Office Space.






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Pro-Russians Call Another East Ukraine Region Independent

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:54pm
DONETSK, Ukraine – Pro-Russian separatists who seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region independent Monday — an ominous echo of events prior to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Ukrainian authorities called the move an attempt by Russia to sow unrest.






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Bob Geldof's Daughter Peaches, British Journalist, Dies at 25

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:54pm
Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician and political activist Bob Geldof, has died at age 25, her father has confirmed."Peaches has died," Bob Geldof said in a statement. "We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of us all.






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How Politics Buries Science in Landslide Mapping

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:54pm
The six geologists were just starting their work, climbing the mountains of Western North Carolina to map the debris left behind by landslides over millions of years, when the political footing gave way beneath them.






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Down and Out in Anchorage: Homeless in America's Coldest City

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:07pm

Being homeless in Anchorage can be deadly. Temperatures routinely drop to -20 degrees. Twelve people have died this year.








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'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand in Murder Case

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:07pm

News team breaks it down: Oscar Pistorius' emotion and vulnerability mark his first day of testimony.








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Girl Believed Swept Away as Floods Slam South

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:52pm
Rescuers scoured a Mississippi neighborhood on Monday for a 9-year-old who appeared to be swept away by flood waters the night before, while floods in Alabama stranded people in cars and homes in a turbulent morning across the American South.






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Obamacare Lowers Uninsured Rate, Gallup Finds

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:21pm
The rate of people without health insurance has plummeted from an all-time high of 18 percent in the fourth quarter of last year to 15.6 percent at the start of this year, a Gallup poll shows.






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Hagel Gets Rare Tour of China's Sole Aircraft Carrier

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:34am
QINGDAO, China — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took a two-hour tour around China's sole aircraft carrier on Monday, in an unprecedented opening by Beijing to a potent symbol of its military power.The carrier visit came at the start of Hagel's three-day trip to China, and was described by one U.






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Navy Chief Latest Fatality ID'd in Washington Mudslide

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:34am
A U.S. Navy non-com who was swept away along with four of his young children is the latest victim of the Washington mudslide to be identified.Billy Spillers, 30, a chief petty officer in the Navy, had moved to the Oso neighborhood two years ago from Seattle with his wife, Jonielle, and their kids.






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Syria's Assad Secure, Will Seek Re-Election: Hezbollah Leader

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:34am
BEIRUT – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will run for re-election this year and no longer faces a threat of being overthrown, the head of his Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah said in an interview published on Monday.






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Scott Brown to Make Senate Bid Official Thursday

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:34am
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is ready to make it official in New Hampshire.Brown said Monday that he'll formally announce his Senate candidacy in the Granite State on Thursday in Portsmouth.






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814M Vote, 543 Win: The Numbers Behind India's Epic Election

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:34am
With 814.5 million eligible voters, more than 1,600 political parties and 935,000 polling stations, to suggest the biggest election the world has ever seen poses huge challenges is rather an understatement.






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Tornado Watches Issued for Four Southern States

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:34am
Severe storms packing strong winds struck the South on Monday morning, putting parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida at risk for tornadoes. A 9-year-old girl in Mississippi was believed to have been swept away in a flash flood.






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Miranda Lambert, Duets Dominate Academy of Country Music Awards

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:32am

The country queen took home three trophies at the annual ceremony, including a record fifth straight win as Female Vocalist of the Year.








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Billy Crystal Remembers Mickey Rooney: 'He Was a Tremendous Talent'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:32am

During a visit to TODAY, the Billy Crystal reflected on the late Mickey Rooney's multiple talents, which lasted well into his 90s.








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Emotions Run High as Rwanda Remembers Horrors of Genocide

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:16am
Sorrowful wails and uncontrollable sobs resounded Monday as thousands of Rwandans packed the country's main sports stadium to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of a devastating 100-day genocide.President Paul Kagame and U.N.






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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Soars to Box Office Record

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:16am

Continuing Marvel and Disney's enviable winning streak, "Captain America 2" debuts to a record-breaking $96.2 million in North America.








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Jeb Bush Takes on Potential Weaknesses

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:16am
Jeb Bush addresses what would be two potential weaknesses in a GOP primaryWell, Jeb Bush knows how to grab the spotlight during a relatively quiet week in American politics.






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Oklahoma Politics Snarl Push for Tornado Shelters at Schools

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:16am
It’s tornado season again in Oklahoma. The ominous clouds and warm air one day last week reminded Danni Legg of the afternoon last May when a twister laid waste to the city of Moore and killed her 9-year-old son.“Your heart drops,” she said.






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