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E-cigs for Pot Part of 'Wild West' Rush to Profit

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:47pm
"The first person through the wall in this industry can make billions. They can also lose everything, and you don't know who you are yet.
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Airlines Got Fewer Complaints But Bungled More Bags

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:47pm
Despite profits soaring to levels not seen in years, airline service was a mixed bag in 2013, according to the latest Airline Quality Ratings report.The good news: The quality of service hit an all-time high, with carriers bumping fewer travelers from flights and customer complaints to the U.S.
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Barbara Walters Announces Last Day On 'The View'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:47pm
Barbara Walters has set May 16 as her last day as a co-host on "The View," ABC announced on Monday. The network will air a two-hour special that night highlighting the longtime journalist's life and career.Walters, 84, announced last May that she would be retiring.
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Florida Deputies Save Suicidal Man on Bridge

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:32pm
Three police deputies in Florida prevented a man from jumping off a bridge in a suicide attempt Sunday, authorities said.In a release, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said the three deputies responded to the Bay Pines Bridge just before 10 a.m.






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Afghanistan's New Middle Class Could Be Key to Stability

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:32pm
KABUL -- The Tolo News compound of old villas protected by armed security guards has next-to-nothing in common with Silicon Valley, but it feels like a startup. Desks are crammed in where they fit. Screens line the walls. Computers are humming. Papers are strewn across meeting tables.






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Fort Hood Gunman Fired 35 Shots in Eight Minutes: Army

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:32pm
The gunman who killed three soldiers last week at Fort Hood, Texas, fired almost three dozen shots in just eight minutes before ending his own life, investigators said Monday.Spc. Ivan A.






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Tom Costello: 'Two Separate Pinging Events'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:30pm

NBC's Tom Costello maps the two separate pinging events in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370.








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Droughts Worldwide May Have an Effect on American Dinner Plates

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:30pm
It’s been a long, cold and wet winter in parts of the United States. But in many parts of the world, from California to Southeast Asia, the land is parched from growing and persistent droughts. And that spells higher prices for many foods Americans put on the table during every meal.






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Teen Charged in Assault of Detroit Man in Coma

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:14pm
A Detroit teenager was charged on Monday afternoon with beating a man who accidentally hit a 10-year-old boy with his pickup truck Wednesday, officials said.Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr.






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Severe Obesity May Be on the Rise in Kids

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:14pm
Despite studies suggesting that kids in some places are becoming thinner, obesity rates are not budging among children across the country, and the very fattest children may be getting worse, researchers reported Monday.






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Wisconsin Police Name Trucker as Suspect in 1990 Slaying of Teen

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:14pm
Twenty-four years after a Wisconsin teenager was murdered on a road trip, police on Monday named a possible new suspect in the case based on fresh physical evidence.Truck driver Dennis J. Brantner, 60, of Kenosha, was named in search warrants related to the 1990 slaying of 18-year-old Berit Beck.






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Victim Forgives Daughter's Killer During Rwanda Genocide

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:59pm
She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both.Yet today, despite coming from opposite sides of an unspeakable shared past, Alice Mukarurinda and Emmanuel Ndayisaba are friends.






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Rwandans Reflect On 'Never Again' 20 Years After Genocide

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:59pm
KIGALI, Rwanda – Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.






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Searchers Get Robot Squad Ready to Hunt for Malaysian Jet Debris

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:59pm
Don't expect instant gratification in the race to recover wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, even if searchers confirm they're hearing pings from the Boeing 777's black box.






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Cats and Dogs: Power Programs Set For NCAA Final

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:59pm

The college basketball season comes to a close tonight as No. 7 seed Connecticut squares off with No. 8 seed Kentucky in the national title game.








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Venezuelan TV Journalist Kidnapped by Armed Men

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:27pm
The father of a Venezuelan journalist said Monday his daughter was abducted Sunday and made a public plea for her release.






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Earnhardt Jr. Walks Away From Fiery Crash in Texas

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:10pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was involved in a fiery crash 10 laps into today’s NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway.








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Kirstie Alley Joins Jenny Craig... Again

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:54pm

Kirstie Alley says she “went off the rails” after her much-publicized weight loss with Jenny Craig, so she's joined the diet program again.








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Another College Student May Have Exposed Thousands to Measles

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:54pm
Health officials are warning about a second unvaccinated California college student who may have exposed thousands to measles on public transportation even as cases of the highly contagious disease have reached 115 nationwide.






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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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