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Eat this fish, save the world

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:59pm
In the wake of the important decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to block mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay in order to protect the wild salmon population there, it's a good moment to take stock of the many dangers facing our world's waterways -- and our world's fish. It turns out the wild salmon of Bristol Bay are one of the five least toxic fish to eat around the globe and thankfully will stay that way, thanks to the Obama administration. But what are the other four? And why are the world's fish and water under such threat?
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Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:47pm
The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees.
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Look what the Curiosity rover found

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:38am
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Oren: How media helps Hamas

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:50am
The displacement, injury, and death of civilians in war is always tragic, and the current fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is no exception. But unlike the vast majority of conflicts in history, Operation Protective Edge, as Israel calls it, is one in which images of civilian suffering play a central—and potentially decisive—role in the outcome.
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Typhoon approaches Taiwan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:49am
After super Typhoon Rammasun battered parts of the Philippines and China last week, another sizable storm is approaching Taiwan.
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'Real heart of this tragedy'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:00am
A nun, a top AIDS researcher, an international athlete and a family on vacation. They are among the dead on Flight 17.
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Are the pro-Russian rebels terrorists?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:56am
Richard Barrett says the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 would be considered a terrorist act, but only if it was intentional
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Billionaire fugitive in ferry case is dead

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:54am
DNA taken from a body found in June matches that of fugitive billionaire Yoo Byung-eun, police in South Korea said Tuesday.
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47 shot over weekend in Chicago

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:07am
After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence.
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Don't blame Malaysia Airlines

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:42am
I watched the steady hand of my first officer, Jim, advance the thrust levers of our Boeing 777. With the assistance of 115,000 ponds of thrust from each of two GE engines, the airplane began its lumbered roll down the center line of Runway 22 Left at JFK. We accelerated toward a rotation speed of 153 knots. At rotation speed, Jim applied gentle pressure to the control yoke, lifting the nose of our 602,000-pound airplane skyward. This would be one of the most critical phases of our flight to London.
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Cup star joins Real Madrid for $120M

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:28am
One of the World Cup's most exciting players has joined Real Madrid.
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How Monty Python said goodbye

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:25am
Python has always been equal parts deadpan and silly, highbrow and low, and the "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" show -- which concluded Sunday at London's O2 Arena and was simulcast all over the world -- highlighted those distinctions.
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New 'Star Wars': Check out the X-wing

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:18am
J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.
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Emotional pics show dog's last day

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:05am
A family gave their dog Duke the best last day of his life and memorialized it with this heartfelt photo diary.
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Gymnast wows 'Ninja' competition

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:05am
Great things come in tiny packages as "American Ninja Warrior's" Kacy Catanzaro becomes the show's first female finalist.
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Flight avoids Ukraine, flies over Syria

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:54am
Now that many airlines can't fly over Ukraine due to safety concerns, a Malaysia Airlines flight chose a different route -- over war-torn Syria.
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Prince George

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:51am
Prince George isn't your average one year old. He started walking before he was one. Oh, and, he's going to be king -- of 16 countries. I had to remind myself occasionally of that latter fact as I stood outside the hospital in London where the he was born... for a week before he was born.
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Is THIS strangest Olympic event ever?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:51am
Ear pulling is one of the most painful games at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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See giant whales shock boaters

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:46am
Several humpback whales play and feed in Monterrey Bay giving boaters a show. CNN affiliate KSBW reports.
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Indonesian candidate withdraws

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:19am
About an hour before official results from Indonesia's presidential race were to be announced, one of the candidates, Prabowo Subianto announced he was rejecting the election process and withdrawing.
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