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Children Who Work on Tobacco Farms Exposed to Harmful Toxins

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Children as young as seven are legally working on U.S. tobacco farms, and the practice is, not …

3-D Printed Hand Lets Haitian Boy Play Catch for First Time

A 12-year-old boy born without fingers has become Haiti's first recipient of a 3-D printed prosthesis, enabling him to play catch with his friends for the first time.<p>Stevenson Joseph, who has lived at an orphanage since he was abandoned at the age of 3, had little hope of treatment in a country …

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How Kate's Phone Was Hacked "At Least" 155 Times

Phone hackers even went so far as to listen to Kate's messages on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in 2005, court hears<p>The extraordinary …

U.S. Deploys Drones in Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The United States has deployed drones to Nigeria to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram, officials …

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Holder condemns ‘excessive’ solitary confinement on children with disabilities

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday condemned the “excessive” use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities across the country, …

The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers

A new survey suggests that many Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners, young people, Muslims, and Hindus believe that facts about the genocide have been distorted.<p>Only 54 percent of the world's population has heard of the Holocaust.<p><i>54 percent</i>.<p>This is the most staggering statistic in a new survey by …

Arkansas gay marriages end, for now, after ruling

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put on hold a ruling that overturned the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage, but the short-lived ability for same-sex couples to wed in the state still came to a halt amid confusion about what comes next.<p>Although …

'Miracle baby' survives 11-story fall from apartment window in Minnesota

Fifteen-month-old boy breaks spine and suffers multiple injuries but will live, doctors say<p>A 15-month-old US boy has survived an 11-story fall from a balcony at his parents' apartment in Minneapolis, Minnesota.<p>Musa Dayib has been nicknamed "the miracle baby" after escaping death despite slipping …

South Carolina Man Killed After Asking Friend to Shoot Him

A rural South Carolina woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after firing a gun at a friend who had allegedly asked her to shoot him, authorities said.<p>Taylor Ann Kelly, 18, allegedly agreed to shoot her friend, 25-year-old Blake Randall Wardell. He had asked her to fire a gun at him …

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Deported veterans ask Obama for relief

"My hands are tied."<p>Those are words that Howard Dean Bailey never wants to hear again.<p>The last time he heard them: an immigration judge was ordering him out of the country.<p>In June 2012, just days shy of his 41st birthday, the Navy veteran was deported to Jamaica, a country he hadn't lived in since …

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

Hours after a Sudanese court sentenced his pregnant wife to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.<p>"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," Daniel Wani told CNN on Thursday. "I'm just praying."<p>This week a Khartoum court convicted his wife, …

Missing MH370 Search: Officials Need to Fix Transponders

An underwater drone searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Australian ship towing it both have defective transponders, officials said Thursday.<p>The transponders mounted to the U.S. Navy drone Bluefin-21 and the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield have hardware defects that …

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Idaho scrambling over same-sex marriage ban ruling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge's decision to allow same-sex marriages in Idaho starting Friday has attorneys for the state scrambling to appeal and gay rights advocates planning their next steps.<p>U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale overturned Idaho's ban on same-sex marriages Tuesday, and …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Who has satellite data that shaped search?

Who has the data investigators used to shape their search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and why hasn't it been released to the public?<p>The answer to those questions depends on who you ask.<p>Facing a growing chorus of criticism from scientists and family members who want to see more details about …

Hunt for Flight MH370 Set to Include 'Very Expensive' Other Subs

Help is on the way for the robotic submarine that has been the only vehicle scouring the floor of the southern Indian Ocean for missing Flight MH370, Malaysia’s transport minister said Thursday.<p>For over a month, the U.S. Navy-owned Bluefin-21 searched the remote seabed which is thought to be the …

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Gay Marriages Now Off In Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get married even though the state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down …

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FCC: Net neutrality with 'fast lane'

Passions about the future of the Internet were running high Thursday as the FCC approved Chairman Tom Wheeler’s controversial net neutrality proposal — with critics saying it could lead to a world of online haves and have-nots.<p>Net neutrality refers to the principle that Internet providers should …