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NSA Records All Calls in 2 Countries, Report Says

The NSA collects and stores practically all phone calls — including both metadata and content — inside the Bahamas, according to a new report by <i>The</i> …

Minnesota Bans Antibacterial Triclosan

Minnesota is banning the germ killer triclosan, which is found in many soaps and body washes. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill on Friday, but the …

Putin Orders Russian Troops Home

Third U.S. MERS case brings more questions than answers

The nation's third reported case of the MERS virus underscores how little is known about the illness that first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012.<p>"We don't know what proportion of infected people are asymptomatic, what proportion of people are symptomatic and what proportion of people have severe …

Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal on Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Minnesota lawmakers said Thursday they agreed on a compromise bill to legalize medical marijuana, which Gov. Mark Dayton signaled he would sign into law.<p>The bill would create a patient registry and allow the Department of Health to conduct a study on the impact of medical marijuana. Patients would …

Oil spill in L.A. causes big stink

The 10,000 gallons of oil that spewed onto a Los Angeles street Thursday was swept away in a few hours, but the smell and the concern didn't clear out of Glendale Carpet Center quite so quickly.<p>"They are cleaning the street a block away, but no one is telling us anything," said Nabil Monajjed, who …

Pope Francis Will Not Use Bulletproof Cars In Upcoming Middle East Visit, Vatican Says

(Reuters) - Pope Francis is shunning bulletproof vehicles during his trip to the Middle East this month, insisting that he use a normal car and be allowed to be as close to people as possible, the Vatican said on Thursday.<p>The Vatican, briefing reporters on the trip, also confirmed that a rabbi and …

NASA Astronaut Gives UConn Commencement Speech From Space

“I probably have the best job on and off the planet," he said.<p>Rick Mastracchio, an astronaut who attended the University of Connecticut's school of engineering, offered the program's graduating students a different perspective when he gave their commencement speech 260 miles overhead.<p>The …

Third body found after hot air balloon burns, crashes in Virginia

Authorities have found the remains of the third occupant of the hot air balloon that burst into flames at a Virginia festival, police said Sunday.<p>Now investigators are trying to determine what made the balloon drift into power lines, catch fire and crash, killing the pilot and two passengers.<p>Donald …

Nigeria state governor "has information" on abducted girls

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1075000/1075862_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534165303_7490ce1a8bb7c47f2e1b3e88c843a656<p><b>The governor of Nigeria's Borno state says he has information on the whereabouts of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko …

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Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The state's top lawyer will ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision to overturn a 2004 …

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House Takes Major Step to End NSA Mass Surveillance

A House com­mit­tee on Wed­nes­day passed a bill that seeks to ef­fect­ively end one of the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s most con­tro­ver­sial spy …

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Report urges one-drug lethal injection to avoid botched US executions

An injection of chemicals used to execute death row inmates can cause such excruciating pain that veterinarians are banned from using them to put down animals, according to one of the most thorough reviews ever undertaken of the administration of the death penalty.<p>The report, endorsed by a range of …

6 Nutrient-Packed, Vegan Superfood Smoothies to Boost Your Day

Winter has finally drawn to a close, so to celebrate the arrival of spring we’d like to share some of our favorite vegan superfood smoothie recipes. …

Holy Guacamole! 18 of the Best, Most Guac-tastic Recipes EVER

Truth: If guacamole didn’t cost extra in our favorite restaurants, we’d happily slather it on everything. But as much as we love digging in while eating out, we know DIYing the avocado DIP at home is just as good. Now we’re going to tell you how to make it even BETTER. With just a few wild card …

Rise and Shine: Five Breakfast Recipes We Can’t Wait to Try

<i>Blueberry Yogurt Multigrain Pancakes via Smitten Kitchen</i><p>Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start a new year and a new day off right with a fresh <b>breakfast recipe</b>? Whether you prefer savory or sweet first thing in the AM, our recipe round-up has something for …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

Eatocracy - CNN

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

LAX ground stop lifted; departures resume

Computer issues prompted a temporary ground stop at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday.<p>The computer failure occurred at the Federal Aviation Administration's Los Angeles Flight Center, which controls air traffic for the region.<p>All arriving flights that were inside the flight …

Almost half of Americans live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

Nearly half of all Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an American Lung Association (ALA) report released Wednesday.<p>Nearly 148 million people live in areas where smog and soot particles make it unhealthy to breathe the air, according to the ALA's annual …

Denmark bans Nigeria adoptions after raid on suspected baby factory

Denmark has suspended adoptions from Nigeria less than a month after Lagos police arrested eight people at a suspected baby factory.<p>"I have decided to suspend all adoption from Nigeria with immediate effect," Denmark's minister for children tweeted. "We must do everything we can to protect the …

IMF approves $17bn Ukraine bailout package

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1073000/1073186_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534227632_59834a4e3606f8917e1e10c1794a8d69<p><b>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $17.1bn (£10.1bn) bailout for Ukraine to help the country's beleaguered economy.</b><p>The loan comes …

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Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today

Starting today, Chicagoans will have to do their vaping outside as a ban on electronic cigarettes in indoor public places takes effect.<p>The new rule, which the City Council passed in January at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's urging, prohibits people from using e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars and most other …

Violence escalates in divided east Ukraine

There have been more outbreaks of violence in east Ukraine as protesters who were holding a unity march in Donetsk soon experienced at first hand.<p>About 1000 people took part in the rally but despite their numbers they were soon confronted by pro-Russian militants.<p>It appears that calling for a …

Death toll from severe storms at 35

Myra Hilliard heard it before she saw it: The roar of what she believes was a tornado forming in her Stedman, North Carolina, neighborhood on Tuesday.<p>Then she opened her front door to see it chew through the tree line across the street from her house.<p>"I grabbed my phone, and I ran and jumped in the …