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Common Core a Huge Hurdle to Education Deal

Re­pub­lic­ans and Demo­crats are in rare agree­ment that there is a deal to be had on sweep­ing edu­ca­tion le­gis­la­tion. But first they face the …

Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

<b>Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.</b><p>Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.<p>More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 …

General's alleged 'treason' remark probed by Air Force

The Air Force is investigating allegations that the No. 2 commander at its prestigious Air Combat Command told lower-ranking officers that talking to members of Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantamount to treason.<p>The alleged comment by Maj. Gen. James Post has …

New Video: Kanye West Feat. Paul McCartney “Only One”

For the video in support of his beautiful new single “Only One,” Kanye West spends time with the one who means most to him, his one-year-old daughter …

Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval to begin releasing the insects in the Keys as soon …

Lil Wayne files $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money Records over delayed release of Tha Carter V

The legal battle between Lil Wayne and Birdman over the delayed release of <i>Tha Carter V</i> is coming to a head. Back in December, Wayne accused Birdman’s …

Widespread Fish Consumption Drives Fears of Empty Oceans

As doctors and health specialists urge us to eat more fish, environmentalists are warning that we may end up harvesting our favorite sea life to the brink and beyond. Some of the most popular varieties have already begun to decline precipitously, experts say. And that’s with Americans eating less …

Castro demands Guantanamo Bay in return for US-Cuba diplomatic deal

<b>Cuba has demanded the US hand back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.</b><p>In a speech, President Raul Castro also called for the lifting of the US trade embargo and Cuba's removal from a terror list.<p>Last month the two countries announced a thaw in …

Cuba

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:<p>1. OBAMA CALLS FOR SPENDING SURGE<p>His pitch in …

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Pop's New Old Sound: Retro Without Rules

Recycled sounds have always been a fundamental part of pop music, but sometimes a borrowed beat or melody is shockingly indisputable. This week we got an especially clear example when the blue-eyed soul singer Sam Smith agreed to give classic rockers Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne a 12.5 percent writing …

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North Korea demanded $10bn in cash and food to attend talks with South

Hermit state asked for money and half a million tons of food as precondition to holding summit with South in 2009<p>North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, …