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Mark Memmott

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These Reindeer Really Do Shine, And It's For Their Own Good

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's not Rudolph's nose that's red. Herders in Finland are experimenting with fluorescent paint on their animals' antlers and fur. They hope to reduce the 4,000 reindeer deaths on highways each year.

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VIDEO: Pussy Riot Defies Ban On Sochi Protests, Skewers Putin

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The punk protesters have released a new song โ€” "Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland" โ€” and the video they made while at the site of the Winter Olympics.

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Dip In Weekly Jobless Claims Seen As Sign Of Better Times Ahead

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Although the number of applications declined by just 3,000 last week, it appears employers have not been chopping more jobs in recent weeks. Economists say that bodes well for coming months.

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In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Genesis Carmona died after being shot Tuesday during an anti-government protest. The murder of another beauty queen, Monica Spear, is among the reasons protesters have taken to the streets.

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World's Outrage Grows As Death Toll Rises In Kiev

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Word emerges about dozens of deaths in the Ukrainian capital. The White House blames President Viktor Yanukovych's forces. As diplomats work to end the crisis, Russia continues to oppose sanctions.

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Jailed Protest Leader Urges Venezuelans To Keep Demonstrating

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Leopoldo Lopez tells his supporters they need to keep pressing for new leadership to replace the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. The government blames him for clashes in the streets.

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U.K. Court OKs Detention Of Reporter Glenn Greenwald's Partner

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

David Miranda was stopped and held at London's Heathrow Airport for nine hours in August. Authorities seized a hard drive that had materials provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.

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Finnished! Russian Hockey Team Bounced Out Of Olympics

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The team that's been under the most pressure to win lost to Finland, 3-1.

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Nun Who Broke Into Nuclear Complex Gets 35-Month Jail Term

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In 2012, Sister Megan Rice, 84, and two other activists broke into Tennessee's Y-12 National Security Complex, where bomb-grade uranium is stored. Rice had asked the judge to show her "no leniency."

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Team USA's Ted Ligety Wins Gold In Giant Slalom

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The 29-year-old skier from Park City, Utah, is now the first American to have won two gold medals in Alpine skiing. His first came at the 2006 games in Torino, Italy.

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Negotiations In Ukraine Under Close Scrutiny After Bloodshed

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

President Viktor Yanukovych said he was working with opposition leaders to end the violence that has claimed more than two dozen lives in the past two days.

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Soldiers' 'Fun' Photo With Flag-Draped Coffin Sparks Outrage

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A soldier from the Wisconsin National Guard posted a photo of herself and other solders joking around. Social media have erupted with complaints about disrespect.

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Obama Wants Tougher Fuel Standards For Big Trucks

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Better fuel efficiency for such vehicles is a "win, win, win," the president said. It will help reduce dependency on foreign oil, save drivers' money and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Manufacturers, though, say the standards could make the vehicles more expensive and less safe.

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A Big Asteroid Just Flew By, And Guess What? More Are Coming

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A rock the size of three football fields passed relatively close to Earth. It wasn't a surprise, and neither will be the arrival of others. NASA has a calendar if you'd like to keep track of what's coming. But remember: Some space rocks, such as the meteorite that exploded over Russia last year, aren't expected.

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There's A Clown Shortage: Who Will Fill Those Big Shoes?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Coulrophobics may be happy. But fans of the red-nosed jesters have cause for concern. What if there's a call to send in the clowns and no one's there to answer?

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Before Northeast Thaws, Thundersnow Will Roll Through

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weeks of frigid temperatures and snowstorms will give way to warmer weather this week. But first, there's one more round of snow coming through. It's expected to be accompanied by thunder and lightning.

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Jimmy Fallon, 'Your Host ... For Now,' Takes Over 'Tonight'

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The new host's first show is getting good reviews. He pledged to "do the best I can" and collected on some "bets" from friends such as Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert who had supposedly bet he'd never take over from Jay Leno.

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Pussy Riot's Nadya And Masha Detained In Sochi, Then Released

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The activists say they have been taken into custody each of the past three days, then later released. They want to perform a protest song in Sochi. They were convicted of "hooliganism" for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow in 2012. Just before the games began, the women were freed from prison.

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Woman Arrested For Not Returning Movie Rented In 2005

Monday, February 17, 2014

A copy of Monster-In-Law is at the center of a story that landed a South Carolina woman in jail for a night. It may remind you of a Seinfeld episode, but it's not a laughing matter to her.

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'I'm The Hijacker!' Says Ethiopian Pilot Of Commandeered Jet

Monday, February 17, 2014

During a flight headed to Rome from Addis Ababa on Monday, one of the pilots reportedly locked himself in the cockpit and took the passenger jet to Geneva, Switzerland, instead. Once there, he gave himself up to authorities and asked for asylum.

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