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Mark Memmott

Mark Memmott appears in the following:

Almost No Poor Nations By 2035? That's What Bill Gates Says

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In his annual letter about the work of his foundation, the Microsoft co-founder says once-impoverished nations have already made tremendous progress, and more will follow their lead.

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Winter's Wicked Wallop In 5 Headlines

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The severe storm did just what was expected. It dumped a foot or more of snow on parts of the Northeast. Meanwhile, temperatures plunged again. Reports from across the region tell the story. Meanwhile, much of the West remains warm and way too dry.

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'Accusations And Acrimony' At Start Of Talks On Syria

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Syria's foreign minister said the opposition is made up of traitors. The opposition's delegate asked the world "who do you believe?" Secretary of State John Kerry laid the blame for civilians' deaths at the feet of the Assad regime. Prospects for progress appear to be dim.

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Japanese Government Defends Dolphin Hunt As Killing Goes On

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The "drive hunt" by fishermen in one village is "a form of traditional fishing," a government spokesman says. Dolphins are trapped. Some are selected for sale to marine parks. Others are killed for meat. Thirty died Tuesday. Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador, called the practice inhumane.

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Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Republican senator confirmed the news Tuesday. He survived a 2007 prostitution scandal to easily win re-election to the Senate three years later. If he fails in his bid to become governor, he could still keep his Senate seat and decide later whether to seek re-election to that post in 2016.

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'Gut-Wrenching' Chicago Clergy Abuse Documents Go Online

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Church officials have handed over thousands of pages of formerly secret papers to attorneys representing victims. The documents cover 30 of the 65 or so Chicago-area clergy who the church believes abused children in the '70s, '80s and '90s.

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In 'Epic' Rematch, Djokovic Is Bounced Out In Australia

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The three-time defending champion lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in another five-set thriller. Djokovic joins other familiar names who have been beaten Down Under. They include Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova on the women's side.

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Hunt Is On For At Least One 'Black Widow' In Sochi

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Russian security forces are reportedly searching for at least one young woman who may be intending to set off a suicide bomb. She's said to be the widow of an Islamic insurgent. Meanwhile, the U.S. will have warships in the Black Sea in case evacuations are necessary during the Winter Olympics.

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What Is This Bombogenesis And Why Is It Dumping Snow On Us?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The type of storm that's blowing up the East Coast of the U.S. on Tuesday has an explosive-sounding name. Add bombogenesis to the growing list of weather terms we're learning about this winter โ€” a list that also includes polar vortex.

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Water's Back On For Just About Everyone In West Virginia

Friday, January 17, 2014

Eight days after a chemical spill led authorities to warn 300,000 people not to use the water coming from their taps, the all-clear has been given. Only those in a few small towns are still being cautioned.

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Obama Calls For Limits On NSA's Collection Of Phone Data

Friday, January 17, 2014

The president said intelligence agencies would now need court approval before accessing phone data of hundreds of millions of Americans. He also directed the agencies to stop spying on the leaders of friendly nations. The changes come amid criticism directed at the NSA.

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Fair Or Foul? Baseball Expands Use Of Instant Replay

Friday, January 17, 2014

OK, fans, it's time to weigh in. Is it good news or not that baseball is dramatically expanding its use of instant replay in a bid to correct blown calls?

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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

Friday, January 17, 2014

The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.

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Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies

Friday, January 17, 2014

For nearly three decades, until 1974, Lt. Hiroo Onoda lived in a Philippine jungle. During those years he continued to battle with villagers. As many as 30 people were killed. It wasn't until his former commander ordered Onoda to lay down his arms that he surrendered. Onoda died Thursday. He was 91.

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Obama Expected To Say NSA Should Not Hold 'Metadata'

Friday, January 17, 2014

One change that privacy advocates have been pushing for is that the NSA no longer store the records from millions of phone calls โ€” including those of Americans. Officials are telling Reuters and NPR that the president will endorse the idea of having a third party, not the NSA, hold that data.

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New Drug Combination Takes 24 Minutes To Execute Ohio Killer

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The state has run out of the drug used in past executions. The drugs administered to killer and rapist Dennis McGuire had not been used in Ohio before. He was treated "far more humanely" than the woman he killed, her family said Thursday.

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Obama's NSA Speech: Just What Eisenhower Warned About?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

VIDEO: On Jan. 17, 1961, Ike spoke to the nation about a military-industrial complex. He said "an alert and knowledgeable citizenry" must help safeguard security and liberty. Friday, exactly 53 years later, Obama will speak about surveillance programs that critics say threaten civil liberties.

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Photos May Show Marines Burning Iraqis' Bodies

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Marine Corps is looking into images obtained by the entertainment website TMZ. They appear to show U.S. Marines burning the corpses of Iraqi fighters during the 2004 battles in Fallujah.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Hold Steady At Pre-Recession Level

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The good news is that it appears layoffs are not piling up too rapidly. The bad news is that new jobs aren't either.

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Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The latest nominees for the movie industry's highest awards are out. Nine films have also been nominated for the "best picture" award. The others: American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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