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Audit Seeks Investigation of Inmate Sterilizations

Posted: 06/20/2014 - State auditors found 39 cases where female state prison inmates may not have understood they were submitting to medical procedures that would leave them sterile, according to a report released Thursday that recommended authorities investigate the doctors and hospitals involved.

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Before 'Saving Private Ryan,' Pvt. Smith Was Saved

Posted: 06/20/2014 - Carved into the simple obelisk commemorating the fallen are the names of five sons of Margaret and John McDowell Smith. There's a story behind the name that isn't there — a sixth brother, Wilfred — and a century after World War I a local historian has dug out the details from archives.

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Scientists Find 6,200-Year-Old Parasite Egg

Posted: 06/20/2014 - In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.

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Veteran Wounded By Grenade Gets Medal of Honor

Posted: 06/19/2014 - President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan, sustaining major wounds, including the loss of his right eye.

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Harley-Davidson Introduces Electric Motorcycle

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles.

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Lego to Introduce Mixed Digital-Physical Blocks

Posted: 06/19/2014 - On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games.

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Texas Gas Town Considers Banning Fracking

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too.

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Shelly Sterling Seeks Protections For Witnesses

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Shelly Sterling's attorneys will ask a judge Thursday to order Donald Sterling and his attorneys to stop threatening, harassing or intimidating his wife's legal team and the doctors who determined the Los Angeles Clippers' co-owner was mentally incapacitated.

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Luis Suarez The Target for Both Uruguay and England

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The must-win World Cup encounter between England and Uruguay could boil down to which team best targets Luis Suarez. Both former champions realize a loss Thursday could signal the end of their World Cup campaign after just two matches.

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New Push to Get Girls Into Computer Sciences

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world.

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Social Security Closes Offices as Demand Soars

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The Social Security Administration has been closing a record number of field offices because of budget constraints even as the demand for services soars, according to a congressional report being released on Wednesday.

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Trademark Board Rules Against Redskins Name

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The U.S. Patent Office has ruled the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

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Japan Bans Child Porn, but Excludes Manga, Anime

Updated: 06/18/2014 - Japan's parliament has passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children in comics, animation and computer graphics.

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Spain Playing for World Cup Survival vs Chile

Posted: 06/18/2014 - The magnitude of Spain's opening 5-1 loss to Netherlands comes into sharper focus Wednesday when the defending champions must fend off World Cup elimination against Chile, less than a week into the tournament.

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1st US Executions Since Botched Lethal Injection

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

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Virginia wins in 15th, ties for longest CWS game

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Daniel Pinero's sacrifice fly scored Thomas Woodruff in the bottom of the 15th inning to give Virginia a 3-2 victory Tuesday night in a game that matched the longest in the College World Series' 66-year history.

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