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Ronald McDonald Loses Jumpsuit and Joins Twitter
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:38 GMT
The clown is getting a makeover. Ronald McDonald is ditching his iconic yellow jumpsuit, and for the first time ever, joining social media.







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Israel's Nightmare: Mobsters Trained by Country's Own Military
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:38 GMT
JERUSALEM — In the last year, fewer Israelis were killed by terrorist attacks than at any point since the outbreak of the second intifada. But as Palestinian terrorism has receded, bombings haven’t stopped. In fact, they may be increasing.







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GOP Scrambles To Condemn Rancher's Remarks on Race
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:59:37 GMT
Offering words of encouragement for a rancher leading an armed standoff against federal rangers turns out to be not so great of a political move – especially when the rancher in question muses publicly about the benefits of slavery.







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Afghanistan Hospital Attacker Kills Chicago Pediatrician
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:43:56 GMT

Dr. Jerry Umanos had dedicated his life to training Afghan doctors in the treatment of children.








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'Big Bang' Boss Talks Marriage Proposals, Possible Series End
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:28:23 GMT

The popular series' showrunner discussed advancing the relationships between key cast members, and what happens after season 10.








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GM First-Quarter Profit Shaved by Recall Costs
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:28:22 GMT
A series of massive recalls has sliced GM's profit by 86 percent in the first quarter.The company is embroiled in a wide-ranging controversy over an ignition problem in nearly 3 million cars, linked to at least 13 deaths.







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Smile! Check Out Your Best 'Take Your Kids To Work Day' Pics
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:28:21 GMT

Today is 'Take Our Children To Work Day,' and you've kindly shared some of your best photos with us! Take a look, and get some advice for handling the little whippersnappers on the job.








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Obama Inches Closer to More Russia Sanctions
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:28:18 GMT
Teed upPresident Obama made news overnight (East Coast time) when he said in his news conference in Tokyo that new sanctions against Russia are “teed up,” with technical issues that still need to be worked out.







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'Greedy' Man Caught Crossing Chinese Border With $580K in His Pants
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:12:48 GMT
A man was arrested as he attempted to smuggle $580,000 in U.S. banknotes into China on Wednesday.The man had the cash — much of it in $100 bills — strapped around his legs and in a bag when he was detained crossing from Hong Kong to the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen.







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Ally's Anti-Muslim Comments Embarrass India's Narendra Modi
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:12:47 GMT
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A longtime ally of the man tipped to be India's next leader has been caught on camera making anti-Islamic comments, raising questions about how an incoming government led by Narendra Modi would treat its 176 million Muslims.







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Putin: Ukraine Deadly Anti-Terror Push Will 'Incur Consequences'
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:41:43 GMT
Vladimir Putin gave an ominous warning to Ukraine on Thursday that its attempts to push back pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country would result in "consequences.







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South Korea Ferry Heartache: Pair Tied Life Jackets Together
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:41:42 GMT
A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said Thursday – the latest heartbreaking twist in the grim task of recovery at the scene.







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Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:26:09 GMT

President has some fun with humanois robot "Asimo" in Tokyo








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Teen Stowaway's Dad Speaks: He Was Homesick for Africa
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:10:40 GMT

The father of the teen stowaway who flew to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane speaks out for the first time, saying his son wanted to return to Somalia.








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KNOW IT ALL: Thursday's Top 6 Stories at NBC News
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:10:40 GMT
Good morning, and happy Thursday! Here are some of the stories we're following today:1. Afghan officer kills three Americans at hospitalThe attack at the CURE Hospital in Kabul today is the second this month in which a member of the Afghan security forces gunned down civilians.







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Space Elevator Closer to Liftoff With New Cable
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:55:18 GMT

Nerdwatch: Professor Matteo Pasquali recently unspooled one of the longest carbon nanotube fibers from his lab in Rice University. One of the many possible uses for the super-strong, conductive fiber could be to build an elevator to space that would replace rocket technology.








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FDA Proposes First E-Cigarette Rules
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:55:18 GMT
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed asserting its authority over new tobacco products on Thursday, including e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and nicotine gels.







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Blue Angels Commander Tolerated Hostile Work Environment: Navy
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:53:06 GMT
An investigation into alleged misconduct by the former commander of the Navy’s elite flying show squadron — the Blue Angels — reveals he tolerated potential violations of sexual harassment, hazing and equal opportunity policies, the Navy said.The commander, Capt.







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Pro-Russian Separatists Slain During 'Anti-Terrorism' Drive
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:53:06 GMT
Ukrainian troops continued their push Thursday to wrest back control of the east of the country from pro-Russian militias, clearing several towns and checkpoints manned by the separatists.







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Virtual Baby Quail Tops Nikon Contest's Video Menu
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:37:34 GMT
You can see the insides of a tiny quail in its egg, slice by virtual slice, in an amazing video that took top honors in the third annual Nikon Small World in Motion competition.







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Brits on Alert as Russian Destroyer Approaches U.K.
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:06:29 GMT
The British navy is closely monitoring a Russian destroyer that approached its waters, it said in a statement.The destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov, seen in the foreground above, was tracked by HMS Dragon, a U.K. Royal Navy destroyer, as it passed the north coast of Scotland.







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Amy Poehler: 'Parks' Finale Ends With 'a Very Exciting Last Moment'
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:06:29 GMT

"Parks and Rec" signs off Thursday night with an episode that sets up its final season with a surprise, says star and executive producer Amy Poehler.








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Barack Obama Says More U.S. Sanctions Are 'Teed Up' Against Russia
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:50:55 GMT
More U.S. sanctions against Russia are "teed up" and ready to be put in place if Moscow does not honor a peace deal on Ukraine, President Barack Obama said Thursday.The U.S. and Russia signed an accord in Geneva last week committing to a plan to solve the crisis by diplomatic means.







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No Charges in Heiress Huguette Clark's $300 Million Fortune
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:35:22 GMT
NEW YORK — The Manhattan district attorney has closed the well-publicized investigation of the handling of the $300 million fortune of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark — without charging anyone with a crime.







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Marooned Snorkelers Rescued in Australia After Scrawling SOS in Sand
Posted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:19:48 GMT
Five marooned snorkelers were rescued after the huge "SOS" message they scrawled in a sandbar was spotted by a helicopter.The group was winched to safety after their boat broke its anchor and drifted while they were exploring a rocky outcrop off Australia's Whitsundays Islands on Monday.







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