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Routine On U.S. Racetracks, Horse Doping Is Banned In Europe

The Americans and the Europeans have different approaches to horse racing, and one key split is over the question of doping. While many drugs are allowed in the U.S., they are banned in European racing.
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Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That

Apples, oranges and ... squirrel? A new interactive map pinpoints more than a half-million locations around the world open to foraging for typical and not-so-typical free foods.

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How Chemical Weapons Could Change Strategy For Syria

British, French and Israeli officials say they have evidence that the Syrian government repeatedly used chemical weapons against civilians. Though the U.S. hasn't confirmed the allegations, the Obama administration previously said that the use of chemical weapons could provoke a stronger response.
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Israel: Syria Has Been Using Chemical Weapons

An Israeli military official says Syria employed the weapons in a series of recent incidents. The U.S., meanwhile, has said little on the subject and has not made similar accusations against Syria.
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Hackers Tweak FIFA On Corruption, As Reform Advocate Quits

FIFA's efforts to rehabilitate its tarnished public image were dealt twin setbacks Monday, as the Twitter account of the international soccer federation was hacked and used to send a message joking about corruption. And a member of its reform committee quit, saying their work was pointless.
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French Parliament OKs Same-Sex Marriage Law

France will join 13 other nations that have legalized gay marriage within their borders. In three others, including the U.S., same-sex marriage is legal in some jurisdictions. The new French law also legalizes adoptions by same-sex couples.
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Embassy Bombed In Libya; Canada Train Plot Suspects In Court

A car bomb took out the front wall and the reception area of the French Embassy in what some suspect was an attack related to France's military intervention in Mali.

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