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Why Should We Search For ET?

Will we find ET in the next 25 years? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI, says yes. He explains that new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely.
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Ex-Miami Dolphins Player Swims To Safety

Rob Konrad was fishing alone off the coast of South Florida when he fell from his boat. He swam 9 miles to shore, according to ESPN.
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Dog Gets His Mouth On A Remote; Trouble Ensues

Police in Portland, Oregon, responded to a call about a firebomb. When they arrived on the scene, they found a dog had chewed a TV remote — damaging the battery which started to smoke.
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Economists Expect Strong Job Growth In December

There's more than the usual level of interest in this data. It will provide data on the final month of 2014 and it will show whether the strength recorded in November was the start of something big.
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A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

The new GED is more expensive, computer-based and tougher. As a result some states are embracing alternative tests, and the number of GEDs awarded last year fell.
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Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

President Obama is on the road as part of his effort to jump-start his 2015 agenda. Today he's in Tennessee, talking about higher education.
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Honda Fined $70 Million For Underreporting Deaths And Injuries

The National Highway Safety Administration says the Japanese automaker failed to report over 1,700 death and injury claims over 11 years.
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Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable

Forget chess. Poker may be even harder for a computer. But a software program has now "solved" a variant of Texas Hold'em, the bot's creators say. And nothing can keep it from winning.
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When Morale Dips, Some Cops Walk The Beat — But Do The Minimum

Arrests and ticketing are way down in New York City. Many believe it's a way for officers to show frustration with the mayor. If so, it wouldn't be the first time cops have protested by slowing down.
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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.

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