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Tumult In Crimea Has Some Fearing A Cold War Redux

Russia's annexation of Crimea has troubled its relations with the U.S. As Russia and the U.S. begin to trade sanctions in retaliation, analysts wonder if this spells a renewal of Cold War rivalry.
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Even Amid Tensions, Russia's PR Team Is At Home In D.C.

As the U.S. seeks to penalize Russia, the country still has a strong lobbying presence in D.C. How much of a pariah must a nation become before it loses its public presence in the U.S. capital?
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In Airliner Search, Countries Still Wonder What Parts To Play

FBI investigators are now joining the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It's one more instance of increasingly closer international cooperation in the search — though confusion persists.
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How Many Auto Mishaps Mandate A Recall?

Daniel Sharkey, an attorney in suburban Detroit who represents auto manufacturers, talks about the process a car company goes through in deciding to issue a vehicle recall.
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Most U.S. Women Wouldn't Know A Stroke If They Saw Or Felt One

Acting fast can be key to preventing permanent damage from a stroke. But many women don't realize that face or arm numbness, speech trouble or abrupt, severe headache can mean it's time to call 911.
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Toyota's $1.2B Settlement Puts Criminal Probe To Rest

Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to end a federal criminal probe into a vehicle recall. Federal regulators said five people died in accidents related to unintended acceleration prior to the recall.
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Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Despite evidence to the contrary, many Americans believe cellphones cause cancer and that health officials are covering it up. Discredited theories about vaccines and fluoridation also remain popular.
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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Terrorists haven't hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.
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When A Family Member Goes Missing, 'Not Knowing' Is Hardest

As the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, Kelly Murphy talks about her son who's been missing for 13 years. She's joined by the co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation.
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New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg made waves with her "Lean In" campaign. Now she wants to ban the word "bossy" to describe girls. But writer Margaret Talbot explains why she wants to keep that word around.

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