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Task Force Says Asking All Patients About Suicide Won't Cut Risk

Suicide is a major cause of death, and there's no evidence that screening everybody will reduce the toll, a federal panel says. But doctors, family and friends can help, researchers say.
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Fiery British Imam Found Guilty Of Terrorism Charges

Abu Hamza, an Islamic cleric alleged to have started an al-Qaida camp in the U.S., has been convicted on terrorism charges in a New York courtroom.
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Tea Party Stumbles As GOP Establishment Flexes Fundraising Strength

Tea Party candidates did well in GOP primary elections in 2010 and 2012; this year, not so much. Part of this lack of success is because establishment candidates have generally out-raised them.
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AT&T And DirecTV Mega-Merger Spells Changes For Media Landscape

AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV now faces regulatory scrutiny. Meanwhile, a deal merging Comcast and Time Warner Cable is also in the works. Consumer advocates worry about consolidation, but many observers think the deals could hold down costs for the merged companies.
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In Rare Concession, Credit Suisse Admits Criminal Wrongdoing

Credit Suisse will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay over $2 billion in fines in connection to allegations of tax evasion. But the CEO and chairman are reportedly expected to keep their jobs.
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With Cartels On The Run, Mexican Lime Farmers Keep More Of The Green

Thanks to a big spring crop in Veracruz and police crackdowns on drug cartels, high prices for Mexican limes are falling earthward, just in time for summer cocktails. Mexican farmers are celebrating.
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In 'Raging Bull' Ruling, High Court Sides With Co-Writer's Daughter

The Supreme Court delivered a blow on behalf of writers, giving a screenwriter's daughter a chance to prove in court that the critically acclaimed movie Raging Bull infringed her father's copyright.
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Charges Of Chinese Cybercrimes To Play Out In American Courts

The Justice Department has filed charges against five members of the Chinese military, alleging that they're hackers who committed espionage against U.S. companies.
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As Court Fees Rise, The Poor Are Paying The Price

An NPR investigation has found an explosion in the use of fees charged to criminal defendants across the country, which has created a system of justice that targets the poor.
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NASA Chief Dismisses Concern Over Russia Quitting Space Station

Administrator Charles Bolden said no one country was indispensable to the ISS after Moscow last week said it would not participate in a plan to extend the station's life past 2020.

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