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U.S.A. Loses Gold To Canada, In A Women's Hockey Classic

The U.S. led late in the third period, but an increasingly desperate Canadian squad scored two goals in less than four minutes. Then it put the game away in overtime.
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Automated Landing System, Crew Fatigue, Eyed In UPS Plane Crash

The NTSB heard testimony on Thursday indicating that the crew made a "non-precision approach" after the automated system became overloaded.
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Flu Strikes Younger Adults Hard This Year

Middle-aged and younger adults are being hospitalized at much higher rates than usual. Lower vaccination rates appear to be one reason behind the trend.
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Tiny Iron Particles Help Find Cancer Without Using Risky Radiation

CT scans are good at finding cancer, but their hefty dose of X-rays increases the risk of future cancers. Children are especially vulnerable. A new form of MRI can find tumors without radiation.
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New Show Challenges Idea That 'Nobody Cares About The Caribbean?'

Former Jamaican Beauty Queen and Bloomberg journalist, Zahra Burton set up her own news show. Burton tells host Michel Martin about 18 Degrees North which brings news of the Caribbean to the world.
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North American Summit Like 'A Long But Rushed Lunch'

President Obama is back home after a meeting with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts at the summit of North American leaders. But one observer says the meeting was short on substance.
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Nebraska To Appeal Ruling That Blocks Keystone Pipeline In State

TransCanada, the company in charge of the pipeline extension, says it is "disappointed" by the decision but will await the outcome of the appeals process.
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Ex-Aides' Emails May Taint Wis. Governor's Political Ambitions

A court released 27,000 emails from a former aide to Scott Walker who was convicted of using her job to do illegal campaign work. The emails surface amid the GOP rising star's re-election campaign.
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Obama Apologizes To Art History Professor

The president told a crowd at an auto plant that young people could make a lot more money in skilled manufacturing than with an art history degree. Ann Collins Johns was offended and emailed Obama.
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Author James Patterson To Give $1 Million To Bookstores

On Thursday, he announced the names of more than 55 booksellers who are getting some of that money — up to $15,000 each. He tells Renee Montagne about why he's driven to help independent bookstores.

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