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Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee

When medical research is published in a peer-reviewed journal, the presumption is that the study has been reviewed for accuracy. The advent of open-access journals has made it easier to get published. But when a journalist sent an obviously faked paper, dozens of open-access journals said they'd be happy to publish it, for a fee.
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Shutdown Quiets NASA, So Space Station Astronauts Enjoy View

With the space agency largely grounded, employees Karen Nyberg and Mike Hopkins continue to orbit 250 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station. While it's not clear they have all that much to do, their Twitter feeds show they may be getting creative — and perhaps a bit bored.
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Trade Dispute With Mexico Over 'Dolphin-Safe' Tuna Heats Up

The fight over Mexican tuna, and whether it is truly fished using dolphin safe practices, rages on. Mexico recently won a two decade long fight to get its tuna labeled dolphin safe. The WTO this month ruled in its favor. But the U.S. still refuses to allow Mexican tuna with a dolphin safe label on store shelves. Mexico says it's had enough and is preparing to retaliate with trade sanctions on U.S. imports. Ensenada, Baja California, was once the thriving heart of the Mexican tuna industry.
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'Hello, This Is Your Senator Speaking. No, Really'

As a result of the government shutdown, members of Congress have been forced to take on some additional responsibilities this week — the kinds of tasks typically handled by junior staffers and interns.
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Time For Superstorm Sandy Evacuees To Check Out Of Hotels

City officials say what's been a "generous" hotel program has to end, and they sent displaced families a letter saying they have to move out by Friday. But others say the city could have done more to help the storm's neediest victims stay out of homeless shelters.
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2 By 2 and 2x4s: The Building Of Noah's Arks

There's been a near boom of Noah's arks around the world. The latest is in Miami, where a group wants to create a Noah's ark theme park with rides and gardens. The man behind a 450-foot long ark in the Netherlands says his goal is to spread his faith, but he thinks the appeal of the Noah story these days is obvious: climate change.
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CDC: Shutdown Strains Foodborne Illness Tracking

A team of eight people overseeing the critical foodborne illness tracking database PulseNet has been reduced to three. And a CDC division chief says that a multistate outbreak would push the remaining staff beyond their capacity.
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One Police Officer Injured After Capitol Hill Car Chase

On Thursday, a car chase that started near the White House ended near the Capitol.
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Feds Arrest Man Allegedly Behind The Silk Road Drug Site

The man behind the online illegal drug website Silk Road is 29-year old Ross William Ulbricht. He's also known as Dread Pirate Roberts. Earlier this week, federal agents arrested him on charges including money laundering and conspiracy to commit drug trafficking.
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Car Chase Ends On Capitol Hill, Shots Reported

The latest on a car chase and near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon.

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