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6:38 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Australian Leader Raises Furor In Parliament With Goebbels Comment

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (left) sparked the ire of the opposition Liberal party by comparing its leader to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
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Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 7:12 am

Roars of disapproval rang out in Australia's Parliament Thursday, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Labor leader Bill Shorten "the Dr. Goebbels of economic policy." In the ruckus that ensued, three lawmakers were ejected and another walked out.

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Strange News
6:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Ending The Over-Under Debate On Toilet Paper

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Around the Nation
5:50 am
Thu March 19, 2015

He's Fixing A Hole

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Middle East
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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Television
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

A Watch Party For The 'Empire' Season Ender

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:57 am

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Business
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 5:03 am

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Middle East
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:14 am

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Science
2:35 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

Staghorn coral planted by scientists in the Florida Keys. Researchers hope to give the same sort of boost to the world's shrinking population of pillar coral, now that they can raise the creatures in a laboratory.
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Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:54 am

For the first time, biologists have caught a rare type of coral in the act of reproducing, and they were able to collect its sperm and eggs and breed the coral in the laboratory.

The success is part of an effort to stem the decline in many types of coral around the world.

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Business
2:33 am
Thu March 19, 2015

More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

Nearly a third of new auto loans are now lasting 74 months or longer, which alarms some analysts.
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Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:57 am

There comes a day in every car owner's life when she knows, it's time. For Carolyn Ballard of Atlanta, that was on a hot day last July, while driving her SUV with misfiring cylinders.

"I drove to the dealership with the car literally chugging along," she says. "I mean, in traffic on the interstate. I was just sweating, thinking I've just got to get to the dealership so I can get rid of this, before I put any more money into it."

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U.S.
2:29 am
Thu March 19, 2015

One Year After Mudslide, First Responders Tackle Emotional Damage

A sign memorializes the devastating mudslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Wash., one year ago.
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Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:59 am

One year ago, a mudslide wreaked havoc on Oso, a small community in Washington state. It took just a few minutes to topple dozens of homes, leaving 43 people dead. Volunteers and first responders rushed to the scene to save trapped residents. Yet, remarkably, none of them were hurt, at least not physically.

In the weeks and months following the landslide, thousands of people from the outlying areas formed teams. Loggers brought in heavy equipment, red cross and other groups organized volunteers and protected families from the throngs of media.

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