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Families Of Spain's 'Stolen Babies' Seek Answers — And Reunions Families Of Spain's 'Stolen Babies' Seek Answers — And Reunions
Enlarge image i Antonio Iniesta demonstrates in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square last month. He's searching for a younger brother he believes is one of Spain's bebes robados, or stolen babies. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR Antonio Iniesta demonstrates in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square last month. He's searching for a younger brother he believes is one of Spain's bebes robados, or stolen babies. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR Allegations of the existence of a secret network of doctors and nuns who stole newborn babies...
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261 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/14/2012 1:18:00 AM

Hardy Earth Microbes May Resist Conditions on Mars Hardy Earth Microbes May Resist Conditions on Mars
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — A hardy bacteria common on Earth was surprisingly adaptive to Mars-like low pressure, cold and carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere, a finding that has implications in the search for extraterrestrial life.The bacteria, known as Serratia liquefaciens, is found in human skin, hair and lungs, as well as in fish, aquatic systems, plant leaves and roots."It's present in a wide range of medium-temperature ecological niches," microbiologist Andrew Schuerger, with the University of Florida,...
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261 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 1/9/2013 1:41:22 PM

'Twilight' Finale Leads Razzies Worst-Of List 'Twilight' Finale Leads Razzies Worst-Of List
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Twilight" finale had better reviews than the franchise's previous four movies, but you'd never know it from the Razzie nominations singling out Hollywood's worst of the year. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" led the Razzies lineup late Tuesday with 11 nominations, including worst picture, lead-acting slots for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and supporting-acting nominations for Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene. Other worst-picture nominees are the naval action...
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261 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 1/8/2013 10:40:27 PM

Nominations For British Academy Film Awards Nominations For British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Nominees in major categories for the British Academy Film Awards, announced Wednesday: —Film: "Argo," "Les Miserables," "Life Of Pi," "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty" —British Film: "Anna Karenina," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Seven Psychopaths," "Skyfall" —Director: Michael Haneke, "Amour"; Ben Affleck, "Argo"; Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"; Ang Lee, "Life Of Pi"; Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty" —Leading Actor: Ben Affleck, "Argo"; Bradley Cooper,...
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Latinos Take On Bigger Role In Obama Inauguration Latinos Take On Bigger Role In Obama Inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos are taking a more prominent role in President Barack Obama's second inauguration, from the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice swearing in the vice president to a star-studded concert celebrating Latino culture. Eva Longoria, a co-chairwoman for Obama's campaign, hosted "Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center" as a salute to the president Sunday evening ahead of his public swearing-in Monday. Jose Feliciano, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno and Latin pop star...
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261 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 1/20/2013 11:38:10 PM

Mon Dieu! A 'Hashtag' Is Now A 'Mot-Dièse' In France Mon Dieu! A 'Hashtag' Is Now A 'Mot-Dièse' In France
The agency charged with finding French alternatives to foreign-language terms has put an end to the word "hashtag" in France. From now on, reports Fast Company, the Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie has decided "mot-dièse" (that's MO-dee-YEZ for those of you who are not Francophiles) is the new hashtag. Fast Company explains: "While Twitter users in France won't be penalized for referring to hashtags, all official French government legislation and correspondence will be required to refer to...
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262 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 1/25/2013 1:37:00 PM

Really Cool Video: 'Shroud Of Cold Air Descends On The U.S.' Really Cool Video: 'Shroud Of Cold Air Descends On The U.S.'
It's been really cold across much of the nation this week, and the winter weather's expected to continue through the weekend across much of the Midwest and East. But right now, we just want to pass along this video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which shows how the cold air spread from last Saturday (Jan. 19) through Thursday. See if you agree with Discovery.com that it's mesmerizing. NOAAVisualizations /YouTube ...
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Mother Of Serial Killer Ted Bundy Dies In Wash. Mother Of Serial Killer Ted Bundy Dies In Wash.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The mother of serial killer Ted Bundy has died in her hometown of Tacoma, Wash. The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/G8BVv7) Louise Bundy died last month after a long illness. She was 88. Her death was confirmed to The Associated Press by the Rev. Melvin Woodworth, pastor of Tacoma's First United Methodist Church, which she began attending in 1951. In the mid-1970s, Louise Bundy was a married mother of five working as a secretary when authorities across the nation began to accuse...
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Ghana's Mahama Sworn in for New Term Ghana's Mahama Sworn in for New Term
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has been sworn in for a new term after narrowly winning an election last month.The main opposition New Patriotic Party boycotted the ceremony Monday in the capital, Accra.  They dispute the results of the vote and have challenged the election in the country's Supreme Court. Former New Patriotic Party presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, campaign headquarters, Accra, Ghana, Dec. 6, 2012. x Former New Patriotic Party presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo,...
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Loose Oil Rig Still Grounded On Alaskan Island Loose Oil Rig Still Grounded On Alaskan Island
Enlarge image i A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducts the 13th hoist of 18 crewmen from the mobile drilling unit Kulluk on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. On Monday, the Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak Island. U.S. Coast Guard/AP A Coast Guard helicopter crew conducts the 13th hoist of 18 crewmen from the mobile drilling unit Kulluk on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. On Monday, the Kulluk ran aground on Sitkalidak...
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262 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 1/2/2013 8:29:00 AM

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