In a first, women surpass men in advanced degrees

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Census figures show women outnumber men for the first time when it comes to finishing college and holding advanced degrees. The findings released Tuesday come ami..
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Police: Levee protecting Mo. town breaches

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A police officer says a levee protecting a southeast Missouri town from major flooding has breached and that authorities are planning to evacuate residents..
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51 hostages rescued in Mexican border city

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Mexican federal police rescued 51 migrant hostages who were being held in northeastern Mexico, the country\'s public security ministry said Tuesday.
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Japan's irradiated waters: How worried should we be?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Twenty-five years ago, I was a Ph.D. student here in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, studying the fate of fallout in the North Atlantic from nuclear weapons testing, when an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear plant released large quantities of radioactive materials into the surrounding environment. My colleagues and I immediately joined other scientists tracking these radioactive contaminants, which in my case focused on the Black Sea, the closest ocean to the accident site.
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Cracks in al-Assad's hold over military?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

With reports emerging Monday that at least one high-ranking Syrian military commander refused to participate in a bloody, predawn raid that left dozens dead in the southern border city of Daraa -- the heart of Syria\'s weekslong civil unrest, questions are being raised about possible cracks in President Bashar al-Assad\'s hold over the military.
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A top insurgent in Afghanistan killed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A top al Qaeda leader regarded as the \"number two overall targeted insurgent\" in Afghanistan has been killed in a coalition airstrike this month, NATO\'s International Security Assistance Force said Tuesday.
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Afghanistan recaptures 65 inmates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Afghan authorities said Tuesday they have recaptured 65 of the more than 400 inmates who slipped out of a southern Afghanistan prison a day earlier through a nearly quarter-mile tunnel dug beneath the compound.
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Gubernatorial elections in Nigeria to proceed amid violence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nigeria will proceed with national gubernatorial elections Tuesday, despite continuing violence that has raised fears that an Islamist group will step up attacks against voters.
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U.N. panel: Sri Lanka war crimes allegations credible

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A United Nations panel has found credible allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both sides during the final stages of Sri Lanka\'s armed conflict, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
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Attack on protesters raises questions about Syria's stability

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

With reports emerging Monday that at least one high-ranking Syrian military commander refused to participate in a bloody, predawn raid that left dozens dead in the southern border city of Daraa -- the heart of Syria\'s weekslong civil unrest, questions are being raised about possible cracks in President Bashar al-Assad\'s hold over the military.
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Syria launches bloody crackdown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Syrian government launched a major military operation Monday, sending thousands of troops into the town where the country\'s uprising began, to carry out what witnesses described as a brutal, wider-scale crackdown.
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NATO: Hundreds escape from Afghan jail

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

More than 400 prisoners have escaped from a jail in the restive southern Afghan province of Kandahar, NATO said Monday.
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Witnesses: Forces shelling civilian areas of Misrata

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The sounds of loud explosions and jets pierced through the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday as state-run TV reported that airstrikes flattened a building at Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi\'s compound.
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5 voices: What's next for 'Arab Spring'?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

After the tumultuous last months in the Arab world, is more change on the way, or have we seen the peak of what some call the \"Arab Spring\"? Explore five views of how the \"Arab Spring\" will play out as summer nears.
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Bahrain: Hezbollah aiding opposition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The militant group Hezbollah is actively plotting with the opposition in Bahrain to overthrow the country\'s ruling family, the government said in a confidential report to the United Nations.
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FDA to regulate e-cigs as tobacco products

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it plans to regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and won't try to regulate them under stri..
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Yemen's leader agrees to step down; protests rage on

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Protesters took to the streets again in several cities across Yemen, with dozens reportedly injured when security forces tried to disperse the rallies.
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Strike on Gadhafi compound badly damages buildings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - NATO airstrikes targeted the center of Moammar Gadhafi's seat of power early Monday, unleashing guided bombs that destroyed a multistory library and office in..
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Oil prices hurt bottom line, diaper prices going up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

DALLAS (AP) - Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Huggies and Kleenex, said Monday it plans to raise prices, its third such announcement since the middle of March.    ..
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More men try plastic surgery

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

MIAMI (AP) - Michael Bell was tired of looking tired. He'd had enough of the pesky questions about whether he had slept well. "I wanted to look as good as I felt," said the retired..
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