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Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

Online retail giant rolled out the service, known as Prime Now, to select areas of Manhattan on Thursday

Child abuse, neglect kills hundreds in view of authorities, AP reports

Associated Press finds hundreds died of abuse, neglect in 6-year span in U.S. in plain view of child protection authorities

Steve Carell's North Korea film dropped after Sony hack

New Regency has dropped plans for a film set in North Korea in the wake of hacker threats over Sony Pictures' "The Interview"

High schoolers wise up about social media when applying for colleges

Colleges are increasingly considering social media posts in the application process, and students are getting smarter about it

Report: Suspect in custody for alleged attack on NYPD

One of the suspects being sought in connection with the assault of two NYPD lieutenants during an Eric Garner protest on the Brooklyn Bridge has turned himself in to police


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U.S.: Drug lord's mother-in-law helps him skirt sanctions

Treasury Department takes action against Mexican Sinaloa cartel leader's family member

Poison cigars and seashell bombs: The U.S. schemes to kill Castro

For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were always creative, if not successful

Nigeria sentences 54 soldiers to death by firing squad

Lawyer says ill-equipped soldiers were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission to fight Boko Haram

Suspected Islamic extremists kill dozens, kidnap almost 200 in Nigeria

Teenager says he was lucky to escape after suspected Boko Haram members were "shooting at people and torching houses"

North Korea no stranger to cyber attacks

If North Korea is indeed behind the Sony hack, it wouldn't be the first time Pyongyang has engaged in cyber warfare. Seth Doane visited North ... more

'Interview' DVD drop planned for N. Korea

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Sony may have pulled its controversial film 'The Interview', but North Korean citizens may soon have copies dropping from the sky.

Top 1%: What they made, what they paid

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The income of the top 1% jumped significantly in 2012, far outpacing inflation. Not only did this group make a larger share of the country's ... more

Oil-Price Drop Rattles Smaller Operators in Kansas

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Plunging oil prices give pause to independent operators as they consider drilling new wells

Top 1%: What they made, what they paid

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What does it take to make it into the top 1%?

Toy guns look too real, NY AG says

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Toy guns available for sale look too real, so the New York Attorney General tells retailers to stop selling them.

NASA astronaut on the longest manned space mission ever

Scott Kelly discusses his forthcoming one-year stay at the International Space Station, which could help scientists learn more about the impact of living and working ... more

Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

Online retail giant rolled out the service, known as Prime Now, to select areas of Manhattan on Thursday

Social media and college admissions

As high school seniors across the country send in their college applications, there is growing concern over the impact their social media presence can have ... more

Students wise up about social media in college applications

Colleges are increasingly considering social media posts in the application process, and students are getting smarter about it

Bristol Bay, Alaska

One of the most productive fisheries in the world has been declared off-limits to oil exploration

Amir Khan donates shorts to help Pakistan school attacked by Taliban

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Amir Khan donates shorts to help Pakistan school attacked by Taliban
• Amir Khan offers help ‘to rebuild school’ in Pakistan• Bolton fighter reiterates wish to fight Floyd Mayweather• Khan delivers in style to defeat AlexanderAmir ... more

Nigel Pearson deserves loyalty from Leicester fans, says Sam Allardyce

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Nigel Pearson deserves loyalty from Leicester fans, says Sam Allardyce
• ‘Fans should remember where Nigel has taken the club’• Leicester face tough trip to West Ham on Saturday• Nigel Pearson charged over row with ... more

Harlon Hill Finalist Vander Laan Leads AP Little All-America

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Harlon Hill trophy finalists QB Vander Laan and RB Bilal lead AP Little All-America team

Mario Balotelli gets one-match ban and £25,000 fine for Instagram post

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Mario Balotelli gets one-match ban and £25,000 fine for Instagram post
• FA punishment rules Mario Balotelli out of Liverpool-Arsenal game• Liverpool yet to decide on appeal against decision• Mario Balotelli charged by FA over Instagram ... more

Nicky Henderson has ruled Simonsig out of the King George VI Chase

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Nicky Henderson has ruled Simonsig out of the King George VI Chase
• Trainer reports chaser not pleasing him in work at home• Courses prepare as cold snap is forecast for ChristmasStable still hoping chaser can make ... more

What New U.S.-Cuba Relations Means For Cigar Lovers

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What New U.S.-Cuba Relations Means For Cigar Lovers
Cuban cigars have long been the forbidden fruit of American vices. So with yesterday's announcement that the United States and Cuba are restoring full relations, ... more

Roberto CoinVoice: The 10 Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts From Roberto Coin

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Roberto CoinVoice: The 10 Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts From Roberto Coin
Click through the slideshow to see our top picks for this holiday?s most shimmering last minute gifts that are sure to spark a smile.

The 10 Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts From Roberto Coin

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The 10 Best Last Minute Holiday Gifts From Roberto Coin
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Cardiology Drugs Of The Year: New, Old, And Not-So-Funny

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Cardiology Drugs Of The Year: New, Old, And Not-So-Funny
New Drug Of The Year

What We Ate in 2014: Dining Forecast Hits And Misses

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What We Ate in 2014: Dining Forecast Hits And Misses
Every year, restaurant trendwatchers tell us what the hot dishes will be in the coming year -- but they're not always right. Here's a look ... more

Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

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Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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Heroes Among Us: Aracely Basurto Teaches Kids with Diabetes How to Stay Healthy

After her daughter's life-threatening health struggles, Basurto started a nonprofit that has helped more than 200 Ecuadorian families

Steve Carell's North Korea film dropped after Sony hack

New Regency has dropped plans for a film set in North Korea in the wake of hacker threats over Sony Pictures' "The Interview"

Ferguson welcomes Corden to "Late Late Show"

The departing host of the CBS late-night show gave his successor a warm welcome in his final week of shows

Stephen Collins: "I'm a human being with flaws"

Former "7th Heaven" star addresses his past inappropriate sexual contact with young girls in a new interview with Katie Couric

Stephen Colbert: A look back at nine years of biting satire

Some critics said the character the comedian created in 2005 wouldn't sustain a season, but now he's finishing his 9th and getting ready for his ... more

Life expectancy rises in every region but one

Women have slightly greater gains than men worldwide, study finds

Michael Jordan UNC sneakers sell for $33,387

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Michael Jordan UNC sneakers sell for $33,387
Ben HooperNEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A pair of basketball shoes from Michael Jordan's University of North Carolina days sold for more than $33,000 ... more

Poroshenko: Ukraine in EU by 2020

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Poroshenko: Ukraine in EU by 2020
Ed AdamczykWARSAW, Poland, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country should prepare to join the European Union by 2020, and hinted ... more

Well: Ask Well: Wild Fish vs. Farmed Fish

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A reader asks: Is eating farm-raised fish better than eating no fish at all?

New study highlights importance of generating awareness about HCV testing, support and care

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A new study shows that many patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are lost during different stages of health care to manage the ... more