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Oakland Girl, 13, Declared Brain-Dead After Tonsil Surgery

December 17, 2013 11:02 am

Jahi McMath, 13, right, who went in for a routine surgery to get her tonsils removed, is now brain dead after complications post-surgery.

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Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Faked, Russia Claims

December 17, 2013 10:54 am

Russia, a long-time ally of Assad, is still claiming that the chemical weapons attack in Syria this August — the one that killed 1400 people and led the US to the brink of attack — was staged. Oh, and bananas could be going extinct.

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Footage Shows Town Engulfed by Flood

December 17, 2013 10:54 am

Street camera footage has been released showing the extent of flooding on 5 December in Boston, Lincolnshire, after its flood defences were breached.

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Russia Reaches $15bln Deal with Ukraine

December 17, 2013 10:53 am

Financial relief for Viktor Yanukovich. Russia has agreed to resume oil supplies to Ukraine after a three-year break and slash the price of gas. It's Moscow's reward to the Ukrainian President for spurning a trade deal with Europe. It will also buy 15 billion dollars of government bonds.

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Amanda Knox in Letter: ´I Am Innocent´

December 17, 2013 10:53 am

Inside this Italian courthouse, lawyers for Amanda Knox delivered a letter from the American student explaining why she was not present for her retrial. The presiding judge read the letter in which Knox pleaded her innocence in the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercer.

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2014 Acura MDX Recalled Due To Possible Detachment Of Drive Shaft

December 17, 2013 10:30 am

Acura has issued the second recall for its 2014 MDX in the SUV’s short life. The first was due to a defective trailer-hitch accessory kit but the latest is for a much more serious problem. According to the automaker, the vehicle’s drive shaft may end up becoming detached.The recall affects 2014 MDX models manufactured from […]

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Federal Judge: NSA´s Surveillance Program Is Unconstitutional

December 17, 2013 9:52 am

Also on the Minute, a budget deal nears passage and thousands of fire ants.

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Maine Parents Want Medical Marijuana for Children

December 17, 2013 9:52 am

They say lawmakers need to ease restrictions on child medical marijuana use in Maine.

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Will GSK´s Payment Ban Set a Precedent?

December 17, 2013 9:52 am

Its sales practices have left it fighting bribery charges in China. And now GlaxoSmithKline wants to move on. The UK drugs company will stop paying doctors to promote its products at events. And it'll also remove individual sales targets for its marketing staff. That's a step further than AstraZeneca which two years ago stopped paying […]

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Really cool: Soundwave ´force field´ may replace car wiper blades

December 17, 2013 9:49 am

The new system would use sound waves to keep your windshield spotless. The technology is coming from McLaren, a company best known for high performance Formula One racing cars as well as high dollar sports cars. Geek reports chief designer Frank Stephenson has a team working on the futuristic method right now. The 30kHz waves […]

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