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UN: Ukraine Death Toll Doubles in 2 Weeks

Posted: 08/13/2014 - A spokeswoman says the U.N.'s "very conservative estimates" show the death toll in Ukraine has risen to at least 2,086 people as of Aug. 10 from 1,129 on July 26.

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GM Victim Fund Receives 65 Death Claims

Posted: 08/11/2014 - In the first days of General Motors' (GM) compensation fund for victims of its faulty ignition switch, 135 claims have been filed, with almost half of the claims for alleged deaths.

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Officials: US Sending Arms to Kurds in Iraq

Posted: 08/11/2014 - The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.

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FDA Lifts Hold on Experimental Ebola Drug

Posted: 08/08/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus.

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GM Issues 3rd Recall on SUVs that can Catch Fire

Posted: 08/08/2014 - General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

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Indirect Israel-Hamas Talks on Gaza Start in Cairo

Posted: 08/06/2014 - Israel and Hamas began indirect talks on a new border deal for the blockaded Gaza Strip as a cease-fire ending their month-long war entered its second day Wednesday.

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Official: Money Allocated for Fighting Fires to Run Out

Posted: 08/05/2014 - Agriculture Secretary Vilsack says Forest Service will soon tap other programs to pay for firefighting expenses. He is lobbying for an administration proposal to add $615 million to fight wildfires this fiscal year and next.

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Subaru Recalling 5 Models for Air Bag Problem

Posted: 08/05/2014 - Subaru is recalling the 2003-2005 Baja, Legacy and Outback and the 2004-2005 Impreza, as well as the 2005 Saab 9-2X. It only affects vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands with air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.

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Study: Hepatitis C Could be a Rare Disease in 20 years

Posted: 08/05/2014 - New drugs and better screening could help millions of people with hepatitis C, but cost is a big issue. The once tough-to-treat liver infection could become a rare disease in the USA in the next 20 years, a new study estimates.

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Study: Lower Testosterone Helped Humans Develop Civilization

Updated: 08/04/2014 - Around 50,000 years ago, humans underwent a drastic change, producing tools out of bone, making projectile weapons and showing command of fire. A study argues that living together and cooperating rewarded lower aggression, allowing for societies to develop.

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Report: Your Car is the Latest Target for Hackers

Updated: 08/04/2014 - According to a new report in Wired, thieves can use off-the-shelf hardware and software to impersonate a vehicle's security fob and break into a car in no more than a few minutes.

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