2:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Economy

At Davos, U.S. Economic Recovery Widely Lauded

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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2:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Politics

Rep. Van Hollen: Obama's Focused On Helping Middle Class

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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2:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Sports

'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:28 pm

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2:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Law

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Air Marshal Whistleblower

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:30 pm

Former air marshal Robert MacLean blew the whistle after he was informed that missions on overnight, long-distance flights were being canceled. The announcement came just days after air marshals were warned of terrorist threats.
LM Otero AP

The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 7-to-2 vote, ruled in favor of a fired air marshal on Wednesday. In a decision of great interest to federal employees and air travelers, the court said that the air marshal's alert about safety concerns was shielded by the federal whistleblower protection law.

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2:08pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Shots - Health News

E-Cigarettes Can Churn Out High Levels Of Formaldehyde

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 1:55 pm

Vapor from an e-cigarette obscures the user's face in a London coffee bar.
Dan Kitwood Getty Images

Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported Wednesday.

The findings, described in a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, intensify concern about the safety of electronic cigarettes, which have become increasingly popular.

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2:03pm

Wed January 21, 2015
All Tech Considered

This Is True: Facebook Starts Cracking Down On Hoax News Stories

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 2:45 pm

A Facebook worker at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook announced it will start flagging hoax news stories in users' News Feeds.
Paul Sakuma AP

Facebook's on a mission to make your News Feed a little more truthful.

The social media giant has announced it will start doing more to alert users when stories they're seeing in their feeds are fake. And it will allow users to start flagging hoaxes themselves. But Facebook says it won't remove false stories. And the company says it won't start "reviewing content and making a determination on its accuracy."

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1:35pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Middle East

Scholar: U.S. Drone Use Has Contributed To Yemen's Instability

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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1:26pm

Wed January 21, 2015
News

Voters Said Yes, But D.C. And Congress Continue To Spar Over Pot

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

Adam Eidinger, chairman of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, puts up Initiative 71 posters in October. The measure to legalize possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana was approved by a wide margin of local voters.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

More than 115,000 District of Columbia residents voted in favor of a marijuana legalization ballot initiative in November, putting 70 percent of the city's voters behind the measure that permits residents to possess up to 2 ounces of pot and grow their own.

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1:26pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Politics

Obama Draws Battle Lines In State Of The Union Address

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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1:26pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake: Republicans Can Work With President On Trade

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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