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Johns Hopkins Halts, Reviews Black Lung Program

Johns Hopkins Halts, Reviews Black Lung ProgramJohns Hopkins Medicine says it will suspend and review its black lung program, following joint investigative reports last week from the Center for Public Integrity and ABC News that found the program "helped coal companies thwart efforts by ailing mine workers to receive disability benefits."

Barge Mystery Solved: Floating Structures Tied To Google

Barge Mystery Solved: Floating Structures Tied To GoogleEarly on, the Internet settled on Google as a likely culprit. Could the barges off of San Francisco and Maine, the masses divined, be giant data structures built to circumvent NSA spying? Could they be huge, floating stores?

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy’s New ‘Stealth Destroyer’

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy’s New ‘Stealth Destroyer’Capt. James Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions UnconstitutionalNew abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday in a divisive case the state has already vowed to appeal.

Why Destroying Syria’s Weapons May Be Tough, Despite Yesterday’s Deadline

Why Destroying Syria’s Weapons May Be Tough, Despite Yesterday’s DeadlineThe process of cataloging and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile took another stride Sunday, as the country met a deadline for submitting a formal declaration of its chemical arsenal.

Groups Linked To Kochs Agree To Pay $1 Million Fine

Groups Linked To Kochs Agree To Pay $1 Million FineTwo secretive Arizona-based groups with links to the Koch brothers have agreed to pay $1 million in fines and admitted to making millions of unlawful intermediary contributions during the 2012 California campaign season.

As Smoke Blankets Sydney, Australians Brace For Worse Days

As Smoke Blankets Sydney, Australians Brace For Worse DaysWildfires are burning to the north, south and west of Sydney, Australia, and smoke "has been rolling in for days," correspondent Stuart Cohen said Tuesday on Morning Edition.

JPMorgan Strikes Tentative $13B Mortgages Settlement

JPMorgan Strikes Tentative $13B Mortgages SettlementIn what would be the largest such settlement in U.S. history, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reportedly reached a $13 billion tentative deal with the Justice Department to settle civil charges related to wrongdoing during the housing crisis.

Saudis Reject Security Council Seat, Citing ‘Double Standards’

Saudis Reject Security Council Seat, Citing ‘Double Standards’Saudi Arabia says it will turn down a two-year seat on the United Nation's Security Council in protest over "double standards" in resolving international conflicts.

MIT Scientists Develop New Breed Of Self-Assembling Robots

MIT Scientists Develop New Breed Of Self-Assembling RobotsThey're called M-Blocks and the tiny, cubicle robots that can spin, flip and jump their way into new configurations are the brainchild of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.