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How much exercise do I really need?

cnn - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:59
Between work commitments, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, we have legitimate reasons to fall short of our fitness goals. That's why, for many, the pre-goal should be maximizing the efficiency of your workout regimen.
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For long-distance lovers, apps that make the heart grow fonder

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:59

Thanks to technology, your loved one can always be with you, in your pocket — or under your thumb.

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Kyodo news summary -4-

kyodonews - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:55
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World's first monster truck front flip

bbc - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:54
This is the first time a monster truck driver has completed a front flip in the sport's history.
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Don’t obstruct efforts to ban nuclear weapons

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:50

It is time for the so-called realists to get real about the existential dangers of a world brimming with nuclear weapons.

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Arrest in China unnerves Australia

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:49

China's detention of a Sydney professor spotlights its questionable record when it comes to respect for academic freedom and human rights, and casts a shadow over Sino-Australian relations.

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200-lb. gold coin worth $1M stolen

cnn - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:49
A precious gold coin worth more than $1 million and weighing 200 pounds was stolen from a museum in Germany.
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The truth about deflation

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:48

It may be time for the government to realize that simple prescriptions that combine monetary and fiscal expansionary policies will not cure Japan's deep-rooted economic problems.

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Five things Democrats could do to save party

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:47

Republicans could come out of the Trump debacle stronger than they went in if Democrats don't act to avoid political irrelevance.

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Adele's shocking news for fans

cnn - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:45
British pop singer Adele told fans that she may not be touring anymore during a concert in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Here are the facts on Trump-Russia ties

cnn - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:45
CNN's Anderson Cooper lays down the facts on what we know about Russia and Trump associates.
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Newly learned skills helped save student mountaineers from deadly avalanche

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:36

Testimony from survivors of Monday’s deadly avalanche suggests that many used newly learned mountaineering skills to survive the disaster before trying to save others.

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Trump climate: Challenges loom after Obama policies scrapped

bbc - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:28
The president is accused of "ignoring basic science" as public campaigns and court cases are planned.
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Dollar hits ¥111 on strong U.S. consumer confidence data

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:15

The dollar climbed above ¥111 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, buoyed by strong U.S. consumer confidence data released overnight, as well as speculation of further interest rates hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.09-10, up from ¥110.68-68 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at $1.0784-0785, down […]

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In Tochigi avalanche, teacher’s instruction to ‘get down’ was a dangerous mistake: experts

japantimes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 18:14

As details emerged of Monday’s devastating avalanche at a ski resort in Tochigi Prefecture, which killed seven high school students and a teacher, an instruction given by a teacher has come under scrutiny. According to media reports, a supervising teacher shouted “get down” upon noticing the avalanche. Some survivors said they followed the instruction. But […]

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