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6:08pm

Tue May 31, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Backgrounder: Cell Phones And Cancer

After reviewing some of the latest scientific studies, the World Health Organization has decided to add cell phones to its lengthy list of things that could possibly cause cancer. With a few billion people worldwide now using the devices, scientists at the WHO say there are enough hints in the data that cell phones should be listed as "possible carcinogens" — with the emphasis on "possible."

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5:22pm

Tue May 31, 2011
Space

NASA Says A Final Good-Bye To Plucky Mars Rover

An artist's depiction of NASA's Spirit rover on the surface of Mars. Spirit became unresponsive in March 2010. NASA announced it had ended attempts to communicate with the rover on May 24, 2011.
NASA

NASA has pulled the plug on one of its two Mars rovers. Spirit hasn't been heard from in more than a year, and now the space agency says it's abandoning hope that it will hear from the rover again.

Any disappointment that Spirit's mission has come to an end has to be tempered by the fantastic success of the robotic explorer. Intended to last 90 days, Spirit operated in Gusev Crater on Mars for more than six Earth years.

Indeed, just landing safely on Mars has to be considered a success, since the red planet has a way of devouring space missions.

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5:22pm

Tue May 31, 2011
Monkey See

DVD Picks: 'Stanley Kubrick: The Essential Collection'

Warner Home Video

It's time for our home video feature. Bob Mondello spent much of his Memorial Day weekend holed up with a new 10-dvd set: Stanley Kubrick: the Essential Collection.

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5:06pm

Tue May 31, 2011
The Two-Way

English Football Association Asks To Postpone Election Of FIFA President

FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrives for the opening ceremony of the 61st FIFA Congress at the Zurich Hallenstadion in Oerlikon.
Fabrice Coffrini AFP/Getty Images

The English Football Association and the Scottish FA called on FIFA to postpone a vote for president scheduled for tomorrow.

If you haven't been keeping up, recently FIFA has been hit by a barrage of ethics scandals. By its count, Major League Soccer Talk reports that 10 of the 32 members of the sport's governing body are under investigation.

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5:06pm

Tue May 31, 2011
Latin America

Chile Investigates Ex-President's Cause Of Death

Authorities in Chile have exhumed the remains of Salvador Allende to discover whether the former president committed suicide — or was shot dead by others in a 1973 coup. Annie Murphy has the story.

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