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Shooting Reported In Washington School; Police Say Suspect Is Dead

46 min 53 sec ago

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. It is unclear whether there are any more injuries.

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Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

1 hour 5 min ago

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

1 hour 8 min ago

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

2 hours 34 min ago

AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

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In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

4 hours 23 min ago

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

4 hours 38 min ago

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

5 hours 21 min ago

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

5 hours 28 min ago

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Abducts More Girls Despite Cease-Fire Deal

6 hours 10 min ago

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.

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VIDEO: Talking While Female

7 hours 29 min ago

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

8 hours 22 min ago

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

9 hours 29 min ago

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

9 hours 43 min ago

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

9 hours 44 min ago

Carol's Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L'Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.

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Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officers

9 hours 45 min ago

The attacker charged a group of patrol officers in Queens, wounding two of them. A bystander was hit by a stray police bullet as police engaged the assailant.

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

11 hours 39 min ago

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

11 hours 39 min ago

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

11 hours 39 min ago

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

11 hours 39 min ago

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Thu, 2014-10-23 22:23

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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