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Robin Williams Hanged Himself In Apparent Suicide, Police Say

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:56

The actor was found in his bedroom by his personal assistant in California, law enforcement said Tuesday. Police say Williams had been seeking treatment for depression.

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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:32

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

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In Ferguson, Calls For Justice, And Calm, After Teen's Death

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:21

Citing safety concerns, police in the St. Louis suburb where police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager Saturday say they won't release the name of the officer who fired the shots.

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Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S.

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:14

In Japan, kids under 10 take the subway alone. In Latin countries, they stay up until all hours. In Vietnam, mothers train kids to pee on command and take away the diapers before they turn 1.

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LA Clippers Sold To Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:41

The announcement by the Clippers followed an order by a California court that ruled that Shelly Sterling, wife of the team's previous owner, Donald Sterling, had the authority to sell the team.

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A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:24

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.

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Elemental Storytelling

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:44

Thomas Doyle tells stories with teeny frozen people. They aren't cold. They are frozen in time, but he freezes them with exquisitely suspenseful, Sherlock Holmes-like care.

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Iraqi Helicopter Reportedly Crashes Carrying Refugees Off Mountain

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:01

In addition to carrying people belonging to the besieged Yazidi religious minority, the copter's passengers also reportedly included journalists from The New York Times.

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What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

Tue, 2014-08-12 07:43

Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?

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The Bush/Obama Quiz: What's The Difference?

Tue, 2014-08-12 07:11

No wonder we occasionally feel political deja vu.

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Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:22

A traveler wins fans in an airport terminal — and online — by playing different versions of Beethoven's "Für Elise."

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Can Divorced Dad Be Forced To Cover Insurance For Adult Kids?

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:53

A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.

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Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary Ukraine

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:38

Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry the convoy might conceal a military operation.

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Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:23

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

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Gaza Talks To Continue As Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas Holds

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53

The two sides attended the indirect, Egypt-mediated talks Monday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, but The Associated Press quoted a senior Israeli official saying the talks had not gone well.

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Robin Williams: A Supreme Talent Who Was Always On

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:44

Williams was a dervish of comedy — tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. He died Monday at 63.

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Iraq's Power Struggle: What You Need To Know

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:29

Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki is refusing to give up his position as prime minister, as the U.S. congratulates Shiite politician Haider al-Abadi.

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Pray Over Hot Salt Water, Then Bathe In It: An Anti-Ebola Ritual

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:27

This past weekend, the word spread in the middle of the night in Sierra Leone: the way to prevent Ebola is to pray over hot salted water, then bathe in it.

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Hospital: Spanish Priest With Ebola Dies

Tue, 2014-08-12 01:15

A spokeswoman for a Madrid hospital says a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for Ebola has died.

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It's Sunrise In London And Time For A Rave

Tue, 2014-08-12 00:00

The sun is just peeking over the rooftops and the main drink is coffee, not alcohol. But that hasn't kept Londoners from a popular morning rave that's rapidly spread to cities around the world.

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