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Universities To Speakers Who've Visited West Africa: En Garde!

Sat, 2014-10-18 01:37

Fears of Ebola — not always justified — have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.

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Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

Sat, 2014-10-18 01:36

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.

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Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Landfall In Bermuda As A Category 3 Storm

Fri, 2014-10-17 16:31

With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, the hurricane gave Bermuda a direct blow. There were reports that 80 percent of the island chain had lost power.

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Dallas Hospital Chief Shares Lessons Learned In Battle With Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-17 15:32

Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief of the Dallas hospital that treated index patient Thomas Duncan, says the entire hospital carries the weight of the mistakes that led to the infection of two of its nurses.

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Houston Narrows The Scope Of Controversial Subpoena Of Pastors' Sermons

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:36

The subpoenas — at the crossroads of church and state and born out of a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance — drew ire from national organizations and Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing And The Classic True Crime Novel

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:33

Oscar Pistorius, superstar athlete, was back in court this week for his sentencing hearing, after a culpable homicide conviction. Journalist Mandy Wiener says his case reminds her of a favorite book.

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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Fri, 2014-10-17 14:26

Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.

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Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

Fri, 2014-10-17 13:43

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.

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How The Florida Governor's Debate Became #Fangate

Fri, 2014-10-17 13:37

Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign wanted organizers to cancel Wednesday night's debate if Democrat Charlie Crist was allowed to use a fan at his podium.

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U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:44

The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.

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Washington, D.C., Pitches New Bridge Park As A 'Model For Social Equity'

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:19

The park, built on piers left over from an obsolete, demolished bridge, would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.

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Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:18

Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can't spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn't a threat.

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California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:04

Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.

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Drop In Unemployment Raises Debate On Optimal Rate

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:04

Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there's renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve's target for joblessness should be. Some economists worry that inflation will resurface.

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Egality N'est Pas La Réalité: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

Fri, 2014-10-17 11:39

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.

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Citing Previous Rulings, Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona Gay-Marriage Ban

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:35

The decision was only four pages long and said the appeals court and the Supreme Court have given clear guidance that bans of this type are unconstitutional.

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Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:02

Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.

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At London's Tincan, Eating Canned Fish Is The Height Of Luxury

Fri, 2014-10-17 09:44

One of the city's newest restaurants aims to elevate canned fish to an object of desire. There's no kitchen and no chef. The owners argue that tinned goods can be a greener gourmet choice.

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The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education

Fri, 2014-10-17 09:32

The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.

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Florida 'Loud Music' Shooter Michael Dunn Gets Life In Prison

Fri, 2014-10-17 09:10

Dunn was convicted earlier this month in a second trial for the fatal shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis in 2012.

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