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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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Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Mon, 2014-08-11 15:33

Williams was found in his California home Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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Barneys Agrees To Settlement Over Racial Profiling Allegations

Mon, 2014-08-11 14:03

The retailer will pay a fine of $525,000 in connection to charges that its flagship store in New York was disproportionately suspecting black and Hispanics of credit card fraud and shoplifting.

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The Man Who Might Be Iraq's Next Prime Minister

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:31

Haider al-Abadi, a prominent politician for the past decade, has been nominated as prime minister. But a potential confrontation looms with Nouri al-Maliki, the man who's had the job for eight years.

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After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:29

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.

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Obama Calls Nomination Of New Iraqi Prime Minister A 'Step Forward'

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:09

The president said the only long-term solution in Iraq would be for Iraqis to work together. Obama said he and Vice President Biden have called to congratulate Haider al-Abadi.

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A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:58

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos your IT person probably knows more.

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