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The Apple Watch Is Here And Another Tech Hype Cycle Commences

Tue, 2014-09-09 11:42

Apple unveiled its first new product line since 2010, a wearable computing device called the Apple Watch. But is it a game changer? You can't trust all the hype.

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Get The Measles, Get Ready To Be Out For Two Weeks

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:52

Many people think of measles as a mild childhood illness. But people who got the measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were so sick they missed two weeks of school or work.

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Marin Cilic Wins U.S. Open, Sealing An Improbable Journey

Mon, 2014-09-08 15:11

The Croatian defeated Roger Federer to get to the final. He denied Kei Nishikori, himself a huge underdog, the title in three sets on Monday.

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Harvard Study Says Economy Is 'Doing Half Its Job.' Guess Which Half.

Mon, 2014-09-08 14:52

An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than that of its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.

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Floods Hit Phoenix In Area's Wettest Day Ever Recorded

Mon, 2014-09-08 14:30

The more than 3 inches of rainfall already recorded in the Phoenix region Monday represents more than a third of its normal annual total.

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Time To Send A Message To Pregnant Women Who Use Tobacco

Mon, 2014-09-08 14:03

For the first time, there's data on tobacco use by pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries. The news is not too bad. But there's still a need for messages about the risk to an unborn child.

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Making Fatherhood An Insider's Game: Becoming A Dad, Again, At 49

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:53

More men are having kids later in life — and some are having babies, for the second time, in middle age. That means they're changing diapers while their peers are sending their own kids to college.

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Iraqi Parliament Approves New Government Led By Abadi

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:28

After months of uncertainty and political wrangling, Iraq finally has a new government, led by Shiite Haider al-Abadi. He replaces Nouri al-Maliki.

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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:15

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.

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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:24

Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.

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CDC Warns Of Fast-Spreading Enterovirus Afflicting Children

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:02

A spike in severe respiratory infections in children has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking doctors and patients to act quickly if children have difficulty breathing and wheezing.

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New Option For Getting Rid Of Old Drugs: The Pharmacy

Mon, 2014-09-08 11:52

The Drug Enforcement Administration is loosening up its rules so that people will have more ways of disposing of drugs that can be risky to keep around after they're no longer needed.

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Hawks Seek Buyer After NBA Team's Owner Reveals Racially Charged Email

Mon, 2014-09-08 11:36

Controlling owner Bruce Levenson said he had voluntarily told the league about the 2012 email. In it, Levenson asked if the Atlanta Hawks' black fans were keeping white season-ticket holders away.

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Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon

Mon, 2014-09-08 10:53

Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly — and unapologetically — out of step with the competition.

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:54

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.

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In The County Where Ebola First Struck Liberia, A Cry For Help

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:43

The virus reportedly crossed the border from Guinea into lush Lofa County in March. Health workers risk their lives to care for the sick — and are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.

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After A Tumultuous Summer, Ukrainian Kids Return To School

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:42

With Ukraine in an uneasy cease-fire, schoolkids returned to class this month and attempted to resume normal life. They tell what back-to-school feels like when their country's been at war all summer.

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Harvard Receives Largest-Ever Donation

Sun, 2014-09-07 21:27

The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.

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U.S. Border Patrol Apprehending Fewer Central Americans

Sun, 2014-09-07 13:24

Increased Mexican patrols along that country's southern border may be one factor in the drop in numbers seen by the U.S. Some migrants appear to be giving up and staying in southern Mexico.

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As Scotland Eyes Independence, Poll Gives Edge To Leaving The U.K.

Sun, 2014-09-07 13:03

For the first time, a poll shows the push to break away from the United Kingdom now has the edge over the "unity" vote in Scotland.

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