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When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

Mon, 2014-08-11 04:08

Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.

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St. Louis-Area Rally For Teen Killed By Police Turns Violent

Mon, 2014-08-11 03:43

Police and witnesses agree the teen did not have a gun and that a third person was also involved; beyond that, the details of Michael Brown's death are in dispute.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

Mon, 2014-08-11 03:42

But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Steps Up Struggle To Keep His Job

Mon, 2014-08-11 00:43

Embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his effort to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint against the country's newly elected president.

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Stores Looted After Vigil For Mo. Teen Shot And Killed By Police

Mon, 2014-08-11 00:19

A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:34

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:34

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:30

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.

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Putting Power Tools In The Hands Of 5-Year-Olds

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:29

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

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A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:28

About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.

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Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:27

If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.

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For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

Sun, 2014-08-10 23:26

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

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Authorities Probe How Stewart's Car Struck, Killed Other Racer

Sun, 2014-08-10 21:56

Tony Stewart did not take part in Sunday's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen. He withdrew before the start of the race, hours after killing a dirt track racer during a race in upstate New York on Saturday.

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At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation

Sun, 2014-08-10 13:02

An Illinois high school banned Alva Earley from graduating in 1959 after he attended a picnic in a park off-limits to blacks. This weekend, the school district corrected that injustice.

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Need To Evade Would-Be Captors? There's A Class For That

Sun, 2014-08-10 13:02

Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.

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Recovery Coach Helps An Addict Resist Heroin's Lure

Sun, 2014-08-10 11:06

A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.

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Turkey's Erdogan Wins First Direct Presidential Election

Sun, 2014-08-10 11:02

The country's prime minister for the past decade has said he wants to expand the powers of the until-now largely ceremonial post.

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Look For The Super-Est Moon Of The Summer

Sun, 2014-08-10 10:34

The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies Sunday night, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.

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Private Prisons House More Latinos Than Do Public Ones, Study Finds

Sun, 2014-08-10 10:27

An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.

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St. Louis Police: Black Teen Shot In Altercation With Officers

Sun, 2014-08-10 09:05

An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.

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