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Drawing On Pentagon Surplus, Police Now Wield Weapons Of War

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.

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In Defense Of U.N. Aid In Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

For more on the challenges of supporting internally displaced persons in Iraq, Robert Siegel speaks with Kieran Dwyer, the spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Dwyer responds to criticisms of the U.N. agencies trying to help.

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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Fri, 2014-08-15 11:20

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.

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Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Fri, 2014-08-15 09:55

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.

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EU OKs Arms Shipments To Iraqi Kurds

Fri, 2014-08-15 09:15

In an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union also called for an investigation into possible crimes against humanity carried out by Islamic State militants.

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While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

Fri, 2014-08-15 09:15

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.

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Wide Range Of Hospital Charges For Blood Tests Called 'Irrational'

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:24

An analysis of hospital charges in California couldn't explain the wide variation in listed prices for routine lab work. Teaching hospitals and government-run hospitals charged the least.

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In Hawaii, Storm-Battered Area Becomes A Kingmaker

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:18

Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.

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What Your Junk Drawer Reveals About You

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:11

The Great American Junk Drawer is a scrap yard, a time capsule and a box of curiosities and memories. It can also be a Rorschachian reflection of your life.

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Indonesian Police Detain U.S. Couple In Murder Probe

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:48

A 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend are being held in connection with the brutal death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

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What The U.S. Health Care System Can Learn From Ebola Outbreak

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:35

Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.

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Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:50

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.

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Kiev: Russian Armor Destroyed After Crossing Border

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:10

Ukraine's president said a "significant" part of a Russian armored column said to have crossed the border overnight was destroyed by Kiev's artillery.

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Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Fri, 2014-08-15 04:21

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

Fri, 2014-08-15 04:03

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

Fri, 2014-08-15 04:01

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.

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When Snails Lose Their Way

Fri, 2014-08-15 03:03

There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.

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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

Fri, 2014-08-15 01:00

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

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Fleeing War And Finding Work

Fri, 2014-08-15 00:00

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Thu, 2014-08-14 23:31

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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