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Tiger Woods Won't Play In Ryder Cup, Will Rest Back Until December

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:04

The golfer says on his website that his trainer and doctors have urged him not to play or practice for the next several months.

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Hagel: Rescue Mission On Iraq's Mount Sinjar Less Likely

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:41

A U.S. assessment team sent to the mountain concluded there were far fewer Yazidi refugees stranded there than previously thought, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:02

It's not just Americans who are oversalted. A new study reports that sodium takes a global toll, attributing 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease to sodium consumption.

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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Wed, 2014-08-13 14:30

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

Wed, 2014-08-13 13:23

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.

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UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:33

UNICEF predicts that Africa will have more than 4 billion people by 2100. Depending on how Africa's governments handle the upswing, that could mean a boom in the economy or a rise in mass poverty.

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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:23

What does it take to be a man? In writer Matt de la Peña's family, it's meeting your woman in a traditionally macho way. Until now, he hasn't told them how he really met his wife eight years ago.

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Between Ferguson's Police And Population, A Racial Divide

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

Robert Siegel speaks with local political leader Patricia Bynes of Ferguson, Mo., about the clashes between residents and police taking place there since the weekend. Unrest erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police recently in the St. Louis suburb.

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In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.

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Once Gateways, Turkey's Border Towns Now Close Doors On Islamic State

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

After a long period of supporting Islamist militants like the Islamic State, Turkish towns along the Syrian border are now cracking down. Souad Mekhennet co-wrote a story in The Washington Post about the formerly friendly attitude and its reversal. She speaks with Robert Siegel.

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Introducing Iraq's New Appointee For Prime Minister

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The era of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appears to be coming to an end after eight turbulent years. Haider al-Abadi, the man set to replace him, is not a previously well-known figure. NPR's Alice Fordham has interviewed him, and she tells Melissa Block more about him.

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After 78 Years, A First: Math Prize Celebrates Work Of A Woman

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The International Mathematical Union has announced the four winners of its prestigious Fields Medal. The group includes Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prize in its long history.

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West African Doctors Plead For Access To Experimental Ebola Serum

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The Ebola outbreak has taken a particularly high toll on health workers, with more than 100 cases of health workers infected with the disease. West Africans are now requesting access to experimental drugs that have been used on Western health workers.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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Brazil Mourns, After Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:16

The man running third in the race to be Brazil's next president has died in a plane crash. Eduardo Campos' small plane crashed in bad weather south of Sao Paulo as it was preparing to land.

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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:46

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.

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Long Island Soaked By Record-Breaking Rainfall

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:34

Flood warnings are still in effect for other parts of New England after an early-morning downpour jeopardized commuters in New York. One town has been hit with more than a foot of rain.

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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:33

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.

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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:52

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Officer

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:44

Ronald Hampton — a black former police officer in Washington, D.C. — analyzes the recent spate of violent police encounters in the context of his experiences on the street.

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