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W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Thriving

Wed, 2014-10-15 23:32

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

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For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Wed, 2014-10-15 23:32

Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.

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Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

Wed, 2014-10-15 22:21

An increase in customer demand is prompting Amazon to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.

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Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:24

The Royals came into the game undefeated in the postseason and continued their streak, beating the Orioles 2-1. The team set a record with its eighth straight win to start the playoffs.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:51

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:44

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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How A No-Touch Thermometer Detects A Fever

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:03

Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.

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Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:44

On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:25

Navarro College in Corsiana, Texas, later apologized for the letter, saying it had sent "incorrect information" to some international applicants.

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Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:07

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.

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Ebola Evacuees: Who Are They, Where'd They Go, How'd They Fare?

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:29

They caught the virus. Or had contact with a patient that put them at high risk. And they were flown out of West Africa for treatment — at a cost as high as $200,000 per person.

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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:22

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:37

As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the deficit dropped to 2.8 percent of GDP — in dollar terms, the lowest level since 2008.

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For A U.S. Hostage Facing Death, Syria Meant A New Life

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:08

Abdul-Rahman Kassig went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier and returned to the Middle East to establish his own aid mission. Now he's a captive of the Islamic State in Syria, which is threatening to kill him.

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Ebola In The United States: What Happened When

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:51

Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the appearance of an Ebola strain in laboratory monkeys in Reston, Va., in 1989.

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The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:26

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.

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What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:25

Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.

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Thailand's Leader Hints At Putting Off Return To Democracy

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:13

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a May coup, had originally said that elections would be held by late 2015. Now he suggests the date could be pushed back.

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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

Wed, 2014-10-15 07:31

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.

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What Is Really Tearing America Apart

Wed, 2014-10-15 07:11

While the nation focuses on healing race and gender issues, we encourage political divisiveness.

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