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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity: Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:04

A shift in the two states is among the cascading effects of the Supreme Court's refusal to review any appeals in same-sex marriage cases in its current term.

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Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:47

In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.

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North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers' Remains Are At Risk

Mon, 2014-10-13 08:12

The remains of several thousand U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.

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Pistorius Should Serve 3 Years' House Arrest, Prison Official Says

Mon, 2014-10-13 07:22

At a sentencing hearing for Oscar Pistorius, a court-appointed prison social worker says the South African athlete's punishment for culpable homicide should include three years of house arrest.

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U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

Mon, 2014-10-13 06:42

As the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes on areas east and south of Kobani in Syria, new reports emerged about Turkey's role in supporting the fight against ISIS.

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A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better

Mon, 2014-10-13 06:03

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

Mon, 2014-10-13 05:19

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.

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French Economist Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize For Economics

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:28

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:03

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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LED Lights Are A 'Transformative Technology' In The Developing World

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:03

This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:25

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:22

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:21

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.

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In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:20

Jennifer Doudna used to worry that her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:19

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

Sun, 2014-10-12 22:34

Federal judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages. The late Sunday afternoon decision caught many people off guard.

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Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:54

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.

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