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A Toilet No More: NBA Team Changes Arena Plan After Jokes Swirl In

Wed, 2014-12-10 17:20

The Golden State Warriors have revised their new arena's design, after critics said that from overhead, at least, the building looked just like a toilet with the seat and lid down.

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Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

Wed, 2014-12-10 15:57

For the first time in at least 20 years, significantly more Americans say it's more important to protect the right to own guns than to control gun ownership, according to a Pew survey.

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For More Drinking With Less Buzzing, Session Beers Gain Fans

Wed, 2014-12-10 14:14

Light beer doesn't have to mean less flavor. A growing trend is offering another option. Session beers emphasize craft-beer taste with alcohol as low or lower than big-brand light beers.

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Stocks Are Battered As Oil Hits Another 5-Year Low

Wed, 2014-12-10 14:02

Oil prices have fallen 40 percent over the past six months. OPEC, which is holding production levels steady, said today it expected lower global demand for oil next year.

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Why Police Departments Have A Hard Time Recruiting Blacks

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:59

Since the Ferguson shooting, there have been renewed calls for police departments to hire more blacks and other minorities. But recruiters say there's a shortage of willing candidates.

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From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food Rules

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:41

The giant federal spending bill that's expected to go to a vote Thursday will give schools some flexibility in implementing nutrition standards. Also a winner: the potato lobby.

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Some Deportees Return To Mexico But Their Stuff Stays In The U.S.

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:25

A new report says thousands of people are being deported without their belongings, money or ID. And that's creating even more hardship for Mexican migrants when they return home.

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Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:19

The 2,000-page document bring to light a history of torture, executions and disappearances during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship. An amnesty law means no one has been punished for their role.

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Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Arabian Gulf

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:08

The U.S. Navy says it made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. A video shows the system, based on the USS Ponce in the Arabian Gulf, taking target practice.

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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

Wed, 2014-12-10 13:06

To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia shut down its border crossings to Guinea. That might have been wise from a medical point of view, but it's bad for the economy — and the restless residents.

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Uber's Troubles Mount Even As Its Value Grows

Wed, 2014-12-10 12:57

The attorneys general of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties are accusing the ride-sharing service of misrepresenting its background checks on drivers. It comes amid a rash of bad news for Uber.

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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

Wed, 2014-12-10 12:56

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.

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Making The Human Condition Computable

Wed, 2014-12-10 12:56

Technological advances are make it easier for you and your doctor to track your health and to find treatments for complex diseases. But the technology may prove costly and there are privacy pitfalls.

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Nick Denton Steps Down As Gawker's President

Wed, 2014-12-10 11:52

But he will remain CEO of the media company that he built, and be part of a seven-member managing partnership. He said he wanted to spend more time blogging.

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Why The President Wants To Give Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Toddlers

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:56

Today's White House summit on early education highlights public and philanthropic partnerships to support high-quality learning opportunities for young children.

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For Yazidi Women, Escaping ISIS Doesn't Mean The Ordeal Is Over

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:43

Many of the 5,000 Yazidi hostages in Iraq are women who are being raped. Those who return to their deeply conservative community face new trauma: shame, invasive "virginity tests," possible pregnancy.

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Alan Rusbridger, Editor Of 'Guardian,' To Step Down

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:39

He is best known in the U.S. for shepherding the newspaper through its coverage of Edward Snowden's leaks of classified material. He will become the chair of the trust that runs the Guardian.

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The NFL's Owners Approve New Off-Field Conduct Policy

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:31

The changes include a "baseline" suspension of six games without pay for a first violation in domestic abuse and sexual assault cases.

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Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:51

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.

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Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

Wed, 2014-12-10 08:49

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.

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