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In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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Ukraine Forces Near Rebel City As Russia Escalates Border Exercises

Tue, 2014-08-05 11:13

Government troops and separatists have been fighting for months for control of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders say Russia has been supplying the separatists — a charge Moscow denies.

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Health Law Calls For Automatic Enrollment Of Some Workers

Tue, 2014-08-05 10:56

As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.

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How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

Tue, 2014-08-05 10:26

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Tue, 2014-08-05 10:20

Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast — but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.

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Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:24

Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with healthful, sustainable eats.

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:21

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.

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In A Video, A Frank Back-And-Forth Between 'DREAMers' And Congressman

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:17

The conversation was a vivid illustration of the tough questions posed by current immigration debate.

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Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

Tue, 2014-08-05 07:30

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

Tue, 2014-08-05 06:34

Also: The queen's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Tue, 2014-08-05 06:15

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

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U.S. Major General Killed By Insider Attack In Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-08-05 05:17

An attacker wearing an Afghan military uniform shot at service members from the NATO-led coalition. A U.S. official says one service member was killed and 15 were injured.

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Tue, 2014-08-05 05:05

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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Following Industry Trend, Gannett Will Split Newspaper, Broadcasting Divisions

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:33

Gannett said the move will give the two new companies more "flexibility" to "pursue growth." Time Warner and Tribune Co. have made similar moves.

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In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:49

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim member of the prime minister's cabinet. She resigned over what she said was the U.K.'s "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.

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As Truce Takes Effect, Israel Withdraws Troops From Gaza

Tue, 2014-08-05 02:46

The move may not mean the end of the current conflict. The Israel Defense Forces said its troops would maintain a defensive position and respond to any attacks.

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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Mon, 2014-08-04 23:44

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.

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When Kids Start Playing To Win

Mon, 2014-08-04 23:40

And, what the adults in their lives should do about it.

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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

Mon, 2014-08-04 23:39

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.

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2nd American With Ebola En Route To Atlanta

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:44

Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.

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