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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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S. African Prosecutors To Seek Murder Conviction Against Pistorius

Wed, 2014-12-10 07:36

The double amputee Olympian was convicted earlier this year of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, in the shooting death of his girlfriend. He is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Doctors Slow To Adopt Cheaper, Faster Radiation For Breast Cancer

Wed, 2014-12-10 07:31

Three weeks of radiation works just as well as six weeks for most women with early stage breast cancer. But doctors have been slow to make that switch. Money may be one big reason why, a study says.

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Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

Wed, 2014-12-10 07:11

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

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Palestinian Minister Dies In West Bank Protest Against Israel

Wed, 2014-12-10 06:55

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Medics say he died from exposure to tear gas. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

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After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

Wed, 2014-12-10 05:58

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

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A Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures

Wed, 2014-12-10 05:21

The winners of an online competition identified electrical patterns in the brain that often precede a seizure. The victors included a mathematician and an engineer, but no neuroscientists or doctors.

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'Pineapple Express' Forecast To Drench The Parched West Coast

Wed, 2014-12-10 04:33

Some parts of California are expected to receive up to 9 inches of rain. Parts of Washington state may see more than 10 inches. That would be the most rain the region has gotten since 2009.

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Officials Set To Dismantle Final 'Occupy' Camp In Hong Kong

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:44

After two months of demonstrations, police said they would clear a camp near the government offices in the Central business district. Students planned one last sit in.

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Cheap Crops Mean Hard Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 2014-12-10 00:54

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers — who run a quarter of U.S. farms — but with prices crashing, paying back debts may require some hard conversations and delayed dreams.

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