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Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Wed, 2014-07-16 06:05

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.

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New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze

Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40

Last week, a group of Washingtonians visiting New Hampshire were told they couldn't buy alcohol because their IDs weren't from a state.

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Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:54

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.

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EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:28

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

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Students React To The Closure Of A Giant For-Profit College

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:21

The for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges is closing or selling most of its 107 campuses and online programs.

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Court Finds Netherlands Liable For 300 Deaths In Srebrenica Massacre

Wed, 2014-07-16 04:11

The decision is a victory for only some of the families of the 8,000 men and boys slain in the July 1995 massacre in Bosnia.

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Syria's Assad Sworn In For Third 7-Year Presidential Term

Wed, 2014-07-16 03:34

He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.

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Israel Warns People To Leave Gaza As Cease-Fire Debate Continues

Wed, 2014-07-16 03:19

Those who received the warning in Gaza were given until 8 a.m. local time to leave. The airstrikes that followed targeted Hamas leaders.

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Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:42

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:28

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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Fond All-Star Farewell For Jeter, AL Beats NL 5-3

Tue, 2014-07-15 21:52

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation during one more night on baseball's national stage. The AL kept up nearly 2 decades of dominance by beating the NL 5-3 Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

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California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

Tue, 2014-07-15 19:16

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

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Highway Bill As Establishment Vs. Tea Party, Chapter 943

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:46

The same groups that pushed for tactics that resulted in a government shutdown in 2013 urged a "no" vote on a short-term highway bill Tuesday.

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FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:28

Heavy traffic to the FCC's commenting site crashed it on Tuesday. That was the original deadline for the public to weigh in on a controversial Internet proposal. You now have until Friday to comment.

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Apple Teams Up With Former Rival IBM On Business Apps

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:09

The companies announced a deal Tuesday to sell Apple devices loaded with IBM software to big businesses all over the world

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Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:42

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.

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The Violence In Gaza, Through The Lens Of One Family's Losses

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:29

The Gaza Strip has sustained more than 1,500 Israeli airstrikes. A family with no apparent ties to Hamas lost one of two sons last week; the mother and father died in similar attacks six years ago.

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Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:24

Deaths from stroke are dropping too, a study suggests. But don't celebrate just yet. Diabetes, a big risk factor for these "brain attacks," is still on the rise.

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