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A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:37

Souq.com, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.

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Health Law's Big Tent Still Leaves Some People Out

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:29

About 10 million more people in the U.S. now have health insurance than did this time last year. But some immigrants, low-income adults and others are still falling through the gaps.

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The Man Argentines Love To Hate Is An American Judge

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:26

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine press. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.

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Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live?' NBC Is Counting On It

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:17

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.

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World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:15

Unlike the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the plan on the negotiating table in Lima this week asks every country, developed and developing, to limit carbon emissions. Each nation would set its own target.

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To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

Wed, 2014-12-03 23:14

Most telescope cameras can only capture a small patch of sky at a time. But a new camera has a much larger field of view, and its backers are hoping for help in deciphering its reams of data.

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'I'm Determined To Get Justice': Eric Garner's Mother And Widow Speak

Wed, 2014-12-03 17:37

When asked if she would accept an apology from Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold during the arrest that killed him, Esaw Garner answered, "Hell no."

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Protests Spread In New York And Beyond Over Eric Garner Case

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:40

As word spread of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a Staten Island man, so did plans for protests. A key target: the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

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#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And Race

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:19

A grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case sparked anger, protests, and a Twitter conversation about the idea that the police treat people differently based on their race.

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Attorney General Holder Announces U.S. Inquiry Into Garner Case

Wed, 2014-12-03 15:46

"The Justice Department will proceed with a federal civil rights investigation of Mr. Garner's death," Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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The Ant's Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New Terms

Wed, 2014-12-03 15:02

The new additions range from pop culture (xlnt; permadeath) to business-speak (algorithmic trading). We present a list selected by the editors.

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Protesters Use #DieIn To Rally In Aftermath Of Grand Jury Decision

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:55

The protests — at Grand Central Terminal and other places — follow the announcement that a New York police officer won't be indicted in the death of Eric Garner over the summer.

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Cooking With Wilbur: Recipes From A South Indian Village

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:53

If you'd like to try pepper water (it's hot hot hot) or day-old rice (it tastes better than it sounds), we've got the scoop.

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Keyboardist Ian McLagan Dies At 69

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:19

He was in the English rock bands Small Faces and Faces, and also played keyboard for the Rolling Stones. McLagan died today in Austin, Texas. He was 69.

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A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

Wed, 2014-12-03 13:02

African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

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17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:37

Texas, which is leading the states, filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. State Attorney General Greg Abbott said the president's action "tramples" the Constitution.

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In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:22

In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.

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In New York, Video Chat Trumps Quarantine To Combat TB

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:22

Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.

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A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

Wed, 2014-12-03 12:22

A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rates.

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Hey, College Kids: You Really Can Minor In Craft Beer Studies

Wed, 2014-12-03 11:51

Paul Smith's College, in upstate New York, is among a handful of higher ed institutions offering coursework in craft beer. Be forewarned: The classes are heavier on the science than the partying.

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