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Pistorius Should Serve 3 Years' House Arrest, Prison Official Says

Mon, 2014-10-13 07:22

At a sentencing hearing for Oscar Pistorius, a court-appointed prison social worker says the South African athlete's punishment for culpable homicide should include three years of house arrest.

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U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

Mon, 2014-10-13 06:42

As the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes on areas east and south of Kobani in Syria, new reports emerged about Turkey's role in supporting the fight against ISIS.

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A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better

Mon, 2014-10-13 06:03

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

Mon, 2014-10-13 05:19

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.

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French Economist Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize For Economics

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:28

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:03

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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LED Lights Are A 'Transformative Technology' In The Developing World

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:03

This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:25

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:22

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:21

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.

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In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:20

Jennifer Doudna used to worry that her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:19

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

Sun, 2014-10-12 22:34

Federal judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages. The late Sunday afternoon decision caught many people off guard.

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Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:54

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.

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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:54

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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'Protocol Breach' Cited In Second Case Of Ebola In Dallas

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:54

Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.

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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:37

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.

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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Sun, 2014-10-12 10:55

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

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