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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:46

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.

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Long Island Soaked By Record-Breaking Rainfall

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:34

Flood warnings are still in effect for other parts of New England after an early-morning downpour jeopardized commuters in New York. One town has been hit with more than a foot of rain.

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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:33

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.

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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:52

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Officer

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:44

Ronald Hampton — a black former police officer in Washington, D.C. — analyzes the recent spate of violent police encounters in the context of his experiences on the street.

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'This Is A Congress That's Really Doing Nothing,' Says NYT Reporter

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:32

Congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman gives his take on the 113th Congress, including how House Speaker John Boehner has little sway, and business in the Senate has virtually ground to a halt.

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Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:14

The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.

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In Peru's Blood Festival, It's The Condor Versus The Bull

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:58

The condor is tied to the bull's back and they fight it out in an arena. Many Peruvians say it's an important tradition. Conservationists call it another threat to a giant bird already at risk.

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More Details Surface On Missing IRS Hard Drive

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:57

A more detailed account about what happened to Lois Lerner's computer is now available. But critics say there are still lots of unanswered questions.

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Schoolchildren Who Add Hand Sanitizer To Washing Still Get Sick

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:36

Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.

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Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:23

Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running for president as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, has died in a plane crash southeast of Sao Paulo. He was 49.

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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of Misconduct

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:27

Monica Potts reflects on her time reviewing civilian complaints about encounters with the NYPD, in light of several high-profile, videotaped confrontations this summer between officers and civilians.

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Many Big Employers Plan To Offer Skimpy Health Options Despite Law

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:23

These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not provide substantial coverage.

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Math's Highest Honor Is Given To A Woman For The First Time

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:16

Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was among four winners of the Fields Medal. She said she hopes the win "encourages young female scientists and mathematicians."

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At Niger's School For Husbands, The Lesson Is 'Space Your Children'

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:56

Its birthrate is the world's highest: seven kids per woman. There's not enough fertile land to feed everyone. So Niger is telling its men that a big family is not the only way to be a Big Man.

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC Telecast

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:31

The arachnid made quick work of the bug and retreated back off-camera — but not before it surprised viewers and entertained many on Twitter and elsewhere.

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Palestinians Consider Egyptian Proposal As Cease-Fire's End Looms

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:06

Egypt's proposal calls for, among other things, a partial easing of the blockade of the Gaza Strip. But significant gaps remain between Hamas and Israel. Their three-day cease-fire ends at midnight.

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In A Shift, China Allows Pope Francis To Use Its Airspace For Asia Trip

Wed, 2014-08-13 05:55

The Vatican hasn't had formal relations with China since 1949, when the communists took charge. Pope Francis is flying to South Korea today for a five-day visit.

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Another Police Shooting Reported In St. Louis Suburb

Wed, 2014-08-13 04:34

News of the shooting follows another night of protests over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon.

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Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

Wed, 2014-08-13 03:41

France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.

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