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From Feeling Lost To Army Strong, With The Help Of Poetry

Mon, 2014-12-01 12:22

Daisy Armstrong struggled in school. She was homeless for a time. Then she began performing poetry — and it helped her, a gay woman, find a niche where she never thought she'd belong: the Army.

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Among Dartmouth's Lathes And Saws, Lessons In Creativity

Mon, 2014-12-01 12:22

In a woodshop on the Ivy League campus, Dudley Whitney shapes blocks of wood ... and the lives of his students.

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In China, One Woman's Challenge To The Legal System

Mon, 2014-12-01 12:07

The woman is suing the government after customs officers confiscated books without telling her why they were banned. The case comes as the country is taking steps to revamp its legal system.

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On World AIDS Day, Fighting HIV And Stigma

Mon, 2014-12-01 11:33

Fewer than half of Americans who are HIV positive are engaged in medical care. Advocates and long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS reflect on how the stigma surrounding the virus may play a role.

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GOP Staffer Resigns After Comments About Obama Daughters

Mon, 2014-12-01 09:39

Elizabeth Lauten criticized the first daughters for their dress and actions and appearance during a Thanksgiving Day turkey pardon last week.

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As Supreme Court Considers Online Threats, An Update On Justin Carter

Mon, 2014-12-01 09:35

Justin Carter is a Texas 19-year-old who was jailed for making a "terroristic threat" on Facebook. Despite many efforts to get his case dismissed, he's still awaiting trial.

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U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid For 1.7M Syrian Refugees

Mon, 2014-12-01 08:32

The World Food Program says it needs $64 million immediately to continue a voucher program that allows refugees in countries bordering Syria to buy food in local shops.

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Ebola In The Air: What Science Says About How The Virus Spreads

Mon, 2014-12-01 08:29

Turns out, Ebola is transmitted through the air, but it's not very good at spreading through the airborne route. What in the heck does that mean? We dig into the science to clear up the kerfuffle.

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Russian Ruble Plummets, And 4 Other Oil-Slump Related Headlines

Mon, 2014-12-01 08:23

Slumping oil prices are continuing to have global economic repercussions. At home, that means lower gas prices, but in other countries more dependent on oil, the effects are serious.

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WATCH: Video Of Indian Sisters Attacking Alleged Harassers Goes Viral

Mon, 2014-12-01 07:58

The young women say they were subjected to lewd comments from the men. They responded by attacking them with belts. The men have been arrested, and the girls are to be honored by the state.

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Doctors Warn That Soft Bedding Puts Babies At Risk

Mon, 2014-12-01 07:02

Pediatricians have been telling parents for years that soft bedding, such as pillows and blankets, raises the risk of suffocation for babies. But many parents don't seem to be paying attention.

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Girl Scout Cookies Will Soon Be Just A Click Away

Mon, 2014-12-01 06:47

The organization has announced a program called Digital Cookies that allows Girl Scouts to sell Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Samoas and other cookies through personalized websites or a mobile app.

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Mr. Right Won't Get Lost, Knows How To Pack Bags In A Trunk

Mon, 2014-12-01 04:45

Two tribes in Namibia played with computers and looked at maps. The results of these tests shed light on why guys who are expert navigators might father more children than men who get lost.

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Hong Kong Police Repel Protesters Run On Government Complex

Mon, 2014-12-01 04:30

Reneging on a weekslong understanding with the government, students tried to storm the chief executive's headquarters. Police were able to push back protesters.

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Obama To Meet Civil Rights Leader To Talk About Mistrust Of Police

Mon, 2014-12-01 03:02

A White House official says President Obama will also meet with his cabinet to discuss a federal program that provides equipment to local police. Obama ordered a review of the program earlier.

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Teach For America At 25: With Maturity, New Pressure To Change

Mon, 2014-12-01 00:48

Now a fixture on the education landscape, TFA faces new challenges — from inside and out.

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Republicans Debate: Fight The President Now, Or Fight Him Later?

Mon, 2014-12-01 00:05

Congress returns from recess Monday, tasked with funding the government past Dec. 11. Some in the GOP want to tie it to halting Obama's immigration plan, while others aim to avoid a damaging shutdown.

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Is A Threat Posted On Facebook Really A Threat?

Mon, 2014-12-01 00:01

The Supreme Court is tackling a question of increasing importance in the age of social media and the internet after a man was convicted of posting threats against his estranged wife and an FBI agent.

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Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

Sun, 2014-11-30 23:36

Twenty percent of people who fall and break a hip after age 50 die within a year, and women are at greatest risk. But you can reduce the odds of falling. Here's how.

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German Government May Say 'Nein' To Work Emails After Six

Sun, 2014-11-30 23:35

In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies already observe it.

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