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Comet Landing: European Craft Due To Make Contact Today

Wed, 2014-11-12 04:25

As it hopes to learn the Philae robotic lander successfully settled onto the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says it is in contact with the spacecraft.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wed, 2014-11-12 03:08

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Tue, 2014-11-11 23:49

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Tue, 2014-11-11 23:47

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

Tue, 2014-11-11 22:49

Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas.

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China Agrees To Greenhouse Gas Cap; U.S. Will Accelerate Cuts

Tue, 2014-11-11 20:25

The unexpected breakthrough by the world's two largest polluters reflected both nations' desire to display a united front, and could inspire other reluctant developing countries to follow suit.

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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

Tue, 2014-11-11 20:03

The Court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

Tue, 2014-11-11 19:50

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination.

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Ferguson, Mo., Anxiously Awaits Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

Tue, 2014-11-11 16:14

The jury could hand down its decision in the teen's death as early as this weekend, and both protesters and authorities are preparing for that moment.

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Chinese Shoppers Set Record For 'Singles Day' Shopping Spree

Tue, 2014-11-11 16:00

A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.

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The Prosthetics Industry Gets A Human Touch

Tue, 2014-11-11 14:01

The prosthetics industry is rapidly growing, allowing patients to better customize their devices and even regain a sense of touch.

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Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:46

More than 1 million public school students in the U.S. don't have permanent homes. Most live doubled up with family or friends, but many live in motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds — even cars.

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Medicare Poised To Cover CT Scans To Screen For Lung Cancer

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:31

To qualify for coverage, patients would have to first meet with a doctor to talk through the pros and cons of scans, which involve a low-dose of radiation.

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Facebook Friends Ebola Relief, Google Searches For Donations

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:08

Those who use two of the world's most popular websites can easily donate to charities working to stem Ebola's spread in West Africa. The money will help, but aid groups say awareness is important too.

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Surprise Medical Bills: ER Is In Network, But Doctor Isn't

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:55

When Jennifer Hopper's husband was hit in the eye with a baseball, she rushed him to a hospital she knew was within their insurance plan. Then the ER doctor sent her an extra bill for more than $700.

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Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had Up To 40 Wives

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:50

The Church of Latter-day Saints never denied polygamy was part of its history. But in a series of new essays, it describes the now-banned practice in detail.

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A Dysentery Sample From A WWI Soldier Sheds Light On Drug Resistance

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:44

A British Army private died of dysentery 99 years ago. A sample of the bug that killed him may help researchers develop a vaccine for this antibiotic-resistant disease, a top killer of young kids.

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Moral Injury Is The 'Signature Wound' Of Today's Veterans

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:29

Journalist David Wood says "almost everyone" in war has suffered a violation of their sense of right and wrong. As a result, Wood tells Fresh Air, veterans deal with grief, numbness or guilt.

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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:16

The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.

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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In New England As Stocks Dwindle

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:16

The federal government is shutting down cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine for the next six months. But fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, dispute the government's cod counts.

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