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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

Wed, 2014-10-08 23:04

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.

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'Mass Mobs' Aim To Keep Pews Full At Old Churches

Wed, 2014-10-08 23:03

Every month, a group in Detroit picks a church that could use an influx of parishioners to fill its pews — and collection baskets. Word spreads on Facebook, and come Sunday, the church is buzzing.

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In Mexico, Protesters Demand Return Of 43 Missing Students

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:41

Meanwhile, authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves.

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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:23

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:22

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.

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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

Wed, 2014-10-08 13:47

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as tenfold since the 1960s.

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Some Good News: Near Perfect Weather For Most Of The Country

Wed, 2014-10-08 13:35

A weather map on Wednesday showed no significant watches or warnings across the Lower 48.

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Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Wed, 2014-10-08 13:17

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.

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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:52

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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In 'Season Of Mercy,' Will Vatican Rethink Communion For Divorcees?

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:40

Pope Francis hasn't ruled out changing church doctrine that bars divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. There are fierce opponents, while others favor simplifying annulment.

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Lawsuit Testing Personhood Of Chimps Gets Its Day At An Appeals Court

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:37

A lower court had tossed the case, but an appellate court heard oral arguments today. Lawyers said that Tommy, a chimp in New York, deserves the same rights as Homo sapiens.

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A Strong Voice From The Ebola Front: Lorenzo Dorr

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:23

Drugs are in short supply. So is protective gear. Muddy roads may be impassable. But community health worker Lorenzo Dorr continues his efforts to keep Ebola in check in remote parts of Liberia.

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A New Museum To Celebrate Southern Food (And You Can Eat The Exhibits)

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:03

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans is re-imagining what a museum can be. There's plenty of scholarship, but also taste-testing — and a mission to help budding food entrepreneurs.

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World Bank Says Ebola Could Inflict Enormous Economic Losses

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:36

In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But that growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Texas Officials Say They Will Cremate Ebola Patient's Remains

Wed, 2014-10-08 10:20

As relatives grieve, public health officials are setting in place a plan to safely care for the remains of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Cremation or burial are both acceptable, the CDC says.

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We Don't Know A Lot About Dogs And Ebola — But We Should

Wed, 2014-10-08 09:55

The story of Excalibur, whose Spanish owner has Ebola, raises many questions. Can dogs catch the virus? How would we know if they did? Could they infect humans? We asked a specialist for answers.

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Five U.S. Airports Will Institute New Ebola Screening Procedures

Wed, 2014-10-08 09:47

Passengers arriving from some countries in West Africa will have their temperatures taken upon arrival. They will also be asked to keep

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Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient Art

Wed, 2014-10-08 09:03

Figures found on the walls of a prehistoric cave in Indonesia are at least 35,400 years old or more, scientists say. That might mean the earliest art developed independently in different regions.

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Man Diagnosed With Ebola In Texas Dies In Hospital

Wed, 2014-10-08 08:21

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died Wednesday morning at the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment in critical condition.

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The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Was Quite A Show

Wed, 2014-10-08 08:02

The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.

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