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Islamic State Poised To Capture Syrian Border Town, Turkey Warns

Tue, 2014-10-07 05:01

Militants with the self-described Islamic State raised their group's black flag over the eastern gate in Kobani on Monday.

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CDC's Chief: Details This Week On Ebola Airport Screening

Tue, 2014-10-07 04:08

Tom Frieden tells NPR's All Things Considered that he's confident new measures to screen airport passengers for the deadly disease will be announced this week.

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Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

Tue, 2014-10-07 04:03

Why measuring learning, not time, is the next big thing in higher ed.

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3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

Tue, 2014-10-07 02:34

American Shuji Nakamura, and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, will share the prize for co-developing a blue light-emitting diode that triggered a revolution in lighting technology.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Physics

Tue, 2014-10-07 02:01

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura have won for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

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The U.S. Ebola Hospitals In Liberia Are Going Up ... Slowly

Tue, 2014-10-07 01:04

Last month, the U.S. promised to build treatment centers for health care workers and for the general public. Our photo gallery checks in on the progress thus far.

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How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

Tue, 2014-10-07 01:03

Longtime Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.

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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

Mon, 2014-10-06 23:16

Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?

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Reviewing The 4 Gay Marriage Cases The High Court Tacitly Endorsed

Mon, 2014-10-06 16:39

All four cases relied on the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause to invalidate state bans on gay marriage. For now, the Supreme Court gave a tacit nod to the legal reasoning.

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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:54

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:27

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan's Drug Use

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:58

A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.

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USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps Over DUI Arrest

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:40

The 18-time gold medalist said that he was going to attend a program to "better understand myself." USA Swimming said Phelps will be excluded from 2015 FINA World Championships.

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Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:39

As times got tough, America's less-wealthy citizens grew more generous, according to a new study. But people making at least $200,000 a year cut the portion of their incomes they gave to charity.

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A New Understanding Of Arson Spurs A Retrial In A Fatal Texas Fire

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:26

Much of the evidence used against Ed Graf, in prison since 1986 for setting a fire that killed his stepsons, is now considered junk science. His is one of many old arson cases Texas is re-examining.

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Should Short Beards Be Allowed Behind Bars?

Mon, 2014-10-06 12:26

Arkansas prisoner Gregory Holt hand-wrote a 15-page petition without the help of lawyers, arguing that he be permitted to wear a beard as part of his religion. The Supreme Court will hear the case.

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Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Mon, 2014-10-06 12:03

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.

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Mexican President Says He's 'Indignant' Over Case Of Missing Students

Mon, 2014-10-06 11:35

Over the weekend, police found the mass graves that are thought to contain the bodies of some of the students.

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On China's Mainland, A Less Charitable Take On Hong Kong's Protests

Mon, 2014-10-06 10:31

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong largely have been peaceful, but many mainland Chinese see the demonstrators as spoiled troublemakers who are asking for too much, too soon.

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From GIs To Gen Z (Or Is It iGen?): How Generations Get Nicknames

Mon, 2014-10-06 09:02

Baby boomers, Generation X, millennials — every generation has a name. But where do these names come from, who chooses them, and why do we need them?

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