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How A Position Of Power Can Change Your Voice

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Once you become the boss, it's likely that you'll start to speak quite differently. The pitch, resonance and intensity of your speech change in ways that listeners can detect as signs of power.

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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:22

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. Now, a few states including Michigan are trying to change that.

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Crude Oil Dips Under $50 A Barrel, A Price Last Seen In 2009

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:13

In the U.S., the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen some $1.20 since June, according to AAA. The drop is linked to both OPEC's boosted production and a stronger dollar.

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'Times' Reporter James Risen Questioned In CIA Leak Case

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:58

After first refusing to answer questions at a pretrial hearing, James Risen agreed to answer some queries posed by government lawyers. They want to know who leaked information to Risen for his book.

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A Restraining Order Can Be Just A Videoconference Away

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:36

A New Jersey hospital has partnered with local courts to protect injured victims of domestic violence. A videoconferencing system lets patients file for restraining orders from their hospital beds.

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In Latest Sign Of Strain, Lebanon Demands That Syrians Get Visas

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:05

The more than 1 million Syrian refugees have placed a tremendous burden on Lebanon, a country of just 4 million people.

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Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:56

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.

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Report: St. Louis Rams Owner Plans New Stadium In LA

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:32

The Los Angeles Times reports Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group plan to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium — which could see the team return to the city where it spent almost five decades.

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U.S. Charges 2 Americans Over Attempted Coup In Gambia

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:41

The men allegedly bought weapons and shipped them to Gambia. Court documents say they planned to ambush the president's convoy, but when that plan fell through they decided to storm the State House.

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Some Gay Couples In Florida Can Get Married Today

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:58

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar; Here's Why

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:55

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

Mon, 2015-01-05 06:07

Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

Mon, 2015-01-05 05:36

"Down to the Countryside" follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Mon, 2015-01-05 05:08

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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Boston Bombing: 5 Things To Know About The Tsarnaev Trial

Mon, 2015-01-05 04:15

Jury selection begins today and because the bombings affected so many people this part of the trial may take weeks.

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Oh, It's Winter: Huge Swath Of U.S. Will Be Bitterly Cold

Mon, 2015-01-05 02:38

Some parts of Wisconsin will see a windchill of 30 below and most of country — all the way down to Florida — will see temperatures plunge.

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Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:35

The surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with 30 counts of murder and terrorism. He faces the death penalty if convicted. An appeals court rejected an emergency bid to move the trial.

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Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

Sun, 2015-01-04 23:34

The so-called weekly "package" allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.

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