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500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:33

The International Organization for Migration says the incident took place last week when people smugglers rammed a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees hoping to reach European waters.

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'Nude' Or Not, Women's Cycling Team Uniform Makes Waves

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:12

Some observers called the outfits — which in photos seem to feature a swatch of flesh-tone-colored fabric in their lower region — "rude," "wrong" and a "disaster."

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Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:40

About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.

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European Scientists Choose Site For Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:35

After a decade-long journey to reach Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the ESA says it has found the best spot for a planned November landing.

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The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn't Always So Rosy

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:29

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off millennia of breeding for perfection.

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Chinese Teacher Is Busted After Demanding Gifts From Students

Mon, 2014-09-15 06:04

In China's extremely competitive school system, families often buy presents for teachers. But a teacher has been suspended after she was caught on tape demanding gifts and insulting her students.

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Who Determines Whether Someone Has A 'Latino Heart'?

Mon, 2014-09-15 05:46

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King has lost support among Latino voters in the state after questioning the Latino bona fides of incumbent Gov. Susana Martinez.

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Mexican Resort Town Pummeled By Powerful Hurricane Odile

Mon, 2014-09-15 05:10

The Category 3 cyclone, the strongest on record to hit the region, slammed the tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas and will weaken as it moves up the Baja California peninsula, forecasters say.

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Pistorius Could Still Compete For South Africa In Olympics

Mon, 2014-09-15 04:59

Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.

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Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 2014-09-15 04:16

Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city's airport, which is still defended by Kiev's forces.

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Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Mon, 2014-09-15 02:57

Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.

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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

Mon, 2014-09-15 02:04

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

Mon, 2014-09-15 02:00

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

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The Streets Are Empty As The Shells Keep Falling In Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:52

The precarious cease-fire is in danger of collapse after repeated violations by both sides. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley traveled through Donetsk as the shelling spread through residential neighborhoods.

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:52

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:52

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 is getting his or her pay docked for not paying debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.

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Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:35

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.

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Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:32

A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

Mon, 2014-09-15 00:31

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

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Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

Sun, 2014-09-14 19:09

From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods.

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