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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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Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment In Nebraska

Mon, 2014-10-06 08:40

The Nebraska Medical Center is the largest of four high-level biocontainment patient care units in the U.S.

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NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Mon, 2014-10-06 08:32

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.

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Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Gay-Marriage Appeals

Mon, 2014-10-06 07:37

On Monday, on the first day of its new term, the court stunned the legal world, refusing to take any of the appeals pending on lower court rulings allowing gay marriage.

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Executive Who Spearheaded NPR's Digital Strategy To Leave Network

Mon, 2014-10-06 07:08

Kinsey Wilson "is widely credited with positioning NPR as a leader in the digital space," according to NPR's CEO.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Gay Marriage Cases In New Term

Mon, 2014-10-06 06:05

The court's refusal of all the petitions related to bans on same-sex marriage means that same-sex marriage will now be legal in 11 states where it had been banned.

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Medical Company May Be Falling Short Of Its Patient Safety Ideals

Mon, 2014-10-06 06:00

Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.

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Australia Resumes Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Mon, 2014-10-06 05:49

Six months after the Boeing 777 disappeared without a trace, searchers are hoping something can still be found on the seabed.

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Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

Mon, 2014-10-06 05:33

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

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Hong Kong Protest Sites Quieter After Weekend Of Arrests

Mon, 2014-10-06 04:40

Student activists are again discussing talks with the government, but the two sides can't agree on the details.

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U.S. Journalist With Ebola Flown To Nebraska For Treatment

Mon, 2014-10-06 03:27

Ashoka Mukpo was brought to the U.S. after contracting the disease in Liberia. Another Ebola patient, in Dallas, is said to be "fighting for his life."

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Medicine For Discovering Brain's 'Inner GPS'

Mon, 2014-10-06 02:36

The scientists, one working in Britain and a husband-and-wife team from Norway, will share the award for work that began in the 1970s and spanned decades.

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Ex-Agent Cites 'Progressive Down Slide' In Morale At Secret Service

Mon, 2014-10-06 00:58

The agency with the responsibility for protecting the president, vice president and their families rates in the bottom third in job satisfaction rankings within the federal government.

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