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Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals To The World Series

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:23

The bash by leftfielder Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco a 6-3 win, sent St. Louis home, and set up a title matchup with the streaking Kansas City Royals.

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Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:20

Responding to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was "embarrassed" that his actions led to his discharge.

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:16

President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains "a very difficult disease to catch."

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When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You're OK

Thu, 2014-10-16 14:28

Facebook's newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster.

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Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

Thu, 2014-10-16 13:19

Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.

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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:57

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.

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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:41

The last time Venezuela tried for a seat in 2006, the United States successfully lobbied against it. The U.S. expressed disappointment about Venezuela's inclusion.

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Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed to accommodate the sharing economy.

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Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.

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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:04

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?

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Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:21

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.

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WATCH: Florida's Gubernatorial Debate Gets Off To A Bizarre Start

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:18

The debate began not with discussions about the economy or even about Obamacare, but about whether candidate Charlie Crist should be allowed to have a small fan to keep him cool.

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Worried About U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:04

More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.

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A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:41

Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.

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Citigroup's Mexican Unit Fined $2.2 Million For Shoddy Oversight

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:24

Regulators in Mexico said Banamex should have spotted red flags that resulted in a $400 million fraud. Earlier this week, Citigroup announced it had discovered a $15 million fraud.

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The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor

Thu, 2014-10-16 08:50

What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?

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As Oil Prices Fall, Who Wins And Who Loses?

Thu, 2014-10-16 08:26

Prices are down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.

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6 More Graves Found Near Mexican Town Where 43 Students Vanished

Thu, 2014-10-16 08:15

Nineteen graves have now been found near Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. Authorities said DNA tests showed that 28 bodies recently discovered in five graves were not those of the students.

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LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Thu, 2014-10-16 08:03

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

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Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

Thu, 2014-10-16 06:54

Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.

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