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More Chicago Flights Canceled; Suspect Was Told Of Hawaii Transfer

Sat, 2014-09-27 07:22

One day after Chicago's air traffic system was crippled, some flights resume and details emerge about the man suspected of setting a fire inside a federal radar center.

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Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

Sat, 2014-09-27 06:44

The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco's former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.

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Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

Sat, 2014-09-27 05:49

The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

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Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

Sat, 2014-09-27 04:20

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

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India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs

Sat, 2014-09-27 04:02

A U.S. probe cost $637 million to get to Mars; an Indian mission cost about a tenth as much. There are at least a few reasons why, both teams agree — starting with the differing shapes of each orbit.

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Tech Week That Was: Apple's Gaffes, Shellshock And Hello Ello

Sat, 2014-09-27 03:55

Apple's very bad week with bending phones and iOS flaws, a new bug that's so nasty it has two names and the social network of the moment lead our look back at the top tech headlines.

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Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.

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Denying Ebola Turns Out To Be A Very Human Response

Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

There's a long tradition of denial, superstition and wishful thinking when it comes to health. Ebola is no exception. It's all too human to let fear interfere with facts.

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Bill And Hillary Their First Grandchild

Fri, 2014-09-26 22:50

The baby has been eagerly anticipated as Hillary Clinton, who dubbed "grandmother" her "most exciting title yet, and said she wouldn't decide about running for president until after the baby arrived.

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Ferguson Police Will Be Banned From Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

Fri, 2014-09-26 16:28

In a letter, the Justice Department said the accessory was "exacerbating an already tense atmosphere." After a talk with the department, the police chief said he would institute a new policy.

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Shellshock Bug's Impact Could Be Huge, But It's Unclear For Now

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:06

More than 70 percent of the Internet is potentially threatened by a bug named Shellshock. But it may take months to see its impact on users.

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Ex-Teacher At Center Of Rape Sentencing Controversy Gets 10 Years In Jail

Fri, 2014-09-26 14:44

Stacey Dean Rambold, 55, had been sentenced to 30 days for having sex with one of his students. The Montana Supreme Court overturned that sentence and a new judge handed down a 10-year sentence.

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GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

Fri, 2014-09-26 14:14

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.

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N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:51

Federal funds are supporting two different disaster-prevention approaches — coastal retreat, or people leaving flood zones, and coastal defense, or building infrastructure to protect at-risk areas.

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The 'Bond King' Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:36

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.

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Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

In one coastal community, some residents are trying to get manatees off the endangered species list. But manatee advocates say the sea cows, threatened by ecotourism, need more protection, not less.

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As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.

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The Ebola Survivor Who Works In An Ebola Ward

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:03

When the 23-year-old Sierra Leonean tells patients to follow their doctors' orders and to keep fighting, they really listen.

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Oklahoma Police Ask FBI To Investigate Beheading Incident

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:37

A man, who police say recently tried to convert co-workers to Islam, allegedly severed the head of one of his colleagues after he was fired from his job.

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Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:35

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

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