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Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:35

A big shift has occurred over the last few years. Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?

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Sandwich Monday: The Thanksgiving Hot Durkey

Mon, 2014-11-24 11:20

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we make our own holiday turkey — out of hot dogs.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

Mon, 2014-11-24 10:11

If you're giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

Mon, 2014-11-24 09:01

More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gas isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.

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Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

Mon, 2014-11-24 09:01

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.

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Hello Flowers, Bye-Bye Stray Dogs: Nepal Preps For South Asian Summit

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:16

VIPs arrive in Katmandu tomorrow for the big event. The government is whitewashing buildings, sending beggars away and promising 24-hour power. But what happens when the summit ends?

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Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:06

The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

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Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine

Mon, 2014-11-24 08:01

The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.

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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Mon, 2014-11-24 06:29

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

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'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

Mon, 2014-11-24 05:38

Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down

Mon, 2014-11-24 05:30

The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. The New York Times cites officials saying that fight would "demand a different kind of focus."

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With Long-Term Deal Elusive, Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended

Mon, 2014-11-24 04:25

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension of talks.

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Investigation Begins Of Fatal Police Shooting Of 12-Year-Old

Mon, 2014-11-24 03:33

A police officer fired on 12-year-old Tamir Rice because they mistook a replica gun for a real one. A family friend asked why police couldn't have used less lethal force.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

Mon, 2014-11-24 01:16

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

Sun, 2014-11-23 23:42

The Marine Corps have begun a year-long experiment to decide if women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

Sun, 2014-11-23 23:40

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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An African Village Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York

Sun, 2014-11-23 23:38

Dr. Prabhjot Singh lives and works in Harlem, a neighborhood plagued by chronic disease. He thinks an African model of health care can help — training people in the community to be health educators.

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With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

Sun, 2014-11-23 12:19

The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.

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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

Sun, 2014-11-23 10:50

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

Sun, 2014-11-23 10:38

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.

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