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Yes, There Really Is A Town In Liberia Called 'Smell No Taste'

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:34

It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And like all unusual geographic names, it's got a story behind it.

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Maria Leaves Sesame Street After 44 Years On The Block

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:31

Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.

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New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:24

The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.

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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:45

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

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In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:43

Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:34

The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the confederacy.

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:30

Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.

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In Secular French Schools, One Group Wants To Talk Religion

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:26

French public schools discourage any display of religious identity. But after an Islamist terror attack this year, a religious co-existence group has found a huge demand for its services.

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Checking DNA Against Elephants Hints At How Mammoths Got Woolly

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:13

A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of ways the extinct species was special. One specific gene likely played a role in helping mammoths thrive in icy weather.

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ISIS Reportedly Destroys Ancient Statue In Captured City Of Palmyra

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:59

Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed with sledgehammers.

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Don't Get Your Kids' Genes Sequenced Just To Keep Up

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:09

Just because you can get your children's genome sequenced doesn't mean it's going to do their health any good, a report finds. Most benefits from genetic medicine come from a tight focus.

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Do Organic Farmers Need Special Seeds And Money To Breed Them?

Thu, 2015-07-02 11:03

Organic farmers say they need crop varieties that were bred specifically for conditions on their farms. Clif Bar & Company decided to back their cause with up to $10 million in grants.

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Former Senator Jim Webb Announces Run For Democratic Nomination

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:48

Webb, 69, represented Virginia for a single term beginning in 2007. He says the country "needs a fresh approach to solving problems."

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How Salt + Car Battery = Clean Water

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:33

A clever device uses technology developed by the military to make chlorine quickly and cheaply. The goal is to give schools and hospitals around the world an easy way to purify water.

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Afghan Court Commutes Death Sentences In Mob Killing Of Woman

Thu, 2015-07-02 10:33

The four men were sentenced to death in May for their roles in the attack that killed a 28-year-old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Quran.

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Taiwan Airliner's Black Box Shows Pilot May Have Shut Off Wrong Engine

Thu, 2015-07-02 09:54

Pilots aboard flight GE235, which crashed shortly after takeoff in February, may have switched off their only operating engine moments before the disaster that killed 43 people.

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Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Thu, 2015-07-02 09:47

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

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Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Thu, 2015-07-02 09:28

Democratic candidate Sanders drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis. Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

Thu, 2015-07-02 08:58

After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.

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Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Thu, 2015-07-02 08:45

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him they expected Greece to repay its debts.

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