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Labor Secretary Eyed As White House Searches To Replace Attorney General

Fri, 2014-10-10 11:09

The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella's Remarks Add To Tech's Sexism Problem

Fri, 2014-10-10 10:36

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.

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Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

Fri, 2014-10-10 10:27

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.

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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

Fri, 2014-10-10 10:08

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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Oregon First Lady Sorry For 'Marriage Of Convenience' With Green Card Seeker

Fri, 2014-10-10 09:58

In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.

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Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

Fri, 2014-10-10 09:36

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.

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32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don't Need To Fear

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:41

Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.

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Ebola Joke Triggers Passenger's Removal From US Airways Flight

Fri, 2014-10-10 06:58

The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."

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Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:15

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court's liberal wing, plus Justices Kennedy and Roberts, voted put the law on hold while they decide whether to take the case.

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Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

Thu, 2014-10-09 16:52

During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."

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Jan Hooks, Best Known For Her Roles On SNL, Dies At Age 57

Thu, 2014-10-09 16:16

Hooks was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991, playing key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor.

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Report: Amazon To Open Brick-And-Mortar Store

Thu, 2014-10-09 14:46

The Wall Street Journal reports the online retailer's store will also serve as a mini-warehouse that could provide same-day delivery the New York region.

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Ebola: Does The Risk Justify The Intensity Of Coverage?

Thu, 2014-10-09 13:55

A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same it's been for months.

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Millennials Are Blue Now, But Party Allegiance Could Be Up For Grabs

Thu, 2014-10-09 13:25

They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.

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Three Forlorn Presidents Bring Ebola Wish List To The World Bank

Thu, 2014-10-09 13:16

The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."

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Gangs Can't Stop Colombia's Butterflies From Rescuing Women In Need

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:24

By bus, by bike and by foot, they come to the aid of abused and displaced women in Colombia. And they've just won a $100,000 humanitarian prize for their efforts.

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Identity Politics Center Stage In California's Central Valley Campaign

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:14

The race for the 21st Congressional District seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.

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A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:14

Many older activists were educated at missionary schools, which informs their sense of social and political justice. It's sure to be noticed by Beijing, which sees religion as a threat to its rule.

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FEC Greenlights More Convention Cash For Political Parties

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:13

The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.

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Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass.

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:03

The subject long been considered essential to a well-rounded education, but it's also been a subject that keeps millions of people from getting a degree.

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