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How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:12

Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.

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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:44

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.

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Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For Northern U.S.

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:15

The X-class Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, that erupted on the sun on Wednesday is not expected to cause major disruptions to the electrical grid or communications.

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Mexican Crackdown Slows Central American Immigration To U.S.

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:07

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.

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Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:44

While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.

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Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:21

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:14

A California researcher wants to give honey the same nuanced flavor vocabulary as wine and coffee. The flavor wheel she and her testers created is certainly a conversation starter.

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Your Email Double: A Classic Digital Dilemma

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:11

The perils of mistaken email identity.

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Northern Ireland Unionist Hard-Liner Ian Paisley Dies At 88

Fri, 2014-09-12 05:33

The Protestant cleric who bitterly opposed the IRA later forged an unlikely friendship with senior Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness.

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Food Is Cheap, At Least Compared With 4 Years Ago

Fri, 2014-09-12 05:07

Global food prices are at a four-year low because of good harvests in the U.S., Europe and China. But food still costs more than it did in the 1990s, even accounting for inflation.

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

Fri, 2014-09-12 05:03

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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Pair Of F/A-18s Crash In Western Pacific Ocean, U.S. Navy Says

Fri, 2014-09-12 04:16

One pilot has been rescued and the search continues for the other after the two warplanes from the USS Carl Vinson went down.

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Are Yemen And Somalia Good Examples Of U.S. Anti-Terror Strategy?

Fri, 2014-09-12 04:13

President Obama says the strategy the U.S. would pursue against the Islamic State would be similar to how it targets al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Somalia. But both countries are deeply unstable.

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Ukraine, Rebels Swap Prisoners As Part Of Cease-Fire Deal

Fri, 2014-09-12 03:42

The late-night prisoner exchange, involving dozens of captives on both sides, comes as the European Union has stepped up sanctions on Moscow for its involvement in the conflict.

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Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

Fri, 2014-09-12 02:57

The double-amputee track star showed no emotion as the verdict was read in a South African courtroom. He faces a maximum of 15 years on the charge, which is roughly equivalent to manslaughter.

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Judge: Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfriend's Death

Fri, 2014-09-12 00:44

A judge in South Africa has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?

Thu, 2014-09-11 23:36

The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group calls itself the Islamic State; the Obama administration goes with ISIL.

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

Thu, 2014-09-11 23:34

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake

Thu, 2014-09-11 23:32

In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime-fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Thu, 2014-09-11 23:30

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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