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Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

Tue, 2014-08-12 13:17

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

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Unlocking France's Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:58

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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Ebola Shuts Down The Oldest Hospital In Liberia

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:50

Ebola has claimed another victim. Reeling from the loss of staff and unable to cope with the deadly virus, St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital has closed its gates.

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Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:32

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?

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Glossary: Marbles Edition

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:28

Everything you need to know to talk like a mibster.

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Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:27

More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.

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U.S. Response In Iraq: From Emergency Solution To Slate Of Paths Forward

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:09

The U.S. has begun sending humanitarian aid and conducting limited airstrikes in the attempt to protect Iraq's refugee populations. Going forward, the U.S. is facing several possible approaches there.

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In Ferguson Shooting's Tumultuous Wake, Leaders Call For Peace And Protest

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:05

Tensions are still high in a Missouri town where a black teenager was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday. Religious leaders and activists are calling for calm and peaceful demonstrations after three nights of protests that alternately involved looting and police in riot gear.

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Russian Convoy Heads To Ukraine, Bearing Aid — But Some Suspect Foul Play

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:05

A Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks has left for eastern Ukraine, carrying what Russia claims to be humanitarian aid. Ukrainian leaders suspect the convoy could be a cover for a military operation. Katherin Hille of the Financial Times joins Robert Siegel to discuss the situation.

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South Sudan's Leaders Jostle For Power As Prospect Of Famine Looms

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:05

South Sudan is facing the worst food security situation in the world, according to the United Nations and the Obama administration, which announced it would provide another $180 million to help feed the people of South Sudan. The U.S. has been warning that the country could face famine as rival political factions fail to make peace.

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Ebola Closes The Doors Of One Of Liberia's Oldest Hospitals

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:05

A Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia has died at a hospital in Madrid. The Liberian hospital that Father Miguel Pajares had been working at in Monrovia is now shut down, because so many staff members have been infected with Ebola.

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Ethics Panel Endorses The Use Of Experimental Drugs To Slow Ebola

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:05

A panel convened by the World Health Organization has approved the use of experimental drugs and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak, so long as certain conditions are met.

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Iraqi Helicopter Goes Down, But Rescue Effort Has More On The Way

Tue, 2014-08-12 12:05

Iraqi military helicopters have been bringing food and water to Yazidi refugees trapped in the mountains near the Iraqi city of Sinjar, also at times even evacuating people off the mountain.

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Matthew Fred Thinks You Shouldn't Judge A Liberian By His Tribe

Tue, 2014-08-12 11:52

He was persecuted because some of his own countrymen didn't like the tribe he belongs to. Now the quiet 27-year-old is an anti-tribalism activist.

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The World Health Organization Says Yes To An Experimental Ebola Drug

Tue, 2014-08-12 11:45

Faced with an Ebola outbreak that keeps spreading, WHO has endorsed the idea of using unproven vaccines or treatments.

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A Life Of Anxiety Documented

Tue, 2014-08-12 11:33

John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.

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The Ethical Issues In Using An Experimental Ebola Drug

Tue, 2014-08-12 11:26

The World Health Organization approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug. Now come the hard questions: Who gets a drug that is in scarce supply and how is its effectiveness determined?

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Robin Williams Hanged Himself In Apparent Suicide, Police Say

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:56

The actor was found in his bedroom by his personal assistant in California, law enforcement said Tuesday. Police say Williams had been seeking treatment for depression.

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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:32

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

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In Ferguson, Calls For Justice, And Calm, After Teen's Death

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:21

Citing safety concerns, police in the St. Louis suburb where police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager Saturday say they won't release the name of the officer who fired the shots.

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