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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:56

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:21

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.

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Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:21

A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.

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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:21

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:16

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

Wed, 2014-10-01 11:45

Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.

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Kansas City Wins Exciting Wild Card Game Over Athletics

Tue, 2014-09-30 21:16

It took 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals won the American League Wild Card game over the Oakland Athletics 9-8.

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Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

Tue, 2014-09-30 20:11

Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.

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Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

Tue, 2014-09-30 14:39

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.

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FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

Tue, 2014-09-30 14:22

Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.

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Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:48

If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:42

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

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New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:31

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.

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BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:06

A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.

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EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

Tue, 2014-09-30 13:01

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

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Contractor With Criminal History And Gun Was Allowed On Elevator With Obama

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:30

The security lapse happened when President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident continues to raise questions about the Secret Service's efficacy.

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Preventing Worker Burnout Can Boost The Bottom Line

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:12

Weary employees could need more than just time off to re-energize. Some employers have ditched the time cards, let workers set their own schedules or allow them to rotate jobs to prevent burnout.

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How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:08

Antonio Cavalcante helped get a candidate for governor barred after showing that the politician had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator.

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Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:08

Traditional methods for containing the Ebola outbreak aren't working fast enough. So some scientists want to bypass the typical trial phases and bring new vaccines directly to people at risk.

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'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

Tue, 2014-09-30 12:04

In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.

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