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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In New England As Stocks Dwindle

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:16

The federal government is shutting down cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine for the next six months. But fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, dispute the government's cod counts.

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Comet's Rugged Landscape Makes Landing A Roll Of The Dice

Tue, 2014-11-11 11:13

Researchers admit their estimates that the comet was "potato-shaped" were way off. Luck may now be the deciding factor in the attempt for a soft landing early Wednesday.

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Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

Tue, 2014-11-11 10:11

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.

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How The Islamic State Wages Its Propaganda War

Tue, 2014-11-11 09:47

From videos to Internet magazines, the extremist group has successfully recruited around the world. One of its recent claims: Enslaving women as a prize of war is sanctioned by the Quran.

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In Bolivia, Where A Child's Place Is In The Market And The Mines

Tue, 2014-11-11 09:33

Other countries have moved away from child labor, but not Bolivia, which has lowered the legal working age to as young as 10. Advocates say the move brings the law in line with harsh reality.

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A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

Tue, 2014-11-11 08:41

The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

Tue, 2014-11-11 08:16

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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On Armistice Day In U.K., A Sea Of Red Poppies Remembers The Fallen

Tue, 2014-11-11 08:14

The first of 888,246 ceramic poppies — one for each soldier from Britain and its colonies who died — was planted Aug. 5 at the Tower of London; the last today. The site has had 4 million visitors.

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The Burden Of Colon Cancer Shifts From Rich To Poor

Tue, 2014-11-11 07:40

Rates of colorectal cancer have dropped nation, thanks largely to better screening. But people who don't have access to health care are more likely to miss out on screening, and face increased risk.

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Putin Puts Shawl On China's First Lady, And Censors Leap

Tue, 2014-11-11 07:08

When Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to place a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, the wife of China's President Xi Jinping, he set off alarm bells.

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How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

Tue, 2014-11-11 07:04

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.

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Pay Attention To The Health Insurance Calendar To Avoid Surprises

Tue, 2014-11-11 06:48

Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.

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In China, Dreaded Process Of Getting A Visa To The U.S. May Get Easier

Tue, 2014-11-11 06:45

The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.

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Sterilization Operations In India Reportedly Kill 9 Women

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:56

More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.

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Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hill Turbo-Charge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:46

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:28

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tue, 2014-11-11 04:10

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

Tue, 2014-11-11 03:18

The veteran Tennessean is poised to take a leading role on education in the new Congress.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tue, 2014-11-11 03:03

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

Tue, 2014-11-11 02:59

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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