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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:54

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.

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In The County Where Ebola First Struck Liberia, A Cry For Help

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:43

The virus reportedly crossed the border from Guinea into lush Lofa County in March. Health workers risk their lives to care for the sick — and are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.

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After A Tumultuous Summer, Ukrainian Kids Return To School

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:42

With Ukraine in an uneasy cease-fire, schoolkids returned to class this month and attempted to resume normal life. They tell what back-to-school feels like when their country's been at war all summer.

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NFL's Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:32

The video apparently shows Rice's then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, being hit in the face. The running back was initially suspended for two games; now the league has suspended Rice indefinitely.

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Harvard To Get $350 Million Gift From Hong Kong Group

Mon, 2014-09-08 07:22

The School of Public Health will be renamed in honor of H.T. Chan, whose son, a longtime university benefactor, received two degrees from Harvard in the 1970s.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

Mon, 2014-09-08 07:14

S. Truett Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs.

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Meteor Leaves 40-Foot Crater Near Managua's Airport

Mon, 2014-09-08 06:20

The space rock, thought to have broken off from an Earth-passing asteroid, left a hole 16 feet deep just outside the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital.

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Arab League Chief Urges 'Confrontation' With Islamic State Militants

Mon, 2014-09-08 05:08

In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.

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Poroshenko, On Visit To East, Vows Mariupol Will Stay Ukrainian

Mon, 2014-09-08 04:05

The Ukrainian president, speaking in the embattled region, says: "This city was, is and will be Ukrainian."

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Royal Couple Kate And William Expecting Another Baby

Mon, 2014-09-08 03:13

A second child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be fourth in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry down in the royal hierarchy.

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Russia Reports Troop Deaths In Ukraine, But Calls Them 'Volunteers'

Mon, 2014-09-08 01:03

Ukraine and the West insist that the Russian army has been fighting in eastern Ukraine, a charge Russia denies. But reports from Russia now acknowledge that Russian soldiers are part of the battle.

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Yosemite Fire Prompts Helicopter Evacuation Near Half Dome Peak

Mon, 2014-09-08 00:00

About 100 Yosemite National Park visitors were evacuated by helicopter Sunday when a wildfire that started weeks ago in the park's backcountry grew unexpectedly to at least 700 acres, officials said.

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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Sun, 2014-09-07 23:25

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.

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The Start Of School Is Not The Only Risky Time For Campus Rape

Sun, 2014-09-07 23:24

It's sometimes called "the red zone" — the first few weeks of college, when freshmen women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it's more complicated than that.

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Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

Sun, 2014-09-07 23:22

Many students go to college expecting to drink, and all too often the college culture encourages it. That makes students more vulnerable to sexual assault, car accidents and other dangers.

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Harvard Receives Largest-Ever Donation

Sun, 2014-09-07 21:27

The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.

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U.S. Border Patrol Apprehending Fewer Central Americans

Sun, 2014-09-07 13:24

Increased Mexican patrols along that country's southern border may be one factor in the drop in numbers seen by the U.S. Some migrants appear to be giving up and staying in southern Mexico.

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As Scotland Eyes Independence, Poll Gives Edge To Leaving The U.K.

Sun, 2014-09-07 13:03

For the first time, a poll shows the push to break away from the United Kingdom now has the edge over the "unity" vote in Scotland.

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Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Title

Sun, 2014-09-07 11:54

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

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Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:18

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.

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