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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:09

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.

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Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:03

The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.

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Obama's Plan: The Pros And Cons

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:48

The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.

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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

Thu, 2014-09-11 09:32

For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.

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As Visible Villain, ISIS Alters U.S. Political Calculus

Wed, 2014-09-10 19:43

For the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. president had a symbolic figure to rail against – one potent enough to rally the country around.

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NFL: Ex-FBI Chief Will Investigate How League Handled Rice Evidence

Wed, 2014-09-10 14:46

A report from the AP quotes an unnamed law enforcement official saying police had sent a video to the NFL that showed Rice punching his then-fiancee.

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Obama Says U.S. Will 'Take Out' Islamic State 'Wherever They Exist'

Wed, 2014-09-10 14:32

Signaling a broadening of the American offensive to date, the president said he would not hesitate to order strikes inside Syria. "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven," Obama warned.

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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

Wed, 2014-09-10 14:25

The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.

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Nepal Struggles To Help Villages Washed Away In Floods

Wed, 2014-09-10 13:55

Thousands of families are living in schools, empty buildings and open fields after massive flooding. Although there's money to help, many are still without food, water and a dry place to sleep.

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Souls Tumbling In The Light

Wed, 2014-09-10 13:30

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.

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Underneath Stonehenge, 'A Map Of What Was There In The Past'

Wed, 2014-09-10 13:26

Researchers from Birmingham University used high-tech equipment to map 17 ritual monuments in the area. That's in addition to the iconic circle of stones that has stood there for thousands of years.

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Suicides Rise In Middle-Aged Men, And Older Men Remain At Risk

Wed, 2014-09-10 12:50

Researchers don't know why middle-aged men are increasingly likely to kill themselves. But they say it shows that efforts to reduce the toll of suicide should be focused on men.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

Wed, 2014-09-10 12:30

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music.

Wed, 2014-09-10 12:28

A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

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In Strange Twist, Kenyans March For Police Officer Accused Of Murder

Wed, 2014-09-10 12:19

In a land where police have a reputation for corruption and violence, Titus Musila is a rare officer who is popular. Now that he's accused of a vigilante killing, residents have rallied around him.

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Women Who Eat Fish Twice Weekly Cut Their Risk Of Hearing Loss

Wed, 2014-09-10 11:48

Something as simple as eating fish can help lower the risk of hearing loss, researchers say. All types of fish helped. And since many people don't eat fish at all, there's an opportunity here.

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'Ask The White Guy' About The Hawks

Wed, 2014-09-10 10:46

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson's email about the diversity of the team's fans could end his run in the NBA. But were his comments really out of bounds?

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The Comeback Of The Endangered Colorado Orange, An Apple

Wed, 2014-09-10 10:00

The Colorado Orange is no orange; it is an apple, with a unique texture and citrus taste. There's a new effort to bring it and other endangered Colorado apples back from the brink of extinction.

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Putin: Russia To Upgrade Nuclear Forces In Response To West

Wed, 2014-09-10 09:41

The Russian president also accused the West of staging the crisis in Ukraine in order to "resuscitate" the NATO alliance.

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Rhode Island Sets November Match Up For Governor

Tue, 2014-09-09 20:35

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who won the Democratic nomination, will face Cranston GOP Mayor Allan Fung in a heavily Democratic state with a history of electing GOP governors.

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