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Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:46

The flights are intended to collect intelligence on Islamic State militants and could be a precursor to military strikes inside of Syria.

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Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

Tue, 2014-08-26 00:59

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Mon, 2014-08-25 23:44

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

Mon, 2014-08-25 23:42

The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Mon, 2014-08-25 23:40

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

Mon, 2014-08-25 23:38

At 6 feet 11 and 285 pounds, Taishan Dong hopes to be the next big heavyweight fighter in a boxing class that's hurting for stars.

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Probe: No Proof VA Delays Caused Phoenix Veterans To Die

Mon, 2014-08-25 23:24

Revelations that 40 veterans died while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA hospital rocked the agency, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.

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'Breaking Bad' Wins Its Final Emmy Award

Mon, 2014-08-25 19:23

Nearly a year after wrapping up, the AMC drama Breaking Bad and its star Bryan Cranston have two more nice going-away presents: Emmys for best drama and actor in a drama.

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The List Of Emmy Winners

Mon, 2014-08-25 19:09

The list of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Mon, 2014-08-25 14:29

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.

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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Mon, 2014-08-25 13:39

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.

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Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden

Mon, 2014-08-25 13:07

Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."

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In Hostage Negotiation, Qatar Plays Middleman To Prove Its Worth

Mon, 2014-08-25 13:00

The small, gas-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria.

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Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:42

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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Liberia's President Apologizes To The Mother Of A Slain Teenager

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:34

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to the poor neighborhood of West Point today. She talked with residents, handed out cash and apologized to the mother of a 15-year-old killed during last week's protests.

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In Latest Calif. Earthquake, Shake Alert Tests Its Legs

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:06

Before the earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., an earthquake early warning system blared an alarm 10 seconds early. Doug Given, the Earthquake Early Warning coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, tells Melissa Block about the system that he's helped to institute.

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More Than 2,000 Mourners Gather To Lay Michael Brown To Rest

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:06

Funeral services were held Monday for Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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A New Strain Of Ebola Emerges In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:06

A new outbreak of Ebola is being reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But scientists say it's not related to the Ebola epidemic going on in West Africa.

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In Michael Brown's Memory, Pleas For Justice And Calm

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:06

More than 2,000 attended the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Both family and clergy referred to Brown's death as a sacrifice for the greater good.

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Director Richard Attenborough Brought Intimacy To Big Ideas

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:06

Attenborough engaged audiences in the struggle for apartheid in Cry Freedom, and spent 20 years and his own fortune to bring Gandhi's story to the screen. NPR's Bob Mondello has this remembrance.

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