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Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

Mon, 2014-09-15 15:44

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

Mon, 2014-09-15 14:55

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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What Obama Should Say And Do About Ebola

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:32

The president is expected to announce a new U.S. effort to help stop the Ebola outbreak. What kind of help should the U.S. provide? We asked two specialists.

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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:19

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:06

President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:52

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

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Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:42

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.

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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:38

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.

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Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:36

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:24

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.

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Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:22

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.

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Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's Not A Child Abuser

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:52

Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated.

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Cameron And The Queen Speak Out On Scotland's Independence Vote

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:20

Prime Minister David Cameron told Scots not to vote out of frustration, saying, "If you don't like me, I won't be here forever."

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

Sat, 2014-09-13 14:38

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines. The video has been condemned by British prime minister David Cameron and by President Obama.

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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

Sat, 2014-09-13 12:36

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Sat, 2014-09-13 08:48

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

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Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago

Sat, 2014-09-13 07:23

Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

Sat, 2014-09-13 06:40

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

Sat, 2014-09-13 06:34

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.

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Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

Sat, 2014-09-13 05:39

Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

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