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Dogged By Controversy, A Jewish Sect Is On The Move Again

Tue, 2014-09-09 23:28

Members of Lev Tahor left Canada with trail of allegations of child abuse. Then leaders of the Guatemalan village where they settled asked them to leave. The sect is again looking for a new home.

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

Tue, 2014-09-09 23:21

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.

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New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

Tue, 2014-09-09 23:21

Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.

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Rhode Island Sets November Matchup 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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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Fends Off Democratic Primary Challenge

Tue, 2014-09-09 19:40

The Democratic incumbent won his party's nod for a second term, but not without getting bruised by Zephyr Teachout, a little-known foe running to his left.

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Scott Brown Captures N.H. Republican Senate Nomination

Tue, 2014-09-09 19:06

The former Republican senator from Massachusetts will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November. If Brown wins, he would become only the third U.S. senator to represent more than one state.

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NFL Commissioner: 'We Have Been Very Open And Honest'

Tue, 2014-09-09 16:51

In an interview with CBS, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would not rule out the possibility of Ray Rice playing again.

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Obama Tells Lawmakers He Has Authority He Needs For Islamic State Fight

Tue, 2014-09-09 14:27

The implication is that President Obama will not seek Congressional approval for any military action against the militant Sunni group.

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Tax Breaks May Turn San Francisco's Vacant Lots Into Urban Farms

Tue, 2014-09-09 14:00

San Francisco is one of many U.S. cities rolling out incentives to grow food on unused land. But some San Franciscans argue that land should be used to address the acute affordable housing shortage.

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Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra — 16 Years On

Tue, 2014-09-09 14:00

Longer lives means more decades of intimacy. Drugs that help male physiology match desire have affected more than just the body, men who take these pills say.

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One Month Later: Michael Brown's Family Calls For Arrest

Tue, 2014-09-09 13:02

The family held a news conference in Ferguson, Mo., where Officer Darren Wilson had a fatal confrontation with the unarmed Brown, 18, one month ago today.

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In An Era Of Gridlock, Does Controlling The Senate Really Matter?

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:58

As the midterm elections near, Republicans are increasingly confident they will control both houses of Congress. But even if they do, the clashes will likely continue.

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The Video, The Tabloid Site And The NFL's Unwanted Reckoning

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:38

The assault by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on his then-fiancee was public knowledge. But new video released by TMZ on Monday defined the story, says NPR's David Folkenflik.

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When Scientists Give Up

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:27

They were talented, idealistic risk takers, on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.

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U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:27

Domestic cats, high-rises and vanishing habitat are taking a toll on more than 33 species of American birds, a comprehensive update reports. Still, wetland and coastal birds are faring better.

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In Liberia's Hard-Hit Lofa County, Ebola Continues To Take A Toll

Tue, 2014-09-09 11:59

The farming town of Barkedu accounts for a fifth of Liberia's Ebola deaths. Residents have revved up anti-Ebola efforts. But the virus has swept away entire families, and there's no end in sight.

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The Apple Watch Is Here And Another Tech Hype Cycle Commences

Tue, 2014-09-09 11:42

Apple unveiled its first new product line since 2010, a wearable computing device called the Apple Watch. But is it a game changer? You can't trust all the hype.

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Get The Measles, Get Ready To Be Out For Two Weeks

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:52

Many people think of measles as a mild childhood illness. But people who got the measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were so sick they missed two weeks of school or work.

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Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:12

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterward. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.

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Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat

Tue, 2014-09-09 09:48

Whisky requires grain, which attracts mice and birds, which is why we have distillery cats. These days, though, public relations is also a key part of the job.

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