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China Signals Heavier Hand On Dissent In Hong Kong

Wed, 2014-06-11 11:43

A Beijing policy paper makes it clear that autonomy in the former British colony only goes so far, saying "many wrong views" are held by Hong Kong residents.

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Oregon School Shooter Was 15-Year-Old Student, Police Say

Wed, 2014-06-11 10:58

Authorities say Jared Michael Padgett stole an "AR-15-type" rifle that was locked up in his home, as well as a semi-automatic handgun and nine magazines of ammunition.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Gains Fans, But Remains Unproven

Wed, 2014-06-11 10:50

Pro athletes and duffers alike are trying injections of platelet-rich plasma to treat chronic injuries like tennis elbow. But despite thousands of studies, it's not clear that the treatment works.

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Is Bergdahl Exchange Really Unprecedented?

Wed, 2014-06-11 10:32

The Pentagon's lawyer said the deal to swap the Army sergeant for Taliban prisoners wasn't a first, citing the release of an Army pilot in Somalia. But the man who engineered that release disagrees.

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Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets

Wed, 2014-06-11 10:27

Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.

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Reports: Cantor Will Step Down As Majority Leader Next Month

Wed, 2014-06-11 09:58

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Rep. Eric Cantor has decided to resign from his post as House Majority Leader, one day after a stunning GOP primary upset in his Virginia district.

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Brazil Furious Over Ad Showing Christ The Redeemer In An Italian Jersey

Wed, 2014-06-11 09:26

Brazil's Catholic Church has threatened a lawsuit against Italian state broadcaster RAI, which has since withdrawn the ad with the famous statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro dressed in "Azzurri" blue.

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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Wed, 2014-06-11 09:10

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.

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How To Survive, And Thrive, After 5 Years As A Hostage

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:55

Joe Cicippio belongs to a very small club of Americans who were held by Islamic radicals for years and lived to tell about it. Here's how he coped as a hostage in Beirut and then rebuilt his life.

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Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.

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Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?

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'Washington Post' Op-Ed Tone Deaf On View Of Sexual Assault?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

The Beauty Shop ladies continue their discussion of this week's hot news by debating George Will's controversial opinion piece that questions the validity of sexual assault claims on campus.

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What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

In a surprising defeat, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to Tea Party challenger David Brat. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Wed, 2014-06-11 08:24

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that it was a long road to build the brand.

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5 TV Shows That Deserve Another Chance

Wed, 2014-06-11 07:13

With the success of the Kickstarter campaign for the erstwhile TV show Reading Rainbow, we draw up a short list of other shows worthy of another whirl.

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The Cooter Effect: Did Ben Jones Help Unseat Eric Cantor?

Wed, 2014-06-11 06:16

Dukes of Hazzard alumnus and former Rep. Ben Jones urged Democrats, independents and libertarians to use the open Republican primary to oust Rep. Eric Cantor. He mentioned his 2002 loss to Cantor.

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Bergdahl Swap Was 'Extraordinary Situation,' Hagel Says

Wed, 2014-06-11 06:01

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told skeptical lawmakers that a "unique set of dynamics" prevented the White House from telling Congress about the deal to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for Taliban prisoners.

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More Young Adults Get Inpatient Psychiatric Care After Health Law

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:47

Greater hospital use by the newly insured might be caused by inadequate outpatient resources to treat mental health patients earlier and less expensively.

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iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School Band

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:10

On the surface, the PS 177 Technology Band looks like a typical high school orchestra. But there are two big differences.

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500,000 People Reportedly Flee Mosul After Iraqi City Falls

Wed, 2014-06-11 05:01

A surprising takeover by extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has forced thousands of residents of Mosul to seek refuge.

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