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In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

Tue, 2014-10-21 13:30

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.

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My Son Is Doctors Without Borders' 1,000th Ebola Survivor

Tue, 2014-10-21 12:52

Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.

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For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

Tue, 2014-10-21 12:51

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

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Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

Tue, 2014-10-21 12:27

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.

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From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

Tue, 2014-10-21 12:09

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

Tue, 2014-10-21 12:05

About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.

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Watchdog: $7 Billion U.S. Effort Doesn't Dent Afghan Poppy Production

Tue, 2014-10-21 11:35

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction found that despite U.S. counternarcotics efforts, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013.

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UPDATED: After Controversy, Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Tue, 2014-10-21 11:19

One Florida mom started a petition calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us had said the Breaking Bad toys were meant for adults.

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Ambushes, Mines And Booby Traps: ISIS Militants Change Tack

Tue, 2014-10-21 11:16

In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have won back territory from the so-called Islamic State only to lose it again. ISIS is using a range of explosives, inflicting heavy Kurdish casualties.

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Reports: Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:45

Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.

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Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:48

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

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CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

Mon, 2014-10-20 15:40

The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.

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This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

Mon, 2014-10-20 14:03

The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it's on pace to be the hottest year on record.

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When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Mon, 2014-10-20 13:47

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.

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Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:52

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:44

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

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Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Mon, 2014-10-20 12:16

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:53

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.

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Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:41

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.

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Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened For Boston Bombing Trial

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:35

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to start in January. Out of those 1,000 jurors, 100 of them will be questioned by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

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