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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

Tue, 2014-11-25 13:05

In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.

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Community Activists Question Timing Of Grand Jury Announcement

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:49

Some of those who attended planning meetings with local officials blamed police and the county attorney's office for fueling the unrest by making the finding public at night and with little warning.

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Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:28

This problem exists nationwide, but in the nation's capital, there are more requirements and restrictions. For example, D.C. limits the maximum resale price and makes homeowners wait before they sell.

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class for 150 In A Cowshed

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:28

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.

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Missouri Governor Adds 'Significantly' To National Guard In Ferguson

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:27

"The violence we saw in the areas of Ferguson last night cannot be repeated," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday. He said there will be a total of 2,200 National Guardsmen in the region tonight.

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Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plans

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:16

Brokers and consultants have told large employers they could save money by shifting workers with expensive health conditions into insurance marketplace exchanges. Now that has been deemed illegal.

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The Psychic Effects Of Seeing Police Everywhere In Ferguson

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:12

A heavy police presence intended to protect Ferguson following a chaotic night of unrest is making some locals even more anxious.

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Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:03

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles: No Decision Yet On Wilson's Job

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:49

Saying an internal affairs investigation into the August incident in which officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown is continuing, Mayor James Knowles says Wilson remains on leave.

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Ferguson Documents: The Physical Evidence

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:46

Officer Darren Wilson fired a total of 12 shots during his Aug. 9 encounter with 18-year-old Michael Brown. Of those, at least six hit Brown, killing him, evidence released Monday showed.

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Florida Woman In 'Stand Your Ground' Case Accepts Plea Deal

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:42

Marissa Alexander had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing what she said was a warning shot at her husband and his two children in 2010. Under the plea deal, she will serve 65 more days.

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Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:28

Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.

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Drugged Marshmallows Can Keep Urban Raccoons From Spreading Disease

Tue, 2014-11-25 10:50

Raccoons, as cute as they are, carry parasites that can be dangerous to humans. Mixing medicine with yummy treats reduced the disease risk for animals and humans in parks in Chicago.

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Treatment For HIV Runs Low In U.S., Despite Diagnosis

Tue, 2014-11-25 09:16

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a third of Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control. Most have been diagnosed, though that's less common among the young.

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Take A Bite Out Of Ringo: Giant Cookies Honor Pop Culture Icons

Tue, 2014-11-25 08:13

From Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy, two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

Tue, 2014-11-25 07:24

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

Tue, 2014-11-25 07:05

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.

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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:02

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:52

Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

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Ferguson Documents: What The Witnesses Saw

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:32

The big question in this case is whether police Officer Darren Wilson felt threatened and whether Michael Brown had his hands up. Witnesses differ on what they say they saw.

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