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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Thu, 2014-08-07 08:02

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.

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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:58

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.

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The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:18

The soldier resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.

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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

Thu, 2014-08-07 07:08

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

Thu, 2014-08-07 06:26

The verdict is the first to be handed down against the top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as 2 million people died in the regime's "killing fields." The two men will serve life in prison.

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Hurricane Iselle: Hawaii Forecast To Take First Direct Hit In 22 Years

Thu, 2014-08-07 05:04

Iselle was expected to weaken, but that hasn't happened. Officials are urging everyone to prepare and saying that the island is ready.

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Tests That Look Like Video Games

Thu, 2014-08-07 04:03

Playable tests capture learning in action.

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In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe

Thu, 2014-08-07 03:44

Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.

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What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

Thu, 2014-08-07 03:03

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

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Russia Gives Edward Snowden 3-Year Residence Permit

Thu, 2014-08-07 02:31

Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States' most deeply held security secrets.

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Grandmother Finds Grandson, Abducted In Argentina's Dirty War

Thu, 2014-08-07 00:59

Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.

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NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

Thu, 2014-08-07 00:59

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:26

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:25

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:24

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?

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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:22

German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.

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Army Asks Bergdahl About Incident That Led To Taliban Capture

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:37

The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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2 Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced To Life In Prison

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:14

A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.

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Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From 4 States

Wed, 2014-08-06 20:46

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.

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Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

Wed, 2014-08-06 15:32

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.

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