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West African Doctors Plead For Access To Experimental Ebola Serum

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The Ebola outbreak has taken a particularly high toll on health workers, with more than 100 cases of health workers infected with the disease. West Africans are now requesting access to experimental drugs that have been used on Western health workers.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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Brazil Mourns, After Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:16

The man running third in the race to be Brazil's next president has died in a plane crash. Eduardo Campos' small plane crashed in bad weather south of Sao Paulo as it was preparing to land.

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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:46

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.

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Long Island Soaked By Record-Breaking Rainfall

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:34

Flood warnings are still in effect for other parts of New England after an early-morning downpour jeopardized commuters in New York. One town has been hit with more than a foot of rain.

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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:33

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.

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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:52

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Officer

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:44

Ronald Hampton — a black former police officer in Washington, D.C. — analyzes the recent spate of violent police encounters in the context of his experiences on the street.

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'This Is A Congress That's Really Doing Nothing,' Says NYT Reporter

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:32

Congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman gives his take on the 113th Congress, including how House Speaker John Boehner has little sway, and business in the Senate has virtually ground to a halt.

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Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:14

The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.

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In Peru's Blood Festival, It's The Condor Versus The Bull

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:58

The condor is tied to the bull's back and they fight it out in an arena. Many Peruvians say it's an important tradition. Conservationists call it another threat to a giant bird already at risk.

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More Details Surface On Missing IRS Hard Drive

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:57

A more detailed account about what happened to Lois Lerner's computer is now available. But critics say there are still lots of unanswered questions.

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Schoolchildren Who Add Hand Sanitizer To Washing Still Get Sick

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:36

Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.

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Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:23

Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running for president as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, has died in a plane crash southeast of Sao Paulo. He was 49.

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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of Misconduct

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:27

Monica Potts reflects on her time reviewing civilian complaints about encounters with the NYPD, in light of several high-profile, videotaped confrontations this summer between officers and civilians.

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Many Big Employers Plan To Offer Skimpy Health Options Despite Law

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:23

These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not provide substantial coverage.

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Math's Highest Honor Is Given To A Woman For The First Time

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:16

Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was among four winners of the Fields Medal. She said she hopes the win "encourages young female scientists and mathematicians."

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At Niger's School For Husbands, The Lesson Is 'Space Your Children'

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:56

Its birthrate is the world's highest: seven kids per woman. There's not enough fertile land to feed everyone. So Niger is telling its men that a big family is not the only way to be a Big Man.

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC Telecast

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:31

The arachnid made quick work of the bug and retreated back off-camera — but not before it surprised viewers and entertained many on Twitter and elsewhere.

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Palestinians Consider Egyptian Proposal As Cease-Fire's End Looms

Wed, 2014-08-13 06:06

Egypt's proposal calls for, among other things, a partial easing of the blockade of the Gaza Strip. But significant gaps remain between Hamas and Israel. Their three-day cease-fire ends at midnight.

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