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IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

Tue, 2014-10-14 15:50

Overnight, dozens of occupiers were arrested as police worked to clear some main thoroughfares blocked during massive acts of civil disobedience.

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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:33

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:30

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

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Benghazi Suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, Is Indicted On 17 New Charges

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:25

According to the indictment, Khattala was the leader of a militia group that attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:11

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.

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Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:03

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.

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California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:07

Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.

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At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:03

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

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CDC Says It's Monitoring 77 People Who Had Contact With Ebola Patients

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:41

Seventy-six of those were healthcare workers who had contact with the first Ebola patient. Only one had contact with the second Ebola patient.

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Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:29

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.

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Pizza Man Delivers Third-Party Option

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:27

Sean Haugh is making waves as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. He isn't the only one: Independent candidates are a factor in at least a dozen races.

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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:27

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.

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Nurses Want To Know How Safe Is Safe Enough With Ebola

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:22

It's not clear how Dallas nurse Nina Pham became infected with Ebola virus while working in the intensive care unit. Nurses at many hospitals say they haven't had enough training to deal with Ebola.

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Back On Its Feet, A Liberian Hospital Aims To Keep Ebola Out

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:03

JFK hospital shut down when several doctors died of Ebola. Now it's open again. And the staff is taking rigorous measures to make sure the virus doesn't make its way past the front gate.

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Survey: Latin America Ranks Last In Respect For Women

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:43

A survey of people in 148 countries finds that those in Latin America are least likely to say women who live there are treated with respect and dignity, ranking below the Middle East.

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Can Changing How You Sound Help You Find Your Voice?

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:05

Women's voices are often criticized, especially at work. We're called "shrill," told we "lack authority." Here's the story of two women who changed their voices in a quest to be heard.

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Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:03

How better ratings can help students make better decisions.

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Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

Tue, 2014-10-14 09:34

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.

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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:20

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

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Bike Like A Pro Athlete, Eat Like A Pig

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:17

When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.

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