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Dallas Ebola Monitoring Period Ends With An All-Clear

Fri, 2014-11-07 14:13

In Texas, more than 100 people had been monitored for the 21-day period that marks Ebola's incubation period.

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As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Fri, 2014-11-07 14:03

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.

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President, Lawmakers Signal Bipartisanship In Post-Election Meeting

Fri, 2014-11-07 13:27

At a two-hour lunch meeting with leaders of both parties and both chambers, Obama said he would judge ideas not on whether they are from Democrats or Republicans but on whether they work.

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How Africa's Oldest National Park Can Benefit Both Gorillas And Locals

Fri, 2014-11-07 12:23

Virunga, a new documentary on the Congolese park, premieres Friday on Netflix. We spoke to the chief warden about endangered mountain gorillas, oil speculators and the power of tourism.

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Beyond The Unemployment Rate: Look At These 5 Labor Indicators

Fri, 2014-11-07 12:19

The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the labor market and the state of American workers. Five other measures provide a fuller understanding of the economy and the nation's workforce.

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Saudi Council Reportedly Recommends Letting Some Women Drive

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:56

The Associated Press reports that after years of refusing to review the kingdom's ban on female drivers, a key council now says that with restrictions, women could be allowed to drive.

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Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:53

Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.

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Republican Ed Gillespie Concedes Virginia Senate Race

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:08

He told supporters in Springfield, Va., that the gap in the number of votes between him and the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mark Warner, had grown and "I know that a change in outcome is not possible."

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Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:08

The U.S. thought trade and investment would eventually make China more democratic. In fact, it's had the opposite effect: creating a rich, authoritarian leadership class that remains repressive.

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U.S. Will Send Up To 1,500 More Military Personnel To Iraq

Fri, 2014-11-07 11:01

The new personnel will serve "in a non-combat role to train, advise, and assist Iraqi Security Forces, including Kurdish forces," White House press secretary Josh Earnest says.

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In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Takes On Fate Of Obamacare Again

Fri, 2014-11-07 10:46

Is it legal for a state-sponsored health exchange to provide subsidies that help people pay insurance premiums? That's the point in question, and one that's still being considered by an appeals court.

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Donor Gives Los Angeles Museum Art Worth $500 Million

Thu, 2014-11-06 16:19

Billionaire Jerry Perenchio will donate works by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, René Magritte and Pablo Picasso.

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Rubik's Cube, Bubbles And Green Army Men Join Toy Hall Of Fame

Thu, 2014-11-06 15:10

Four well-loved toys are inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, beating out fellow nominees such as the Operation skill game and Fisher-Price Little People.

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Drummer And Tuba Player Work To Stay Sharp For Band And College

Thu, 2014-11-06 14:06

In May, we shared the story of a New Orleans high school marching band. Two students earned scholarships to play for Jackson State University's marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.

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Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

Thu, 2014-11-06 14:04

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.

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Gay-Marriage Bans Are Upheld In 4 States By Circuit Court

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:57

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.

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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:51

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

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Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:31

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

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Flu Season Brings Stronger Vaccines And Revised Advice

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:20

Health officials estimate that every flu season, 1 in 5 Americans will get the bug. This year, changes in flu vaccines and in federal guidelines could help those most susceptible to the virus.

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Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thu, 2014-11-06 13:18

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode? Amazon thinks so, as it introduces Echo, a speaker that takes your questions and commands.

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