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Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus

Wed, 2014-07-30 10:38

The Fed announced modest cuts in its bond-buying program and noted that inflation is becoming an issue. But with room to grow in the labor market, the bank is not ready to raise interest rates.

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Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public

Wed, 2014-07-30 09:57

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç was expounding on what an ideal chaste woman should be. Women around the world reacted by taking pictures of themselves laughing.

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Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

Wed, 2014-07-30 09:54

One study suggests middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking may be twice as likely to develop serious memory issues as the years wear on.

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Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies

Wed, 2014-07-30 09:46

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had treated more than 100 Ebola patients before catching the virus himself last week.

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Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff

Wed, 2014-07-30 09:12

The company's move to break its app in two is costing it the users who loved Foursquare the most. "Why do I need two apps when I had one that provided both services?" asked one user.

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U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials

Wed, 2014-07-30 08:06

The U.S. did not name the officials but said they have been responsible or complicit in perpetrating human rights abuses against the Venezuelan people.

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Desk Desk Evolution

Wed, 2014-07-30 07:13

The changing workspace in the Age of Deskovery.

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WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks

Wed, 2014-07-30 06:06

The 14,000-ton freight train could not come to a stop. But the women laid down between the rails and survived.

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U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate

Wed, 2014-07-30 05:03

The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.

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Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter

Wed, 2014-07-30 04:04

One U.N. official said this was a "breaking point." The conflict, now going into its 23rd day, shows no sign of abating. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 1,200.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

Wed, 2014-07-30 04:03

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons

Wed, 2014-07-30 03:00

It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, parts of the UCLA campus were deluged, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

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NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

Wed, 2014-07-30 01:58

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

Wed, 2014-07-30 01:30

A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.

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Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.

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U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia

Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

The U.S. and EU announced more sanctions against Russia because of its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions are more wide-ranging than previous efforts to target the ruling elite.

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Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease

Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Health workers are trying to convince parents to let their children take a vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Researchers from Harvard polled the parents; the results surprised them.

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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine. But the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.

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