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Spurs Hire NBA's First Female Full-Time Assistant Coach

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:08

"I'm just thrilled for the opportunity to coach these unbelievable athletes," WNBA star Becky Hammon says at a news conference announcing her hire by San Antonio.

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Obama Calls On Business To Bridge Divide Between U.S. And Africa

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:48

President Obama capped the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in downtown Washington, D.C., with a speech to the collected leaders and business people at the conference.

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Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:32

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.

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Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

A U.S. Army major general was killed and another 15 other soldiers — including a German brigadier general — were injured when a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on them. The attack took place in Kabul City, Afghanistan.

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Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.

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Border Bloodshed: Murder Rate Rises Along Texas Oil Routes

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Another kind of border security issue is afoot in Texas, where the region's network of pipelines has seen a steady rise in the number of murder victims in the past decade. Joe Carroll of Bloomberg News explains the situation.

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Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

While the U.S.-African Leaders Summit has aimed to facilitate meetings between American companies and African leaders, it's also provided an opportunity for smaller investors to make contacts and for human rights workers to try to get their voices heard.

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As Moscow Beefs Up Its Border Presence, What's Driving Putin?

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

NATO estimates that some 20,000 Russian troops have massed along the border with Ukraine, just days after the U.S. and EU ratcheted up sanctions on Russia. Melissa Block asks David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, about the possibility that Russia will invade Ukraine.

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As Gaza Settles Into Cease-Fire, U.N. Takes Stock Of Damage

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

Audie Cornish talks to Robert Turner, director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, about what the organization is calling a "health and humanitarian disaster" in Gaza.

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In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:17

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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Ukraine Forces Near Rebel City As Russia Escalates Border Exercises

Tue, 2014-08-05 11:13

Government troops and separatists have been fighting for months for control of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders say Russia has been supplying the separatists — a charge Moscow denies.

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Health Law Calls For Automatic Enrollment Of Some Workers

Tue, 2014-08-05 10:56

As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.

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How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

Tue, 2014-08-05 10:26

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

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Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Tue, 2014-08-05 10:20

Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast — but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.

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Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:24

Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with healthful, sustainable eats.

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:21

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.

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In A Video, A Frank Back-And-Forth Between 'DREAMers' And Congressman

Tue, 2014-08-05 09:17

The conversation was a vivid illustration of the tough questions posed by current immigration debate.

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Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

Tue, 2014-08-05 07:30

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

Tue, 2014-08-05 06:34

Also: The queen's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Tue, 2014-08-05 06:15

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

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