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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

Sat, 2014-08-02 07:00

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

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Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

Sat, 2014-08-02 04:54

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

Sat, 2014-08-02 04:02

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

Sat, 2014-08-02 03:59

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

Sat, 2014-08-02 03:56

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

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Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum: Why It Might Help

Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

In 1995, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo skimmed serum rich in antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to treat other patients. It's a 19th century approach. Does it work?

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Guess Who's Been Waiting In The Lobby For A Hundred Million Years?

Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

The M-Thing. It's patient. It's modest. It's relentless. It stays.

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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

Fri, 2014-08-01 16:48

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

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Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.

Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.

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Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:58

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:21

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

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Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:57

The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.

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NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

Fri, 2014-08-01 12:57

The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.

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As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse

Fri, 2014-08-01 12:44

Like the U.S., Mexico is struggling with a surge in illegal migrants. Mexico criticizes how the U.S. treats its migrants. But it faces similar criticism from Central American migrants in Mexico.

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WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

Fri, 2014-08-01 12:39

Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.

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Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Fri, 2014-08-01 12:18

Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.

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Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds

Fri, 2014-08-01 12:14

States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.

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