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A Brutal Week For Investors; Will There Be More Zigs Than Zags?

Fri, 2015-08-21 13:38

Stock investors have to decide if the August downturn is just part of a normal zigzag pattern in any bull market, or the start of a bear market that could last for years.

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Creator Of The 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Party Endorses Candidate Deez Nuts

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:56

New York politician Jimmy McMillan founded The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. Now he's endorsing presidential candidate Deez Nuts, a 15-year-old boy from Iowa.

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Autopsy Reveals St. Louis Police Shot Mansur Ball-Bey In The Back

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:34

This latest incident comes less than two weeks after mourners marked the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, who was killed a white police officer in nearby Ferguson, Mo.

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Judge To Redraw Florida's Congressional Maps After Legislature Fails To Reach Deal

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:23

Because the Sunshine State's legislature can't decide on how to redraw lines, a Florida judge will do it for them.

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Mayor Landrieu Tells Displaced New Orleanians: 'Y'all Can Come Home'

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:15

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of New Orleans residents fled the city and never returned. This week New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu went on the road to call his people home.

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U.S.: Islamic State Deputy Leader Killed In Airstrike

Fri, 2015-08-21 12:13

Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, described as running the finance, media, operations and logistics wings of ISIS, was killed on Tuesday near Mosul, U.S. officials say.

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Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

Fri, 2015-08-21 11:49

A major hurricane hasn't hit the U.S. since 2005. There hasn't been a lull that long since 1861 to 1868 — when Abraham Lincoln was president.

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Jeb Bush Is Suddenly Attacking Trump. Here's Why That Matters

Fri, 2015-08-21 11:27

Facing a drop in polls and on the defensive, the former Florida governor is trying to find his swagger by attacking Trump. But it's an uncomfortable position for the non-confrontational Bush.

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#NPRreads: Decision-Making, And China's Corporate Culture Shock

Fri, 2015-08-21 10:34

Also this week: Two years after her husband choked to death, a producer for Morning Edition relates a journey of heartbreak and humor.

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Banksy's 'Dismaland' Living Up To Its Name With Ticket Debacle

Fri, 2015-08-21 09:31

The graffiti artist's darkly themed art show in England spurred wild demand for tickets, causing the website to crash. Now people are wondering if the confusion is all part of the show.

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Rethinking Breakfast: What We Eat May Trump When We Eat

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:38

A lot of American adults aren't sitting down to breakfast anymore — they're eating on the go. And what we eat in the morning is likely more important then when we eat it.

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First Female Soldiers Graduate From Army Ranger School

Fri, 2015-08-21 08:17

First Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest endured the grueling nine-week course, meeting the same physical standards as their male counterparts.

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NASA: Rumors Of Impending Doom Are Greatly Exaggerated

Fri, 2015-08-21 07:08

NASA says "numerous recent blogs and web postings" that a giant asteroid will smash into Earth next month are just a hoax.

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Kansas Town Takes Dental Care To School

Fri, 2015-08-21 06:38

When parents register their kids at schools serving the poorest students in Olathe, Kan., they are asked an unusual question: Does your child have a dentist?

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An Ex-Husband Can No Longer Demand A Refund Of The 'Bride Price'

Fri, 2015-08-21 06:18

In Uganda, a groom's family gives livestock and cash to the bride's family — and asks for a refund if the marriage ends, even if the husband was abusive. As of this month, refunds are banned.

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Greek Leftists Break Away From Ruling Party In Row Over Austerity

Fri, 2015-08-21 05:10

A day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he would step down ahead of fresh elections next month, 25 hardline MPs from his party say they will leave.

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Despite Political Rhetoric, 'Anchor Babies' Are Not Exactly Easy To Stop

Fri, 2015-08-21 05:03

Gov. Bush and Sen. Rubio have both said they want to crack down on unauthorized immigrants who have children in the US. But exactly how they'd do that remains unclear.

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How Will Pearson Spend $2 Billion More On Education?

Fri, 2015-08-21 04:43

The massive company has sold off two major media companies as it doubles down on education.

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Trump Is Here To Stay — At Least For A While. Here's Why

Fri, 2015-08-21 03:03

Who is the Trump coalition? Working-class white men and core Republicans find his straightforward style, non-politician approach refreshing. That means he could have staying power in this race.

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As Tensions Rise, North Korea Puts Frontline Troops On 'Semi-War State'

Fri, 2015-08-21 02:44

The North warned that if South Korea does not stop blaring propaganda from speakers across the border by Saturday, it would take military action.

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