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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:41

The last time Venezuela tried for a seat in 2006, the United States successfully lobbied against it. The U.S. expressed disappointment about Venezuela's inclusion.

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Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed to accommodate the sharing economy.

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Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.

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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:04

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?

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Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:21

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.

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WATCH: Florida's Gubernatorial Debate Gets Off To A Bizarre Start

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:18

The debate began not with discussions about the economy or even about Obamacare, but about whether candidate Charlie Crist should be allowed to have a small fan to keep him cool.

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Worried About U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:04

More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.

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A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:41

Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.

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Sweeping Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals Advance To World Series

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:24

The Royals came into the game undefeated in the postseason and continued their streak, beating the Orioles 2-1. The team set a record with its eighth straight win to start the playoffs.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:51

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:44

A group of 28 law professors have written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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How A No-Touch Thermometer Detects A Fever

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:03

Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.

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Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:44

On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:25

Navarro College in Corsiana, Texas, later apologized for the letter, saying it had sent "incorrect information" to some international applicants.

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Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:07

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.

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Ebola Evacuees: Who Are They, Where'd They Go, How'd They Fare?

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:29

They caught the virus. Or had contact with a patient that put them at high risk. And they were flown out of West Africa for treatment — at a cost as high as $200,000 per person.

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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:22

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:37

As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the deficit dropped to 2.8 percent of GDP — in dollar terms, the lowest level since 2008.

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For A U.S. Hostage Facing Death, Syria Meant A New Life

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:08

Abdul-Rahman Kassig went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier and returned to the Middle East to establish his own aid mission. Now he's a captive of the Islamic State in Syria, which is threatening to kill him.

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Ebola In The United States: What Happened When

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:51

Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the appearance of an Ebola strain in laboratory monkeys in Reston, Va., in 1989.

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