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After Clogging The Streets, Hong Kong Protests Dwindle

Tue, 2014-10-07 12:10

The demonstrators still have widespread support, but many students have returned to class and businesses have grown weary of daily disruptions that have hampered their operations.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Tue, 2014-10-07 11:04

It's tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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Debate: Does U.S. Military Intervention In The Middle East Help Or Hurt?

Tue, 2014-10-07 09:31

As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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Reviewing The Four Gay Marriage Cases The High Court Tacitly Endorsed

Mon, 2014-10-06 16:39

All four cases relied on the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause to invalidate state bans on gay marriage. For now, the Supreme Court gave a tacit nod to the legal reasoning.

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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:54

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:27

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan's Drug Use

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:58

A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.

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USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps Over DUI Arrest

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:40

The 18-time gold medalist said that he was going to attend a program to "better understand myself." USA Swimming said Phelps will be excluded from 2015 FINA World Championships.

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Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:39

As times got tough, America's less-wealthy citizens grew more generous, according to a new study. But people making at least $200,000 a year cut the portion of their incomes they gave to charity.

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A New Understanding Of Arson Spurs A Retrial In A Fatal Texas Fire

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:26

Much of the evidence used against Ed Graf, in prison since 1986 for setting a fire that killed his stepsons, is now considered junk science. His is one of many old arson cases Texas is re-examining.

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