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When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

Tue, 2014-10-21 09:04

It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.

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DHS: Travelers From West Africa Limited To 5 U.S. Airports

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:36

Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.

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Israeli Homes, Decorated With A Shopping Spree In China

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:12

Some Israelis are flying to China to buy most everything they need to furnish a home. They say it's cheaper than buying in Israel, though there are also cautionary tales of shopping trips gone wrong.

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Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:51

If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.

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A Hong Kong Protest Camp Spawns Its Own Art

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:47

Pro-democracy street art inspired by sources ranging from Les Miserables to John Lennon fill an open-air museum of sorts that has cropped up in Hong Kong.

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A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:27

In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable.

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Volunteer Recap: Why Wearing The Right Shoes In Rio Matters

Tue, 2014-10-21 06:35

When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.

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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

Tue, 2014-10-21 06:14

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.

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When Women Stopped Coding

Tue, 2014-10-21 04:54

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

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Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met

Tue, 2014-10-21 04:41

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

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CEO Of French Oil Giant Total Dies In Plane Accident

Tue, 2014-10-21 03:53

Christophe de Margerie, 63, and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.

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Hong Kong Leader Hints At Concessions As Talks With Students Begin

Tue, 2014-10-21 03:12

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there's room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.

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In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Tue, 2014-10-21 02:45

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

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Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord

Tue, 2014-10-21 02:40

Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.

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Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

Tue, 2014-10-21 00:50

The Olympian was convicted of culpable homicide last month — rather than a more serious charge of premeditated murder — for the 2013 fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp in his home.

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Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

Tue, 2014-10-21 00:35

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Tue, 2014-10-21 00:35

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

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Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi Homeland

Tue, 2014-10-21 00:35

Until August, 24-year-old Aza Betwata was in Holland, enjoying beef and cabbage and studying to be a social worker. Now, he's among the hundreds of exiled Kurds who have returned and taken up arms.

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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

Tue, 2014-10-21 00:35

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

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Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:45

De la Renta died Monday, according to a statement from his family. The Dominican designer was a ground-breaker in the industry.

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