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Twitter Targets Trolls With New Rules On Abuse

Tue, 2014-12-02 14:36

One woman who has experienced abuse on Twitter calls the change "a big step up," as the company changes how it handles harassment and the ability to block other users.

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Holiday Shoppers Are Filling Their Carts, Online

Tue, 2014-12-02 14:09

In-store purchases on Black Friday fell this year, but online sales have seen a big increase. Easy comparison shopping and widespread free shipping have sweetened the deal for many online shoppers.

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House OKs Measure Stopping Social Security Payments To Former Nazis

Tue, 2014-12-02 13:51

A loophole in the law meant suspected Nazis who were forced out of the country continued to receive benefits. The House vote was unanimous. The Senate votes on a similar measure in the coming weeks.

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FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay Men

Tue, 2014-12-02 13:36

The lifetime ban on blood from any man who has had sex with men dates to the 1980s, before there was a good test to screen for HIV. Critics say the policy is outmoded and needlessly discriminatory.

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One Village's Story: How Ebola Began And How It Ends

Tue, 2014-12-02 13:07

A father brought his teenage son back from the capital. The boy fell ill. The parents blamed an attack by a magical leopard. But it was Ebola.

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Shucking Oysters By The Thousands, With A Steady Smile

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:59

For 40 years, Maryland's George Hastings has been shucking oysters at festivals and competitions around the U.S. And while the work can be grueling, he says he'll only quit when it stops being fun.

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FIFA Chief Rejects Responsibility For Welfare Of Workers In Qatar

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:24

Sepp Blatter, who heads soccer's governing body, said the companies that employed the migrant laborers building the infrastructure for Qatar's 2022 World Cup were responsible for their safety.

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A #SadTree Lot: Your Photos Of The Charlie Browniest Trees

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:23

To mark 50 years of A Charlie Brown Christmas airing on American televisions, our readers are sharing photos and memories of Christmas trees that reflect the spirit of that TV classic.

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Should We Rue Rob Portman's Decision Not To Run For President?

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:22

Why oh why, the question goes, aren't there more candidates like...you know, that guy everybody likes...what's his name...Rob Portman?

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Apple's Success Continues Under Tim Cook, But Steve Jobs Still Looms Large

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:14

The company's market capitalization hit a record last month under Cook's leadership, nearing $700 billion. But by one measure, the legacy of Jobs still dominates.

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Emergency Rooms Often Skip The Epinephrine For Severe Allergies

Tue, 2014-12-02 11:48

Mom may be more up to speed on the right treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions than doctors, a study finds. Epinephrine should be the first and fastest choice for treatment.

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Bobby Keys, Who Played Saxophone For The Rolling Stones, Dies At 70

Tue, 2014-12-02 11:09

During the course of his long career, Keys played with everyone from John Lennon to Eric Clapton, but it was work with the Stones for which he was most famous.

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Fill 'Er Up: The Joys Of Good Gas Station Food

Tue, 2014-12-02 11:08

Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.

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Indian Court Says Elephant Who Was Chained For 50 Years Is Free

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:31

Raju the elephant appeared to shed tears last July when he was freed from his shackles. He will now be allowed to remain with his rescuers. His previous owner had wanted him back.

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Israel's Netanyahu Fires Ministers, Calls For Early Election

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:31

The prime minister has more than two years left in his term. But with his coalition fracturing, Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "impossible" to lead a government under the current conditions.

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A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:16

On Sunday, players from the St. Louis Rams ran onto the field with their arms raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose that's been used in protests of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Chicago Council Strongly Approves $13 Minimum Wage

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:02

Saying that inflation has outpaced wage growth, the ordinance will raise the city's minimum wage to $10 by next July, with new increments added each summer thereafter.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tue, 2014-12-02 09:36

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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Study: Campaign Cash Brings Tax Benefits On Capitol Hill

Tue, 2014-12-02 08:24

A new analysis finds that corporations that deploy lobbyists and make contributions experience lower and more consistent tax rates over the long term.

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Reports: Ashton Carter Emerges As Obama's Top Pick For Secretary Of Defense

Tue, 2014-12-02 08:09

Carter served as the number two defense official under Leon Panetta. While relatively unknown to the public, he's respected for his intelligence.

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