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This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity

Mon, 2014-07-14 12:06

When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.

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Citigroup Agrees To $7 Billion Fine For 'Egregious' Misconduct

Mon, 2014-07-14 12:06

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.

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The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear

Mon, 2014-07-14 12:06

"Be a man" — it's a mandate most boys hear at least once in their lives. Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann says it can leave boys ill-equipped to face life's real challenges.

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Accounting Giant To Pay $4 Million After Improper Lobbying

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:25

The SEC announced Monday that auditing giant Ernst & Young will pay $4 million to settle charges a subsidiary lobbied Congress inappropriately. The firm neither admitted nor denied the charges.

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Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:08

You and your friends may have more than music and movies in common. Friends typically have more genetic similarities than strangers, researchers say. That may have evolutionary advantages.

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Trump Plaza Latest Atlantic City Casino To Fold

Mon, 2014-07-14 10:46

The casino sent out a warning on Monday to more than 1,000 employees that their jobs will likely end in September. It could be one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down.

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Why A Spoonful Of Medicine Can Be A Big Safety Risk For Kids

Mon, 2014-07-14 10:11

Parents are used to seeing medication doses in tablespoons or teaspoons, but a study shows that using these units increases the risk that they will give their children the wrong dose of medicine.

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Tipping The Cap To Derek Jeter, An All-Star's All-Star

Mon, 2014-07-14 10:05

A stirring tribute ad shows celebrities, fans and rivals giving a nod to the New York Yankees shortstop, who is retiring at the end of this season.

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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:59

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.

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Nadine Gordimer: Wise Words About Bettering A Troubled World

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:20

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.

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Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:16

The nation's top Internet companies are officially pressing for broad regulation to maintain free and equal access to the Internet.

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Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:05

Host Michel Martin speaks with religious leaders about how faith organizations are responding to the recent surge of immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:56

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has drawn renewed attention to the plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April, but their release appears no more imminent.

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Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:19

More than 20 years after first allowing women to serve as priests, the church voted to ordain women as bishops. A similar proposal had been narrowly defeated in 2012.

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Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:07

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:05

We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? One travel doctor explains what he does to keep from bringing home microbial stowaways.

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Why Are Obstetricians Top Billers For Group Therapy In Illinois?

Mon, 2014-07-14 08:03

Illinois leads the U.S. in group psychotherapy sessions for Medicare patients. Some top billers aren't mental health specialists. The state's Medicaid program has cracked down, but the feds haven't.

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Another Former Champion Abandons Tour De France After Crash

Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56

Alberto Contador apparently hit something in the road, sending him into a crash so violent that it tore his shoe apart.

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Former Captive Bergdahl Will Return To Regular Duty In Army

Mon, 2014-07-14 06:50

The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange in May, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas.

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Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up

Mon, 2014-07-14 06:38

Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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