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Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Tue, 2014-11-25 12:03

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles: No Decision Yet On Wilson's Job

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:49

Saying an internal affairs investigation into the August incident in which officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown is continuing, Mayor James Knowles says Wilson remains on leave.

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Ferguson Documents: The Physical Evidence

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:46

Officer Darren Wilson fired a total of 12 shots during his Aug. 9 encounter with 18-year-old Michael Brown. Of those, at least six hit Brown, killing him, evidence released Monday showed.

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Florida Woman In 'Stand Your Ground' Case Accepts Plea Deal

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:42

Marissa Alexander had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing what she said was a warning shot at her husband and his two children in 2010. Under the plea deal, she will serve 65 more days.

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Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

Tue, 2014-11-25 11:28

Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.

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Drugged Marshmallows Can Keep Urban Raccoons From Spreading Disease

Tue, 2014-11-25 10:50

Raccoons, as cute as they are, carry parasites that can be dangerous to humans. Mixing medicine with yummy treats reduced the disease risk for animals and humans in parks in Chicago.

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Treatment For HIV Runs Low In U.S., Despite Diagnosis

Tue, 2014-11-25 09:16

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a third of Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control. Most have been diagnosed, though that's less common among the young.

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Take A Bite Out Of Ringo: Giant Cookies Honor Pop Culture Icons

Tue, 2014-11-25 08:13

From Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy, two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

Tue, 2014-11-25 07:24

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

Tue, 2014-11-25 07:05

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.

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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:02

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:52

Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

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Ferguson Documents: What The Witnesses Saw

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:32

The big question in this case is whether police Officer Darren Wilson felt threatened and whether Michael Brown had his hands up. Witnesses differ on what they say they saw.

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Thought Bubbles And One-Liners From An Ohio Classroom

Tue, 2014-11-25 03:23

Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.

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Ferguson Docs: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

Tue, 2014-11-25 02:52

Wilson told a grand jury in September that Michael Brown punched him twice in the face and "the third once could be fatal if he hit me right." The grand jury declined to charge him in Brown's death.

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Ferguson Docs: How The Grand Jury Reached A Decision

Tue, 2014-11-25 02:41

The grand jury was presented with hours of testimony and thousands of pages of documents. Their job was to decide if there was enough probable cause to bring charges against officer Darren Wilson.

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Clashes, Protests In Ferguson, Mo., Following Grand Jury's Decision

Tue, 2014-11-25 02:01

St. Louis County's police chief said the unrest was "much worse" than the violence in August, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson.

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As Ebola Ping-Pongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

Mon, 2014-11-24 23:51

A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Stirs Debate

Mon, 2014-11-24 23:51

Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.

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Ferguson Businesses Burn, Crowds Confront Police In Overnight Chaos

Mon, 2014-11-24 22:26

Vandalism and violence broke out in pockets of St. Louis County in the tense hours following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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