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Ferguson, Mo., Anxiously Awaits Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

Tue, 2014-11-11 16:14

The jury could hand down its decision in the teen's death as early as this weekend, and both protesters and authorities are preparing for that moment.

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Chinese Shoppers Set Record For 'Singles Day' Shopping Spree

Tue, 2014-11-11 16:00

A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.

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The Prosthetics Industry Gets A Human Touch

Tue, 2014-11-11 14:01

The prosthetics industry is rapidly growing, allowing patients to better customize their devices and even regain a sense of touch.

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Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:46

More than 1 million public school students in the U.S. don't have permanent homes. Most live doubled up with family or friends, but many live in motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds — even cars.

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Medicare Poised To Cover CT Scans To Screen For Lung Cancer

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:31

To qualify for coverage, patients would have to first meet with a doctor to talk through the pros and cons of scans, which involve a low-dose of radiation.

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Facebook Friends Ebola Relief, Google Searches For Donations

Tue, 2014-11-11 13:08

Those who use two of the world's most popular websites can easily donate to charities working to stem Ebola's spread in West Africa. The money will help, but aid groups say awareness is important too.

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Surprise Medical Bills: ER Is In Network, But Doctor Isn't

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:55

When Jennifer Hopper's husband was hit in the eye with a baseball, she rushed him to a hospital she knew was within their insurance plan. Then the ER doctor sent her an extra bill for more than $700.

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Mormon Church Admits Founder Joseph Smith Had Up To 40 Wives

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:50

The Church of Latter-day Saints never denied polygamy was part of its history. But in a series of new essays, it describes the now-banned practice in detail.

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A Dysentery Sample From A WWI Soldier Sheds Light On Drug Resistance

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:44

A British Army private died of dysentery 99 years ago. A sample of the bug that killed him may help researchers develop a vaccine for this antibiotic-resistant disease, a top killer of young kids.

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Moral Injury Is The 'Signature Wound' Of Today's Veterans

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:29

Journalist David Wood says "almost everyone" in war has suffered a violation of their sense of right and wrong. As a result, Wood tells Fresh Air, veterans deal with grief, numbness or guilt.

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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:16

The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.

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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In New England As Stocks Dwindle

Tue, 2014-11-11 12:16

The federal government is shutting down cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine for the next six months. But fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, dispute the government's cod counts.

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Comet's Rugged Landscape Makes Landing A Roll Of The Dice

Tue, 2014-11-11 11:13

Researchers admit their estimates that the comet was "potato-shaped" were way off. Luck may now be the deciding factor in the attempt for a soft landing early Wednesday.

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Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

Tue, 2014-11-11 10:11

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.

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How The Islamic State Wages Its Propaganda War

Tue, 2014-11-11 09:47

From videos to Internet magazines, the extremist group has successfully recruited around the world. One of its recent claims: Enslaving women as a prize of war is sanctioned by the Quran.

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In Bolivia, Where A Child's Place Is In The Market And The Mines

Tue, 2014-11-11 09:33

Other countries have moved away from child labor, but not Bolivia, which has lowered the legal working age to as young as 10. Advocates say the move brings the law in line with harsh reality.

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A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

Tue, 2014-11-11 08:41

The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

Tue, 2014-11-11 08:16

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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On Armistice Day In U.K., A Sea Of Red Poppies Remembers The Fallen

Tue, 2014-11-11 08:14

The first of 888,246 ceramic poppies — one for each soldier from Britain and its colonies who died — was planted Aug. 5 at the Tower of London; the last today. The site has had 4 million visitors.

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The Burden Of Colon Cancer Shifts From Rich To Poor

Tue, 2014-11-11 07:40

Rates of colorectal cancer have dropped nation, thanks largely to better screening. But people who don't have access to health care are more likely to miss out on screening, and face increased risk.

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