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Two Workers Rescued From Scaffolding 69 Stories Up At 1 World Trade Center

Wed, 2014-11-12 12:04

Firefighters had to break a window to rescue the pair after their scaffolding malfunctioned.

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Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

Wed, 2014-11-12 11:35

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.

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Who's That Lebanese Man With A Beard: Hipster Or Jihadi?

Wed, 2014-11-12 11:26

Hipsters in Beirut have a problem. Their long, lustrous beards are getting them mistaken for Islamist extremists and drawing unwanted scrutiny from the security forces.

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Mali Is Worried About Ebola, Quarantines Nearly 100

Wed, 2014-11-12 11:22

The virus appears to have taken two new victims in the West African country. The government is stepping up its quarantines and contact tracing to prevent an outbreak.

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Innovation: Smart Yoga Mat Could Help You Find Your Zen

Wed, 2014-11-12 11:02

The SmartMat is an intelligent yoga mat that records the user's movements and makes adjustments to improve yoga practice. The creators have a prototype and plan to ship the final product in July.

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Turning Weapons Into High-End Watches

Wed, 2014-11-12 10:27

A high-end jewelry company recycles the components of assault rifles into watches, rings and other luxe jewelry items. Each sale then funds the destruction of weapons in Africa.

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Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Charges

Wed, 2014-11-12 10:25

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.

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Obamacare Architect Apologizes For Remarks On The Law's Passage

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:45

In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.

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Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:36

An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.

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S.C. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overturned

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:23

Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:15

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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Training The Next Generation Of Doctors To Get LGBT Health Right

Wed, 2014-11-12 09:01

People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. Med schools need to integrate LGBT health throughout training, a key group says.

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