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LED Lights Shine In Nobel Prize; Now How About Your Home?

Tue, 2014-10-07 12:20

The time has never been better to invest in LED lighting, with the price of LED bulbs — which use the Nobel-winning blue LEDs — now below $10 each.

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After Clogging The Streets, Hong Kong Protests Dwindle

Tue, 2014-10-07 12:10

The demonstrators still have widespread support, but many students have returned to class and businesses have grown weary of daily disruptions that have hampered their operations.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Tue, 2014-10-07 11:04

It's tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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Debate: Does U.S. Military Intervention In The Middle East Help Or Hurt?

Tue, 2014-10-07 09:31

As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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Reviewing The Four Gay Marriage Cases The High Court Tacitly Endorsed

Mon, 2014-10-06 16:39

All four cases relied on the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause to invalidate state bans on gay marriage. For now, the Supreme Court gave a tacit nod to the legal reasoning.

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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:54

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:27

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan's Drug Use

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:58

A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.

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USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps Over DUI Arrest

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:40

The 18-time gold medalist said that he was going to attend a program to "better understand myself." USA Swimming said Phelps will be excluded from 2015 FINA World Championships.

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Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:39

As times got tough, America's less-wealthy citizens grew more generous, according to a new study. But people making at least $200,000 a year cut the portion of their incomes they gave to charity.

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A New Understanding Of Arson Spurs A Retrial In A Fatal Texas Fire

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:26

Much of the evidence used against Ed Graf, in prison since 1986 for setting a fire that killed his stepsons, is now considered junk science. His is one of many old arson cases Texas is re-examining.

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Should Short Beards Be Allowed Behind Bars?

Mon, 2014-10-06 12:26

Arkansas prisoner Gregory Holt hand-wrote a 15-page petition without the help of lawyers, arguing that he be permitted to wear a beard as part of his religion. The Supreme Court will hear the case.

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Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Mon, 2014-10-06 12:03

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.

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Mexican President Says He's 'Indignant' Over Case Of Missing Students

Mon, 2014-10-06 11:35

Over the weekend, police found the mass graves that are thought to contain the bodies of some of the students.

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On China's Mainland, A Less Charitable Take On Hong Kong's Protests

Mon, 2014-10-06 10:31

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong largely have been peaceful, but many mainland Chinese see the demonstrators as spoiled troublemakers who are asking for too much, too soon.

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From GIs To Gen Z (Or Is It iGen?): How Generations Get Nicknames

Mon, 2014-10-06 09:02

Baby boomers, Generation X, millennials — every generation has a name. But where do these names come from, who chooses them, and why do we need them?

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Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment In Nebraska

Mon, 2014-10-06 08:40

The Nebraska Medical Center is the largest of four high-level biocontainment patient care units in the U.S.

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NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Mon, 2014-10-06 08:32

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.

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Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Gay-Marriage Appeals

Mon, 2014-10-06 07:37

On Monday, on the first day of its new term, the court stunned the legal world, refusing to take any of the appeals pending on lower court rulings allowing gay marriage.

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