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Twitter Takes Down Unoriginal Jokes, But All Of Yours Are Probably Safe

Tue, 2015-07-28 06:32

A freelance writer got the company to take down several unauthorized uses of her humor by what she says are robot accounts, but legal scholars say proving copyright on jokes is difficult.

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Obama Asks African Countries To Create Jobs, Foster Democracy

Tue, 2015-07-28 06:02

President Obama was the first sitting American president to address the African Union. The speech capped a five-day trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

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NATO Says It Stands With Turkey In Fight Against ISIS

Tue, 2015-07-28 04:22

After it began an air campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Turkey called a meeting of the 27 allies to raise the possibility of a need for NATO involvement.

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Rehab Before Cancer Treatment Can Help Patients Bounce Back

Tue, 2015-07-28 04:05

Cancer patients who get what some people are calling prehabilitation can recover more quickly, early research suggests. Getting insurance to cover it can be tricky, though.

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Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

Tue, 2015-07-28 04:03

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.

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In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

Tue, 2015-07-28 03:02

The sentence was handed down in connection to killings during the 2011 uprising that overthrew his father Moammar Gadhafi. Saif Al-Islam, however, is being held by a militia in the west.

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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Tue, 2015-07-28 01:06

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Tue, 2015-07-28 01:05

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

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The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Tue, 2015-07-28 01:03

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the evemt has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.

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How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

Tue, 2015-07-28 01:00

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

Tue, 2015-07-28 00:57

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been making children in LA water-safe by earning his young students' unwavering trust.

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Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana

Mon, 2015-07-27 23:33

Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.

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Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:14

The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow "openly gay adult leaders and employees." But local units will still be able to bar gay leaders.

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California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:14

Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.

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With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

Mon, 2015-07-27 14:05

In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all over the world is a challenge.

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The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:59

About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.

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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Mon, 2015-07-27 13:09

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize and become more competitive.

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Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:45

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging the vice president to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid Is Over

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:27

The U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston over bids from San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. But the mayor now says Bostonians were "rightly hesitant" to commit to the potential cost.

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Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Mon, 2015-07-27 12:22

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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