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FBI Spoofs News Story To Send Spyware To Suspect

Tue, 2014-10-28 13:17

How did the FBI get a suspect to click on a link? It created a fake news story about the suspect. When he clicked, spyware glommed on to his computer.

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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

Tue, 2014-10-28 13:07

Despite being in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, Nicaragua remains relatively peaceful. Analysts credit its style of policing, which has rejected the iron fist policies of neighbors.

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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:38

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:38

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:38

Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:31

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:20

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:15

One man's quest for the perfect loaf took him to Paris, Berlin, California and Kansas. What he learned can't easily be captured in words. It's a feeling in your fingers that comes from experience.

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Obama: Ebola Policies Should Support Health Care Workers On Front Lines

Tue, 2014-10-28 11:52

The U.S. policies, said Obama, should be crafted to avoid discouraging workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

Tue, 2014-10-28 10:55

One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.

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Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

Tue, 2014-10-28 10:15

Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.

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American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

Tue, 2014-10-28 10:03

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.

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Thieves Tunnel Into Indian Bank Vault — From Across The Street

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:47

When a bank in northern India opened for business Monday, the staff was surprised to find the strongroom breached from underground. Local media say the crime resembles a movie plot.

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A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:03

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.

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Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

Tue, 2014-10-28 08:51

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:53

What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.

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Insurers May Cover Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Only For The Very Ill

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:20

Many insurers are restricting access to new drugs that are easier to take and that promise higher cure rates because the price tags can run $95,000 or more.

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Pope Says God Not 'A Magician, With A Magic Wand'

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:18

Speaking at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Francis also affirmed that evolution and the Big Bang are consistent with a creator.

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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:09

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

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Friend Of Accused Boston Bomber Found Guilty Of Lying To Police

Tue, 2014-10-28 06:46

Prosecutors said Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI agents investigating the April 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

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