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National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

Sat, 2014-11-22 01:50

It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.

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You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

Sat, 2014-11-22 01:33

Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

Sat, 2014-11-22 01:32

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

Sat, 2014-11-22 01:32

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

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Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads To Its Capital

Fri, 2014-11-21 17:22

Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.

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Buffalo Blizzard Brings Odd NFL Game: Free, And Far From Home

Fri, 2014-11-21 16:30

Monday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets is being played in Michigan, and tickets are being given away at no charge. Some Bills players began their trips on snowmobiles.

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House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:52

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Kerry, Iranian Counterpart Meet Again In Nuclear Talks

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:06

Diplomats are meeting in Vienna ahead of Monday's deadline to reach an accord on Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon notes that there is speculation over who is offering a last-minute proposal.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:05

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:27

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Fri, 2014-11-21 13:01

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:49

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:46

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:46

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:22

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.

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Texas Hits The Books

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:22

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

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Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:09

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.

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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:05

The actions announced Thursday touch are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.

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Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:16

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.

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To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:13

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.

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