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Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:54

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.

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To Make Interval Training Less Painful, Add Tunes

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:39

Alternating rest periods with bouts of really intense exercise may make you fitter, but it's not a breeze. Researchers say music can make intervals less wretched and also make you work harder.

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Stoutaccino? Starbucks Tests Coffee With Beer Flavors

Tue, 2014-09-23 08:28

Reports that Starbucks is testing a new coffee drink for autumn that incorporates "toasty stout flavors" has set off a debate over how such a concoction might taste, and whether it's a good idea.

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More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

Tue, 2014-09-23 07:36

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dump

Tue, 2014-09-23 06:49

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He's a dumpster diver. And he's happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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Obama: Coalition Against ISIS Shows 'This Is Not America's Fight Alone'

Tue, 2014-09-23 06:43

The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are "no safe havens" for those who threaten America.

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Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June Kidnappings

Tue, 2014-09-23 06:00

Acting on recently received information, soldiers from Israel's special forces raided a building in the West Bank where the two men had been hiding early this morning.

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Why Does The U.S. Like Iraq's Kurds But Not Syria's?

Tue, 2014-09-23 05:34

The U.S. urgently needs allies on the ground in Syria. Yet it has given no sign that it's willing to work with Kurdish militias who are already fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.

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ISIS Purportedly Releases New Video Of British Hostage

Tue, 2014-09-23 04:41

In the second of a promised "lecture series," freelance photographer John Cantlie warns that Western governments "are hastily marching toward all-out war in Iraq and Syria."

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How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

Tue, 2014-09-23 04:16

The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.

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Airstrikes Move To Syria, Target More Than Just ISIS

Tue, 2014-09-23 03:48

The strikes, supported by five Arab nations, are a major escalation in the campaign and hit other extremist groups, including one that the Pentagon says is planning to attack U.S. interests.

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Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi's Jammed Traffic

Tue, 2014-09-23 03:24

Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya's capitol thinks it's found an answer.

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Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

Tue, 2014-09-23 01:03

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

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Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

Mon, 2014-09-22 23:34

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.

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As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

Mon, 2014-09-22 23:33

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

Mon, 2014-09-22 23:29

The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.

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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

Mon, 2014-09-22 23:27

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

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U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

Mon, 2014-09-22 17:38

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

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French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

Mon, 2014-09-22 16:15

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:28

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

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