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Syrian Forces Try To Halt Rebel Offensive On Aleppo

Fri, 2015-07-03 05:36

An alliance of forces led by the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front is battling the Syrian government for control of the key northern city.

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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

Fri, 2015-07-03 05:24

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

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Hours From Greek Referendum, Pro-Bailout Side Holds Slight Edge

Fri, 2015-07-03 04:31

A new poll shows that those favoring the bailout hold a wafer-thin plurality despite Greece's premier labeling the international deal "blackmail."

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Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

Fri, 2015-07-03 03:24

The liftoff of the Soyuz Progress 60P was a relief to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station after two previous resupply missions — one Russian and one American — failed.

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New Nation, New Cuisine: The First Cookbook To Tackle 'American Food'

Fri, 2015-07-03 03:03

The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.

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Peruvian Sisters Can Turn A Gourd Into An $800 Objet D'art

Fri, 2015-07-03 03:03

They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

Fri, 2015-07-03 01:03

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

Thu, 2015-07-02 16:30

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

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Investigators Say Weather Caused Mount Zion AME Church To Burn

Thu, 2015-07-02 16:08

The State Law Enforcement Division says that there was no evidence of criminal intent at the church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday. Thunderstorms had passed through the area that night.

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White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

Thu, 2015-07-02 14:13

The White House has ordered a review of the government's system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.

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Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe Granted Federal Recognition

Thu, 2015-07-02 14:07

The Native Americans had contact with earliest English settlers and included Pocahontas among their members.

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Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:38

The Sanders campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.

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Yes, There Really Is A Town In Liberia Called 'Smell No Taste'

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:34

It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And like all unusual geographic names, it's got a story behind it.

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Maria Leaves Sesame Street After 44 Years On The Block

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:31

Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.

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New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

Thu, 2015-07-02 13:24

The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.

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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:45

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

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In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:43

Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:34

The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the confederacy.

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:30

Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.

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In Secular French Schools, One Group Wants To Talk Religion

Thu, 2015-07-02 12:26

French public schools discourage any display of religious identity. But after an Islamist terror attack this year, a religious co-existence group has found a huge demand for its services.

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