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Three Forlorn Presidents Bring Ebola Wish List To The World Bank

Thu, 2014-10-09 13:16

The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."

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Gangs Can't Stop Colombia's Butterflies From Rescuing Women In Need

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:24

By bus, by bike and by foot, they come to the aid of abused and displaced women in Colombia. And they've just won a $100,000 humanitarian prize for their efforts.

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Identity Politics Center Stage In California's Central Valley Campaign

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:14

The race for the 21st Congressional District seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.

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A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:14

Many older activists were educated at missionary schools, which informs their sense of social and political justice. It's sure to be noticed by Beijing, which sees religion as a threat to its rule.

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FEC Greenlights More Convention Cash For Political Parties

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:13

The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.

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Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass.

Thu, 2014-10-09 12:03

The subject long been considered essential to a well-rounded education, but it's also been a subject that keeps millions of people from getting a degree.

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Dutch Authorities Say One Malaysia Airlines Victim Was Wearing Oxygen Mask

Thu, 2014-10-09 11:39

Authorities still don't know how the mask got there, but they said it may signal that at least that one passenger was alive long enough to put it on.

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How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers To A Draw, In 3 Graphs

Thu, 2014-10-09 11:35

The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.

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Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

Thu, 2014-10-09 09:58

A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.

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In Mexico, Protesters Demand Return Of 43 Missing Students

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:41

Meanwhile, authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves.

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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:23

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada, had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:22

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.

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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

Wed, 2014-10-08 13:47

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as tenfold since the 1960s.

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Some Good News: Near Perfect Weather For Most Of The Country

Wed, 2014-10-08 13:35

A weather map on Wednesday showed no significant watches or warnings across the Lower 48.

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Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Wed, 2014-10-08 13:17

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.

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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:52

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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In 'Season Of Mercy,' Will Vatican Rethink Communion For Divorcees?

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:40

Pope Francis hasn't ruled out changing church doctrine that bars divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. There are fierce opponents, while others favor simplifying annulment.

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Lawsuit Testing Personhood Of Chimps Gets Its Day At An Appeals Court

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:37

A lower court had tossed the case, but an appellate court heard oral arguments today. Lawyers said that Tommy, a chimp in New York, deserves the same rights as Homo sapiens.

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A Strong Voice From The Ebola Front: Lorenzo Dorr

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:23

Drugs are in short supply. So is protective gear. Muddy roads may be impassable. But community health worker Lorenzo Dorr continues his efforts to keep Ebola in check in remote parts of Liberia.

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A New Museum To Celebrate Southern Food (And You Can Eat The Exhibits)

Wed, 2014-10-08 12:03

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans is re-imagining what a museum can be. There's plenty of scholarship, but also taste-testing — and a mission to help budding food entrepreneurs.

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