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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:23

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.

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The Story Of A 4-Year-Old Boy Helps Explain An Ebola Surge

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:53

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.

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In Sierra Leone, Tears And Wails Mark The Death Of Dr. Martin Salia

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:37

He was one of only 130-some doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."

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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:34

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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Colombia Calls Off Peace Talks With Rebels Over Captured General

Mon, 2014-11-17 08:15

The talks were designed to end 50 years of fighting between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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Law Student Found Guilty In Secret U.K. Terrorism Trial

Mon, 2014-11-17 06:46

Last Tuesday's verdict against 26-year-old law student Erol Incedal was made public today after a U.K. judge lifted an order that forbade the media from reporting it.

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DEA Agents Conduct Surprise Inspections Of NFL Teams

Mon, 2014-11-17 06:10

The inspections are related to a lawsuit that claimed NFL medical staff keep players on the field by handing out powerful and addictive narcotics without prescriptions.

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Ebola Patient Being Treated At Nebraska Hospital Has Died

Mon, 2014-11-17 04:37

Dr. Martin Salia was flown into the United States over the weekend. He was working as a general surgeon at a hospital in Sierra Leone.

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Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

Mon, 2014-11-17 04:03

Two new surveys try to quantify the number of standardized tests students take in school--an estimated 113 by graduation.

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Pope Confirms U.S. Visit In Fall Of 2015

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:42

Pope Francis said he would visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. Francis will be the fourth pope to visit the United States.

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With Deadline Looming, U.S. And Iran Meet In Vienna For Nuclear Talks

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:01

The two sides have set Nov. 24 as the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran's nuclear program. If successful, the negotiations have the potential to remake the Middle East.

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With Deadline Looming, U.S. And Iran Meet In Geneva For Nuclear Talks

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:01

The two sides have set Nov. 24 as the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran's nuclear program. If successful, the negotiations have the potential to remake the Middle East.

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Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Mon, 2014-11-17 01:15

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Mon, 2014-11-17 01:11

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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In A Dutch Town, A Glowing Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh

Sun, 2014-11-16 23:50

A modern artist has installed a high-tech bick path that glows in the starry night, a homage to one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings.

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

Sun, 2014-11-16 23:48

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

Sun, 2014-11-16 23:47

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and food firms are taking responsibility, many consumers are not. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.

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Six Words: 'With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone, Thug'

Sun, 2014-11-16 23:44

With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.

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The Power Of Suggestion Could Trigger Asthma — Or Treat It

Sun, 2014-11-16 23:41

Strong odors can be a problem for people with asthma. Even anticipating smells like chemicals or heavy perfumes can lead to an asthma attack. Some scientists think this may lead to new treatments.

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DEA Agents Surprise At Least 3 NFL Teams' Medical Staffs

Sun, 2014-11-16 21:29

The agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.

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