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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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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:39

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

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Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:11

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.

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With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

Mon, 2014-09-22 13:00

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.

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Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:57

Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.

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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:25

Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

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India's Orbiter To Join NASA's Maven Around Mars – On A Shoestring

Mon, 2014-09-22 12:24

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.

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In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:54

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

Mon, 2014-09-22 09:05

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

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3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border

Mon, 2014-09-22 08:22

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

Mon, 2014-09-22 07:36

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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Largest Of Calif. Wildfires Destroys 10 Homes, Other Structures

Mon, 2014-09-22 07:16

More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.

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Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

Mon, 2014-09-22 07:11

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.

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Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

Mon, 2014-09-22 06:33

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).

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Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

Mon, 2014-09-22 05:31

The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

Mon, 2014-09-22 04:12

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.

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