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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:43

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:41

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:25

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar. But cheddar takes months, even years, to age, so Lucero devised a pseudo version: the Smokey Cheater.

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Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:14

So far, it's just scattered unrest. But with peace talks in the deep freeze and the recent scuffling over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, there's talk about the prospects of another intifada.

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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:38

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.

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Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:13

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?

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Obama Plans To Use Executive Action To Reshape Immigration

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:13

Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration by the end of the year; now, as NPR's Tamara Keith tells Audie Cornish, there are reports he could act as soon as the end of next week.

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Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:06

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

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FIFA Clears Qatar, Russia Of World Cup Corruption, Ignites Furor

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:01

A report by a German judge examined the actions of countries that bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. But the lawyer on whose work the report was based called it "incomplete and erroneous."

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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets and Cameras

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:52

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:03

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Ferran Adria And Fellow Star Chefs Talk Biodiversity In Brazil

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:51

A group of chefs gathered this month in Sao Paolo to talk about how they can help preserve biodiversity. Among their warnings: If we lose food products, we will lose flavors and traditions.

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Poor Contact Lens Care Leads To A Whole Lot of Eye Infections

Thu, 2014-11-13 09:31

Almost 1 million people a year end up with painful eye infections, and improper contact lens care is a big reason why, according to a new study from the CDC.

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Doctor At Center Of Deadly Sterilizations In India Arrested

Thu, 2014-11-13 08:46

The toll from the botched procedures is now 13 with scores more sick. Dr R.K. Gupta, who has performed 50,000 sterilizations over his career, told Reuters that he was being made a scapegoat.

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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

Thu, 2014-11-13 08:16

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.

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Yes, Doctor, I Took My Anti-HIV Meds (But Really, I Didn't)

Thu, 2014-11-13 07:57

African women signed up for a trial to test pills and gels that can prevent HIV. They swore they were complying. Only they weren't. Reasons range from conspiracy theories to ... skin care?!?

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8 Epic Eating Contests In American History

Thu, 2014-11-13 07:11

In the Land of Plenty, Americans put the eat in compete.

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Preemies May Be Exposed To High Levels Of Phthalates In The NICU

Thu, 2014-11-13 07:10

Chemicals in medical equipment can be transferred to patients, and it's a particular concern with premature infants whose bodies and brains are immature.

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Battle Against Islamic State 'Long And Difficult,' Hagel Says

Thu, 2014-11-13 07:04

The defense secretary told a House panel today that the U.S. and its allies had made progress against the militant group, but the Islamic State posed a "serious threat" to U.S. interests.

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Red Cross Employee Survey Finds Doubts About Leadership, Ethics

Thu, 2014-11-13 06:03

The results of an internal survey of more than 14,000 employees found that 4 out of 10 employees have doubts about the charity's commitment to ethical conduct.

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