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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

Fri, 2014-09-12 13:47

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Atlanta Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence After Race Remarks

Fri, 2014-09-12 13:03

In June, Danny Ferry said veteran forward Luon Deng "has a little African in him ... he's like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back."

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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

Fri, 2014-09-12 12:21

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.

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How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

Fri, 2014-09-12 12:21

Men have expressed confusion about how to behave out in the dating world now that gender roles have shifted significantly. Do you open the door, pay for the date, pull out the chair?

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Zeus The Great Dane, World's Tallest Dog, Dies

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:50

His owner, Kevin Doorlag, told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus died last week of old age. He would have turned 6 in November. On his hind legs, Zeus was 7 feet, 4 inches tall.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:09

He says he is seeking treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will run in his place. Earlier this year, Rob Ford took time off from his job to seek help for substance abuse.

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Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:43

Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:31

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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10 Arrested In Pakistan Over 2012 Attack On Malala Yousafzai

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:22

The army says the men were ordered by the Pakistani Taliban to kill the teenager who has stood against extremist attempts to prevent girls from attending school.

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How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

Fri, 2014-09-12 09:12

Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.

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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:44

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.

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Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For Northern U.S.

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:15

The X-class Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, that erupted on the sun on Wednesday is not expected to cause major disruptions to the electrical grid or communications.

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Mexican Crackdown Slows Central American Immigration To U.S.

Fri, 2014-09-12 08:07

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.

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Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:44

While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.

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Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:21

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:14

A California researcher wants to give honey the same nuanced flavor vocabulary as wine and coffee. The flavor wheel she and her testers created is certainly a conversation starter.

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Your Email Double: A Classic Digital Dilemma

Fri, 2014-09-12 07:11

The perils of mistaken email identity.

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Northern Ireland Unionist Hard-Liner Ian Paisley Dies At 88

Fri, 2014-09-12 05:33

The Protestant cleric who bitterly opposed the IRA later forged an unlikely friendship with senior Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness.

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Food Is Cheap, At Least Compared With 4 Years Ago

Fri, 2014-09-12 05:07

Global food prices are at a four-year low because of good harvests in the U.S., Europe and China. But food still costs more than it did in the 1990s, even accounting for inflation.

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

Fri, 2014-09-12 05:03

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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