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4 Things To Know About Obama's Islamic State Strategy

Tue, 2014-09-09 04:13

The president today is set to meet congressional leaders to discuss his strategy to combat the insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He's expected to address the nation on the subject on Wednesday.

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In Korea, Adoptees Fight To Change Culture That Sent Them Overseas

Tue, 2014-09-09 03:47

Two years ago, South Korea passed a law informed by the experiences of the 160,000 people who were adopted to other countries after World War II. Steve Haruch examines the law's history and legacy.

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Q&A: One Student's Educational Saga In New Orleans

Tue, 2014-09-09 03:45

A high school senior looks back on five schools pre- and post-Katrina.

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Dutch Investigators: MH17 Brought Down By 'High-Energy Objects'

Tue, 2014-09-09 03:04

The preliminary report on the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine does not directly say it was downed by a missile, but it leaves little room to conclude otherwise.

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How The Islamic State Smuggles Oil To Fund Its Campaign

Mon, 2014-09-08 23:42

As Islamic State militants have marched across Syria and Iraq, oil smuggling has been a major part of their strategy. They have targeted oil fields and refineries and work with a range of middlemen.

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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

Mon, 2014-09-08 23:34

Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

Mon, 2014-09-08 23:33

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.

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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

Mon, 2014-09-08 23:31

After police in Ferguson, Mo. were seen using military-grade equipment, the Senate is holding a hearing on the militarization of local police and whether closer supervision is needed.

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U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding

Mon, 2014-09-08 23:03

The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach At U.S., Canadian Stores

Mon, 2014-09-08 22:37

Home Depot said its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

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NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

Mon, 2014-09-08 22:27

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The NCAA made the surprise announcement on Monday.

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Marin Cilic Wins U.S. Open, Sealing An Improbable Journey

Mon, 2014-09-08 15:11

The Croatian defeated Roger Federer to get to the final. He denied Kei Nishikori, himself a huge underdog, the title in three sets on Monday.

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Harvard Study Says Economy Is 'Doing Half Its Job.' Guess Which Half.

Mon, 2014-09-08 14:52

An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than that of its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.

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Floods Hit Phoenix In Area's Wettest Day Ever Recorded

Mon, 2014-09-08 14:30

The more than 3 inches of rainfall already recorded in the Phoenix region Monday represents more than a third of its normal annual total.

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Time To Send A Message To Pregnant Women Who Use Tobacco

Mon, 2014-09-08 14:03

For the first time, there's data on tobacco use by pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries. The news is not too bad. But there's still a need for messages about the risk to an unborn child.

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Making Fatherhood An Insider's Game: Becoming A Dad, Again, At 49

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:53

More men are having kids later in life — and some are having babies, for the second time, in middle age. That means they're changing diapers while their peers are sending their own kids to college.

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Iraqi Parliament Approves New Government Led By Abadi

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:28

After months of uncertainty and political wrangling, Iraq finally has a new government, led by Shiite Haider al-Abadi. He replaces Nouri al-Maliki.

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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

Mon, 2014-09-08 13:15

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.

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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:24

Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.

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CDC Warns Of Fast-Spreading Enterovirus Afflicting Children

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:02

A spike in severe respiratory infections in children has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking doctors and patients to act quickly if children have difficulty breathing and wheezing.

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