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Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

Mon, 2014-09-15 15:44

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

Mon, 2014-09-15 14:55

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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What Obama Should Say And Do About Ebola

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:32

The president is expected to announce a new U.S. effort to help stop the Ebola outbreak. What kind of help should the U.S. provide? We asked two specialists.

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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:19

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:06

President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:52

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

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Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:42

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.

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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:38

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.

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Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:36

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:24

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.

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Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Mon, 2014-09-15 12:22

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.

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Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's Not A Child Abuser

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:52

Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated.

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Cameron And The Queen Speak Out On Scotland's Independence Vote

Mon, 2014-09-15 11:20

Prime Minister David Cameron told Scots not to vote out of frustration, saying, "If you don't like me, I won't be here forever."

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500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:33

The International Organization for Migration says the incident took place last week when people smugglers rammed a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees hoping to reach European waters.

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'Nude' Or Not, Women's Cycling Team Uniform Makes Waves

Mon, 2014-09-15 09:12

Some observers called the outfits — which in photos seem to feature a swatch of flesh-tone-colored fabric in their lower region — "rude," "wrong" and a "disaster."

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Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:40

About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.

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European Scientists Choose Site For Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:35

After a decade-long journey to reach Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the ESA says it has found the best spot for a planned November landing.

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The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn't Always So Rosy

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:29

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off millennia of breeding for perfection.

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Chinese Teacher Is Busted After Demanding Gifts From Students

Mon, 2014-09-15 06:04

In China's extremely competitive school system, families often buy presents for teachers. But a teacher has been suspended after she was caught on tape demanding gifts and insulting her students.

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Who Determines Whether Someone Has A 'Latino Heart'?

Mon, 2014-09-15 05:46

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King has lost support among Latino voters in the state after questioning the Latino bona fides of incumbent Gov. Susana Martinez.

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