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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

Sun, 2014-10-26 13:56

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

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LeVar Burton Reads 'Go The [Expletive] To Sleep'

Sun, 2014-10-26 13:09

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 bestseller this weekend.

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After The Blackwater Convictions, A Book On Iraq's Nightmarish Reality

Sun, 2014-10-26 13:01

This week, four former Blackwater guards were found guilty in connection with a fatal shooting in 2007. Author Brian Castner recommends a book on the toll violence has taken on Iraq.

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Many Tunisians Vote In Key Test Of Arab Spring's Legacy

Sun, 2014-10-26 11:59

Voter turnout has been reported at around 60 percent of the electorate, as Tunisians cast votes in their country's first full parliamentary election Sunday.

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Pandora Hopes To Lure Musicians Backstage With Analytics

Sun, 2014-10-26 10:45

The music streaming company is making a play for artists' goodwill, announcing a new service that gives musicians access to data on who is listening to their music, when and where.

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Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

Sun, 2014-10-26 09:31

Dr. Anthony Fauci, leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, disagrees, says the quarantine could hamper efforts to combat the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

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Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan

Sun, 2014-10-26 08:29

A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until they moved it this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.

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Nurse Criticizes Quarantine After Negative Ebola Test, Hires Lawyer

Sun, 2014-10-26 07:57

Kaci Hickox says she doesn't have a fever; a preliminary blood test came back negative for Ebola. She reportedly hired a civil rights attorney to work for her release Sunday.

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Brazil Picks New President In A Tight Race Of Stark Contrasts

Sun, 2014-10-26 06:19

The race has come down to competing visions for the future of Latin America's largest economy, put forth by leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves.

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An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Café Has A Big Heart

Sun, 2014-10-26 06:08

One night a week, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza out of an empty corner café in Cincinnati, and diners pay what they can. The couple sees their work as God's mission in the community.

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Nicaragua Follows Its Own Path In Dealing With Drug Traffickers

Sun, 2014-10-26 06:00

Unlike its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua hasn't waged a head-on military battle with the cartels. The country suffers less violence, but critics says it effectively tolerates trafficking.

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Giants Pound Royals 11-4 To Tie World Series

Sat, 2014-10-25 20:57

San Francisco roared past Kansas City Saturday to even the series and force the deciding games back to Royals home town.

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Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

Sat, 2014-10-25 14:24

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.

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'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

Sat, 2014-10-25 14:04

The University of Mississippi is making an ongoing effort to remove potentially divisive and racially charged symbols to try and make the campus more welcoming, but not everybody welcomes the changes.

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From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

Sat, 2014-10-25 13:44

You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.

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Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

Sat, 2014-10-25 13:15

Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution had been postponed several times since 2009. She was arrested in 2007 over the death of a man who once worked in Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

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After Shootings, Canada Takes Steps To Balance Security With Tradition

Sat, 2014-10-25 13:05

A debate has begun in Canada about how to respond to this week's murders of two Canadian soldiers, and the government plans to introduce new measures to strengthen the powers of the security services.

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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

Sat, 2014-10-25 12:10

With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.

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Jack Bruce, Bassist And Singer For Cream, Dies At 71

Sat, 2014-10-25 10:18

Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."

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Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

Sat, 2014-10-25 09:58

Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups. But extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.

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