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The U.S. Bombing Campaign: Is It War Or Counterterrorism?

Wed, 2014-09-24 09:11

President Obama has been reluctant to call it a war, yet the administration and the Pentagon boast of a 40-nation coalition and warn of a military operation that could last for years.

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Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex Charges

Wed, 2014-09-24 09:01

Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was defrocked earlier this year, has been accused of paying for sex with children while he was papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

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When Cigarettes Cost More, People Drink Less. Except For Wine

Wed, 2014-09-24 08:46

If you raised the price of Don Draper's cigarettes, would he have cut back on the whiskey? Probably not, but it works on most beer and spirits drinkers, a study finds. Wine drinkers, not so much.

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He Fixed South Africa's AIDS Policy, Now He's Out To Fight Salt

Wed, 2014-09-24 08:14

Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wed, 2014-09-24 07:54

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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Obama At U.N.: World Risks Being Caught In 'Undertow Of Instability'

Wed, 2014-09-24 07:15

The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.

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Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

Wed, 2014-09-24 06:17

High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.

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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:18

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:15

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

Wed, 2014-09-24 04:42

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.

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New Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Syria

Wed, 2014-09-24 03:38

The new attacks on the self-declared Islamic State insurgency came ahead of President Obama's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York about the threat from extremists.

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In This Year Of Ebola, A Montana YMCA Is Its Brother's Keeper

Wed, 2014-09-24 01:03

Big aid agencies are gearing up to help Ebola-ravaged countries. Small communities are also pitching in. The Y in Missoula, for example, is raising money to help the Y in Freetown.

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A Place To Reflect During Jewish Holy Days — That's Not A Temple

Wed, 2014-09-24 00:00

Sunset marks the start of the Jewish New Year as well as the 10 Days of Awe, when observant Jews reflect on the past year. Some are taking this reflection out of the temple and onto their tablets.

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Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:00

The World Health Organization warns of more than 20,000 cases by early November if help doesn't arrive quickly in West Africa. The CDC projects 1.4 million cases by late January.

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Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

Tue, 2014-09-23 13:38

For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.

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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

Tue, 2014-09-23 13:20

Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky's state exchange used a broker.

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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Tue, 2014-09-23 12:59

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.

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Nobelist Muhammad Yunus: Be A Go-Getter, Not A Job Getter

Tue, 2014-09-23 12:35

The founding father of "microcredit" is helping to judge a contest with maxidollars: the Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize, granting $1 million to a new business idea that'll help the poor.

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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Tue, 2014-09-23 12:22

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.

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More Women Skip Prenatal Tests After Learning About Risks

Tue, 2014-09-23 12:08

Research suggests that women may not be getting the information they need to make informed decisions about prenatal genetic testing, particularly invasive tests that can harm the fetus.

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