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Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:22am

Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie

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Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why The Brits Keep Calm

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:19am

A study of genes of people from different nations found British people have a short form of the gene controlling serotonin. The British are more disposed to grumpiness than the Danes or the Dutch.

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For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the "nocturnal underbelly" of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.

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For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.

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Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

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Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.

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In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

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A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program — and the future of the district's technology plans — up in the air.

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The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.

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What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

More than a month after the U.S. targeted a shadowy al-Qaida bomb-making group known as the Khorasan in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles, little is known about the impact of that attack.

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Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.

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TV Networks Re-imagine Reruns While Keeping Traditional Viewers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

A new digital platform called Simpson's World has all 25 years' worth of the show. FX says it is trying to cater to both old-fashioned TV fans and people who watch shows on other devices.

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LA Schools' Technology Expansion Loses Its Biggest Advocate

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

With the resignation of Superintendent John Deasy, the future of the Los Angeles Unified School District's troubled iPad program is even more uncertain.

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With Shift From Ukraine To Russia, Crimea's Business And Pleasure Uprooted

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Crimeans are adjusting to Russian control in small and big ways, like rooting for a new soccer team and finding new ways to make a living.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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