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Virginia Man Is 'Rock Of Ages' No. 1 Fan

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:05am

Abe Calimag has seen the show more than 500 times, and he's traveled the world to see his favorite musical. Calimag has spent more than $25,000 on tickets and travel, according to the New York Post.

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Hot Air Balloon Proposal Doesn't Go As Planned

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:54am

Eric Barretto wanted to propose to his girlfriend over the ocean off San Diego. The air went out of the balloon and they made an emergency landing on the water. The balloon had to be towed to shore.

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Nobel Prize Season Begins On Monday

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Nobel Prize judges on Monday begin a series of announcements revealing this year's winners. First up is the prize for medicine or physiology.

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Incumbent Rousseff To Face Neves In Brazil's Presidential Runoff

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

It's been one of Brazil's most hotly contested presidential races in a generation. As expected incumbent Dilma Rousseff won, but not by enough to avoid a runoff later in the month.

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Coast Guard Rescues Man In Inflatable Bubble

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Reza Baluchi created a floating "Hydro Pod" to run in. He was trying to run in the bubble from Miami to Bermuda.

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Ex-Agent Cites 'Progressive Down Slide' In Morale At Secret Service

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

The agency with the responsibility for protecting the president, vice president and their families rates in the bottom third in job satisfaction rankings within the federal government.

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From Exile In Switzerland, Ex-Tycoon Relaunches Open Russia

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Russian President Putin's popularity has risen at home over his actions in Ukraine. But some Russians want a different future, and ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is telling them they're not alone.

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Legal Questions Raised About U.S. Military Operation In Syria

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Congress approved arming moderate rebels in Syria to battle Islamic State militants. Experts say that might violate international law banning the use of force against duly constituted governments.

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Duvalier's Death Causes Mixed Reaction In Miami's Little Haiti

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Haiti's self-proclaimed "president for life" Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier' died on Saturday. Many who fled his regime in the 1980s landed in South Florida. He was 63.

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Midterm Elections Are 4 Weeks Out, Who Will Control The Senate?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Most forecasters are placing their chips on the Republicans. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post and Morning Edition's Cokie Roberts about what a Republican takeover would mean.

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Democracy Protests Subside, Hong Kong Begins To Return To Normal

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Student-led protests for democratic change over the past week have waned. Schools reopened and government workers were back on the job. Some students plan to stay at the site for as long as they can.

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After Security Lapses, Congress Wants Review Of Secret Service

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

One reason for the lapses could be low morale within the agency. And a big reason behind that may be the reorganization that placed the agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

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Authorities Find Man Who Had Contact With Dallas Ebola Patient

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Officials are keeping watch on 48 people to see if any of them develop signs of the virus. These are the people who had contact with Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

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Supreme Court To Weigh Facebook Threats, Religious Freedom, Discrimination

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

The U.S. Supreme Court opens a new term Monday. The issues on the docket range from whether threats on Facebook count as threats to whether prisoners should be allowed to wear short beards.

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Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:31am

Liz Paul has struggled with her weight for years. A diet group helps, but it only meets once a week. So she has turned to social media for daily feedback and support. Studies find it can help.

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For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains After Weight Is Lost

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:30am

People who have lost significant weight are uneasy about revealing that in online dating profiles, because obesity is often judged as a moral failing. Research shows they have good reason to worry.

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Why You Should Start Taking Millennials Seriously

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

There are more millennials in the U.S. than there are baby boomers. So why do they get so many eye rolls?

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Falcon Has Surgery To Remove Cataracts

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:19am

A four-year-old falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses. It appears the surgery was successful.

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Habit-Breaking Wristband Is A Shocker

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:06am

The Pavlok electric shock bracelet is connected to a smartphone, and it is supposed to shock you if you do something forbidden like watching TV.

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