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Defiant Hong Kong Protesters Try To Blockade Government Headquarters

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 4:03am

Thousands of demonstrators clashed with police early Monday as they blocked key roads and offices in the latest flare-up of the months-long protests. Police say they arrested dozens overnight.

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Church Leaders Look To Educate, Encourage And Calm Ferguson Parishoners

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 4:03am

Since a black man was shot to death by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, churches there have tried to reduce tension with dialogues on race and healing. That role was amplified Sunday.

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Teach For America At 25: With Maturity, New Pressure To Change

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 3:48am

Now a fixture on the education landscape, TFA faces new challenges — from inside and out.

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Is A Threat Posted On Facebook Really A Threat?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 3:01am

The Supreme Court is tackling a question of increasing importance in the age of social media and the internet after a man was convicted of posting threats against his estranged wife and an FBI agent.

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Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:36am

Twenty percent of people who fall and break a hip after age 50 die within a year, and women are at greatest risk. But you can reduce the odds of falling. Here's how.

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German Government May Say 'Nein' To Work Emails After Six

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:35am

In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies already observe it.

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Squirrels Interfere With Cincinnati Zoo's Light Display

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:09am

The zoo is holding its annual festival of lights event, and large patches of the park keep plunging into darkness. Squirrels are chewing through the light strands — hot sauce hasn't kept them away.

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Scrawny Tree Gets Charlie Brown Treatment

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:01am

The tall but sparse tree in Reading, Pa., got a lot of complaints. The city decided to keep the tree but decorate it with a single red bulb.

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In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 5:29am

Great political speech-making is dying out, thanks to the sound bite and the Tweet. But oratory's essential for anyone vying for votes in Pakistan.

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

A woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested nearly every day for two weeks for so-called "indecent dress." Cellphone video of the assaults have ignited condemnation, and copycat attacks.

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Shoppers Expected Out In Force On Black Friday

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

It's the day hard-core shoppers have been waiting for: Black Friday. Some even got a head start at the mall, shopping on Thanksgiving Day.

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Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to art sociologist and writer Sarah Thornton about how the habits of the 1 percent reverberate across the art world. She is the author of 33 Artists in 3 Acts.

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U.S. Is Home To 1.5 Million Undocumented Asian Immigrants

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

The majority of undocumented workers in the U.S. come from Latin America, but there are still huge numbers from elsewhere in the world. Renee Montagne talks to immigration attorney Muzaffar Chishti.

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Iconic Lebanese Singer Sabah Dies At 87

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

Sabah rose to fame in Egypt in the 1950s and became a household name across the Arab world, known for her powerful voice and bold persona.

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Eastern Ukraine Fighting Delays Identifying Airline Crash Victims

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

It's been four months since a civilian airliner was shot down, killing all 298 people on board. While many bodies have been identified, human remains are still being recovered from the crash site.

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Mathematician's Story Is Dramatic Enough For The Big Screen

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

The new movie The Imitation Game is about British mathematician Alan Turing and his attempts to crack Germany's Enigma Code during World War Two.

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

Nearly every day for the past two weeks, a woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested for wearing a miniskirt. Cell phone video has galvanized an unprecedented show of condemnation.

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Research: Long Connection Between Fraternities And Sexual Assault

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

Allegations of a gang rape at a University of Virginia frat party continue to shake that campus. Renee Montagne talks to historian Nicholas Syrett about the history and power of fraternities.

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Retailers First Used The Term Door-Buster Sales Decades Ago

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

It may be surprising to learn that door-buster sales are not a recent phenomenon. Crowds turned out for deeply discounted items more than 100 years ago.

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Nigella Lawson Loves Leftovers And Knows How To Use Them

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:07am

If you don't want to eat endless turkey sandwiches, there's plenty else you can make. David Greene talks to cookbook author Nigella Lawson about what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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